Tester, 25 Oct 2013When i have time i will write a guide. It remember it was very simple: download Doomlord from ... moreHi Tester.. Thanks for the help. I will be getting the phone tomorrow..Let's hope i can root it successfully with no hiccups... Cheers!
calvin, 24 Oct 2013Hi guys.. I am considering to get this phone. Reading all your comments about rooting this pho... moreWhen i have time i will write a guide. It remember it was very simple: download Doomlord from link i wrote, set your phone in debug mode, connect to PC, click Doomlord to open scripcht, click the option root xperia V and wait the phone to reboot.But dont worry i will explain it with more details here.
ive rooted and tweaked it with corn tweaks..this is almost perfect devices..the only cons for me is the front camera..others is juz perfect? ( after rooted )
Ionut, 24 Oct 2013@ Tester: have you ever had any SoD (sleep of death) issues with Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean? How... more-I have never had asy SOD with 4.1.2.
-i rooted my Xperia V 2 months after buying it
-i have had "the updates" for another 2 months
-Most of the "updates" i have told you are only apps that you can install or unistall if you dont like.The rest are mods that you can flash with Clockworkmod, but if you make a backup before, you can always undone the mods.
No-Frill CPU: works perfect (it is needed to be root)
Thumb-keyboard: works perfect
Puffin, Opera:works perfect
Full!Screen: works perfect except when you unlock the screen because during half a second sometimes the screen turn blue. If you dont like you can unistall it or enable it only when you want to surfer.
Automatic Brightness: perfect
Night camera and ProHDR: perfect.
Clockworkmod: works perfect
-The root way: i think Doomloord let you undone the root, but i have never wanted to do it. It is very easy to root the phone (only one click). If you get rooting the phone, you will see, when the phone starts, turn on the light sensor during a second .
-The mods: first of all you need to install the APP clockworkmod and make a backup that let you undone any change. Later you can install the following:
PureXaudio V11: works great!: to enable go to walkman options. It is neccesary to mount system before flashing: all of this is very easy to do, read the link i wrote before.
White balance: it is stable and works well, i couldnt stand my yellowish screen! but it has a minimum issue that i had forgotten: it takes to be enabled a second from you unlock the screen, i mean, there is a second of delay. When you unlock the screen the first second you have the screen as always, but from that time on the screen is like you have set in the white balance. It is very difficult to notice this, and it only happens once when you unlock the screen, that is the reason many people like anyway. Reed the link i wrote.
Hi guys.. I am considering to get this phone. Reading all your comments about rooting this phone seems to make it much better. I am no IT savvy guy... Quite an IT idiot actually... But how do root the phone??? Saw some of you posted about using doomlord(did i spell it correctly???)... Is there any step by step process???? Appreciate any help given.. Cheers!
phone is perfect but battery life is poor you may have to use a sony cycle energy unit always some times you may got it for free with xperia v
@ Tester: have you ever had any SoD (sleep of death) issues with Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean? How much time have you used the clean android 4.1.2, till the moment when you decided to do all of these updates? Did you use for a long time these updates (which transformed your phone into "xperia v1")? Are they stable? Thanks
Well, i am going to sumarize the enchances i have got. That doesn’t mean that I have solved issues , on the contrary, it means my phone has been upgrade to a new phone, that we could call XPERIA V1. To do that i recommend to root your phone with DOOMLORD and make a back up with CWM before. That was i used for my xperiav 4.1.2 jelly bean, it was very easy.You can download it in http://forum.xda-developers.co...hp ?t=2366577
1) Increasing the battery 25% and reduce heating without affecting perfonmance: install No-Frills CPU or Set CPU and set the processor to 702.
2) Better keyboard: I think Thumb Keyboard is the app that improved a lot the phone because increase the distance between keys, and make keys bigger.
3) Puffin browser: is the fastest browser. Increase by 500% the stock one.If you don’t want to pay, use Opera that is good aswell and free
4) Increase the screen: with Full!Screen app you can get real 4,3 “ , it is like if you had a xperia z (Xperia Z only have 4,4” usable because of botton bar).
5) White balance: XperiaT_JB_140_White_Balance_Settings_v2
Values: 13,7 and 219,4 Now the white is white not yellow!
6) Automatic Brightness: Its better to use the app Advanced Brightness because you can set the brightness for every hour and save 5-10% battery.
7) Sound: My smartphone now sounds louder and clear. Just Install that:
Use V11 of PureXaudio.
8) Camera: the stock camera is very good if you know how to use it. I always use automatic mode in general. Sometimes backlight scene, and in pubs sometimes I use document scene with flash. At night for landscapes i recommend to use Night Camera, but support the phone on something. ProHDR APP is very good if you have time to make HDR.
Now xperia V is perfect, in my opinion much better than xperia Z or Samsumg S4 which have big problems: (overheating, too much o too few screen colour, big size, non replacement battery or not waterproff, too much noise in photos, big size…)
Wellcome to another phone, welcome to XPERIA V1!
for me..xperia is not 1750mah..its 2000mah..use sony xperia wisely..sony is the best..i love my xperia v..i nver regret buying it
overheat? mine do not overheat..i rooted my xperia v..and it nver get hot..battery is too much..i always unplug the charger when it reach 50% and play games..50 percent battery is 10 hours straight playing super high graphic games..so 100% is 20 hours straight non stop playing HD gamea
AnonD-84831, 21 Oct 2013why would i underclock my phone's cpu to half its speed ? so whats the point of getting an ex... morehow about the camera..?why you not comparing them..??i have xperia v and the camera is far better than samsung galaxy s3.
AnonD-84831, 22 Oct 2013We r talking about cpus and batteries here . sorry,i am so xperiav lover that i didnt realized you are not comparing smartphones in general but only cpu and battery. my battery tests has nothing to do with the test of gsmarena.besides the battery test of gsm was made with icecream.jelly bean is better for battery i think
AnonD-84831, 22 Oct 2013The difference in screen resolution doesnt justify the huge difference in battery life between... moreScreen resolution, 13 megapixels in the camera, wáter resistence...And the battery of Samsung mini is not much more tan xperia V. Xperia V eats more battery in order to feed the bigger resolution. (besides i think that the battery test are made for Samsung lovers)
Besides if you are worried about battery, you can purchase a replacement battery for very few euros
AnonD-84831, 22 Oct 2013What r u talking about ???????
Xperia v only has 2 cores at 1.5 ghz not 4 cores at 2 ghz and ... moreUfff, The fact is that Samsung has the same problems that sony: for example, reed this:
Samsung not only overheat , there are even several phones that made explosión!!!
Most lighter smartphones suffer overheating because of the small size, that include xperia v, xperia Z, Samsumg s4 (It is the worst because it has the battery near the procesor and the antenna). I am only giving solution to make xperia V run better that the rest.
If you root you dont neccesary lose the warranty, the european unión has a law that protect you. You should learn about it.
If you root xperia V wont have any problema, on the contrary, no battery drain, no overheating and of course never rebooting
When i was taking about cores i was thinking in general. I think that it is a crazy to continue the war of cores!! A Smartphone dont need that power, it has no sense
Anonymous, 22 Oct 2013galaxy mini has a worse screen than v.v has better resolution,better camera,is water resist.ba... moreThe difference in screen resolution doesnt justify the huge difference in battery life between the 2 phones .
Anonymous, 22 Oct 2013the camera of galaxy mini only has 8 mp.xperia v has 13! xperia v is water resist.xperia v is betterWe r talking about cpus and batteries here .
Anonymous, 22 Oct 2013you should do it because at 99% it will never be necessary 4 cores at 2 ghz. besides1)xperia v... moreWhat r u talking about ???????
Xperia v only has 2 cores at 1.5 ghz not 4 cores at 2 ghz and galaxy s4 mini has 2 cores at 1.7 ghz
Besides, i dont want to Void my warranty by rooting my phone to underclock the cpu because it overheats causing battery draining and rebooting. Why doesn't it just work well and not overheat without underclocking ?????????
Samsung phones may be cheap plastic but they have much less issues than sony phones.
Sony phones r fancy looking but have many issues.