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New software update 18.5.B.0.26

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New software update 18.5.B.0.26

I am using Sony Xperia E3 dual and i am not able to update new update of software 18.5.B.0.26. I connected to PC companion and when i reached the update stage where it asked to remove usb cable and switch off the phone and reconnect , it is not going to next step even after I followed all the steps and instructions. Please help.

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Re: Not able to update new software update

Hi,

When you are going to connect the phone, make sure that the phone is powered OFF and you hold the volme down(-) button before connecting the phone and keep holding it down until PC Companion goes to the next step. Otherwise, have you tried different USB-ports?

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Re: Not able to update new software update

To add if you are running Windows 8/8.1 or a 64bit system then some may require you to run Pc Companion in compatibility mode as for some reason it doesn't like Flashmode which is required when performing a system update - you may also wish to consider that your A-Virus is blocking the Flashmode driver from being enabled

For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled.   Richard P. Feynman



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new system software (18.5.B.0.26) update

today, i got notification of a new system software update 18.5.B.0.26. but the latest available software  for xperia e3 is 18.4.C.2.12 according to this page-( http://support.sonymobile.com/global-en/xperiae3/software/ ). so how it is so and when we are going to get latest updates.

 

and should i do this 18.5.B.0.26 update? because last time problem started in my phone after i updated a system software. before that it was fine with no problems. i am still facing the consistent hanging problem in  xperia e3. so just afraid that the new update may make the condition worse.Thinking Face Question

 

and still haven't fixed this hanging issue. all attempts in vain...Crying Face

 

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Re: new system software (18.5.B.0.26) update

The firmware version listed will be the generic version however some network providers after amending the generic firmware will re-name said firmware so I ask if your device is a network branded device

For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled.   Richard P. Feynman



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Update 18.5.B.0.26 - Bug

After updating E3 dual to 18.5.B.0.26, I am getting "Mobile Data Disabled" notification on Wifi Toggle & Sound Toggle. This was not happening previously.

How can I disable this notification

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Re: Update 18.5.B.0.26 - Bug

I don't quite follow, could you elaborate?




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Re: Update 18.5.B.0.26 - Bug

@uliwooly

I will go step by step

I am on home screen

My mobile data is disabled

Keep power button pressed

Shut down menu appears

select vibrate mode

Now Notification in the notification bar appears "Mobile Data is Disabled"

 

Clear all notifications from notification bar

Keep power button pressed

Shut down menu appears

Change to Normal mode

Again Notification in the notification bar appears "Mobile Data is Disabled"

 

Same thing happens when I toggle WiFi mode on/off

 

What does mobile data have with wifi and sound profile?

 

Hope I am able to explain the bug

If possible I will try to send you a Video

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No New update in Update Centre

In My Xperia E3 dual (D2212) updated to 18.5.B.0.26.....

 

More bus in this software

 

1. No New Updates  (eg; Walkaman 8.5.A.2.7  etc....)

2. Unwantedly it shows " Mobile date is Disabled "...

 

Kindly We request u to fix all bugs.......

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i have got the android 4.4.4 update for sony xperia e3 ,built 18.5.B.0.26 . s

finally a big thanks to sony for releasing android 4.4.4 firmwire update for xperia e3 . ome people are saying there are some bugs .is that true ?But is there some bugs like https://talk.sonymobile.com/t5/Xperia-E3-E3-Dual/New-software-update-18-5-B-0-26/m-p/933819#U933819 ? can any one conform me regarding this update ? and what is the difference between andoid 4.4.2 & android 4.4.4 ?

thank you .