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Review of great .205 FW (Pros & Cons)

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Re: Review of great .205 FW (Pros & Cons)

I. Upgraded to 205 and most of the bugs are fixed however the overheating still happening for me and I have all the power saving option turned off.it only happens when I am using certain apps
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Re: Review of great .205 FW (Pros & Cons)

I wish I could post my review of this firmware but since I am a UK customer with an unbranded phone I have been reading about 4.3 releases for the last six months without being able to use them.

 

Talent
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Just flash ftf file with flashtool...

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Build 12.1.A.1.205. Video Recording - FIXED

Even though there nothing has changed with the camera - snapshot, but I have to admit that video recording is now so much much much better than build 12.1.A.1.201 was. I just noticed it. Good job, Sony! Thanks.
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Update: My touch problem is gone(top part of screen not working) ..I gave my phone for servicing and they changed my display panel.Now everything works fine..If anyone else has a same problem then my advice would be to get your phone repaired.
Coming back to .205, my phone feels considerably faster after the update..apps and games launch time is improved..now I can make and receive calls much easily
One time poster
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Re: Review of great .205 FW (Pros & Cons)

Thought I'd just register to this forum to share my experience.

 

When the previous update came through, I installed it without thinking too much about it & then went through a couple of months of swearing at the phone, willing it to stop the 'lagging' issues, speaking to Sony's so-called helpline & eventually deciding I could (just about) live with the appalling lag - if all else failed, I could always clone the SIM & go back to my old Blackberry.

 

Then the 205 notification came through & this time I searched & found this forum to see if could resolve the issues. After reading a few posts/threads I decided to go ahead & installed 205 last night.

 

My SP is now as smooth as a smooth thing covered in satin & as zippy as a very zippy thing indeed. All the lag is gone, apps worth that much faster, browsing is super quick & maps take no time at all to load.

 

With me, it was just the lag issue (which trust me, was bad enough) - no overheating or flickering screen, but from my own experience, I would recommend the 205 update.

 

BTW - I'm not going to say thanks to Sony for fixing the bug - it shouldn't have happened in the first place!

Apprentice
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Re: Review of great .205 FW (Pros & Cons)

so far for me works fine..except one thing ..at times my phone goes like dark black freezing image getting darker for no reason and then comes back ..I tried with Bravia Engine on and off thought that might be problem but still the same happens at times and also specially after long time usage chatting or browsing .Viber still **bleep** but guess that is viber problem ..any suggestions what should I do with my phone so that dark screen will not happen is kinda annoying when stays like that few seconds and can't use

Enthusiast
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Re: Review of great .205 FW (Pros & Cons)

Hi everybody.

U R right the update 205 is better than the 201 . I hope there would be more updates to improve the phone more and more. Something like the Kit kat. I only had 163 % of free ram. I heard that kit kat will increase the free ram. Is right or not?

Thanks

Talent
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Re: Review of great .205 FW (Pros & Cons)

I must say that .205 is overall good in all aspect from the .201, but still there are cons in the .205 update like the own picture once again is not getting diplayed in messages,

2: wifi is constantly losing connection even when I'm sitting right next to te router..!!

3: While on  a call if I press any key to choose an option from IVR menu the pressed key doesn't get displayed..

Adept
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Re: Review of great .205 FW (Pros & Cons)

It uses more processor clock step frequency on interaction, the effect is more faster respon and more heat on interaction include draining more battery juice on interaction. Beside that more better memory management