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Sony Xperia Z1 power drain and red light flashing

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Sony Xperia Z1 power drain and red light flashing

Hi guys,
About to launch this at my wall! So for about a month ago my phone started updating every single app I have, sometimes the day after a previous update. THEN it suddenly drains power from high % to zero, powers off, then either doesn't switch on or takes hours on charge before I can switch it back on. Sometime when I do get it back on, it's says loading android say 6 of 183. I can't get any useful advice fro Sony, have paid for a new battery but to no avail. NEVER buying a Sony again!

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Re: Sony Xperia Z1 power drain and red light flashing

Watch the language, I understand your frustration but again, watch the language


you probably have an app or apps acting up or maybe malware, as to say never to buy a Sony phone again, that's a bit too extreme as you could have the same issue with another brand. 


Charge the phone and repair it with XC



Xperia Companion (XC)



Software Repair Guide



Alternatives on How to backup Xperias


"I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not." Kurt Cobain (1967-1994)

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Re: Sony Xperia Z1 power drain and red light flashing

Thanks for your advice but I have tried the software repair tool several times. IT gets so far then an error messafe pops up saying: Error Code UEUpdateFailed UE_2005.


Any ideas would be much appreciated