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2016-06-11 02:30 AM
2016-06-11 02:49 PM
I am in the same boat. So long, I've been mostly happy with Xperia software, although move from 4 to 5 wasn't ideal.
But this here? If I had any idea how bad it would turn out, I'd never have updated!
I was about to upgrade from my Z2 and thinking about buying a Z series Tablet as well to replace my Nexus 10.
Now I'm not. It's almost as if manufacturers periodically make idiotic decisions to get people to switch.
And I can't even seamlessly downgrade...
Is there at least a way to get some of the stuff back?
Basic stuff, like access to dialer from lockscreen (WhyTF would I want to access friggin VOICE SEARCH rather than phone app?)
App drawer that makes sense
The nice transparent Google search bar on every screen
And I get this has probably nothing to do with Sony, but who decided to get rid of the swipe-from-home-button Google Now access fo change to the current convoluted way?
2016-06-13 12:00 PM
2016-06-13 02:29 PM
2016-06-13 06:54 PM
2016-06-19 12:19 AM
Just wanted to 'bump' this post so sony can pay a little bit more attention! (if any).
Had email to and fro with support:
- Did clear data and chache from the app settings
- Then checked with phone in Safe mode: no luck
- Then 'Repair'ed the phone by using Xperia companion (PC)... TWICE. This one wiped all my personal data and had to re-install everything again: TWICE.
Problem still persisted:
- Active Exchange server keeps saying phone need security update-> Went through few 'cycles of' 'Encryption to no avail.
- Now phone (default email app) doesn't 'sync' with Exchange server so stuck without any calander, task, or email from work
Really would like to roll back to lollipop. Which was working fine.
Sony please rectify the issue soon or give us option to downgrade to lollipop.
2016-06-20 09:42 PM
The phone was good as it was, when it was on android version 4. I performed a system update now android 6 is awful for me. I'm a little confused on this matter, can my z5 compact be downgraded? I've seen tuturiols where they're using jargon that goes way over my head as if I was a computer programmer. I tried following a youtube video using flashtool but that attempt failed horribly. Is there a quick and easy way to downgrade my phone back for a dummy like myself? Much appreciated.
2016-06-20 09:50 PM
Check this out
"I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not." Kurt Cobain (1967-1994)
2016-06-21 04:02 AM
Ah, this time I managed to follow all steps correctly and had all the correct files. Flashtool process worked. Good to go here. Thanks again