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Removing Apps from Home Screen and Adding Apps to Home screen

Emperor
Message 11 of 20
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Message 11 of 20

Re: Removing Apps from Home Screen and Adding Apps to Home screen

@Chary0304

 

Lets try something else before you remove it, settings > about phone > diagnostics > test the touchscreen

 

also boot on safe mode and try to add widgets/apps to the homescreen.




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

Learner
Message 12 of 20
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Message 12 of 20

Re: Removing Apps from Home Screen and Adding Apps to Home screen

Have tested both approaches safe mode and diagnostics. Same problem. Touch screen is fine so are other diagnostics
Emperor
Message 13 of 20
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Message 13 of 20

Re: Removing Apps from Home Screen and Adding Apps to Home screen

@Chary0304

 

were you able to add apps to the homescreen while on safe mode?




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

Learner
Message 14 of 20
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Message 14 of 20

Re: Removing Apps from Home Screen and Adding Apps to Home screen

No I wasnt
Emperor
Message 15 of 20
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Message 15 of 20

Re: Removing Apps from Home Screen and Adding Apps to Home screen

@Chary0304

 

I think it's time to remove the protecting film. 




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

Learner
Message 16 of 20
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Message 16 of 20

Re: Removing Apps from Home Screen and Adding Apps to Home screen

How about reinstalling the firmware?
Genius
Message 17 of 20
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Message 17 of 20

Re: Removing Apps from Home Screen and Adding Apps to Home screen

Hi @Chary0304

 

This is how to do a system repair if you want to try it, but pease, first run a backup of the device information as explained here. Then perform the system repair using PC Companion or Bridge for MAC. This will factory reset your phone and erase all data. You might need to charge your device for about 1-2 hours before so the device has at least 80% battery. Make sure the device is not connected to computer or laptop and turned off until you are prompted (sometimes you have to press power button and volume up until the device vibrates 3 times or on some devices you have to press the small button near the SIM tray or on the back of the device). Start PC Companion -> Support zone -> Update my phone/tablet -> Blue Repair my phone/tablet -> follow instructions. When prompted connect your phone still switched off holding volume down or back button. The repair or reformat process will start. If you are using Windows 8/8.1 or a 64 bit operating system adjust settings for PC Companion and run in compatibility mode -> chose Windows 7 or XP. I´m at disposal for any question.

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Emperor
Message 18 of 20
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Message 18 of 20

Re: Removing Apps from Home Screen and Adding Apps to Home screen

@Chary0304

 

You could, seems like a lot of work but don't forget to backup 

 

PC Companion (PCC)

 

 

Bridge (for Mac)

 

 

 

Alternatives on How to backup Xperias

 

http://talk.sonymobile.com/thread/36355

 




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

Learner
Message 19 of 20
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Message 19 of 20

Re: Removing Apps from Home Screen and Adding Apps to Home screen

I did remove no change
Emperor
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Message 20 of 20

Re: Removing Apps from Home Screen and Adding Apps to Home screen

@Chary0304

 

Record the issue > upload it to youtube > post the link here

 

to record just long press the power button and you will get the option to screen record




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