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2019-03-15 06:57 PM
Well the reset caused me to lose MONTHS of medical records that I was monitoring in one of my apps that I now can't get back. Screw this factory reset! It's only makes my life worse! What good is backing up apps if none of the data gets backed up too!? It's asinine!
2019-03-15 07:51 PM
Well now that I have nothing left to lose, fine. I repaired AGAIN and didn't restore any apps or settings. I pulled out the MicroSD card for good measure. I tried it again in my car with all 3 cables and exactly the same. Won't start at all. I also gave it a try in my dad's Malibu. Same results. Will pair over Bluetooth, but car doesn't respond when phone is connected by USB. Happy now?
2019-03-15 08:21 PM
Sorry to hear that.
And your pa's device does connect to your car?
Set to transfer files or to MIDI?
2019-03-15 08:44 PM
He has an iPhone, but that works. My mom has a Nexus 5X and that also works. I even used the same Sony UCB20 USB cable that came with my XZ2C. Yes, also tried changing the USB mode. Had to go into Developer Options for those because it doesn't present itself when I connect the XZ2C to a car.
This isn't my first rodeo. I've been using Android Auto both unofficially and officially with both my Xperia X Compact as well as the Xperia XZ2 Compact up until I started having problems a few weeks ago. Then it just stopped working completely. I suspect the reboot issue was the start of something going faulty in the phone around the USB port. The bottom speaker is all tinny like something is wrong with it and I frequently lose GPS signal when connected by USB cable for charging. I'm surprised that data communication works with a computer, though.
2019-03-16 02:16 PM - edited 2019-03-16 02:31 PM
I see that you have put a lot of effort in it.
Found your posts from mid 2018 on Xperia X Compact too.
In my country Android Auto is blocked plus that my car doesn't support Android Auto.
I'm sorry I cannot help you trace your problems.
I have been reading a bit and found one more remark.
Take care that your phone is unlocked at the moment you plug in your phone.
Here is what Google instructs (I'm sure you have read it, copying it anyway)
Your phone’s Bluetooth will be turned on automatically when Android Auto is connected to the car via USB.
On your car display, select Android Auto . Follow the instructions to get started.
Drive safely! Make sure to stay fully aware of the road and driving conditions, and always obey applicable laws.
2019-03-21 03:08 PM
Sony determined that the issue must be hardware at this point and I have sent it back for repair under warranty.