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2014-07-08 01:20 PM
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2014-07-08 05:32 PM
I've been having xperia zr for almost a year now. Everything is fine. however, i'm having camera issue with my xperia zr recently. my phone produce a very "washy" photo. even my old w595 taken with a better saturation and colour. don't know whether it's hardware issue or software issue ? This problem quite frustrated. Kindly help. You may see the comparison as follows.
2014-07-08 06:21 PM
I don't know if someone from Sony is still reading boards about Xperia Z/ZL/ZR family anymore. I was a happy Xperia Z and Tablet Z owner for a year, until 4.4.2 KitKat upgrade. Now everyone is aware of the battery drain issue, I am not going to tell the same story BUT my great expectation was Google Play Services update to 5.0.84. Apparently nothing has changed.
I have another battery killer now: Sony SmartBand application LifeLog. Lifelog has been updated to v2 in early July and now it prevents the phone going into Stamina mode. Sony recommends this (lines are from Google Play Store):
To improve battery performance we would advise disabling the transportation detection. To do this go to Lifelog - Settings - Logger. Uncheck the Activities checkbox and you will not get any physical data from your device, only from the SmartBand.
OK.. it seems like there's a solution, right? You're wrong. What Sony recommends is like you are buying a car and you notice that the car is consuming a lot. The manufacturer recommends you to turn off the engine so that the consumption would drop.
I own lots of Sony devices, A99, A58 cameras, lots of Sony Zeiss lenses, a Sony Vaio laptop. Sony MDR-1RBT headphones, a universal remote controller device, Sony USB sticks, Sony USB harddrives and some other gadgets I cannot recall right now. The support for Xperia devices is TERRIBLE! It seems like Sony does not test the new releases and just use us as crash test dummies.
2014-07-08 07:27 PM
2014-07-09 06:52 AM
Updated the new Kitkat update on xperia z (C6603)……worthless update.
Everytime the light turns off the power button can not get the screen back on it hangs the phone….have to hard reboot it. Phone does not charge after 77%….. stupid update….. have been running it in safe mode….even on safe mode phone hangs every now and then, application like walkman and albums not working…..
How can I get back to Jelly bean!!!!!
Please help what to do
2014-07-09 12:49 PM
I just got 4.4.2 update yesterday (OTA). I installed that from my android 4.3 and was disappointed because 4.4.2 makes my phone more laggy and slower.
When you scroll menus it jurks and hangls little bit. It was not butter smooth like 4.3.
The only change I notice is like below :
1) Notification placement
2) Little UI twicks
1) Lagging navigation/scroll
2) Typeing is not smooth like android 4.3
3) Battery is ok.
4) Camera is not improved at all from 4.3
2014-07-09 04:18 PM
So yeah all the bugs everybody has been reporting are true to the Kit Kat; overheating, battery drain and restarting loops.
It seems some solutions work for a little while but their probably do to cache clearing... anyway after many pc companion restores, repairs and etc. I've had it and flashed 4.2.2, went to sleep with 100% battery woke up with 96%... no restaring no overheating for 3 days so far.
I suggest you do the same also, before it gets hot out and that battery blows or ruins your phone.
*not responsible for any damage caused by the use of flashtool and or flashing the phone yourself
2014-07-10 12:36 AM
Install this apk. Wait for 24hrs and see if play services still drains your battery.
What is an apk ??? And how to install it ???