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Xperia Z, ZR, ZL 4.3 Update Bugs

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Re: Xperia Z, ZR, ZL 4.3 Update Bugs

Gave Sony another chance and recently bought a Z (C6603 in white). This, coming up from a Arc S (LT18i) which had horrendous quality control issues (the cracking above the prox. sensor for one).

Overall, pretty pleased. Well, the first Z I bought had issues with the screen (upper corners looked as if they were being pressed on with pressure; the colours there looked off). Got it exchanged immediately (the new one having a later batch date). Trouble free since. The Z is a good phone.

Updated as soon as I got it home to the 4.3 OS (the .101 variant). I also have a SW2, and with WiFi I've not had any issues. Saying that, there are some bugs which I have experienced, which albeit minor but could easily be addressed:

1). When using the front-facing camera, there is a grey line on the right-side of the image. It's around 50 pixels wide, on the very right-side, and runs down the whole of the image. Resembles an issue with Sony (Ericsson)'s W200 camera from back ages ago. The ISO adjustment part of the camera firmware was buggy and caused all sorts of random issues with pictures that were taken in dark environments; Sony Ericsson actually fixed that issue on the W200 with subsequent firmware updates then. No issues with the rear camera on the C6603 though.

2). When getting a call and picking it up, sometimes it automatically goes to loudspeaker mode immediately. Unsure why, but I'm not alone with this. While my phone is an unbranded variant (generic Sony software), I've got friends who've got carrier branded software who also have this issue. Issue doesn't happen all the time, but I sometimes accept a call on a quiet bus and hear the caller on the loud-speaker rather than the ear-piece... Again, this will require a small code change in the kernal. Shouldn't be too hard.

3). Landscape lock-screen. Got the DK26 dock with this phone. When on the dock, at times the phone randomly shows a landscape lock screen (the keypad on the right side, the clock / music player on the left), but in all cases it automatically switches to portrait mode. Any chance of letting the phone show a landscape lock screen when it's in the dock? It's definitely a feature that seems to be present in the current firmware, but it looks as if Sony's purposely forcing a disable-this-feature flag on this for some reason.  If anything, had a similar issue with the Arc S when it was docked to the DK10. And this was a common complaint.

 

4). Waking the phone up. Pressing the power button sometimes doesn't wake it up? Maybe it's me getting used to the side-button (always used the hardware HOME button on the Arc S), but I need to sometimes press it twice to get the Z to wake. There is a thread with a similar thread detailing this, but my issue isn't as severe (second press always wakes it up).

Yeah. The only bugs I'm having at the moment. The Z is a big upgrade for me from the Arc S in terms of performance and general (build-quality) reliability. And the software support so far has been commendable. Well, compared to the Arc S which was abandoned with the buggy 4.0 update but that's a story for another day...

Pretty sure that Sony will be releasing a 4.4 update soon (I'm hearing late April / early May from my Sony sources). Probably better fixing above issues on 4.4 rather than another iteration of 4.3.

Yeah. My two-cents worth.

EDIT - Something to note. I always factory-reset when upgrading. I did so with my C6603, and the above two bugs still exist.

One time poster
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Re: Xperia Z, ZR, ZL 4.3 Update Bugs

Xperia blog lists a sound issue with the z1 and z ultra which they are releasing a fix for, http://www.xperiablog.net/2014/04/03/sony-to-release-new-kitkat-firmware-next-week-to-fix-sound-bug-...
I have the same problem with my z when do I get the same fix
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Re: Xperia Z, ZR, ZL 4.3 Update Bugs

Issue of overheating..
During a call unable to hear other persons voice, but it does work properly if loudspeaker is on...
One time poster
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Re: Xperia Z, ZR, ZL 4.3 Update Bugs

Album is not showing all the files. Phone goes to hanging mode while trying to browse Album.. Wifi is not operating at par. Battery is very very poor. I won't buy any Sony mobile henceforth..
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Re: Xperia Z, ZR, ZL 4.3 Update Bugs

The same is happening with my Xperia Z, it says association rejected.. I've tried almost everything but the phone connects and disconnects on its own....

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Re: Xperia Z, ZR, ZL 4.3 Update Bugs

I bought the xperia zr in December 2013. It was fine and everything worked. When I updated to 4.3 android system, my viber and magic jack do not work properly. Callers can hear me but I cannot hear callers on voip. Please fix this issue Sony. I would like to downgrade to 4.2.
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Re: Xperia Z, ZR, ZL 4.3 Update Bugs

I have the same sound issue with the zr but it was with the 4.3 android upgrade. Help
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Re: Xperia Z, ZR, ZL 4.3 Update Bugs

Attempt a repair with SUS:

http://www.sonymobile.com/gb/tools/update-service/



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Re: Xperia Z, ZR, ZL 4.3 Update Bugs

I updated my Xperia ZL to 4.3 throught the pc some days ago. This morning the screen freeze and it started resetting itself, when it gets to the main screen it freezes again and reset itself. It's a vicious cycle, I can't even connect it to the pc because it doesn't detect it. Any ideas of how I can fix it?
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Re: Xperia Z, ZR, ZL 4.3 Update Bugs

Does the same happen if you remove the SIM card?



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