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2015-06-14 02:46 PM
I too had / have the following problems:
After recomendations from this Thread,
Sony PCCompanion continiously increased its ETA until it hit 5h10. Obviously it never finished.
I retried it and on that occasion the ETA rose until 120h.
All of that did:
restore my contacts
NOT restore Contact Groups and association of contants with groups
NOT restore ICE contact information any Myself contact information
restore my WIFI connections (thanks google)
NOT restore bluetooth settings
NOT restore my homescreen icons and widgets
NOT restore my local calendar
NOT restore which applications I disabled
NOT restore recognized Faces in Sony Album
NOT restore Remote Share Settings
NOT restore Default Messaging App Setting
NOT restore White Balance Settings
NOT restore Account and Sync Settings !!!!!!!!!!!!
NOT restore SIP Accounts !!! (they are a pain to setup)
NOT restore Owner Information
NOT restore Walkman/Music Information downloaded from Gracenote
NOT restore app setting like Google Authenticator !! That one's my fault and should have been obvious... still cost me money though.
But that's nothing compared to the 100s of euros of lost time ...
I then restored the rest of my Internal Drive using "rsync for Android". That worked without problems but did not and could not solve above problems.
All in all the Sony Backup Applications were, sorry to say, LESS THAN USEFUL. The Phone-Backup-App, as I disocvered, only backs up a small set of applications.
Without the google backup recovery, I would have been completely screwed. Even here I'm lucky, since google restore has been rumoured to purge your backup data, if you should happen to log in to your google account on your resetted phone and not immediately agree to backup (and thus restore) your data.
For everyone else, I recommend you count on Google and rsync to save most of your data as the Sony Apps won't help you, even I they don't get invalidated by a software upgrade.
It's now been "1 day since last restart" and "6 days" since the factory reset, according to Sony Debugging and already I've observed some lag on returning to the home screen and reloading the icons.
I'm afraid the reset which cost me more than a day of time, might turn out to NOT really have helped at all. Even though It seems (might just be my hope) that the problem is less severe than before.
I'll keep you updated in a few days, since the forum recommened to wait a few.
If only Sony would at least consider shipping their phones with TitaniumBackup.....
Don't get me wrong, I higly appreciate the great work that went into building this great phone.
Which is why it's so sad, that the "Updates" have made it decideable less useable than it was before.
Also just to voice some further concerns and doubts of mine:
Please look into fixing this, or someony might have to assume Sony is purpousefully briking their old phone with updates, to trick their customers into buying a newer model.
In that case, Me and my friends would have to, once again, abstain from Sony products for a time.
(As I did for more than a decade after sony decided to ship an Audio CD laden with their spyware, which on top of
snooping onto your media files, made your pc easily exploitable by third parties)
Btw: A friend owns the Z1 Compact and due to UI lag, can't accept or reject calls since Lolipop.
2015-06-16 05:56 PM - edited 2015-06-16 05:58 PM
Thank you for the extensive report. I noticed the same issues, as I am sure most others did.
Hopefully you get a better reply than the demeaning "wait a few days for it to stabilize".... But probably not.
Shame on you Sony for turning end-users into beta testers...
2015-06-17 07:41 PM
For those like me that are looking for Telcel firmware:
Check this link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWnkgXubM78
Z1 C6906 Telcel Mexico 14.4.A.0.157 y Z3 23.0.1.A.5.77 android 4.4.4
Good luck in your downgrade!
2015-06-21 11:34 PM
I have the dreaded WIFi problem with 5.02, and even problems with mobile data, where it randomly drops out, especially right after unlocking screen after sleep.
It works fine, but as fast as wake it from sleep, it either uses mobile data, even if WiFi is ON, and Stamina is OFF. Wifi won't turn on always. I think you have a bug with the mechanism reading signal strength, or wake / sleep issues with WiFi.
Sometimes mobile data stops working altogether. Only option is to reboot the phone.
I have tried
With mobile data I don't have much of a choice, but I did change operator, and the problem has been there with both operators and both SIM cards.
I have tried just about anything, and it's incredibly annoying and expensive, since it switches to mobile data constantly, and also drains battery because it is in this state.
I really liked Xperia Z1 but these problems have really been there from the start as well, but became a real issue in 5.02. This is the 2nd Xperia Z1 since I thought the first one had a hardware problem with these issues. And frankly it has probably scared me from buying anything in this product series in the future.... I mean WiFi and mobile data has been around for years. It should't be too much to ask to have a working WiFi and mobile data for more than 30 minutes.
2015-06-22 04:53 PM
2015-06-22 08:26 PM