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Having had issues with prior updates, and reading here about your various issues with later updates, I have stayed with Android 4.3 build 10.4.1.B.109 on my SGP312.
I have had no issues with this build, other than low earpiece volume. No screen flickering, no wi-fi dropouts etc.
Just can't hear the audio when I watch videos on a plane, due to background noise. I get around that with a headphone amp (cumbersome), or by boosting the audio gain of the films in Handbrake on my PC (can cause distortion, and time-consuming to do).
Is there any reason I should upgrade?
What is the latest build available and what is the Android version?
Update Centre app currently offers build 10.5.A.0.230 on my device. Is that the latest build, or an intermediate step? Are there any issues with it? It seems to be the version most complained about in this forum, which is why I didn't upgrade.
I think I spotted comments about 5.1.1 on here, which I suspect may be latest build for Tablet Z. Any ongoing issues with that? There were plenty of complaints when it first rolled out. Has there been an update that fixed the issues?
Hi there, i did update mine I don't have many problems on my tablet it is runnning on lollipop (5.1.1), it's very unlikely to have problems if you update yours. Here are the reasons why I updated mine:
My 5.1.1 Tablet Z is having a problem showing widgets in the selection view to add a widget. In landscape, the titles don't show--or only a few characters do for long titles--and icons only show if there are several of them. Swipe to scroll left doesn't show more. In portrait, it's only slightly better as the titles show and the icon is cut off. It also shows the first widget and can scroll right to see all of them. Basically, I can only add widgets from portrait orientation.
Anybody else seeing this after the September 5.1.1 update? Odds we ever see a fix? (Odds Sony ever releases another Android tablet? Too bad since I really like this tablet. Thinking about buying a Z4 but there is this "dead company walking" problem with Sony Mobile…)
I don't play with widgets on the home screens very often, so can't say how long this has been a problem.
That's indeed a third party launcher
First post so apologies if I get anything wrong.
The nice people over at Sky / NowTV say the reason the NowTV app has stopped working with the message "Your device has been modified" is Sony's issue. Is this true? NowTV was working fine with 4.4 but following the official Sony update to 5.1 it has stopped working with that message. The device has not been "modified" in any other way. NowTV has been updated twice which apparently fixed the issue on some devices so this issue extends beyond Sony. Has anyone else come across this issue? Is there a way around it?
Is there a way of reporting bugs to Sony?
It was suggested that I use the Mac Xperia Companion and do a repair which I did and it has removed all the offending su and sudaemon type of executables from the device and NowTV is happy again. This rather begs the question how did they get there in the first place?! Also why didn't doing a complete recover on the device itself wipe these files unless the image on the device was already compromised and Xperia Companion installed an uncompromised image. Anyhow I'm happy now!
I have the Xperia Tablet Z SGP311. I got the 4.2.2 update through PC companion in UK. However, I saw 2 major problems. One, the "back" button (of the back, home, history group at the bottom bar) is on the middle now instead of on the side making it difficult to go back with one finger while holding the tablet. I suppose I have to get used to it..
Second, which is a more annoying bug, in the drop down panel at the top, the Wifi connection name is visible only when the notification panel has only one line displayed. When 2 lines are displayed, and the wifi name is cutoff in half with only the bottom half of the name visible, 3 or more it is not displayed at all. I am unable to take a screenshot to show this as when I hit the power button for screenshot, the dropdown panel disappears. It is as if the panel somehow is displayed on top of the name ( which is why the top half of the name is invisible, although all of it is part of the drop down panel).. Anyone has any suggestions to correct this ?
Also is there a way to downgrade the software from 4.2.2 to 4.1.2 ?
I just got information that the problem with SSID not being displayed is planned to be fixed in upcoming updates but i don't have any information on when it will be changed.
We have forwarded feedback regarding the buttons but as this is what Android 4.2 looks like i don't know if that will be changed.
My kids have gotten a virus on my tablet and now it is stuck in reboot loop. It fires up and after about 5 seconds it restarts. You can see stuff being downloaded that I have no idea about. It sometimes says something like "PPball has stopped working" and bombards the screen with various popups. It stops responding very quickly and reboots. I tried getting into recovery mode and I can click thru to last screen but it won't do anything when I press "erase everything". I hear the clicking sound when tapping the button but thats about it. Tablet then restarts and it carries on doing that.
Now I read about every page on the internet about hard reseting it but nothing really works. I can not get into fast boot mode to hard reset it. Pressed Volume + then pressed Power, hold them together, nothing happens. Pc companion cant do anything as it wont install the tablet in such a short amount of time before next reboot. Emma shows tablet is locked (and I was sure it is not), cant unlock it becasue I cant stay in the. Can anyone advice me how I can reset my tablet? Am I doing something wrong here as I can not seem to boot into recovery mode. Is there a way to unlock the tablet without booting into android system so I could flash it clean?
Any advice is appreciated, thank you.
Remove any SIM or SD cards from the tablet > connect the tablet to a wall charger, if the tablet its off don't attempt to turn it on, if its on > press and hold power & volume up for 10 seconds > let it charge for 2 hours
on your PC
run PCC > support zone > repair > follow the steps
Bridge (for Mac)
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In album, I can no longer edit photos. The edit icon has disappeared. Also, when I select "use as lock screen" nothing happens and when I select "use as wall paper " album stops. I could do all of these things just a few weeks ago, so I presume it is an upgrade problem? Any ideas on how to correct it?
After the latest Android update of my Tablet Z the small app remote control is not starting anymore. When I press the remote control icon I see for short time a small window but after two secs the window disappears and a pop up with following message appears: Unfortunately, Remote control has stopped.
What can I do?
Who can tell me how to update or reinstall the small app?
Run PCC > support zone > repair
you can also try this before PCC: settings > apps > all > look for the small apps > clear data > uninstall updates > restart the phone > check again
There are 2 options:
2. resetting with PC Companion.
I'm trying to update my Sony Xperia tab z lta sgp321 from Android 5.0 to 5.1 but after update download and device restart few minutes after it says" couldn't install" try again. Can someone help me with that? I did factory reset but still having same problem, any idea? Thanks.