It has been two weeks I bought and started to use a Xperia XA1 Plus. I had heard and noticed that Sony's hardware is good, but I had no idea of how bad it's altered Android really is. I had had Sumsungs and left the brand due to what Sumsung does to Android. By the way, I already had Ericsson, Nokia, Apple, BlackBerry, Samsung, Google Nexus (made by Lg) and Motorola. Motorola, probably the best Android along with Google's own phones, but very bad hardware. Three models, three problems. Let's go to what realy matters: I got it (Android 8.0.0). Hard is to explain how, since it was a mix of trying hard, with anger. And I can't go back. 1) Hold down on the notification until it turns grey, and shows some information, I guess as by stopping notifications. Even I had done that before and unmarked what I could, I remember that from the two button, one wasn't available to unmark. 2) Then press many times, as to go for "developer's mode", either the first or the second options. I think was the second one, the one that isn't available to unmark and that you'll notice that is marked. 3) Then, "voilà", it will be "open" and available to unmark. Notification, in my case went away and didn't came back even rebooting twice. That my long effort and hours trying to fix that stupid thing, may help u all bodered by that stupid Sony's action, and also, no action to either take that from since a couple of years by now, or really help it's customers to fix what I was able to do, without any help from them. Mobile market is very tough, open your eyes Sony. Kind regards from Brazil and from a Brazilian with a English name, John.
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