@wargreymon wrote: +1 for Linux Xepria uses Android which use Linux, Im using Android bc it is Linux, but I cant fix my Xepria on my pc which is Linux btw. What is the logic? I am not bluffing with human rights or freedom here but it just doesnt serve me quit right. Making a set of little tools that connects my phone (on linux) to pc is not even hard. Although people always use the term "Linux" to refer to various operating systems, it technically only refers to the "heart" of an operating system, which is actually called the "kernel"... And Linux is just one type of "heart" - Microsoft Windows-based operating systems usually use the Windows NT "heart" (Microsoft have other kernel types, but they're not used as widely), and Apple's various operating systems usually use the XNU "heart"; though there are dozens of other "heart" types out there. Now to describe what the "heart" (kernel) actually is, think of it like a V8 engine in a car - cars with V8 engines are completely different from manufacturer-to-manufacturer and although manufacturers can make modifcations / customizations to their specific engines for better performance and functionality, the engine itself is more or less the same, regardless of the car. The same is true for "Linux" - the "heart" is more or less the same for all operating systems that use the same "heart" type, but the operating system is often different from operating system-to-operating system. In other words, calling Android "Linux" and complaining Xperia Companion is unsupported by "Linux" is largely pointless - albeit unintentional on your part. Going back to Xperia Companion and the fact of why it isn't available for Linux-based operating systems, well technically, it depends in part of what sort of (computer) code was used to write the software - most (computer) code "languages" allow for easy porting of software between Linux and Microsoft Windows-based operating systems these days, but there are still a few (computer) code "languages" that lack support for or have limited support for Linux-based operating systems... At the end of the day though, it mostly comes down to Sony Mobile being lazy. This stance is unlikely to change in the foreseeable future however - Sony Mobile have abandoned their products in almost every market (it's only Japan and an extremely short list of other countries that will continue to see support from Sony Mobile)... Is there something specific you are trying to do, when connecting your smartphone to your computer?
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@uliwooly wrote: Try this connect the phone to a wall charger > press and hold power & volume up > let it charge for 30min or so then repeat the update process or use SUS Update Service (SUS) http://www.sonymobile.com/gb/tools/update-service/ http://www-support-downloads.sonymobile.com/Software%20Downloads/Update_Service_Setup-18.104.22.168.exe PC Companion (PCC) Bridge (for Mac) Alternatives on How to backup Xperias http://talk.sonymobile.com/thread/36355 Don't forget to give Kudos (Click on the half star + ) Hi mate, I feel a bit silly asking similar questions again, but I'll give it a go. Similar procedure, flash failed, phone won't start or charge. Tried the on/off-button and vol+. Nada. Tried to connect to xperia companion after the steps described in this tread. Nada. Even tried flashtool. Nada. No contact with charger og pc-usb cable. Any other advice on what I can try? Oh, also tried the yellow button beside the sim-card. Nada. (Xperia z5 compact)
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