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[Q] new firmwares changelog

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11th June 2014, 04:32 PM   |  #1  
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Hello guys. I was just wondering if i would be able to get a changelog for the new updates that started rolling out recently on the xperia m and m dual. See im just wondering if this update is really worth my time.

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Hello guys. I was just wondering if i would be able to get a changelog for the new updates that started rolling out recently on the xperia m and m dual. See im just wondering if this update is really worth my time.

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changes noted:

- Themes work! (I had to go to Google Play on a computer, sign in then it sends to your smartphone correctly)

- Less lag, definitely faster when opening apps

- Contacts/phonebook opens faster, like a normal system app

Some glitches still present:

- Sometimes installing themes via Google Play or Sony Select fails

- Phone restarts itself again and again after installing the themes, when trying to unlock the screen and sometimes get bootloop..,

- GPS lag is reported to still happen

- Changing keyboard settings can trigger a reboot

- The volume bar becomes a blank black box
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Alright thanks bro, really helpful. Im gonna stay on this current firmware and not update. Sony has been messing up their updates big time, what the hell is going on?
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Alright thanks bro, really helpful. Im gonna stay on this current firmware and not update. Sony has been messing up their updates big time, what the hell is going on?

really,, aree they making it good or making it more and more worse..
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Have root access on 15.4.A.1.9 (C1905 locked bootloader) and everything seems to be working on par or better than 15.4.A.0.23
So unless you know of a specific feature, not functioning in 15.4.A.1.9, then I wouldn't hold back on upgrading.

I note that OpenGL ES 2.0 is still giving benchmark results well below that obtained on 15.1.C.2.8 (Android 4.1)
Guess that's the price we pay for OpenGL ES 3.0

Sony notes the following in the Xperia M software update page:

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Android version: Google Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean)
Latest available software: 15.4.A.1.9
Release started: 2014-06-10

Included in this software

This upgrade for your Xperia™ smartphone includes many improvements, such as:

Enhanced user experience
Improved battery life
Software performance improvements

Not really a change log, more like an update overview.

It can always be placebo effect, but I feel the GUI is more responsive.
Battery life is always subjective depending on usage.

Update

On Android 4.3, I have not had any reboots outside those I have manually initiated.

I have 'gutted' the /system/app folder of over 26 apk.

Did have Spiderman theme loaded for a few minutes, just to see if Xperia themes worked and then deleted it.
I did a manual reboot after loading the theme.

Currently running Malaysian 1274-5466 build.
I built it from SUS download via Flashtool and extracted system.ext4 for root access upgrade.

On 15.4.A.0.23 I was running a Serbian 1274-5505 build.

I did note on the Serbian 15.4.A.0.23 build it had SMS character optimization.
This is something that is missing in the current 15.4.A.1.9 Malaysian build

Just something to consider for those using extended character sets in SMS messages.
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