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Strange Xperia ZL 6506, pre-production prototype?

1st September 2013, 06:17 PM   |  #1  
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What do you think?



Notice anything different?

Got it off a guy on craigslist who said he bought it for $550. It's a C6506 according to the stock ROM, but the camera is broken. Colors come out wrong (reds look blue, and the photos look like black and white). Will try and get it fixed under warranty.
1st September 2013, 06:29 PM   |  #2  
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What do you think?



Notice anything different?

Got it off a guy on craigslist who said he bought it for $550. It's a C6506 according to the stock ROM, but the camera is broken. Colors come out wrong (reds look blue, and the photos look like black and white). Will try and get it fixed under warranty.

The only thing different from the pic is the position of the speaker... How much he is selling for?

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The only thing different from the pic is the position of the speaker... How much he is selling for?

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Exactly. I hadn't noticed until we tried to put my case on it and my friend noticed it. I don't think any ZL's have a different speaker position. I bought it for $260
1st September 2013, 06:32 PM   |  #4  
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Exactly. I hadn't noticed until we tried to put my case on it and my friend noticed it. I don't think any ZL's have a different speaker position. I bought it for $260

I was also thinking that it could be another type of Xperia phone designed with the speaker like that.

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I was also thinking that it could be another type of Xperia phone designed with the speaker like that.

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Hmm, maybe, but it did say C6506 under model in the Timescape ROM. I unlocked the bootloader and put CM 10.2 on it. I tried to test my Tmo SIM in it but it didn't get a signal. Not even EDGE, so I think I just didn't let it try long enough. A network search only showed AT&T, but my friend is using it with Telcel in Tijuana without a problem, so it definitely supports HSPA+ 850.

It is possible though that the guy that I bought it from just flashed a C6506 FTF on it.
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Hmm, maybe, but it did say C6506 under model in the Timescape ROM. I unlocked the bootloader and put CM 10.2 on it. I tried to test my Tmo SIM in it but it didn't get a signal. Not even EDGE, so I think I just didn't let it try long enough. A network search only showed AT&T, but my friend is using it with Telcel in Tijuana without a problem, so it definitely supports HSPA+ 850.

It is possible though that the guy that I bought it from just flashed a C6506 FTF on it.

Post about phone and software info screenshots please...
Run AnTuTu benchmark check once post details here...notice the difference from other Xperia Zl handset.

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Does your IMEI number start with 0044?
If it does, well done, you've a rare prototype unit.

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Does your IMEI number start with 0044?
If it does, well done, you've a rare prototype unit.

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Interesting! It does start with an 0044
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Post about phone and software info screenshots please...
Run AnTuTu benchmark check once post details here...notice the difference from other Xperia Zl handset.

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---------- Post added at 10:50 PM ---------- Previous post was at 10:35 PM ----------

I just post some screenshots, please let me know if you need anything else.

At this point I am doing some research trying to fix the camera, I have seen the 13MP camera for this phone sells for 38 usd, do you guys thing that may solve the problem?

thanks
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---------- Post added at 10:50 PM ---------- Previous post was at 10:35 PM ----------

I just post some screenshots, please let me know if you need anything else.

At this point I am doing some research trying to fix the camera, I have seen the 13MP camera for this phone sells for 38 usd, do you guys thing that may solve the problem?

thanks




I have have the same problem as you, you can fix this issue downgraded to version 10.1.A.1.434.
This solve the color problems, but the camera will continue with a poor quality.

I have the same phone as you, and yes is a protype.

If you know any other way to solve this issue tell me.

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