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[Info] Xperia Tablet Z: The best stock firmware for power and performance

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By najoor, Senior Member on 8th August 2014, 03:49 AM
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11th November 2014, 08:43 PM |#21  
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You're right, I disabled loads of stuff last night, and the problem frustratingly remains.

I'd ideally downgrade to 4.2, because I think 4.3 is where Sony removed the screenshot option (before cunningly adding it back in 4.4 as a "new feature"), isn't it? I use that a lot, because my eyes aren't that good, and when you hit a website that blocks pinch-zooming, or you get an app that has text that is too small, like Google Earth, I frequently need to capture the screen and zoom in.

Of course, the problem with this solution is that downgrading to a specific rom version, for a specific version of the tablet, in a specific territory, is not that simple. I'll have to spend some time collecting the required files and instructions, then wait for a good day (mentally), to give it a go.

Try flashing 4.4.4 with wipes. It will be practically as fast as 4.3.
 
 
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Update, Nov 2014: Sony eventually released Kitkat 4.4.4 with 10.5.1.A.0.283 in late summer and as of the time of this writing has updated that with a limited release of 10.5.1.A.0.292 in Nordic countries. These update are more fluid than 4.4.2 with much less lag in different programs. All Kitkat releases have been plagued by a sever battery drain due to a malfunctioning of Google Play services, which is resolved if you update this app after the firmware installation. It is still slower in Antutu scores and has a shorter battery life compared to 4.3.

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After experimenting with all of these Roms I finally settled on 4.3 update 10.4.1.B.0.109.

Great analysis, based on lengthy research.

@najoor, you can expect that you will do the update based on the conclusions of using android 5.0.2?
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