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Just thought that a thread dedicated to questions/tips/issues for Docomo SO-02E users would be nice.
I don't have it yet, but i'm planning to get the white one.
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Just thought that a thread dedicated to questions/tips/issues for Docomo SO-02E users would be nice.
I don't have it yet, but i'm planning to get the white one.
I have a question, my DoCoMo XZ is being sent to me as we speak, and I was wondering if the xperia launcher is loaded on the phone so I can switch to it from the DoCoMo launcher. Since the DoCoMo launcher looks pretty lame, if not I can always use some other launcher.
 
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^ Yes, Xperia Launcher is included. docomo XZ also includes both stock Android browser and Chrome.
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Just thought that a thread dedicated to questions/tips/issues for Docomo SO-02E users would be nice.
I don't have it yet, but i'm planning to get the white one.
Way ahead of you, bud

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2121879
 
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Lots of bloatware on SO-02E, but fortunately docomo has made it possible (at least the 10.1.D.0.317 ROM) to disable many apps.

DISCLAIMER: These are apps I have disabled according to my own usage pattern. Disabling these apps may cause errors for you depending on your usage patterns, so beware!

First, the following should not be disabled if you live in Japan:
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  • DcmWapPushHelper - push notifications services for Japan emergency alerts (earthquake/tsunami)
  • Disaster kit - Docomo service for posting "I'm safe" message during emergencies
  • docomo service - docomo-specific settings menu provider, necessary to access docomo network settings
List of stock apps you can disable if you don't use them:
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  • Account Manager - manager for Sony Music Unlimited/PlayMemories Online services
  • Android Live Wallpapers
  • Ambient time live wallpaper
  • Anonymous Usage Stats
  • AUTO-GPS - docomo service to enable/disable GPS based on location, prefer Tasker or other app
  • Black Hole
  • Bubbles
  • Calculator - Xperia calc app and Small App
  • com.android.providers.partnerbookmarks - browser "Docomo Bookmarks" provider
  • com.sonyericsson.unplugchargerreminder - disconnect AC adapter popup
  • Contact Picker 2.3 - Xperia Japanese keyboard "mushroom" extension
  • DecomeEmojiManager
  • Devices - connect Xperia media players to other Sony devices provider
  • dmenu
  • Docomo DB Agent - database provider for docomo apps
  • DOCOMO Initialization - one-time setup guide
  • docomo location information
  • docomo location information (sub)
  • Email - if you do not need to setup a non-Google email account
  • Enchanted forest
  • Exchange Services - if you do not need Exchange email
  • Face Unlock
  • Google lyrics extension - Walkman lyrics lookup
  • Gガイド番組表DL - EPG data provider for 1seg
  • Instruction Manual
  • iコンシェル - docomo 411-like services
  • iコンシェルコンテンツ - content provider
  • Location-based Wi-Fi - enable/disable Wi-Fi based on location, prefer Y5 or other app
  • Magic Smoke Wallpapers
  • Media Player - docomo media player, prefer Walkman/Movies or other media player
  • Moji-Henshu
  • Mono - Xperia Japanese keyboard skin (keep at least one skin installed)
  • mora Music Extension - Walkman extension
  • MusicFX
  • Music Visualization Wallpapers - Walkman visualization
  • Music Unlimited - Sony online music service
  • Notes - Xperia note app and Small App, prefer other note-taking app
  • Phase Beam
  • Phonebook Service - docomo phonebook, prefer stock Xperia contact manager, or other contact manager
  • Photo slideshow - Xperia slideshow wallpaper
  • Picasa Uploader
  • PlayMemories Online - Sony online photo service
  • Recorder - Xperia voice recorder Small App
  • Sakura - Xperia Japanese keyboard skin (keep at least one skin installed)
  • Schedule & Memo - prefer other memo app
  • Screen mirroring
  • SD card backup - Xperia backup app, prefer other backup app
  • SensMe(tm) slideshow - Xperia Album slideshow provider
  • Sony car - driver-friendly UI
  • Sony Select - Sony recommendations
  • Timer - Xperia timer Small App
  • TrackID(tm)
  • TV launcher - TV-friendly UI
  • TV program player - Xperia app for playing DRM content recorded from Bravia devices
  • Weather widget - Xperia widget that can only be used on Xperia Launcher
  • Wikipedia extension - Walkman artist info extension
  • Wireless TV prog. transf. - service for TV program player
  • Woody - Xperia Japanese keyboard skin (keep at least one skin installed)
  • Xperia AppShare - this and the following are for integrating social network services into phonebook/widgets/etc
  • Xperia Calendar Sync - as above
  • Xperia FB Setup - as above
  • Xperia Friends' Music - as above
  • Xperia Music Likes - as above
  • Xperia Proxy (Facebook) - as above
  • Xperia Proxy (Twitter) - as above
  • Xperia Share - as above
  • Xperia Social Engine - as above
  • Xperia Social Engine Photos (Facebook) - as above
  • Xperia Social Engine Photos (Picasa) - as above
  • Xperia Social Engine Photos (PlayMemories Online) - as above
  • Xperia Social Engine Sharing (Facebook) - as above
  • Xperia Social Engine Sharing (Twitter) - as above
  • Xperia Twitter Setup - as above
  • Xperia Wallpapers - stock Xperia Z wallpapers
  • YouTube extention - Walkman extension
  • YouTube karaoke extension - Walkman extension
  • しゃべって検索 - docomo voice search service
  • ドコモバックアップ - docomo cloud backup service
  • ドコモ音声入力 - docomo speech input keyboard
  • 電子書籍 Reader by Sony - Sony e-reader
With unnecessary apps disabled, the SO-02E has excellent battery life, with nearly no drain on standby!
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nice, thanks for sharing!
i just bought the SO-02E too!
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Does anyone know how we can use some other mms app instead of i-mode mail?
its so hard to use.
Sony Xperia Z (SO-E02)
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FYI, you can now upgrade the SO-02E to support NFC-A payments (so you can use Google Wallet in the US/Europe and Mastercard's PayPass system later) as of last friday 22 Feb.

You need to bring the phone into the Docomo shop for a (free) SIM card change.
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for the future update (official) does the phone has to be in Japan with DoCoMo sim card in it in order to receive update like many other DoComo phones?
 
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Does anyone know how we can use some other mms app instead of i-mode mail?
its so hard to use.
If you get (subsidized) XZ from docomo, you will be enrolled in SPモード service, not i-mode.You can use either spモードメール (preinstalled) or CommuniCase (Play market).

spモードメール is very simple and displays emoji, but it has very few options. CommuniCase offers more options and better interface, but cannot display emoji.

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for the future update (official) does the phone has to be in Japan with DoCoMo sim card in it in order to receive update like many other DoComo phones?
Afaik, you do not need a docomo SIM card. You will not be able to get OTA updates, but you can use PCC or SUS to download and install the updates manually. However I don't know if you must be inside Japan, so maybe someone else can help answer.

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