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Unhappy [Q] Z2 Pop up ads permanently on device?

Looks like I have to return my Z2 tablet. Everything was fine for two weeks but now not only has the vibrate function stopped working, but I am getting randomly redirected to the Google Play store every few minutes to a page for some game or dating site. I realised that I may have downloaded an app that caused this, so I did a factory reset but it still happens.

Anyone know why the problem would still be there after a hard reset? Is it possible that whatever bit of adware is redirecting me has put something on the tablet that can't be got rid of? Or has it corrupted my Google account so I will take the problem wherever I go now?

I am not rooted (nor do I wish to be).

Really fed up because apart from these two issues, I really loved the tablet
 
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Try clean installing the firmware with Sony Update Service or PC Companion
 
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Try clean installing the firmware with Sony Update Service or PC Companion
Thanks for taking the time to reply, it is appreciated.. Are there any step by step guides anywhere as to how to do this? (Sorry, I'm not very technical).

When I got the tablet, I was immediately asked to update to .402 which I did. I noticed that when I did the factory reset, the firmware stayed at .402. I presume you are saying that I need a clean version of this, which makes sense, it's just that I don't really know where to start.
 
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You can use these detailed instructions
 
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You can use these detailed instructions
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Is your problem resolved?
 
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Is your problem resolved?
In the end, I decided to get a replacement tablet sent and return the old one as the vibrate function is broken on the original and I don't think that's acceptable on a two week old device.

However, your helpful advice on reinstalling firmware is something I will use if I get the same issue with the replacement.

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