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  1. GigaSPX

    Thread I can't believe how many issues I've encountered since Pie update

    Hello all, I have the 960U1 US Unlocked version of the Note 9 I've had since Day 1 release of last August. It's quite the powerhouse of a phone, and has everything of what you want in a smartphone. I was aggravated by how late the Pie update came, but I never expected how many issues came along...
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    Thread The new Bixby 2.0 is dumber than the old one!

    Hello all, I have the Note 8 from last year and the new Note 9 that came with the new Bixby 2.0 this year. I like how sleek and refined looking the new Bixby is this year, but it's seriously dumber than the older Bixby that's on my Note 8! Some of the common commands I give that works on my...
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    Thread Very tempted for the Best Buy offer + my birthday coupon, but is it worth it?

    I got my Note 8 last year through Best Buy with Verizon, and there was a sweet promotion that pretty much rendered my Note 8 to only cost $306 by the end of my two year device payment plan. It's my main phone use of today. About 3 weeks ago, I found someone selling a Galaxy S8+ of a few month's...
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    Thread After 1.5 months of owning the phone, some minor issues pop up

    There's an article reported by Android Authority about freezing problems twisted to opening Contacts, but that's not the issue I'm having here. I just want to share some minor issues I've encountered in my Note 8 after a month and a half of obtaining the best mobile of 2017. 1. Launching the...
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    Thread Thoughts about this put together bundle I'm readying for my upcoming Note 8?

    Hello all, I'm about to list some items I'm thinking about ordering in prep to maximize the best duration of my preordered Note 8 for the next 2 years. I preordered my phone through Best Buy with Verizon in the Orchid Gray color. If you have better suggestions, post it to let me know! Case...
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    Thread The I-blades case for the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge review

    Hello all and welcome to my first ever review topic I'm posting on XDA. I'm here to discuss and review the first ever "Smartcase" that won CES 2017 for our phone, the Galaxy S7 Edge. I bought into hype about how interesting it is for a Smartcase to be able to read air quality, surrounding...
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    Thread Anybody here going to upgrade to an S8/S8+ on Verizon?

    I took advantage of the BOGO last year to get 4 S7 Edges on my family's plan. With the addition of one more line used to upgrade for an iPhone 7 Plus that my friend is renting out, we get a total of 10 bonus GB for life. Our plan is the New Verizon Plan with data capping out at max, so we have...
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    Thread Quick Launch pop-up for camera

    So you know, I know, and everyone knows the Galaxy S7/Edge allows you to double press the home button to open the camera quickly. If it was your first time doing it, then there's a pop-up that tells you what you did. You go into the Camera settings to make sure that's enabled. Now every other...
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    Thread Repairing the S7 Edge LCD is crazy expensive

    My brother has the black S7 Edge with a Unicorn Beetle protective case on it as well as a plastic screen protector. This morning, he dropped it on that kind of surface that has a bump on the door step to his room. I don't know what's that actually called, but his screen fell to hit that first...
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    Thread How long will it be until we see Note 7 features on the S7 Edge?

    Especially the Power Saving mode, with its feature to reduce 1440p to 720p to save on battery. I'm surprised why that hasn't been implemented yet. Another thing I'd like to see ported is the updated Camera software. Being able to slide from left to right to get the different camera modes, and...
  11. GigaSPX

    Thread PF2 firmware update and DT Ignite

    So I reverted back to stock, unrooted firmware since I wasn't happy with the battery drainage I was getting mainly because of the engineering kernel on root. I know there was a new update that came out recently and I saw that there wasn't much of a difference so I just updated to that anyway...
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    Thread Battery life after root?

    I have rooted my phone yesterday and has since then installed Amplify, Greenify, Servicely, Coolify, and Titanium backup to disable all that is considered as "bloatware" by Package Disabled Pro (which the app itself does not function on rooted devices). I can't say for sure my SOTs yet, but...
  13. GigaSPX

    Thread Can't go back from 6.0.1 to previous firmware?

    I have my SGP612 (Wi-Fi only model 32gb version) and I had prerooted 6.0.1 but lack of access to custom recovery. Then I tried installing the custom recovery with the latest XZDualrecovery software and that ruined my tablet to go into bootloop. So the next solution was to try out in reverting...
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    Thread Playing videos having audio and video syncing issues

    I was trying out playing some mkv files on my Gold Galaxy S7 Edge and I noticed some horrible issue in playing videos, whether it be with the video player app on board or third party like MX Player. The audio will play and the video is about a second off afterwards and it irritates me how could...
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    Thread Thoughts on the Verizon G5 so far?

    I took advantage of the BOGO offer from Verizon and got two LG G5 at Costco. I've been using my phone lightly, but I can't help but complain about the major issues that gets everyone else talking: Battery life. I see other people have screenshots of achieving 6-7 hours of SOT, but I'm seeing...
  16. GigaSPX

    Thread [D6708] [Sony Xperia Z3v] LATEST Prerooted Lollipop 5.1.1 23.4.B.0.319 R30C w/ mods

    Hello all! I would like to finally present to you the prerooted flashable zip of the latest 5.1.1, which also includes the patch fix for the Messages problem. I have also included into the zip a Torch flashlight boost and Z5 sound enhancements! To flash this, be sure you have TWRP recovery...
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    Thread Lollipop 5.1.1 23.4.B.0.319 R30C FTF is posted

    The FTF is up for grabs on Xperifirm now as I checked this morning. I am downloading it and will be creating a prerooted flashable zip and will bring in some goodies I think everyone will be interested in. It will be posted later today, if not tonight due to using my college campus Wi-Fi. lol ;)
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    Thread I present to you...the Xperia Z5 camera ported for the Z3V!

    I would like to clarify first that I am in no way a developer, but rather just an Android tester like many of you. The person to receive credit for this is zachariahpope for doing this. He was just gone for a while and I was willing to share for many of your anxious, yet bored users of one of...
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    Thread Lollipop OTA coming at the end of the January

    Or the first week of February. Maybe something that doesn't matter to a lot of us who already jumped onto the leaked Lollipop build I have to offer. I know I haven't seen many of the users who posted here before because Verizon surely did rip us. Yesterday I've spent quite some time looking at...
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    Thread Advanced calling is officially online

    No need to do the workarounds anymore, if you're on Lollipop now just go to Advanced Calling and activate it! :D
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    Thread [5.0.2][D6708][ZIP] Sony Xperia Z3v Prerooted Lollipop Firmware 23.1.D.0.509

    Hello all, I've come to bring you news that I have the latest Lollipop firmware for the Xperia Z3v with Verizon. From my understanding, it seems a couple of people are having trouble prerooting their downloaded firmware and are encountering trouble with it. I grabbed my FTF from Xperifirm and...
  22. GigaSPX

    Thread In case you guys haven't noticed already, Lollipop is here. What else? IT'S ROOTABLE!

    Major credits again to zachariahpope for the Lollipop build earlier tonight. Unfortunately getting it rooted from stock won't work. Which is why I proceeded to try the same method from my rooting guide to attempt root. And I am proud to say...I HAVE THE ROOTED LOLLIPOP SONY XPERIA Z3V!!! And...
  23. GigaSPX

    Thread [APK] Sony's FM tuner radio app

    This is the rip apk from the D6603. Just install like a normal apk. This works for the KitKat firmware. Credits to zachariahpope for the implementing into his custom rom and getting this app out for the Z3v! For those who are on the Lollipop build, please download this Radio apk made to work...
  24. GigaSPX

    Thread It is over for the Z3v

    The Z4v is confirmed to be on its way to release on September 3rd. The first week has a promotional sale going on from what I see for three different people. The full price of the phone is $599, but it will go on sale for $499 with $100 in Google play store credit. For us Z3v owners, we can...
  25. GigaSPX

    Thread Exploitable hack needs an update to be seriously pushed

    http://www.xperiablog.net/2015/08/06/stagefright-vulnerability-fix-heading-to-xperia-z-series-this-month/ This is to confirm Sony will be pushing out an update to protect their Z series phones first from this Stagefreight problem that involves hacking our Androids with simply MMS. The issue is...
  26. GigaSPX

    Thread Sony Xperia Z4v announced today

    Everything of the Z4/Z3+ around the world, but a bit chubbier packing 3000 mah and comes with QHD. Most likely comes with lollipop already. You guys think there'll be overheating issues still after the patch update Sony sends out next month? Thoughts on this overall? Sent from my D6708 using...
  27. GigaSPX

    Thread Now that we have root, how about battery?

    We have ways of further extending our battery life now that we have root. I downloaded Trickster MOD from the play store to mess with CPU settings. I under clock at just 2 GHz and set the I/O to noop with governor to Conservative to see how it is. Anyone else has a better recommendation or...
  28. GigaSPX

    Thread [Guide][How-To][Root] Sony Xperia Z3v [D6708] [5.1.1] [Latest]

    Ladies and gentlemen, I would like to present to you all a formal guide to venture into one of the best smartphones in the market, the underdog to the other mass marketers, the Sony Xperia Z3v for Verizon! *Please note I am not responsible for any bricking, destruction of your device, alien...
  29. GigaSPX

    Thread Adaway not working?

    The whole reason I jumped on board for root on my Z3TC and awaiting root on my Z3v is to block ads. On my tablet, it doesn't seem to be working at all against the intrusive ads that are displayed here on XDA. I made sure all of my settings are correct and database is up to date. What gives?
  30. GigaSPX

    Thread T-Mobile cans the Xperia Z3

    http://www.theverge.com/2015/4/6/8351785/sony-xperia-z3-t-mobile-discontinued Uh oh, Sony is now going to have a much harder time in the US unless it decides to do the Z4 on all carriers when it releases. I have the Verizon variant and I'm loving it but I'm shocked T-Mobile quickly decides to...
  31. GigaSPX

    Thread Xperia Lounge GOLD!

    Hey guys, I just checked my Xperia Lounge app and I've been granted access for Gold membership! You guys should check it out! We get free things, like the first episode of Breaking Bad to download and two themes from Sony.
  32. GigaSPX

    Thread I'm interested in this, but I need some opinions

    Hi all. I used to own an Asus Transformer Infinity TF700 tablet, until I sold it off due to it being obsolete in speeds for me to use as a daily driver. I haven't been using a tablet all that often lately ever since (except for my 2nd gen iPad, but I want to sell that) and all I have that...
  33. GigaSPX

    Thread Sony Bluetooth Headset SBH50 display problem?

    HI all, I have one of the most interesting bluetooth headsets designed by Sony and I absolutely love using it with my D6708, the Sony Xperia Z3v for Verizon. I love being able to swap out the headphones with any other ones to use with the headset for wireless listening and being able to make and...
  34. GigaSPX

    Thread Ghost touches?

    I have the Verizon version of the Z2 tablet, the SGP 561, and I've noticed there are weird ghost touches that happens on it. Although, it belongs to my little brother, he's always the one it happens to. It's equipped with a screen protector and the genuine Sony tablet cover made for it. He'll...
  35. GigaSPX

    Thread List of apps to disable for the Verizon variant Z3

    Amazon Amazon app suite Amazon Kindle Amazon Music Amazon Appstore Audible Black Hole Bubbles Caller ID Cloud Enchanted Forest FamilyBase Companion Gmail (I use Cloudmagic) Google Korean Keyboard (include Chinese if you don't use Chinese either) Google Play Books Google Play Games Google Play...
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    Thread Let's get this thing going, Lollipop?

    From CES 2015, Mike Fasulo, the CEO of Sony Electronics, announced that the entire Xperia Z series will get Lollipop next month. Are you guys excited for it or no? With the new Lollipop update, you guys think we will receive the simultaneous voice and data with it too? Will this update also...
  37. GigaSPX

    Thread Verizon Sony Xperia Z3v to receive fix in January 2015

    So I've visited a newly opened Verizon Wireless store near me and I went to check it out. They have done more to showcase Sony products right as you walk in, but today was just a grand opening and the employees are still learning about all sorts of things about the placement of their accessories...
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    Thread [Q] Sony Xperia Z3v qi wireless chargers

    I'd like to expand the acknowledgement of the Verizon Sony Xperia Z3v with in question about qi wireless chargers. What are some recommended wireless chargers where i don't have to spend 50+ on Sony's wireless portable battery pack? I ask why so since i bought this one from eBay. It sorta...
  39. GigaSPX

    Thread Lockscreen crash?

    Hello all and thanks for looking here into my problem. My phone runs on the clean and efficient CleanROM 7 with the stock kernel that came with. I've noticed a bit lately that when I pull up my phone and unlocked the lockscreen, the phone black screens and just freezes at that point. Can't do...
  40. GigaSPX

    Thread 4.2.1 lockscreen customization?

    I appreciate the new design and utility of being able to use some of the apps offered on the lockscreen from my own tablet, but whatever happened to the 4.1.1 slide screen where you can use the camera and go straight away to Google Now. It's not a big deal, but I do miss the convenience. Is...
  41. GigaSPX

    Thread [Q] Google Chrome Installation problem

    I have a problem with Google Chrome and I'm currently on CROMI 3.3 atm. I remembered I uninstalled Google Chrome once before and recently I just wanted to add it back so I could make use of ease with that nice Google account syncing with other synced devices. I tried installing from Play Store...
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    Thread [Q] Steps to updating the bootloader firmware?

    My TF700 is currently on JB (not sure which version since Build Number isn't showing up on Settings menu anyway), rooted, and unlocked with custom ROM CROMI 3.0.4. I can see that last month there was a new update for the tablet being 10.4.4.25, and I want to update to that to see what...
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    Thread [Q] Stock Browser sync problems

    I've looked about just almost everywhere for the solution to this problem I've been having. On my Google account, just about everything else syncs fine, but not my Browser for the bookmarks. I've always gotten " sync is currently experiencing problems, it will be back shortly". It's been since...
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    Thread [Q] To Data2SD or not to Data2SD...

    I have read a lot of the I/O bottleneck problems about the TF700, and using Data2SD is the best alternative the development has to offer to solve this. The question I have of concern is whether I should do this now or later? I have gotten myself a new replacement of the TF700, and successfully...
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    Thread [Q] What to do now...

    I have a brand new rooted, unlocked TF700 I got recently, and it's bricked... I somehow had two recoveries installed and I must have done it by accident. I tried getting to flash a custom rom, but I thought it wouldn't work out because of the multiple recoveries. So what I did was reboot, and...