General Android 12 is Rolling Out for Xperia™ 1 III [61.1.A.1.149]

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But you got 61.1.A.2.211 right ?
That's the firmware that I got here in the US as well at the beginning of the week...
Not a fan of 12 UI I must say, everything is unnecessarily way too big and if you adjust fonts and screen size to make the UI a somewhat normal size, you then can't see **** in some other apps 🙃
 
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akitomartin

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This update has just arrived in the UK. I don't know what it is but I hope it fixes the countless bugs. Installing from scratch with Xperia Companion. I'll try it and let you know in a few hours.
 

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ZayedCom

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Is it possible to flash another another region firmware and then update using PC companion or flashing android 12 after that or would it break the phone?
 

kevinmcmurtrie

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So, what's the verdict 5 months later? How many have updated to 12 and what's your opinion?
You wouldn't know the phone was updated except for Google ruining the pull-down shortcuts menu. Sony could have used the upgrade as an opportunity to fix a ton of major problems holding back the entire Xperia III/IV line but they did nothing.
 

akitomartin

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From my point of view A12, with the battery drain issue (which in Android 11 with the Xperia 1 III was very bad) it was a substantial improvement.
The bad thing is the interface. The UI ruins the entire user experience.
Sony should listen to customers and make an "aesthetic" change as it already worked in previous versions of Android.
 

aoiharu

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How many have updated to 12 and what's your opinion?
phones sold in Russian region do not have this luxury. for me android 12 is just a mirage
From my point of view A12, with the battery drain issue (which in Android 11 with the Xperia 1 III was very bad) it was a substantial improvement.
The bad thing is the interface. The UI ruins the entire user experience.
Sony should listen to customers and make an "aesthetic" change as it already worked in previous versions of Android.
sony is lazy af to just turn on material u
 

bountyman334

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So, what's the verdict 5 months later? How many have updated to 12 and what's your opinion?
a12 takes some use to. but after being on a11 gssi Evo, for a month .. ill stay with stock CN a12 .140.. its less bloated but in doing so. You might want to go with TW or Russia firmware first , becuase of gooogle sign in and restoring device setting. then flash cn keep data and it will still work
 

Shefczenko

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Hi all! I bought this phone couple days back and it would be superb except I cannot get SIM worki g.
When I try to somehow force it the phone reboots and is rebooting until it bricks itself to bootloop.
Xperia software repair and newflash is able to get it back.
Without the SIM in it it WORKS FINE!
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Any ideas at all? I can rma it but I'm worried they will tell me to pick another phone. Which I don't really want.
Is it possible to go to A11? Rollback prevention is the worst. Heard most issues started with A12 Thanks for your time. 🙂
 

Shefczenko

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What a pain. Sounds like a bad phone. Can you return the phone to the mobile sim company or does it have to go to Sony?
Well neither, but I guess the shop itself will send it to Sony as it was purchased as used but with warranty. I'm little sceptical about it as I think their solution will be to exange it for a different phone at the same/higher price.
Edit: Sorry mate I'm a dum dum.
 
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Ainz_Ooal_Gown

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Well neither, but I guess the shop itself will send it to Sony as it was purchased as used but with warranty. I'm little sceptical about it as I think their solution will be to exange it for a different phone at the same/higher price.
Edit: Sorry mate I'm a dum dum.

What model number is it? And since it's used it's possible it was cross flashed...mine is a XQ-BC72 running SEA firmware but i cross flashed it to XQ-BC62 US firmware because I'm on Metro PCS but that shot my Sim and i couldn't make any calls or send texts...that is untill i out the SEA firmware back on....
 

Shefczenko

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What model number is it? And since it's used it's possible it was cross flashed...mine is a XQ-BC72 running SEA firmware but i cross flashed it to XQ-BC62 US firmware because I'm on Metro PCS but that shot my Sim and i couldn't make any calls or send texts...that is untill i out the SEA firmware back on....
BC52 however RMA ended with them returning money to me so I bought another unit second hand and that one works fine. (With known bugs ofc)
Kinda happy it's probably the best phone I owned Nexus 6 on steroids.
 

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