Firmware for Sony Xperia M4 Aqua Dual (E2312)
Official firmware Android 5.0 [stock ROM file]. Download
[Recovery] Sony Custom Firmware. Download
- Recovery. flashing directly on the device
- Special utility from the manufacturer, or Qualcomm Flash Image Loader
We recommend the first way.
What are the custom firmware (firmware)?
- CM. CyanogenMod
- Paranoid Android
- AICP (Android Ice Cold Project)
- RR (Resurrection Remix)
- MK (MoKee)
- Illusion ROMS
- Pacman ROM
Sony Smartphone Problems and Disadvantages and How to Fix Them?
- If the Xperia M4 Aqua Dual (E2312) does not turn on, for example, you see a white screen, hangs on the splash screen, or the notification light only flashes at all (possibly after charging).
- If it freezes when updating / freezes when it is turned on (flashing needed, 100%)
- Doesn’t charge (usually iron problems)
- Can’t see the SIM card (SIM card)
- The camera does not work (mostly hardware problems)
- Sensor does not work (depending on the situation)
For all these problems, contact the forum (you just need to create a topic), specialists will help for free.
Root on Sony Xperia M4 Aqua Dual (E2312)
How to root Sony Xperia M4 Aqua Dual (E2312) see instructions below.
Below are universal programs for obtaining ROOT rights for devices on Qualcomm Snapdragon
- Kingo Android Root (PC required)
- VRoot (ROOT using PC)
- Framaroot (popular)
- Root Genius (root in one click)
If the superuser (root) rights could not be obtained or the SuperSU program did not appear (you can install it yourself). ask a question in the root topic on Android. You may need a custom kernel firmware.
How to enter Recovery?
- hold down Vol (-) [volume down], or Vol [volume up] and the power button
- a menu with the Android logo will appear. Everything, you are in Recovery!
Resetting the settings on the Sony Xperia M4 Aqua Dual (E2312) can be done in a very simple way:
- Settings- Restore and Reset
- Reset settings (at the very bottom)
Hard Reset for Sony Xperia M4 Aqua Dual (E2312)
Instructions on how to Hard Reset Sony Xperia M4 Aqua Dual (E2312) (factory reset). with a visual guide called factory reset on Android. [Hard Reset].
Reset codes (open the dialer and enter them).
- 27673855 #
Sony Xperia M4 Aqua Dual (E2312)
The Sony Xperia M4 Aqua Dual (E2312) is a smartphone from the Japanese brand that runs on Android 5.0. Here you can find firmware, reset settings, instructions, and also have info on how to get ROOT rights. over, you will find out the full specifications of your Sony Ikspiria.
The smartphone comes in a medium-sized box. On a black and white cardboard. pictures of the device itself and logos of all sorts of bells and whistles. Inside. the smartphone itself, a charger with a detachable cable, pieces of paper and a vacuum headset with replaceable rubber tips for different auricles. Everything is packed in two layers, and fans of unpacking can enjoy the process of turning a new device into a used one for a couple of minutes. As usual, there are a lot of manuals and in two languages (Russian / Ukrainian).
The first turn-on goes quickly and smoothly, with the exception of one moment: for some reason, the device at close range could not understand where it is and what time it needs to be automatically set. After changing the time zone, the matter did not change much, and I set the time manually, which I had not done on equipment for a very long time.
After turning on and the first settings, the new UI immediately catches the eye. What I saw earlier from Sony on Android just upset me. I did not want to use the old versions of the interface, although everything seemed less sad to undemanding users. I already liked the new OS appearance in Sony more, although it is not so drastically different from the “bare” Android. Externally, the Xperia ZL is very similar to the Xperia Z. the differences are only in the back and the fear of water in the ZL. We will start talking in more detail with the design.
Hardware, software and battery
The internals of the Sony Xperia ZL are identical to those of the Xperia Z, with almost no difference. There is a standard flagship set. a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064 quad-core processor with a clock frequency of 1.5 GHz, 2 GB of RAM, an Adreno 320 video accelerator, a 16 GB drive expandable with Micro SD memory cards up to 64 GB. In a word, the same LG Nexus 4, for example, only with memory cards. This is enough for normal operation of the device, I did not notice any brakes. It happens that applications crash, but here everything depends on the hardware. In tests, the results are quite good: 20524 points were given by AnTuTu, and in NenaMark2. a dense 59.8 frames per second. The device heats up accordingly, but does not cause any sharp discomfort.
Iron’s biggest problem is the 2370mAh battery, which drains in half a day. As soon as the device got to me, the battery charge was 2%. Towards evening, I charged my smartphone and went to meet with friends, it was about 19:00. Returning home closer to midnight, I looked at the battery charge, it was 48% (and this is without hours of games or serious torment). And so it was all the time of use. the smartphone could not stand a full day. There are proprietary power saving modes that turn off the transmission of mobile data when the display is off, but then the smartphone’s function is lost. In general, after lying on the table for a day even without a SIM card, the smartphone will lose at least half of its charge in a day, and this is the biggest disadvantage of the device.
How to insert a SIM card into Sony xperia
There was a time when big phones were called clunky and outdated. Time has replaced large devices with small, thin and fit in the smallest. These small, ergonomic devices were sold like children to school. It got to the point that the phones “grew thin” to the size of Swiss knives. But then time played in the other direction. Buttons from telephones disappeared, the concept of “telephone” began to outlive its own, and the devices themselves began to grow by leaps and bounds. Just 3 years ago, I had buttons on my smartphone, and the display did not know prints and was only 2 inches diagonal.
Everyone, drove through nostalgia. Now smartphones will easily “do” what we used to call a computer, and at the same time will be many times more convenient for many simple tasks such as talking on Skype. So, at the beginning of the year at CES 2013, new flagships from Sony were presented. The Xperia Z is slightly more expensive than the ZL and is not afraid of water. At the same time, the ZL has a number of its own differences. I suggest looking at one of the largest Sony smartphones. Xperia ZL.
Design, buttons, display
Nowadays, it is very difficult to call the design of a smartphone unique. They all became the same, the only difference is in the size and materials of the case. Of course, you can say for a long time: “This strip is longer here, and the corner is smoother. that’s it, it is original and unique!”, But nothing new conceptually. There are similarities with the Z-coy in the front and on the sides, the backs are different. So, the front panel is completely covered with glass with a very thin frame around the perimeter. The side faces received the same glossy, almost mirrored inserts with a slight grayish tint and fingerprints. It should be noted right away that the device will be clean only for the first few seconds after the box, then it will magnetise all the dust, lint, and so on to itself. Personally, I wiped my smartphone right after my. then after a T-shirt, then after a cloth for cleaning smartphones, then I stopped trying to clean it from dust and resigned myself. Actually, this is why a lot of dust is visible in all the photos. this is how a smartphone looks in daily use.
The back panel is no longer glass, like the older Xperia Z, but plastic. The shape also turned out to be different, slightly convex, which gives a difference in the thickness of the case by almost 2 mm. This plastic is covered with a textured mesh. In practice, this “ass” gives the smartphone a touch of cheapness, while not being cheap. Yes, it is not so scary to throw it on the table, but it is not as pleasant to hold it as Xperia Z, precisely because of the plastic back. Neither the silver Xperia lettering nor the speaker can save the day. The best solution would be to purchase a white version of the smartphone. its back surface is smooth and glossy, but, alas, it is also not infallible. There is also a 13 megapixel main camera and a flash on the back. At the bottom there is an unusual plug with a SIM and a memory card hidden under it. It will be difficult to lose the plug. it closes tightly and is additionally held by a rubber thread.
Of the side parts, the right one is the busiest. It houses a volume rocker, a power button and a camera button. The movement of the buttons is pleasant, I did not manage to accidentally press the button, and the camera button pleased with two “levels” of pressing: if you do not press the button to the end, you can focus, and if you press it all the way, you can take a picture; everything is like on adult cameras. On the left side, there is a Micro USB connector without a cap. The lower left corner is “perforated” for the wrist strap. The upper side of the device received a headset jack, while the bottom remained empty.
The front panel is covered with mineral glass, which will surely be damaged in the same way as any other, even ten times tempered glass. The oleophobic coating was not very greedy, and as a result, the prints will not often wipe off on T-shirts, then with a cloth and so on, dust will interfere more Above under the earpiece is a small Sony logo, a multi-colored notifier is located in the bottom center, the front camera in in the lower right corner, and next to it is a microphone. At first it seemed to me that they got excited with the front camera, but no, they stupidly missed with it. We will talk about this further, now about the front side. precisely, its most important component. the display.
5 inches, TFT, Full HD, Mobile Bravia Engine 2, 440 ppi And such lousy viewing angles. Logically, a device of this class should not even cause thoughts about it, but unfortunately it did not grow together. Everything with the display is good, the backlighting was enough for me with a margin, the colors are beautiful and juicy. But as soon as you change the angle of the display, the magic disappears, the colors fade, the world no longer seems so colorful and cheerful. And this is from the company that produces pretty cool TVs. In practice, problems with this are extremely rare, but for this money I would like not to argue for half an hour with a person sitting next to him that the picture could be more saturated, but to finish this holivar with viewing angles.
Finishing talking about the design, I would like to note that the device turned out well, the assembly did not fail, almost everything is in its place (a subtle hint of the front camera). But there are a few little things left that I would not want. As for the case, it would be better if the engineers did not hide the SIM card with the memory card on the “back”, but did it, as in the Xperia Z; the same about the rear plastic, the texture of which only reminds of cheap dialers. It is not very convenient for me personally to use a device of such a diagonal, but I also have no sharp discomfort. The fact that it is not always possible to perform the required actions with one hand is more than compensated for during browsing and watching movies; in games and applications, due to very high resolution and non-optimized programs, some elements may be too small. Of course, it turned out inconvenient with viewing angles, but for those who rarely turn a smartphone in front of their nose, there will be no problems.
Cameras, photos and videos
With cameras in the Sony Xperia ZL, the same story is repeated with TVs and displays. Earlier, I met with Sony cameras a couple of times and was pleased with them, which is difficult to say about what turned out to be in our today’s hero of the review. Let’s start with the front camera. The resolution of such a webcam was 2.2 megapixels, its quality is good enough for video calls, but its location leads to the fact that at the other end your interlocutor will look not into your discerning eyes, but into your nose. Alternatively, the interlocutor will look at the chin. depending on the usual position of the phone in his hand. Many, of course, will say that I am looking in the wrong place and that this should be done in the camera, but let’s face it. everyone is looking at the interlocutor, and the problem will remain. There is only one way out. to turn the device horizontally, but by inertia everyone communicates in a vertical orientation. the way it is more usual to hold a smartphone.
The main camera is located in its usual place and looks good on paper: 13.1 megapixels, autofocus, geo-tagging, face recognition, Exmor RS and all the other bells and whistles. We take a picture. It looks good from a smartphone, but if you look on a computer monitor, it looks so-so. The photos are not very sharp. The same can be said about night shooting, and when you are still in the process of adjusting to the desired picture, there is as much noise on the display as there was snow in Kiev in March. After you have taken the picture, the noise disappears, and with it the rest of the sharpness. I suspect that the built-in noise killing utility always works, which will explain the weak harshness. There is also “Super Auto”, but it is worse than the standard one, and if the situation allows, then you can try to pick the settings. there is a lot of interesting and useful things. As for video recording, you don’t have to try to shoot something fast, sharp. the shutter speed will not be enough. But it records Full HD at 30 frames per second.
But in general, everything is bearable with the camera. For those who do not focus specifically on the camera in a smartphone, everything will be enough. Personally, I don’t often shoot something important on a smartphone and I’m more worried about the other side of the coin. performance.
Conclusions and personal impressions
In recent years, smartphones have seriously increased in size and have become much more convenient than the first attempts to do something like this. So it is here. But everything is fine only on paper, but in practice it is not so good. The Xperia ZL has excellent speakers, rather nice shapes, good build, a good Full HD display and an adult camera. But the impression is spoiled by the cheap plastic on the back of the device, weak viewing angles that turn the picture on the display into a faded misunderstanding, the camera takes good pictures every other time, and the super auto mode does not help. over, this Xperia is discharged faster than the end of the working day.
To be honest, I personally liked the device. The large display is great to watch videos and Google, while the device fits in your. The performance would be more than enough for all popular and not so popular tasks, and the heating did not cause any unpleasant sensations. I would even forgive him for the dust magnet function, if not for the battery, which simply discourages the use of the device in situations where there is no outlet nearby. These are the devices that spawned all these comics about Android and charging. And in this light, competitive solutions look more profitable, especially considering the price of 730.
How to insert a SIM card into a push-button phone
Very often, users have a problem when they need to replace the SIM card in their smartphone, or insert / remove the memory card. Usually, to remove a SIM card or memory card, you have to do similar actions, therefore we will talk about this in one general material.
Now there are 4 most popular ways to get to the SIM card slot (or memory card) in a smartphone.
SIM card under the bolts
Sometimes the slots for the memory card are hidden under the bolts. You will have to unscrew some part of the smartphone body to get to them. Such methods are usually typical for specialized rugged smartphones, from moisture, dust, shock-resistant, etc.
Here is an example of one such device and how it looks.
It is easy to define it, firstly, by its appearance. Secondly, if the first and second methods did not suit you, you should look for the part that can turn away from your gadget. You can first look at the instructions for your model. The clue could be there too.
Card slot under the cover
The latter method is most typical for push-button smartphones or some moisture-proof devices. For example for a tablet Sony Xperia Tablet Z.
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SIM card sled
The sled is shown in the lower left corner of the photo for the article. They can look like this or be even longer if the manufacturer does not use a hybrid slot, but 3 separate ones: for two SIM cards and a memory card.
A hybrid slot is called a slot that allows you to insert a SIM card or a memory card alternately, which can work with both types of cards.
Today, this method of connecting a SIM card is most often used. Finding the slot in which the sled is hidden is simple: inspect all the ends of the smartphone. Usually the slide will be inserted from the left or right. To get them, you need a special pin (upper left corner of the illustration), which sometimes comes with the device, or an ordinary paper clip.
Next to the slide, you can find a hole, poking into which, they will move out. Be careful, make sure that this is not the microphone of your smartphone. Many modern smartphones use several microphones, one of which is usually located on the bottom, the one where you speak, the second may be in a different place. But there will hardly be a slot next to the sled.
It is easy to insert a SIM card into the sled. There will be special slots in it, one of which will be with a beveled corner that repeats the shape of the SIM card, the rest will correspond to the form factor of the memory card.
All SonyXperia Z’s: How to Insert Sim Card
There are three different SIM sizes, so chances are that the SIM from your current phone won’t fit the next one.
Nowadays, nano-format SIM cards are widely used. And in this article we want to talk about how to use nano-SIM in any phone.
SIM card adapter
Note. You can fit the nano-SIM into the large SIM slot using a carefully selected adapter. If the SIM card sits loosely in the adapter, it can get stuck inside the phone, and your attempts to pull it out can cause serious damage to the delicate innards of the phone. In this case, it is better to contact the service.
How to determine the quality of the adapter? If it uses tape or sticky plastic to hold the SIM card in place, this is not the best option, which can lead to the consequences described in the paragraph above.
If the SIM card fits snugly into the adapter (which is sometimes even difficult to insert there), this is a good indicator. In most cases, such a card will not get stuck in the slot.
The rest is simple. Choose a suitable adapter, put the nano-SIM into it, and then insert this whole structure into the phone.
Why the Sony Ericsson phone does not see the SIM card?
Very often, phone owners are faced with troubles in which Sony Ericsson cannot find a SIM card. If you have a similar situation, please contact us! We will quickly, efficiently and reliably fix this problem. Do not delay in solving such failures, since the operation of the device with a breakdown leads to a deterioration in its condition. As you know, early diagnosis of the problem makes it possible to significantly speed up the repair process and make it more affordable. Therefore, you should not risk and postpone a trip to the Sony Ericsson workshop “for tomorrow”, and at the first signs of malfunctions (in particular, if Sony Ericsson does not see the SIM card), immediately go to us!
On the surface of the problem. Sony Ericsson writes to insert a SIM card, it can be assumed that the device really lacks a SIM card, or you inserted it incorrectly. If this is not the case, then you should resort to diagnostics. You can do the initial diagnostics yourself under the guidance of our masters by phone, or you can entrust it to professionals. After all, our diagnostics are absolutely free.!
Why Sony Ericsson can’t see my SIM card?
With the naked eye, faced with such a problem as Sony Erickson does not read the SIM card, you can make several assumptions.
- You have faulty SIM reader contacts. This kind of breakdown in most cases is the result of moisture getting into the middle of the cell. This leads to oxidation of the contacts. You can try cleaning them yourself. But you need to be extremely careful. Since their damage may cause the need to replace the SIM reader in the future. And this operation is much more expensive and takes longer.
- Also, Sony Ericsson does not see the SIM card if the SIM reader itself is faulty. This can happen both when the same moisture falls, and when falling, hitting, or shaking. In order to restore the normal functioning of the Sony Erickson phone, in this situation, the defective component will need to be replaced.
- The reason that Sony Ericsson does not detect the SIM (SIM) card, at the same time, may be a breakdown of the SIM card control chip. She is very vulnerable to even minor mechanical and physical stress. If it breaks down, to eliminate the existing problem, it is necessary to replace.
As you can imagine, any mechanical or physical impact can damage various internal components in the middle of the mechanism. Therefore, in order to determine exactly why Sony Ericsson does not accept a SIM card, you need to contact a service center.
Here you can make a free diagnosis. Thanks to modern special equipment, this procedure takes a minimum of time, is carried out in the presence of the owner and gives an exact answer why the Sony Ericsson phone does not see the SIM card.
After repairs, we carry out a free quality control, and therefore we give a guarantee for the entire device, and not for its individual components. This operation allows us to diagnose many problems during the developmental stage.!
When making replacements, we use only original parts. Therefore, after our repair, your Sony Ericsson phone will look as well as function as new.!
It is very important to contact a workshop as soon as possible after you notice that Sony Ericsson does not recognize the SIM card.
After the first repair, you will receive a vip client card, which allows you to enjoy a discount on all our services in the amount of 10 to 40%.
In short, if Sony Ericsson loses a SIM card, contact a specialized service center. And our masters will quickly, and most importantly, qualitatively restore the reliable, uninterrupted functioning of your phone!
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