Sim and GPS and Camera not working
Hi guys, I am following Lakotaubp s request on https://forums.ubports.com/topic/4147/sony-xperia-x-performance-dora-f8131-f8132/36 to post here... It seems I am the first, so I am not sure if I am doing it the right way
First of all, thank you so much for being here (as I understand, especially to Andreas-Pokorny) and giving such amazing advice to allow me to enable this project that I had had my heart on since they announced the Edge - and left us hanging...
I had a tough day yesterday following all the advice on several forums, but mainly here. I am not sure if it would help to explain my issues - one main problem was that my fastboot would not take any commands despite having found the device using
in the folder with all my tools
from: https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/q-cant-unlock-bootloader-software-says-i-can.2558539/ I finally found that the command:
fastboot -i 0x0ffce oem unlock 0x(my key here)
would allow me to fully unlock my bootloader (after having obtained the key from sony as described in previous posts. (I am not sure if you guys did not face this issue, or have a different reason not to mention this - maybe it is also just my inexperience in flashing devices that made me struggle so much, as no one on google seemed to explain this anywhere...)
Now I have a beautifully working system after initial installation issues with bootscreen crashes with twerp being the solution (despite error message) also as you guys have beautifully explained
Now my issue and and a question
UT works like a charm on my device, it is fast and everything. Browser works, appstore works, but needs several attempts for larger apps.
I was able to transfer an image via USB cable from my Ubuntu 20 PC, but not a folder with 12 mp3. The copy process then froze.
The sad part is: I can not turn on my location. and the Camera only starts to load, but never shows, and it only states No Sim detected in the according menu.
This seems very similar to the problems jlabon seemed to face a few days ago, but apparently updates fixed it for him? (can I to do something to update to build 115?)
Is there a simple solution maybe?
I followed the advice to use the 16.04/arm64/hybris/devel channel, is this still the most recent?
I used SW_binaries_for_Xperia_AOSP_N_MR1_5.7_r1_v08_tone.img (Android 7.1 despite android 8.0 being available on the sony website)
As I felt I nearly bricket my device yesterday, will a new installation be as tough as then? Or will it be only the UBports Installer? How do I find out if I used the android 8 SW_binary? as I had also downloaded it after several failed attempts?
Thank you for reading through all this. I still feel brain drained from yesterdays deep dive odyssey, and this may be less organized than I would like
Regardíng UT installation:
I updated my Dora device to the most new available software version (Android 8, deployed by Sony) before I rooted my phone. After that I followed the installation procedure and succeded with getting UT on my phone via Installer.
I updated my device with today's release (08-Jan-2021) from hybris/devel channel. This are my findings:
USB-MTP: From Windows10 device is recognized with internal storage and SD card. But couldn't copy files bigger than 16kB to phone's internal storage or SD card. (Small files up to 16kB are possible.)
Position/GPS: I still could confirm that GPS is working on my device. BUT it needs time (sometimes up to 2 min). Means, any application using Position will need some time before getting a signal/position.
Simple photo works and can be stored on SD card (as set in camera app settings). But zoom, photo-flash and film still not work.
Ringtone for incomming calls is still not working. Only vibration works.
Bluetooth connection to car communication system basicly works with receiving calls and manually dialing for calls but Contacts/Address Book of the phone is not downloaded to the car system.
No fingerprint sensor functionality. No file transfer with Bluetooth (seems that related app is not developed for arm64). No NFC functionality.
Thank you for your fast reply! And thank you also for listing your issues so clearly.
I seem to be facing similar issues when it comes to USB-MTP - but no such limit exists for downloads from the internet.
Wifi needs the password re-entered after every reboot and the last hotspot is saved with a number appended. (means the device will save hotspot 1, hotspot 2, hotspot 3...)
I am using the dual-sim phone, could this be a reason for my no sim detected message in cellular settings? (the UT menu under the not useable Cellular data switch lists me both sim however)
Camera just loads but never starts and the GPS switch is not useable.
In fact both the GPS and the Cellular data switch have a black background where the flight mode switch is grey when deactivated and green when active.
The SenSorstatus APP from the store seems to get absolutely no data from any sensor (compass, gyroscope etc. - in that respect TUX Racer will also not have any steering)
Is it possible that I have installed one of the images or even UT on the wrong partition or something? Maybe mixed the Boot or System destination? I am still trying to find out how to actually read out which data I flashed exactly where and it is curious that you and I both had Android 8 and used the same installer etc and now have two devices with such different functionality.
Yes, your right. Our devices behaviour is very different. But you said that you hav a dual-SIM device (F8132). My device is a single-SIM device (F8131). I would think installation procedure is the same on both devices...
With the UT installation on my device it was important to do following both things before starting the UT-installer:
- In case of flashing issues please wipe system, data & cache partitions using TWRP.
- Flash the OEM binaries from: https://developer.sony.com/file/download/software-binaries-for-aosp-nougat-android-7-1-kernel-4-4-tone/ using fastboot flash oem SW_binaries_for_Xperia_AOSP_N_MR1_5.7_r1_v08_tone.img
I have no idea how to solve the issues as I'm not a developer. And I hope some Dora-UT-developer reads our posts and could help to get the phones working and solve these important issues.
After installing OTA-17 camera seems to work including zoom and flash. Well done, thank you.