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  1. GigaSPX's Avatar
    For those who have decided to stick with the Z3v, I commend your great patience! I have came from XDA to bring you much awaited treasure we've all been waiting in great anticipation.

    First and foremost, LOLLIPOP! htt p://forum.xda-developers.co m/z3/xperia-z3v-android-development/ftf-xperia-z3v-official-lollipop-t3209596

    Second, FM RADIO WHICH WORKS WITH BOTH KK AND LOLLIPOP! htt p://forum.xda-developers.c om/z3/xperia-z3v-android-development/apk-sonys-fm-tuner-radio-app-t3209615

    And so far you can't inject root with kingroot on the Lollipop rom, but if someone is willing to take a crack at using the prerooting method iiinstruction I wrote in my root guide, have a crack at it. I can't get a start on it until I get home in 2 hours. htt p://forum.xda-developers.co m/z3/xperia-z3v-general/guide-sony-xperia-z3v-t3100402

    Enjoy guys!
    Ps- I've never posted on here before, so I have to break up the links. Just remove the space and get to it!
    pchain, DJJeffT and Wingwraith like this.
    09-23-2015 07:06 PM
  2. DJJeffT's Avatar
    FM radio apk works without root on KK.

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    09-24-2015 07:41 AM
  3. Wingwraith's Avatar
    Would VOLTE be included in this as well?
    09-24-2015 11:20 AM
  4. GigaSPX's Avatar
    I've tried it, but there's a problem with it. It's only activated by the hands of Verizon's own network. I can't get it to activate through my phone when it says to. :/
    09-24-2015 09:24 PM
  5. J0s3 Rubio's Avatar
    So, I keep getting a 404 error when going to the first link. Seems to have been a mistake??
    10-05-2015 03:44 PM
  6. Shoji1199's Avatar
    Link gives me 404 as well

    Posted via the Android Central App
    10-13-2015 09:53 AM
  7. DJ Sandman's Avatar
    I am over this lack of a system update from "Big Head Red" and I recently cracked the top front, which has caused a cumbersome experience to say the least.

    Please help a UDP customer on his next phone purchase. The Nexus 6p, the upcoming Droid Maxx 2 or Turbo 2, Moto X Style, or the 2 older phones I considered when the Z3v came out... The Droid Turbo or Note 4?

    I really wanted to like the Z3v but "B-H-R" reared their ugly head on the lack of support. Heck - I would even consider buying from the Sony Z5 line if it could be compatible on... you know who... lol.
    10-14-2015 12:25 PM
  8. frostyBhairs's Avatar
    hey guys im new here but had to get the word out. lastnight i called verizon and basically put my foot down for all of us neglected z3v owners. i told them we need something done. this phone hasnt has a software update since january, our apps update and are bugging out on us since they update for new software. they informed me that android software updates have to come from sony. so i chatted with sony online so i had written proof. sony informed me that they proved verizon with this phone and they customized it for their liking and network. they also provided verizon with the android 5.0 update for this phone. they informed me that it was on verizon to make it work for this variation. i called verizon back and provided the tech with all this info. after a few soft holds and and back n forth with the tech, they realized i wasnt getting the normal screw off answer of " we dont have anything showing in our system" that they normally give us when we call in. they tech then told me that they are going to have a tech meeting monday about rolling out a software update and i will call me back tuesday with more information on this. i say all owners of this z3v keep calling and do not take the screw off answer like i did. and keep pushing them. they cant neglect us any longer.
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    10-23-2015 04:24 PM
  9. jfd3's Avatar
    So would Verizon be at all accountable for a phone (for this discussion the z3v) if it got hacked using one of the many stage fright vulnerability's that exists if they have been sitting on an update and being negligent in the distribution?

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    10-24-2015 08:37 AM
  10. DJ Sandman's Avatar
    As I posted in another thread, I don't care about the update (or lack thereof) anymore. I really wanted to like this phone, but I shouldn't have bought it.

    Thanks to "Big Head Red" no more carrier phones for me and sorry Sony, but it takes 2 to tango and you're fired, too! The Z3v is a halfway decent phone and yet, both of you didn't market it or support it.
    10-24-2015 11:42 AM
  11. Shoji1199's Avatar
    hey guys im new here but had to get the word out. lastnight i called verizon and basically put my foot down for all of us neglected z3v owners. i told them we need something done. this phone hasnt has a software update since january, our apps update and are bugging out on us since they update for new software. they informed me that android software updates have to come from sony. so i chatted with sony online so i had written proof. sony informed me that they proved verizon with this phone and they customized it for their liking and network. they also provided verizon with the android 5.0 update for this phone. they informed me that it was on verizon to make it work for this variation. i called verizon back and provided the tech with all this info. after a few soft holds and and back n forth with the tech, they realized i wasnt getting the normal screw off answer of " we dont have anything showing in our system" that they normally give us when we call in. they tech then told me that they are going to have a tech meeting monday about rolling out a software update and i will call me back tuesday with more information on this. i say all owners of this z3v keep calling and do not take the screw off answer like i did. and keep pushing them. they cant neglect us any longer.
    So was there ever even a meeting?

    And since i was curious i read an article on 6.0. Apparently these are the sony phones getting that update. Shame. Was hoping for a surprise jump to marshmallow really.

    Xperia Z5 Xperia Z5 Compact Xperia Z5 Premium Xperia Z4 Tablet Xperia Z3+ Xperia Z3 Xperia Z3 Compact Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact Xperia Z2 Xperia Z2 Tablet Xperia M5 Xperia C5 Ultra Xperia M4 Aqua Xperia C4

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    11-02-2015 12:36 AM
  12. DJJeffT's Avatar
    Funny that the Z3 has people on the beta of Marshmallow...as we Z3v people wait for a first lollipop release. Sad.

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    xeene and DJ Sandman like this.
    11-02-2015 06:49 AM
  13. Wingwraith's Avatar
    And another month goes by... **** Verizon.
    I'll never buy another phone from these clowns.
    DJ Sandman likes this.
    11-30-2015 12:39 PM
  14. DJ Sandman's Avatar
    This will be my last transmission as I have moved on from the Z3v to the Nexus 6p. The difference is night and day, and the only thing I will miss is cast screening/MHL.

    Best of luck to everyone waiting on the carrier update. I gave up on it last month and just remember... "Big Head Red" ditched the Z3v and Z4v. They simply don't care because Sony had the update available several months ago.
    11-30-2015 04:21 PM
  15. xeene's Avatar
    I'm still rocking my z3v with 128gb sd card and enjoying it's rugged ability

    Will probably keep it for another year because there is nothing out there to match it's full featured list.
    12-04-2015 04:37 PM
  16. pchain's Avatar
    I have been tempted by the Nexus 6p myself, but for now I'm still keeping my Z3v. Despite it being abandoned, it is a great device and still quite stable.
    DJ Sandman likes this.
    12-07-2015 07:57 AM
  17. Shoji1199's Avatar
    I have been looking into the z5. Not being a verizon exclusive i imagine it being far better with updates. It sucks, to have spent this much on the phone and to be abandoned.

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    12-13-2015 12:08 PM
  18. John Schneider4's Avatar
    This is my first and last Sony phone.
    While it works well, I am disappointed by Sony and Verizons lack of support on this product. My next phone will be a unlocked non carrier specific phone. And it will not be a Sony. Until then. I will continue to use my z3v. It is stable. And it does everything I need it to do.

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    01-01-2016 09:09 AM
  19. jfd3's Avatar
    This is my first and last Sony phone.
    While it works well, I am disappointed by Sony and Verizons lack of support on this product. My next phone will be a unlocked non carrier specific phone. And it will not be a Sony. Until then. I will continue to use my z3v. It is stable. And it does everything I need it to do.

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    My sentiments are similar but different. I would love another Sony phone but I may kick Verizon to the curb. Unlocked and non Carrier specific phones and Verizon are "usually" mutually exclusive.
    I got the same love from Verizon on my Galaxy Nexus.
    Joe

    Posted via the Android Central App
    01-02-2016 08:11 AM
  20. pchain's Avatar
    I got the same love from Verizon on my Galaxy Nexus.
    Same here. If I didn't require Verizon I would have dropped them already. I will never purchase a phone from Verizon again though. I'm glad my Z3v is still a stable OS and a solid performer though.
    01-03-2016 12:05 AM
  21. GigaSPX's Avatar
    This is my first and last Sony phone.
    While it works well, I am disappointed by Sony and Verizons lack of support on this product. My next phone will be a unlocked non carrier specific phone. And it will not be a Sony. Until then. I will continue to use my z3v. It is stable. And it does everything I need it to do.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    This is mostly to blame on Verizon. They have major issues in doing what's right for this phone and so far we do finally have Advanced Calling since a couple months ago, but no other best support.

    For everyone else that's still visiting, I'm mostly on the XDA boards for the Z3v, and I will be sharing some very neat development stuff in the next few weeks. Some of which may include deodexed roms and the Z5 Camera mod which really makes a great difference in photo snapping.
    01-09-2016 09:34 AM
  22. jfd3's Avatar
    Advanced Calling since a couple months ago
    I saw this on their web site a few months ago too. I enabled it but there is no setting that I can see on the phone itself. How did you enable it on the phone?

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    01-10-2016 10:53 AM
  23. Muraenidae's Avatar
    I've been harassing Verizon with week about the lack of support specifically the advanced calling and OS update. My current contact is with "tier 2 technical support." Apparently they have record of an update that was supposed to be released in August. We tested my phone buy turning it on on their end. There is not an option on the handset to turn it on. After turning off my wifi we confirmed that it is not enabled yet. They did some more digging and found an email thread saying that that update was not stable and was not released on time. Their current guess is another month (take it with a grain of salt... Or a whole box!). I'm currently waiting on info about OS upgrades since Sony is going to do both the Z2 and Z3 and ours is somewhere between them. I'm pushing them to forgive the rest I owe on the phone since they promised advanced calling at the beginning of 2015 and we haven't had an OS update since January 2015. I don't know about the rest of you but I'm starting to have issues with apps as they update to Marshmallow.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    01-10-2016 05:16 PM
  24. jfd3's Avatar
    Oh, you mean like the Android Central App

    Runs great on my N7, not so much on my Z3v

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    01-11-2016 05:48 AM
  25. Wingwraith's Avatar
    we do finally have Advanced Calling since a couple months ago,
    No we don't.
    01-11-2016 09:29 AM
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