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  1. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Even if someone were to get a US version could you flash an international ROM through flashtool? I just flashed a UK ROM on my US-spec XZ to get the FP scanner working.
    The US and international Xperia X differ only in minor firmware changes. Baseband (radio) is actually identical between the two. For some reason Sony will not run a fingerprint reader in the US. As near as I can tell, stripping out the fingerprint reader software is the only difference between the two variants of F5121. But for Sailfish X you must get an F5121 single SIM and not an F5122 dual SIM. That's the only proviso I've found.
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    11-10-2017 07:11 PM
  2. TgeekB's Avatar
    The US and international Xperia X differ only in minor firmware changes. Baseband (radio) is actually identical between the two. For some reason Sony will not run a fingerprint reader in the US. As near as I can tell, stripping out the fingerprint reader software is the only difference between the two variants of F5121. But for Sailfish X you must get an F5121 single SIM and not an F5122 dual SIM. That's the only proviso I've found.
    You have to have Linux to do this?
    11-10-2017 07:47 PM
  3. libra89's Avatar
    8 hours off the charger add a couple more small pokes, plus a 25 minute phone call. Still at 80%.

    Did I mention my 4G (LTE) signal seems stronger?
    I somehow forgot to say that I'm jealous. Your battery life sounds great to me.
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    11-10-2017 08:43 PM
  4. RumoredNow's Avatar
    You have to have Linux to do this?
    Nope. It wes originally planned to be flashed only under Linux, but Sony came up with a Windows 7 and up tool.


    I somehow forgot to say that I'm jealous. Your battery life sounds great to me.
    Then it pains me to have to inform you that 22 hours and 45 minutes in I'm still at 62%. It will probably get me through work today and last until bed time tonight. I am admittedly a light to moderate user though.
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    11-11-2017 05:43 AM
  5. TgeekB's Avatar
    Nope. It wes originally planned to be flashed only under Linux, but Sony came up with a Windows 7 and up tool.




    Then it pains me to have to inform you that 22 hours and 45 minutes in I'm still at 62%. It will probably get me through work today and last until bed time tonight. I am admittedly a light to moderate user though.
    That’s good to know. Must have been recent because I was reading about needing Linux on the blog.

    Thanks again!
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    11-11-2017 06:05 AM
  6. libra89's Avatar
    RumoredNow, I like you too much to hate you on that haha but that is very impressive.

    So an interesting thing happened with my 8. It just randomly turned off while I was asleep. No update, and the battery life was really good. This has happened to me before with one of the 7 series iPhones that I have tried and I'm done. It's going back. If I didn't have an appointment today, I would return it today too
    11-11-2017 08:24 AM
  7. TgeekB's Avatar
    RumoredNow, I like you too much to hate you on that haha but that is very impressive.

    So an interesting thing happened with my 8. It just randomly turned off while I was asleep. No update, and the battery life was really good. This has happened to me before with one of the 7 series iPhones that I have tried and I'm done. It's going back. If I didn't have an appointment today, I would return it today too
    Going back for what? What will you use?
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    11-11-2017 09:07 AM
  8. libra89's Avatar
    Going back for what? What will you use?
    It's going back for the fact that it turned itself off. If something happens once, it's likely to happen again. I have made the mistake of making excuses for why something happened and when it happens again, I'm stumped.

    I will be using my Pixel.
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    11-11-2017 09:11 AM
  9. TgeekB's Avatar
    By “for what” I meant for what device. Poorly written by me.
    Those things can happen randomly to any device I would think. It is a pain if it forces you to miss something though. You do seem to like your Pixel. Maybe that’s the one for you!
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    11-11-2017 09:14 AM
  10. libra89's Avatar
    By “for what” I meant for what device. Poorly written by me.
    Those things can happen randomly to any device I would think. It is a pain if it forces you to miss something though. You do seem to like your Pixel. Maybe that’s the one for you!
    Oh okay, haha. I'm returning the 8. That's true, but as someone who was burned by chasing something that seems to be better multiple times this year, I'm trying to make smarter choices.

    Yeah I like it a lot, I kind of wish that it had more battery life endurance. After using the 8 for some days now, the Pixel looks like it has way more endurance

    I enjoyed the TrueTone display of the 8 but I didn't think that it was worth $300 more over the SE. Ironically, the SE had better battery life over it. I'll see what happens next year but my SE is fine on the iOS side.
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    11-11-2017 09:17 AM
  11. nate0's Avatar
    Then it pains me to have to inform you that 22 hours and 45 minutes in I'm still at 62%. It will probably get me through work today and last until bed time tonight. I am admittedly a light to moderate user though.
    I imagine as they push updates the battery life among other things will improve over time too. I am the same way, being a moderate user. My 950 XL can go 24 hrs with about 50% left. But the updates recently to Windows 10 mobile have done battery use and app/cpu resource management justice. Someone was reporting in the X3 threads that his battery life doubled after some recent app updates.

    Edit: let me rephrase that...his X3 battery depletion percent per hour decreased by about 50%.
    Last edited by Nate W; 11-11-2017 at 10:02 AM.
    11-11-2017 09:47 AM
  12. HeyCori's Avatar
    Pretty sure my next phone is going to be an unlocked LG V20. I'm hoping some black Friday deals save me a few bucks.
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    11-11-2017 01:38 PM
  13. libra89's Avatar
    Pretty sure my next phone is going to be an unlocked LG V20. I'm hoping some black Friday deals save me a few bucks.
    That sounds like a great choice! If I can ask, why the V20?
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    11-11-2017 02:41 PM
  14. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Pretty sure my next phone is going to be an unlocked LG V20. I'm hoping some black Friday deals save me a few bucks.
    I'm using a V20 and love it.
    11-11-2017 03:08 PM
  15. HeyCori's Avatar
    That sounds like a great choice! If I can ask, why the V20?
    Second screen adds a bit of uniqueness plus the camera is more than good enough.
    11-11-2017 04:10 PM
  16. libra89's Avatar
    Second screen adds a bit of uniqueness plus the camera is more than good enough.
    Sounds good, I hope that you'll find a great deal for it.
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    11-11-2017 06:43 PM
  17. HeyCori's Avatar
    Sounds good, I hope that you'll find a great deal for it.
    Amazon already has it for $300 which is a more than acceptable price but maybe it'll be $250 during a Black Friday sale... or maybe not because $300 is already pretty darn low lol.
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    11-11-2017 07:04 PM
  18. fatclue_98's Avatar
    I'm using a V20 and love it.
    The wife is loving hers too. She thinks the signature on the 2nd screen is so cool.
    11-11-2017 09:33 PM
  19. HeyCori's Avatar
    Got the price match! I also traded in my old Xbox One and redeemed a cash rebate. Final out-of-pocket costs is only like $130. W00t!!! Case and screen protector ordered already. Phone should be here Wednesday.
    11-12-2017 06:52 PM
  20. libra89's Avatar
    Got the price match! I also traded in my old Xbox One and redeemed a cash rebate. Final out-of-pocket costs is only like $130. W00t!!! Case and screen protector ordered already. Phone should be here Wednesday.
    Very nice! Congrats!!
    11-12-2017 07:32 PM
  21. PerfectReign's Avatar
    Just moved from the 950xl to my work S6 and now a used Iphone 6s+. $200 on OfferUp.

    I now have the X3 for desktop work under continuum, and an Iphone 6s+ and 7+




    Sent from mTalk on my HP Elite X3
    Last edited by PerfectReign; 11-12-2017 at 10:50 PM.
    11-12-2017 07:41 PM
  22. fatclue_98's Avatar
    This switching thing is starting to get a little old. That's what happens when you have 3 different OSes with distinct benefits and deficits. Not only is it a pain to wade through the plusses and minuses of the OS itself, there are hardware considerations to make as well. It seems like there's always this one irritating aspect of the "perfect" phone that throws a monkey wrench into the equation. Be it sucka$$ camera (I'm looking at you Idol 4S) or crappy battery life (Xperia XZ) or flaky power "button" (any iPhone after 6S).

    I miss Roseanne Rosanadana - "it's always something"!
    11-12-2017 08:16 PM
  23. libra89's Avatar
    This switching thing is starting to get a little old. That's what happens when you have 3 different OSes with distinct benefits and deficits. Not only is it a pain to wade through the plusses and minuses of the OS itself, there are hardware considerations to make as well. It seems like there's always this one irritating aspect of the "perfect" phone that throws a monkey wrench into the equation. Be it sucka$$ camera (I'm looking at you Idol 4S) or crappy battery life (Xperia XZ) or flaky power "button" (any iPhone after 6S).

    I miss Roseanne Rosanadana - "it's always something"!
    I'm not sure how this will show on a computer but everything you said is the truth
    11-12-2017 08:45 PM
  24. CrockettGTO's Avatar
    Folks moving to the V20, let me know if you run into the bootloop issue plz.
    11-12-2017 08:54 PM
  25. HeyCori's Avatar
    I read a statement from LG and they blamed it on a bad USB-C cable. Maybe I should order an additional cable just to be safe.
    Last edited by HeyCori; 11-12-2017 at 10:51 PM.
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    11-12-2017 10:36 PM
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