Sony Xperia Tipo family get 2 product, one is single card GSM with code Xperia Tipo ST21i (ST21a) and the other one is Xperia Tipo with dual slot simcard GSM-GSM with code Xperia Tipo ST21i2 (ST21a2). Basically the specifications is almost the same, and the operation method also not different.


The main Advantage for SONY XPERIA TIPO ST21i & ST21i2 Specifications:

LCD 3.2 inch with Scratch-resistant glass
GSM Slot for ST212i or GSM GSM Dual Slot for ST21i2
Processor 800 MHz Cortex-A5
GPU Adreno 200
Internal Memory 2.9 GB
External Memory microSD, up to 32 GB
RAM 512 MB
Operating System Android OS, v4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
Battery Li-Ion 1500 mAh




How to Solved SONY XPERIA TIPO ST21i & ST21i2 Problem Hang or Stuck or Freezing ?

XPERIA TIPO ST21i & ST21i2 already have good specifications of processor, for daily usage it will run in good conditions. Some user got problem with XPERIA TIPO ST21i & ST21i2 like hang or freezing or not responding or screen can not respond with touch or stuck while booting or at applications. When this problem appear in SONY XPERIA TIPO ST21i & ST21i2, better try to do soft reset or reboot XPERIA TIPO ST21i & ST21i2 by pressing power button and choose reboot/restart at LCD menu. If this problem not gone, you have to do more with perform factory default with master reset SONY XPERIA TIPO ST21i & ST21i2.


#Option 1, Hard Reset SONY XPERIA TIPO ST21i & ST21i2 with Software Menu :

  1. Turn on XPERIA TIPO ST21i & ST21i2
  2. Make sure you already backup all important data
  3. Go to menu: Setting > Backup & Reset > Factory Data Reset
  4. Choose Erase everything to continue and confirm you ready to do the format XPERIA TIPO ST21i & ST21i2.
  5. The XPERIA TIPO ST21i & ST21i2 will continue the step until ready to use in clean factory default.


#Option 2, Hard Reset SONY XPERIA TIPO ST21i & ST21i2 with Flashtool applications.


  1. Flashtool applications have to be installed in you computer and ready with data cable
  2. Make sure XPERIA TIPO ST21i & ST21i2 battery is charge properly or full charge
  3. Power off XPERIA TIPO ST21i & ST21i2
  4. Boot XPERIA TIPO ST21i & ST21i2 to flashmode with using: Volume Down Button and connect to USB cable at No.1 above
  5. Follow the menu at you computer display, it is easy to understand the steps.


#Option 3, Hard Reset SONY XPERIA TIPO ST21i & ST21i2 with PC Companion Software from Computer

  1. Please Make Sure the Battery not Empty
  2. PC Companion is default applications for Sony Smartphone which can be download from Sony Website
  3. After install at our computer, open PC Companion Applications
  4. Before connect to phone, please choose Phone Update and follow several step at PC Companion
  5. At some menu, PC Companion will tell us how to connect the phone with PC Companion using USB cable and press the Volume Down button
  6. Finish the PC Companion step and until it doing Factory Reset to XPERIA TIPO ST21i & ST21i2 to factory default Android operating system.


#Option 4, Hard Reset SONY XPERIA TIPO ST21i & ST21i2 with Hardware Key Button:

  1. Make sure the battery fully charge
  2. Do not forget to backup all important data
  3. Turn off the SONY XPERIA TIPO ST21i & ST21i2
  4. Press and Hold together: Power Button + Volume Up Button for several seconds
  5. Follow the menu at LCD screen to continue the hard reset SONY XPERIA TIPO ST21i & ST21i2


Please remember, by doing the master reset or format to factory default, all downloaded applications and important data will be remove or erase from Sony XPERIA TIPO ST21i & ST21i2. If you don not want to loose any important data, better try to backup data as much as you can before doing the factory reset.


How to Fix forgot password SONY XPERIA TIPO ST21i & ST21i2 or security lock screen or pin?

When using XPERIA TIPO ST21i & ST21i2 and get problem with forget password security lock, this is the way to unlock ONY XPERIA TIPO ST21i & ST21i2 security password or screen lock pattern, what you can do is find the Forget Password button, you will ask for Gmail account password which already installed in that phone. If you can not access the Gmail account, then doing the factory reset have to be done with master reset procedure above.



How to Restore or Unlock SONY XPERIA TIPO ST21i & ST21i2 with Step by Step process?

Try to read the 2 options to restore or doing the hard reset XPERIA TIPO ST21i & ST21i2, if you still can access the menu, better use safe procedure at Option 1. Always make sure your important data already backup before doing the process.


Can I Get Hidden Secret Code of SONY XPERIA TIPO ST21i & ST21i2?

We do not this information, please tell us if you have secret code to do the hard reset of SONY XPERIA TIPO ST21i & ST21i2.


Latest Discussions & Share Information:

[Q] Hi, how to make hard reset on xperia tipo dual without using pc? Please help Thanks
[A] Hi, unfortunately at your problems, then you should use PC Companion which need to install at personal computer which use Microsoft Windows operating system. Otherwise, you can try to bring your Sony Xperia Tipo to Sony authorized service center.

[Q] how backup messages for sony xperia tipo st21i????
[A] Hi, there are some message inside your Sony Xperia Tipo. If you need to backup your sms, please use SMS backup application which can downloaded from Google Play Store. It can backup all SMS to file which saved inside external MicroSD. Please remove that MicroSD then you can firmware hard reset to reformat your Sony Xperia Tipo operating system. After finish getting fresh operating system, then please try to install again same SMS backup apps from Google Play Store then after that you can restore with previous data backup files from MicroSD.

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