Simple Guide and tips for solving SONY XPERIA Z1 COMPACT D5503 problems. Sony release other product at Sony Xperia Z1 family with smaller LCD screen with 4.3 inches width call as SONY XPERIA Z1 COMPACT D5503 also known as SONY XPERIA AMAMIA, for our information, 5 inches LCD screen is available at Sony Xperia Z1. This SONY XPERIA Z1 COMPACT D5503 have the same camera capability at 20 megapixel (20.7 actually) also include with the same photography features and sensor size. The front camera also the same at 2 megapixel. Not only camera, the processor and internal memory&RAM have the same with Sony Xepria Z1 Honami. As we see, the SONY XPERIA Z1 COMPACT D5503 is the good choice if someone does not like to use bigger LCD screen for some reasons.


What is Advantage of  SONY XPERIA Z1 COMPACT D5503 AMAMI Specifications:

LCD 4.3 inches with Shatter Proof Glass Protection
Internal memory 16 GB
External memory microSD, up to 64 GB
Main Camera 20.7 MP, 5248 х 3936 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
Processor Quad-core 2.2 GHz Krait 400
GPU Adreno 330
Operating system Android OS, v4.3 (Jelly Bean) can be upgrade to v4.4.4 (KitKat)
Battery Li-Ion 2300 mAh



How to Fix or Problem Solving for Recovery SONY XPERIA Z1 COMPACT D5503 AMAMI hang or not responding or malfunctions or stuck or freezing or bricked ?

With internal memory 16GB, we can install many applications from Google Play Store without worry empty free space, but basically at beginning of use, the total free space is about 11 GB free, because it already use for the operating system and some factory default Sony applications. But please remember, that some applications at Google Play Store may not work properly at SONY XPERIA Z1 COMPACT D5503 AMAMI, some of them is not safe applications as well because created with bad coding. Because of that, sometime our SONY XPERIA Z1 COMPACT D5503 may get trouble like hang or stuck or bricks or broken or blank or boot loop or LCD touch screen not responding. In this situations, we should have to force shutdown or force soft reset or reboot or restart to clean cache and temporary files which can make trouble to our phone. If the problems still happen, then we should have to do hard reset or master format. Please backup all important data before doing hard reset, because all data will be wipe or remove from our SONY XPERIA Z1 COMPACT D5503 AMAMI.


How to Force Shutdown or Force Soft Reset or Reboot or Restart SONY XPERIA Z1 COMPACT D5503 AMAMI ?

When running some applications, sometime our SONY XPERIA Z1 COMPACT D5503 get hang or stuck or freeze. Therefore, the LCD screen become not responsive with our finger touch. At this time we should force shutdown or force soft reset or force reboot by using the secret button key that place beside the micro SIM Card slot. Please use some small pen or paper clips to push the small button. Press and hold that secret button until SONY XPERIA Z1 COMPACT D5503 shutdown by itself. If the phone totally OFF, then you can press POWER button to turn it on again. This steps is what we call soft reset or reboot. Doing this steps is safe, because non of our important data or installed applications removed. We can do this steps anytime we want. When the phone still work normally, to soft reset or reboot, please press and hold POWER button until the pop-up menu appear. After that please choose Shutdown / Power Off.


#Option 1, Hard Reset SONY XPERIA Z1 COMPACT D5503 with Software Menu :


  1. Make sure the battery is charge properly
  2. Turn on SONY XPERIA Z1 COMPACT smartphone
  3. Don’t forget to backup all important data
  4. Go to menu: Setting > Backup & reset > Factory Data Reset > Reset Phone 
  5. Choose Erase everything to continue and confirm you ready to do the format SONY XPERIA Z1 COMPACT
  6. The SONY XPERIA Z1 COMPACT will continue the step until ready to use in clean factory default.


#Option 2, Hard Reset SONY XPERIA Z1 COMPACT D5503 with Flashtool applications:

  1. Flashtool in the applications from Sony can be download from Sony website.
  2. Flashtool software need to  installed in our computer and ready with USB data cable
  3. Make sure SONY XPERIA Z1 COMPACT battery is charge properly or full charge
  5. Boot SONY XPERIA Z1 COMPACT to flashmode with using: Volume Down Button and connect to USB cable at No.1 above
  6. Follow the menu at our computer display, it is easy to understand the steps.


#Option 3, Hard Reset SONY XPERIA Z1 COMPACT 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 Z1 COMPACT
  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 Z1 COMPACT


#Option 4, Hard Reset SONY XPERIA Z1 COMPACT D5503 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 SONY XPERIA Z1 COMPACT to factory default Android operating system.


How to Restore and Reinstall Clean Android Operating system / firmware at SONY XPERIA Z1 COMPACT D5503 AMAMI (reformat) ?

After using for several period, our SONY XPERIA Z1 COMPACT D5503 will get more and more installed applications from Google Play Store or other resources. 3th party applications sometime can make trouble that can make our SONY XPERIA Z1 COMPACT D5503 operating system become damage or broken. At this situations sometime the Android can not work properly or sometime it can not turn on as well. To fix this problem, we should reinstall or restore clean factory default Android operating system or firmware. Basically the factory default operating system file source has already included inside our SONY XPERIA Z1 COMPACT D5503 ROM. Therefore, we does not need to copy or connect from any other device. Just follow one of the following steps to hard reset or master format above, then the operating system or restore will be reinstall automatically.



How to Unlock or Fix or Bypass or Solutions for SONY XPERIA Z1 COMPACT D5503 AMAMI forgot password code or security lock screen pattern or pin (lost password)?

Having SONY XPERIA Z1 COMPACT D5503 with 16GB Internal Memory and can be attach with 64GB external RAM will make our phone save many important data or pictures or movie that sometime could be confidential. Therefore, we should secure our phone with security protection. There are several options that already included inside SONY XPERIA Z1 COMPACT D5503 for security protection, but we are recommended to use screen lock pattern or password pin protections. The problem will be happen when we forget the answer of that security protections. But do not worry about this, because we can bypass or fix or unlock the forgotten security protection using Google account or Gmail username and password that we have already signed-in before. Please try to give several time wrong answer continuously until the SONY XPERIA Z1 COMPACT D5503 freeze about 30 seconds. At this time we will find Forgot Password / Pattern button. Please press this button to unlock forgotten security protection using Gmail account. If we can not access Gmail account at this phone, then we have to do hard reset or master format steps above.


How to Improve Performance SONY XPERIA Z1 COMPACT D5503 AMAMI to make run more faster?

With 2.2Ghz Quad Core processor, the SONY XPERIA Z1 COMPACT D5503 already have fast response while running some applications, but as we know after use several period, some users have problem that their SONY XPERIA Z1 COMPACT D5503 become slowly then before. Usually this problem comes from the Applications. Although SONY XPERIA Z1 COMPACT D5503 already have 2GB RAM, but if we install and run many applications in the background, then the RAM will be insufficient. Some applications that we have downloaded from Google Play Store will keep run in the background to wait for some command or data connection. If there are too many applications run in the background, then the RAM and processor resource will be limited and can make slow performance to run. Please try to remove some not use applications. If we want to make our SONY XPERIA Z1 COMPACT D5503 run faster again like new, then we have to do hard reset or master format.


Is That Any Secret Code for Doing Format SONY XPERIA Z1 COMPACT D5503 AMAMI ?

There is no secret hidden code for SONY XPERIA Z1 COMPACT D5503 to make it back to factory default. Do the options above to hard reset it.


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[A] Hi, as far as we known, there are no reset codes from that kind of phones, including no reset codes from Sony Xperia Z1 Compact. Just follow steps at #option 1 if your Sony Xperia Z1 Compact can go to menu Setting or use PC Companion to reformat your Sony Xperia Z1 Compact operating system to factory default.

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