Talk about SONY XPERIA ION. Produce for new name of SONY XPERIA because at this time, Sony already bought Ericsson name, so start from this phone the name become SONY XPERIA (without Ericsson). There are several version from SONY XPERIA ION.

For HSDPA version, the code is SONY XPERIA ION LT28h
For LTE version, the code is SONY XPERIA ION LTE LT28i
For AT&T version, the code is SONY XPERIA ION LT28at

When we talk about Sony, of course we know that the camera will be good, and this is come true in SONY XPERIA ION (lt28h&LTE lt28i) because it have 12 mp camera with Sony EXMOR R Sensor to give wonderful picture for camera as good as Sony pocket camera in comparison.


What is Main Advantage os SONY XPERIA ION (lt28h&LTE lt28i) Specifications:


LCD 4.55 inches with Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine
Scratch-resistant glass LCD
Internal Memory 13/16GB
External Memory MicroSD up to 32 GB
Main Camera 12 MP, 4000×3000 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
Front Camera 1.3 MP
Processor Dual-core 1.5 GHz
GPU Adreno 220
Operating System Android OS, v2.3 (Gingerbread), upgradable to v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean)
Battery Li-Ion 1900 mAh



How to Solve Problem and Recovery if SONY XPERIA ION (lt28h&LTE lt28i) get hang or not responding or malfunctions or hang or stuck or freezing or bricked ?

The first Dual-Core from Xperia family is SONY XPERIA ION (lt28h&LTE lt28i), so it will have a greater ability to perform a lot of tasks, and SONY XPERIA ION (lt28h&LTE lt28i) also have 1GB RAM to do a lot off multitasking applications. As we know sometime the applications from Google Play Store is not compatible with our SONY XPERIA ION (lt28h&LTE lt28i), the problem can be happen like hang or stuck or frozen or bricked. Ini this case we can try to do soft reset or reboot first to delete and , when the problem still happen at SONY XPERIA ION (lt28h&LTE lt28i), then you need to do master format with hard reset.


How to Soft Reset or Reboot or Restart SONY XPERIA ION (lt28h&LTE lt28i) ?


Press the POWER BUTTON KEY for several seconds, we will see the menu to restart or turn off. Choose restart/reboot than the SONY XPERIA ION (lt28h&LTE lt28i) will do the soft reset or restart. This is safe to do because non of important data or applications will wipe or erase.


#Option 1, Hard Reset SONY XPERIA ION (lt28h&LTE lt28i) with Software Menu :

  1. Make sure the battery is charge properly
  2. Turn on SONY XPERIA ION (lt28h&LTE lt28i) smartphone
  3. Don’t forget to backup all important data
  4. Go to menu: Setting > Privacy >  Factory Data Reset > Erase internal storage 
  5. Choose Reset Phone to continue and confirm you ready to do the format SONY XPERIA ION (lt28h&LTE lt28i)
  6. The SONY XPERIA ION (lt28h&LTE lt28i) will continue the step until ready to use in clean factory default.


#Option 2, Hard Reset SONY XPERIA ION (lt28h&LTE lt28i) with Flashtool applications:

  1. Flashtool in the applications from Sony can be download from Sony website.
  2. Flashtool software need to  installed in you computer and ready with USB data cable
  3. Make sure SONY XPERIA ION (lt28h&LTE lt28i) battery is charge properly or full charge
  4. Power off SONY XPERIA ION (lt28h&LTE lt28i)
  5. Boot SONY XPERIA ION (lt28h&LTE lt28i) to flashmode with using: Volume Down Button and connect to USB cable at No.1 above
  6. Follow the menu at you computer display, it is easy to understand the steps.


#Option 3, Hard Reset SONY XPERIA ION (lt28h&LTE lt28i) 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 ION (lt28h&LTE lt28i)
  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 ION (lt28h&LTE lt28i)


#Option 4, Hard Reset Format SONY XPERIA ION (lt28h&LTE lt28i) 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 Format SONY XPERIA ION (lt28h&LTE lt28i) to factory default Android operating system
  7. Note: For Mac user, please use and download Bridge for Mac from Sony website



Please do the step above carefully. All option to master reset or format will delete or wipe all important data and installed applications at SONY XPERIA ION (lt28h&LTE lt28i). That’s why you have to do backup first before doing master format or hard reset.


How to Restore and Reinstall Clean Android Operating system at SONY XPERIA ION (lt28h&LTE lt28i) ?

The Android of SONY XPERIA ION (lt28h&LTE lt28i) already save safely at that ROM, this is default factory operating system. When you do the format or hard reset with the step above, than SONY XPERIA ION (lt28h&LTE lt28i) will do reinstall all factory default operating system and applications settings.


How to Unlock or Fix or Solutions for SONY XPERIA ION (lt28h&LTE lt28i) forgot password code or security lock screen pattern or pin?

We can give more security to our SONY XPERIA ION (lt28h&LTE lt28i) with using pin or security password protection or screen lock pattern. Sometime we forgot the security key code or screen lock pattern SONY XPERIA ION (lt28h&LTE lt28i). First thing to do is find the Forget Password button, SONY XPERIA ION (lt28h&LTE lt28i) will ask the username and password Google account password in this phone. But if you still got problem with Google account, then you have to do the master reset SONY XPERIA ION (lt28h&LTE lt28i) to factory default.


How to Improve Performance SONY XPERIA ION (lt28h&LTE lt28i) to make run more faster?

We suggest to install only use or important applications from Google Play store at our SONY XPERIA ION (lt28h&LTE lt28i), try to choose only recommended applications because if not compatible or unstable applications installed, the it will make our SONY XPERIA ION (lt28h&LTE lt28i) run slowly. If your SONY XPERIA ION (lt28h&LTE lt28i) already run slowly or sometime not very responsive, then we recommend to format with hard reset SONY XPERIA ION (lt28h&LTE lt28i) to make it faster and clean.


Is That Any Secret Code for Doing Format SONY XPERIA ION (lt28h&LTE lt28i) ?

There is no secret hidden code for SONY XPERIA ION (lt28h&LTE lt28i) to make it back to factory default. Do the options above to hard reset it.


How to Upgrade SONY XPERIA ION (lt28h&LTE lt28i) to Android Jelly Bean or Android Kitkat ?

Sony already have official update of SONY XPERIA ION (lt28h&LTE lt28i) operating system or firmware to Android Jelly Bean v.4.1, this release already available since middle of 2013. The upgrade procedure is easy, because it use OTA (Over The Air) process using Internet. Please connect your SONY XPERIA ION (lt28h&LTE lt28i) to Wifi with stable Internet connection, then go to Menu Setting > About phone > Software updates > System updates. The download process time will vary depend on the speed of Internet connection, but we should connect SONY XPERIA ION (lt28h&LTE lt28i) with charger to make sure the battery will not empty while downloading and upgrading process happen.

Unfortunately, until today Sony not release upgrade of SONY XPERIA ION (lt28h&LTE lt28i) operating system or firmware to Android Kitkat v.4.4+. There are some other community have solutions for SONY XPERIA ION (lt28h&LTE lt28i) users to Kitkat upgrade, but we should carefully do that steps, because some wrong steps can make our phone become corrupt and can not use anymore, some functions also may not work normally when we use Custom ROM. Please consider to keep use SONY XPERIA ION (lt28h&LTE lt28i) official Android Jelly Bean operating system for stable release.


Latest Discussions & Share Information:

[Q] Hi.. I have Sony Experia ion which is not working. It can't power on .just show something like setting symbol on screen when I connect it with charger. I can u tell me what is this?
[A] Hi, first you have to try doing hard reset using PC Companion software like steps at #option 4 above. It will try to reformat your Sony xperia Ion operating system to factory default. If the problems comes from OS, then your phone will work again like new.

[Q] My phone's microphone hanged
[A] Hi, if you microphone broken, then you should replace the hardware at Sony authorized service center. But the hanged problems may also happen because applications. If you can, try to do hard reset first using menu Setting like steps at #option 1 above, because your Sony Xperia Ion still can work or boot properly.

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