We are now talking about tips and tricks SONY XPERIA J (ST26i/ST26a), especially if you have problem with it. SONY XPERIA J (ST26i/ST26a) have 4 inches LCD screen and if we see the design of body is very elegant. SONY XPERIA J (ST26i/ST26a) have 5 megapixel main camera with LED flash to help you get picture in low light conditions. The price is good for 1Ghz processor and good design smartphone.


What is Advantage of SONY XPERIA J (ST26i/ST26a) Specifications:

LCD 4 inches with Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine
Corning Gorilla Glass screen protector
Internal memory 4 GB (2 GB user available)
RAM 512 MB
External memory microSD, up to 32 GB
Main Camera 5 MP, 2592х1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
Front camera VGA
Processor 1 GHz Cortex-A5
GPU Adreno 200
Battery Li-Ion 1750 mAh




How to Solve Problem and Recovery if SONY XPERIA J (ST26i/ST26a) get hang or not responding or malfunctions or hang or stuck or freezing or bricked ?

SONY XPERIA J (ST26i/ST26a) use 1Ghz processor and also have 512 RAM, this is enough to run some applications together. More than thousands of applications can be choose from Google Play Store, some of them is not develop well or not compatible with SONY XPERIA J (ST26i/ST26a). If we install not compatible one, than maybe it will make SONY XPERIA J (ST26i/ST26a) become slowly or not responsive. In this case we need to uninstall that applications, and try to do soft reset or reboot the SONY XPERIA J (ST26i/ST26a) to delete caches or some temporary files. If we still get problem, then try to do the master format with hard reset.


How to Soft Reset or Reboot or Restart SONY XPERIA J (ST26i/ST26a) ?

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 J (ST26i/ST26a) 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 J (ST26i/ST26a) with Software Menu :

  1. Make sure the battery is charge properly
  2. Turn on SONY XPERIA J (ST26i/ST26a) 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 J (ST26i/ST26a)
  6. The SONY XPERIA J (ST26i/ST26a) will continue the step until ready to use in clean factory default.


#Option 2, Hard Reset SONY XPERIA J (ST26i/ST26a) 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 J (ST26i/ST26a) battery is charge properly or full charge
  4. Power off SONY XPERIA J (ST26i/ST26a)
  5. Boot SONY XPERIA J (ST26i/ST26a) 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 J (ST26i/ST26a) 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 J (ST26i/ST26a)
  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 J (ST26i/ST26a)


#Option 4, Hard Reset SONY XPERIA J (ST26i/ST26a) 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 J (ST26i/ST26a) to factory default Android operating system.


Please remember, doing the hard reset for master format SONY XPERIA J (ST26i/ST26a) will delete and erase any important data and installed applications at SONY XPERIA J (ST26i/ST26a). Always remember to do the backup first before performing the master reset. Backup also recommended to do anytime you can, not only while we need to format.



How to Restore and Reinstall Clean Android Operating system at SONY XPERIA J (ST26i/ST26a) ?

SONY XPERIA J (ST26i/ST26a) use Android for operating system. We do not need to install or insert any stuff to SONY XPERIA J (ST26i/ST26a) while we need to reinstall the operating system. Because the factory default and clean operating system already saved secure at SONY XPERIA J (ST26i/ST26a) ROM. The operating system will be automatically reinstall when we perform the hard reset or master format with above step.


How to Unlock or Fix or Solutions for SONY XPERIA J (ST26i/ST26a) forgot password code or security lock screen pattern or pin?

If we have sensitive data or secure data, better to give security password or screen lock at SONY XPERIA J (ST26i/ST26a), we can choose the password pin or pattern before using this smartphone. But sometime we can forget the security password or pattern, than what we need to do is try restore the password unlock with Forget Password button help. SONY XPERIA J (ST26i/ST26a) will ask for Google account which already installed before. If by any situations we can not access the Google account, then we need to do master format or hard reset SONY XPERIA J (ST26i/ST26a).


How to Improve Performance SONY XPERIA J (ST26i/ST26a) to make run more faster?

We suggest to install only use or important applications from Google Play store at our SONY XPERIA J (ST26i/ST26a), try to choose only recommended applications because if not compatible or unstable applications installed, the it will make our SONY XPERIA J (ST26i/ST26a) run slowly. If your SONY XPERIA J (ST26i/ST26a) already run slowly or sometime not very responsive, then we recommend to format with hard reset SONY XPERIA J (ST26i/ST26a) to make it faster and clean.


Is That Any Secret Code for Doing Format SONY XPERIA J (ST26i/ST26a)?

There is no secret hidden code for SONY XPERIA J (ST26i/ST26a) to make it back to factory default. Do the options above to hard reset it.


Can I doing Reset Software  SONY XPERIA J (ST26i/ST26a) without delete important data?

Try to do this:

  1. Goto Menu
  2. Choose menu Setting > Backup & reset > Settings reset > Reset Phone
  3. Continue by choose : Reset settings

This way will not delete anything in your smartphone, but becareful doing this step, do not wrong or mistake do the factory data reset, because if you wrong, than all data will be wipe and delete from SONY XPERIA J (ST26i/ST26a)


How to Update SONY XPERIA J (ST26i/ST26a) to Android Kitkat v.4.4 Operating System?

Sony already give announcement that they will not update Sony Xperia J to Android Kitkat. The latest Update of SONY XPERIA J (ST26i/ST26a) is Android Jelly Bean. How to Upgrade SONY XPERIA J (ST26i/ST26a) to Jelly Bean? The Jelly Bean operating system already available with Over The Air (OTA) update, from Menu Setting > About Phone > System Update. As far as we know, using SONY XPERIA J (ST26i/ST26a) with official Android Jelly Bean is very good and the differences between using Jelly Beat vs Kitkat is not so significant. Maybe some other community have some steps to try upgrade Sony Xperia J using custom ROM, but we are not recommended doing this way for all users, because some wrong steps can make our Sony Xperia J become corrupt and can not use anymore.


Before doing hard reset SONY XPERIA J (ST26i/ST26a), we always suggest to backup all important data and applications if you can, because after finish doing hard reset, the SONY XPERIA J (ST26i/ST26a) will be clean like new, so nothing of your data will be stay except the data in microSD. Do not doing the hard reset if you battery less then 50%, we suggest to fully charge first before doing the hard reset.



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[Q] Hello.. I am using the Sony Xperia J ST26a and today the Go back touch under the the screen touch stop working and even the other two touch under the screen stop working too.. I am talking about the three soft touch at the bottom of my phone .. But the main screen is working very well.. Please what must I do now ..
[A] Hi, usually this trouble happen because of software trouble. You have to backup all important data and try to do hard reset using menu Setting like steps at #Option 1 above to reformat your Sony Xperia J operating system to factory default. After finish hard reset, then your soft touch will be work again normally.

[Q] Hi, maybe you should consider to do my mobile Sony experia st 26i pattern unlock do pluck how to my phone number 7088841411 call me.
[A] Hi, first you can try to reset your forgotten security pattern using Gmail account. Please try to give several time wrong answer continuously until your phone locked or freezing 30 seconds, at this time your phone will show Forgot Pattern button, then press that button to show username and password field of your Gmail account that you have signed-in before. But please also make sure your Internet is active while process this steps, because your Sony Xperia J will ask authentication with Google server. If still can not work, then you have to do hard reset your Sony Xperia J ST26i using PC Companion applications like steps at #option 4 above.

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