Solution For Touchscreen Problems Of Sony Xperia Tipo & Tipo Dual

Wednesday, December 05, 2012  
A large number of people have reported all over the internet that they are facing touchscreen problems on Sony Xperia Tipo and Sony Xperia Tipo Dual. The issue is related to software and not hardware. Company has not yet released any official fix to resolve it but an unofficial fix has been developed. A tool named ''TouchFWTools'' can ease your troubles. To download, install and use it, instructions are given below.


How to?
1- Download "TouchFWTools" from this location: TouchFWTools.apk

2- Copy "TouchFWTools" to your mobile phone via data cable or bluetooth. After copying, disconnect mobile phone from computer. (You can also download it directly on your cell phone)

3- Go to Settings, and in Security section, enable "Unknown sources" setting to allow phone to install non-market applications.

4- If you have file manager in your mobile phone, go to the location where you copied it and install the application. If you do not have any file manager in your mobile phone, first, either download and install "File Commander" or simply get "Easy Installer" and using this application, install "TouchFWTools". Both File Commander and Easy Installer are available at Google Play Store.

5- Run TouchFWTools and place mobile phone on flat desk. Press the "calibration" button. It will take few seconds to finish the process. Do not move or pick up the cell phone during this process. When it is done, test your touchscreen.


(All credits go to the developer of this tool)

[Update: This tool is also compatible with Sony Xperia J and Sony Xperia Miro. With all other Sony Xperia models, I can not guarantee its compatibility.]


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496 comments:

  1. This really works!!! Thank you!!!

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  2. Thanx dude..!!it really helped me a lot..

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    1. can we download it before we have problems and then will it start smoothly afterwards?????????????

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    2. Sure, you can. You can apply this now even if you are not facing any issues.

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  3. I really want to thank you Talal as it really worked....

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  4. thanks for share.

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  5. Thankyou so much, its worked perfectly :)

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  6. Work, thank you very much.

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  7. Thank U very much
    u saved my 10000 bucks

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  8. Agree with everyone else, what wasn't working well is now.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Jimbo

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  9. Great!!! Thanks for sharing :)

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  10. thank for your help.....it saved me lot

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  11. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE DEVELOPER... IM SICK AND TIRED OF MY TIPO AND I WAS ABOUT TO THROW IT UNTIL I FOUND THIS! GREAT HELP!!!!!!!!!
    GOD BLESS!!!

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  12. thank you very much for this!!! more power and god bless!!!

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  13. i cant install it using easy installer :(

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    1. Must follow step No. 3. Secondly, download tool on pc then transfer it to mobile.
      This is because if you download it on mobile directly using stock browser, it will be downloaded as zipped file which causes trouble.

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  14. i can't install it in xperia U . :(

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    1. If you are facing touchscreen issues on Xperia U, either take it to service center or check Sony forums and xda developers forum. You will find proper help there. Touchscreen issue is not common on this device. Make sure to update your phone software or repair phone software using PC companion.

      http://talk.sonymobile.com/community/support/xperia_u

      http://forum.xda-developers.com/

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  15. This is Magic! It works! I downloaded File Commander on my phone through Google play and loaded the patch, kept the phone stable on a table for calibration and the rest is the magic. This phone is perfect! Pls buy it and update your OS as well. Cheers

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  16. wat u mean by rooting?

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    1. Bootloader is unlocked to allow phone to install custom roms. Custom roms can help increase ram virtually by utilizing internal or external phone memory. After rooting, you can upgrade your phone to jelly bean or downgrade to gingerbread. Rooting phone is not recommended if you do not know much about how to do this.

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  17. not installed in xperia go.. :(

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  18. can i instal TouchFWTools.apk without rooting the phone

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  19. bro....who made this sofware ...max problem solved upto 97percent,....

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  20. Thank you very much, very good app... :0 :-)

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  21. finally, bekerja dgn baik. tararengkyu, Bro

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  22. Thanks a ton bro

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    1. thanks a lot bro, I just used this phone for one day but the touch screen really made me impatient. this really solved my problem.

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  23. It was great thank you

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  24. so can i buy sony tipo?

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  25. hey hey heyyyyy, thanks alot!

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  26. U r ROCKING!! Thanks!

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  27. the problem started the day i bought the handset......this thing absolutely solved the problem.....thanks a ton..

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  28. Thanks.. it's realy working

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  29. Talal Bhai U R Awesome, THank u v much. IT WORKS Like MAGIC. I really appreciate it THANKS AGAIN

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  30. thank you sooooo much !!!!!!! :D

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  31. thanks a lot boss...really i'm very happy now...hats off

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  32. Thanks its great.....

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  33. The problem remains for My xperia tipo dual. Soem report there is a upgrade available for tipo dual version 11 A0.2.2 may be it will sort out the problem when it comes to tipo dual too. I must say a duffer product not expected from Sony.

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    1. Current latest software version is 11.0.a.6.5 .

      A little bit of lag is quite normal on entry level smart phones powered with android OS. It happens on all android smart phones belonging to same category due to low processing power of CPU.

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  34. will this work for "Xperia u" also..? i'm facing recent issues in touch screen.. :(
    The response seems to be very low.. :(

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    1. You can try. Running on xperia devices other than tipo is not confirmed.

      Visit Sony support forums for help: http://talk.sonymobile.com/community/support/xperia_u

      Also visit xda-developers forum. Some developer might have tweaked some fix for issue: http://forum.xda-developers.com/

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  35. Great ... i have installed it & my touch screen is now awesome..........thank you somuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuucccccccccchhhhhh

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  36. Actually i already installed calibration from sony service center for this issue after that it work well for last 4 months. from sday onwards again am facing this problem.
    my doubt: can i installed this appalication in my mobile. it wont create any problem??

    Plz asnswer as soon as poosible.

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    1. No. It won't create any problem. In fact, it is designed to resolve the problems. Apply this once. Then you can uninstall tool. Make sure you keep installation file for future use.

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  37. thank you somuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuucccccccccchhhhhh

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  38. do you have touchscreen solution for xperia sola?

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    1. >Update your phone software (firmware) using Sony PC Companion. If already updated, then repair it using the same PC companion.

      >If above step does not work, I shall recommend to take it to service centre to get it repaired. It might be hardware related issue. Make sure your phone is not rooted to claim the warranty (if it is under warranty).

      >Try these trick at your own risk. I shall not be responsible for any of your loss:
      1- Use hair dryer and blow hot air on touchscreen for 10-15 minutes. Maintain safe distance from screen so that it does not get too hot.
      2- Better to place it in sunlight instead. Make sure temperature in sunlight is not too high.

      >Few Xperia Sola users at Sony forums have reported that these tricks have worked for them. But I can not guarantee success.

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  39. pls tell me where ll I find the 'calibration' button???

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    1. After installing application, run it. You will find a large ''calibration'' button. Follow the instruction of step no. 5 then.

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  40. thanks a lotssssssssssss..... god bless u

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  41. thank you so much, it is simply magic.

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  42. Hey Dear, it works for my XPERIA TIPO. Now the touch screen works like it was worked on a very first day.

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  44. when i try installing the above file.....it shows me the installing bar for a few secs and then l8tr displays.....app not installed....ive tried this several times but to no avail....plz help

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    1. Go to settings of phone, in security section, you will find "unknown sources" setting. Tick mark it.
      Are you using tipo?

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  45. heyyy... sexy lady... done..

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  46. yes i have a touch and type phone....sony xperia mk16i....i did the above...still doesnt install!!!

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    1. Running of this tool on sony ericsson xperia pro (mk16i) is not guaranteed.

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    2. is der ny other way i can fix it...i really wanna throw my phone away....i had installed this app for screen touch test...the top half of my screen works perfectly but the below half of the screen doesnt!!!

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    3. You can try these tweaks and tricks:
      1- Update your phone software using Sony Ericsson PC companion.
      2- If already updated, repair it using the same software.

      >Try these 3 and 4 at your own risk if above 2 points does not help in resolving the issue. I won't be responsible for any of your loss:

      3- Use hair dryer and blow hot air on touchscreen for 15-20 minutes. Maintain safe distance from screen so that it does not get too hot.

      4- Better to place it in sunlight for one or two hours instead. Make sure temperature in sunlight is not too high.

      These two points will help tighten the bonds of touchscreen but success is not guaranteed.

      >>If nothing works, take it to service center and get it repaired. This could be hardware related issue.

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  47. Thank you very much.

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  48. If anybody faces troubles with downloading file (touchfwtools) please, indicate it in comments section. I shall fix the download link. Thanks.

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  49. this works like a charm!!! thanks a lot for this solution...

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  50. Hi Talal, Is there any solution for the echo problem in tipo?

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    1. Sony officials say they will release a fix in upcoming software update. But if it is hardware related issue, software patch won't help much. There is a tweak which might be helpful:

      1- Reduce the call volume. If you do so, mic won't receive voices from speaker.
      2- There is one mic on the right side. Cover it during call. Another one at the bottom, try the same with that one also.

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    2. Thanks for the info bro.

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  51. guys plz post me the link of tat....

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    1. What link are you talking about?

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  52. thanks this is awsome work feeling relaxd after installing u rockkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk

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  53. Thanx a lot bro! :-) Really helpful tips! :-)

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  54. you are my hero thank you

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  55. well my phone touch is not responding.....when i switch on my phone the screen is locked and as the touch is not functioning at all, i cannot access anything...and how can i install the software ?????????

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    1. This tool can be installed if touch is working even slightly. You can navigate to certain required locations. But in your case, touch is getting totally stuck. In that case, you should consider getting it repaired from service centre. Touch panel might be faulty and requires to be replaced.

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  56. Hello!
    May I ask you what kind of problems are you talking about?
    Becouse my touch is going mad,drawing lines all over the screen when I touch it :(

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    1. Check in ''developer options'' whether you have accidentally or unintentionally enabled 'Piointer location' setting.

      Secondly, this post is about bad touch response which arise due to some problems in calibration.

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  57. hello
    my tipo is not working.lots of touch problem and when i play tempale run game and any other app then phone will be hang and restart...
    so please tell me what will we do???

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    1. You might have installed too much applications in phone. I shall advise you to install only few necessary apps as it is a low powered phone.
      Regarding bad touch. Apply this tool which I have provided above. Touch response will improve. But one point to be noted, since, it is an entry level phone, it will still lag a little bit just like other android phones belonging to similar category.

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    2. hey man i will do that all u say that.i install tha u r software.but 1 mgs are showing

      unfortunately,com.fihspec.touchfwttools has stopped

      this is error.
      so what should i do...

      please tell me

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    3. Reinstall this application and try.

      Go to Settings>About Phone. Check 'Android version' and 'Build number' of phone software and tell me so that I could look into error details.

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    4. hi talal
      i will reinstall the application.but same error showing.
      the 'Android version' is 4.0.4 and 'Build number' is 11.0.A.4.27
      this is all detail....

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    5. my phone is not rooted.
      but noe i what to do???
      plz tell me

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    6. Update your phone software first using Sony PC Companion. If touch problem persists then apply the patch.

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  58. hi talal!
    i wish you could help me on my problem.
    i had some issues on my sony xperia tipo dual. i know it's a soft touch phone, but when after my classmate borrowed it, its hard hard for me to touch. For example on the first page there are settings, play store, setup guide, xperia gallery,etc. and when i slide it to the next page it doesn't slides at all it only touches the xperia gallery. and when i play games its hard for me to play bacause of the screen problem. plsssssss. talal... help me :) :(

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    1. Apply the tool which I have provided above. I hope, your problem shall get resolved. Also update your phone software using Sony PC Companion.

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    2. Hi talal...
      i just borrowed the tipo and it didnt work properly .. so as u said i installed the patch... do i need to approach sony care center

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    3. If your problem is solved then No.

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    4. thanks talal your advice worked :) thanks a lot

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    5. thanks talal you helped me a lot :)

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  59. hey talal your name and my name matches my name is talha

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    1. Very helpful comment. Thank you. That's all I can say. :)

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  60. Thanks bro! this is very helpful.

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  61. merci beaucoup, c'est la solution que j'ai attendu

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  62. Oh Shit!!!!!! where where you man all this time.. i was fed up with this device.. 1 million thanks buddy!!!

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  63. Any idea who has developed this fix?

    As of now the screen problem seems to be okay... but I will test the phone performance for sometime and then give it a thumbs up.

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  64. please help me solve the sola touch problem

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  65. >>>> 3- Go to Settings, and in Security section, enable ''Unknown sources'' setting to allow phone to install non-market applications.

    In my Xperia S, I can't even slide to unlock (touch does not work from there)

    So how can I go to settings?

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    1. First of all, I am not sure whether this tool would work on Xperia S. Secondly, if touch is entirely stuck, restart your phone and try if it works even slightly. Touchscreen problems on Xperia S might be hardware related. So, I shall recommend to take it to service centre to get it repaired.
      You can repair phone software using Sony PC companion. Repairing it might resolve the issue.

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    2. Talal, that's superb....U are great full to me...I'ts Amazing!!!!!! u Rock..:)

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  66. does it work on xperia sola Touch screen problem ?

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    1. I have not tested it on Xperia Sola.

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  67. Thanks a lot.you saved my 8500 bucks.

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  68. Fantastic...It works absolutely. I never realised that this this was a software issue. Amazing Great work.

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  69. thanks. it works fine.

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  70. It is Cooll ..it works thanx..!!

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  71. Thank You!!! its a great Help..

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  72. Thank You!!! Thank you very much for your appropriate solution for touch problem. its a great Help..

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  73. what a top man you are, i was then going to take the phone back as it was getting to annoying to use. thanks big time

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  74. Hi Talal

    Thank you. I have tried it and it has worked amazingly. Thanks alot.
    I was very disturbed by the way my phone has started responding and I was cursing myself on decision to buy this phone but now it is, after your remedy suggested is applied, fine. TouchFWTools is amazing.

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  75. previously,i have problem with my touchscreen that is lagging...even typing sms also take time because of the lagging...after i install it just now...the result just wowww...i can type sms fast n can play games easily.

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  76. Wowwwwww thats an excellent solution i was blaming myself for handing over the phone to my small son thinking he did this to my screen. Now it working fine thanks a ton

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  77. thank uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu.u R Great.love u.thanks so much

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  78. Hi! I'm trying to install it through my laptop but when i click on the 'download file ' button, nothing happens. Help~

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    1. May be the link was down. It is working fine now.

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  79. hey ! does it work for experia mini st15i?? the middle part is not really responsive as well as the notifications area, it wont get down. pls answer as soon as possible. thank you!

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  80. it wont install in my application installer. should i try for another installer?is this software especially built for experia tipo?

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    1. Yes. It is tweaked for tipo (tapioca).

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  81. By the way, does it work for xperia z?

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  82. HII TALAL, FIRST I WANT TO ASK THAT IF I INSTALL THIS APP IN MY TIPO , DOES IT GET ROOTED OR BECOME OUT OF WARRENTY ? AND SECOND IS M NOT ABLE TO DOWNLOAD IT FROM YOUR LINK ? IT OPENS A RAPIDSHARE WINDOW AND THEN NOTHING HAPPENS ! please help !!!!!!!

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    1. No. This software does not root the phone. Rooting is totally different subject and no such application can do that. So, there are no chances of voiding any warranty because bootloader remains locked.
      The file is hosted at 'rapidshare'. When a new tab opens, you will see the green download button. Press that and download the application. Then follow the steps I have mentioned above.

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    2. can you tell , which kind of touchscreen issues are solved by this app ?
      i m getting some hanging issues and a little dislay flickering at low brightness in tipo dual ?
      what should i do?
      your opinion is very helpfull to me ,,give a detail

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    3. Mostly, little bit hanging issue is normal in entry level phones powered with Android OS. This happens due to low processing power of CPU. If you are facing flickering at low screen brightness, this happens when you are using GRPS or EDGE. It is normal. Increase brightness a little bit and flickering will go away.

      This tool resolves bad touch responses. For example, you tap something to open but instead of that something else opens. You can not type properly or screen hangs too much etc.

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  83. Hi, 2 Weeks Back purchased Sony Tipo Dual, I am trying to charge my mobile through Laptop via USB, If i connected its behaving like anything.. tooo worst .. any help please...

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  84. Hi, Recently Purchased Sony Tipo Dual if i connected through USB its behaving like mad, like anything... its in not in my control could you please help me out..

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    1. Here you go. Check this forum:
      http://talk.sonymobile.com/community/support/xperia_miro_%26_tipo_tipo_dual

      I hope, you will get proper help there.

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  85. Thaaaaaaaanks!!

    It works in xperia Miro

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  86. Thanks mate! You saved my time and money. :)

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  87. plz help.. does this work wit any sony xperia series phone ?

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    1. wich other phone rather dan tipo ?

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  88. Thanks a lot!!!!!
    U know 1 thing i bought this fucking mobile b4 2months but i used 1ly for 2days after that i not even touched it becouse of touch problem.....
    Now its working properly because of this software....
    Thanks!!!!

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  89. Hi Talal,
    I got Xperia U and I am facing touchscreen issues, mostly hangs.
    I enabled "Unknown sources", trying to install apk via ES File Explorer.

    But Xperia says Application not installed. What can I do?

    Xperia U, ST25i, ICS 4.0.4, 6.1.1.B.1.54

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    1. Little bit hang is normal on android phones.
      But if touch is very unresponsive, then better take it to service centre to get it repaired. The problem might be related to hardware.

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    2. Last time I went to service centre with the same issue. They wrote "Touch screen calibration" and the problem was fixed.

      Now again, same issue..

      By the way, why can't install the apk? I would try this method before ;)

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    3. Changes in firmware restricts the installation.

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    4. Here some details from log file:

      Package com.fihspec.TouchFWTools has no signatures that match those in shared user android.uid.system; ignoring!

      All suggestions are welcome.

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  90. Thanks Yew Ssoooooo much.. To release my Tension.!! Thank you once again.!!

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  91. Thnks a lot..It resolved my touch problem..Awesome work..!!!

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  92. Thanks a lot it working fine happy

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  93. Thanks a lot Bro,you save me..

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  94. Really works.You save me!!!

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  95. Thank you Thank you Thank you. Worked like a charm on a problem that was really annoying.

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  96. simply great. thanks very much

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  97. thanks. love it.

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  98. Thanks a lot. Works amazing.

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  99. I am able to download but not install on my Xperia Go.

    If you know of any apps or ROMS like this for the Go i will be so happy!

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  100. I confirm its reliability. It solved all my problems!

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  101. I confirm its reliability. It solved all problems with the touchscreen!

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  102. whats a calibration? is it like a gyro? i've install this but still facing the same issue... the touch still going crazy

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  103. hola esta aplicacion sirve para solucionar el prooblema de el touch de el xperiamini pro sk 17a gracis

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    1. I think, you mean to say that it solved the touchscreen problem of Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro SK17a?

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  104. Really thanx bro... U save hv clear all my tention on this phone... Credits go 4 u as well as the developer of the software... Sony should do somethg 2 make their product stable in every aspect to compete wit other...

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  105. I bought this phone a week ago. As soon as I turned it on, I had this problem. Although the touchscreen seemed to be getting a little better, I was going to send the phone back to the supplier, but thought I would check for a solution on the Internet. This page came up first. I must say I didn't realise it was such a common problem. Something I wouldn't have expected from a company like Sony.

    The installation worked just as described, Talil. My screen now works perfectly. THANK YOU!

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  106. I a, planing to buy a phone can you suggets me between sony xperia tipo or HTC desire c

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    1. Well, all phones have their own upsides and downsides. HTC makes reliable products. And I can guarantee it that HTC phones are much better in quality than Sony phones. Most Sony phones have software related problems in them. Even their latest most expensive Sony Xperia Z too has several software related issues.

      You should check "gsmarena.com" for specifications and users' reviews for guidance.

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  107. this works like charm..who ever the developer is thanks a lot to him and thank you for sharing..

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  108. memang terbaik...
    selesai masalah

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  109. Have this problem since a few weeks ago. I'm bit frustrated and thinking to sell this cheap junk....
    But then i know i must google first, search some help. and i found this page. Now my Tipo's touchscreen works very well.
    actually tipo is great phone and comes with affordable price. shame on it, it have a touchscreen problem.

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  110. Can i use 'TouchFWTools.apk for sony ericsson mini pro sk17a. please reply. thanks

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  111. SEN-Sational... thank you, my screen had been giving me the willies since I got it. It's like have an itch that you couldn't scratch suddenly gone. Thanks again.

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  112. Thank u so much

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  113. thank u so much... finally th eprob resolvd..

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  114. my sony xperia tipo was some time processed very slow .. how can i solve this problem . gallery is open very slow.
    how can i clear ram memory

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    1. You should use class 4 or higher microsd card. To empty the ram, use a good task manager. You can use "advanced task manager" for this purpose. It is available at playstore.

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  115. it really does work!!! thank you very very much!!

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  116. a 100 thank yous!!i just did this and the problem seems to have disappeared. getting rid off a few apps i don't use that often.hope this doesn't happen any time soon again. at least then i won't feel sorry to ditch the phone for good.

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  117. Thankyou very to the power of n mate. You have saved my phone. I almost threw it away. Thankyou very much once again.

    Nagesh/tvcrao

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  118. It doesn't work with my mobile but its increase the problem now!
    Is there another solution for this problem?

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  119. Thank you very much. Is there any solution for echo problem.

    Thanks
    Rao

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