Sony pushes out update to fix Accelerometer issue

The Sony Xperia X Performance is a popular and all-around solid device. Although, owners had to suffer the plague of the infamous accelerometer issue for a while now. This bug made the phone’s accelerometer completely unresponsive, resulting in major annoyances like not being able to auto-rotate the display. There have been a lot of discussions in the official forums for weeks, with users sharing temporary workarounds like disabling Google Location History. Ultimately, users had to resort to a full system reboot every time they faced the bug, with some users reporting rebooting 8-10 times a day.

Sony has finally decided to push out an update which bumps up the Xperia X Performance’s build number to 35.0.A.1.297, and is currently rolling out to all variants of the device, including the dual-sim variant. The patch does not include extra features, but focuses on squashing numerous bugs, including the aforementioned accelerometer bug. Users who have received this update have reported that the bug has been resolved. Users who are a part of the Xperia Beta program have also reported that the bug has been resolved in the latest build of Nougat 7.0.

No system dump has yet been posted. Users who are enthusiastic to sideload may have to wait till they receive the OTA as it is being rolled out in stages. Sony has no news on the update for the users of the Xperia Beta, so reverting back to stock firmware might be your best bet to get the update.

Via Android Headlines