The Sony Xperia Z is the next top-shelf handset with a lockscreen flaw
Now, it seems that another high-end model has been affected by the lack of security. The Sony Xperia Z may be protected against water and dust, but it doesn't appear to offer protection from scoundrels trying to steal your personal data. Scott Reed, a Sony Xperia Z owner and general man-around-town, discovered a quick way that those who live for evil can break into your phone. Check out the video to see how he did it. Hopefully, Sony is right this second working on a security patch.
source: ScottReed via GSMArena
1. TechBizJP08 (Posts: 488; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)
Whats with this pass code lock problems?
11. ITEngineer (Posts: 54; Member since: 26 Mar 2013)
Boy.. i remember the days Sony Ericsson was the best cellphone maker on the market. the K850, W900, and many more, no one beated sony...
25. Jonathan41 (Posts: 526; Member since: 22 Mar 2012)
Nokia did a few times. Btw, "beated"? What's with the unnecessary "-ed"?
26. SleepingOz (Posts: 2377; Member since: 22 Oct 2011)
Nokia, with its N-series, was the king at that time.
2. wendygarett (unregistered)
Looks like lockscreen flaw is getting popular, and more and more people curious to hack it, goona try mine as well lol
12. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2957; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)
My Nokia S60v5 still stays strong with the lock screen :)
3. dil2abu (Posts: 112; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)
But it is still complicated than GS3 Lock screen flaw..
Sony fix it soon..
9. WyclefJean (Posts: 38; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)
I feel sorry for those red thumbs down..so i gave another to you ;)
23. dil2abu (Posts: 112; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)
Here comes my red thumb down for you..
Have fun :P
16. TechBizJP08 (Posts: 488; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)
Mine is green,so don't be sad man. Sony will fix it immediately. In a couple of days, Just wait.
22. jroc74 (Posts: 3628; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
I dont think this is more complicated than the GS3 flaw. Every GS3, Note flaw took more than 1 try to get it to work...
This is alot easier IMO.
4. Nocturne (Posts: 24; Member since: 21 May 2012)
Galaxy S3 Flaw gets a glimpse of the home screen - haters rise
Xperia Z Flaw gives full access to phone - haters hide
Well done my Android brothers, double standards abound when "pride" is on the line.
14. rgxVOiD (Posts: 427; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)
tbh, no one is going to remember the service code but the GS3 it's just a metter of clicking some buttons and you do get the full access to the phone as well
19. jroc74 (Posts: 3628; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
But this works a lot better than the GS3, Note flaw.
The Samsung flaw its still a matter of timing. This is just knowing what to type, where to go in the menu.
20. jroc74 (Posts: 3628; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
True. I literally said wow looking at this clip.
21. dangchitrung (Posts: 55; Member since: 04 Apr 2012)
and you get more green than red- haters cry
5. avin007 (Posts: 137; Member since: 28 Feb 2013)
Could this be sm sort of alien invasion u know,remember the film transformers
6. BitterTruth (unregistered)
29. StreetNerd (Posts: 698; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)
i only took the xperia z coz of the cheap contract...50% discount for 2 years long
13. rgxVOiD (Posts: 427; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)
"Look, look StreetNerd sold his Xperia Z"
See nobody cares
10. xplayer57 (Posts: 14; Member since: 24 Dec 2012)
W0w just tried it on my xPeria T and there u go it is bypassed but after sometimes it locks again much like note 2 flaw but locks much later..............
17. jroc74 (Posts: 3628; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
Wow. Now that is what I call unlocked. I might try this on my Maxx HD. I forgot about the dialer codes.
If dialer codes work any phone might can be bypassed by that.
18. jroc74 (Posts: 3628; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
Once again....my Maxx HD is locked down tight. This code and the 4636 one didnt work.
27. rsxl5 (Posts: 64; Member since: 05 Sep 2012)
Just as shown on the video.
After that screen lock is turn off permanently and phone restart is the only way to get it back.
Anyway, I'm still happy with that phone :)
28. Muzhhur (Posts: 227; Member since: 14 Sep 2012)
impressive, theres not a problem on Wp devices??? again IMPRESSIVE!