The Sony Xperia Z is the next top-shelf handset with a lockscreen flaw

The Sony Xperia Z is the next top-shelf handset with a lockscreen flaw
We have seen so many top-shelf models hit with lockscreen flaws that the whole thing would be comical if it weren't so serious. We have seen Apple iPhone users suffer going back to iOS 6.1.1. The recent iOS 6.1.3 update made matters worse by introducing a passcode flaw in both the Apple iPhone 4 and Apple iPhone 5. Back in December, a dangerous exploit was found in Samsung devices running Exynos 4210 and Exynos 4412 processors. Eventually, software was sent out to repair the problem which affected some owners of the Samsung Galaxy S III, Samsung Galaxy S4 and the Samsung GALAXY Note II among others models.

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

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Xperia Z
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13.1 MP / 2.2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, Quad-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 2330 mAh(14h 3G talk time)

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30 Comments

1. TechBizJP08

Posts: 495; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

Whats with this pass code lock problems?

11. ITEngineer

Posts: 54; Member since: Mar 26, 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: 532; Member since: Mar 22, 2012

Nokia did a few times. Btw, "beated"? What's with the unnecessary "-ed"?

26. SleepingOz unregistered

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: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

My Nokia S60v5 still stays strong with the lock screen :)

3. dil2abu

Posts: 315; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

But it is still complicated than GS3 Lock screen flaw.. Sony fix it soon..

9. WyclefJean

Posts: 44; Member since: Mar 05, 2013

I feel sorry for those red thumbs down..so i gave another to you ;)

23. dil2abu

Posts: 315; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

Here comes my red thumb down for you.. Have fun :P

16. TechBizJP08

Posts: 495; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

Mine is green,so don't be sad man. Sony will fix it immediately. In a couple of days, Just wait.

24. dil2abu

Posts: 315; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

Yea.. Hope Sony fix it soon :)

22. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 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: May 21, 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: 440; Member since: Aug 30, 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: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 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: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

True. I literally said wow looking at this clip.

21. dangchitrung

Posts: 89; Member since: Apr 04, 2012

and you get more green than red- haters cry

5. avin007

Posts: 139; Member since: Feb 28, 2013

Could this be sm sort of alien invasion u know,remember the film transformers

6. BitterTruth unregistered

Looooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo​ooooolllllll Troooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo​ooooolllllll

30. Dimitru

Posts: 40; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

you are A Troll !!

7. StreetNerd

Posts: 870; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

just sold my xperia Z yesterday

8. eliasafram7

Posts: 83; Member since: Mar 18, 2013

heheheh why???

29. StreetNerd

Posts: 870; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

i only took the xperia z coz of the cheap contract...50% discount for 2 years long

13. rgxVOiD

Posts: 440; Member since: Aug 30, 2012

"Look, look StreetNerd sold his Xperia Z" "...." See nobody cares

15. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

just sold my S4 pre yesterday

10. xplayer57

Posts: 34; Member since: Dec 24, 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: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 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: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Once again....my Maxx HD is locked down tight. This code and the 4636 one didnt work.

27. rsxl5

Posts: 65; Member since: Sep 05, 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: 261; Member since: Sep 14, 2012

impressive, theres not a problem on Wp devices??? again IMPRESSIVE!

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