Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Portable Source Gear › NEW Sony Walkman Z Series mini review!!!
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

NEW Sony Walkman Z Series mini review!!! - Page 204

post #3046 of 3911

Hombres, Z106 came Friday and I fooled with it over the weekend. This one had a higher learning curve than the E or A units I have. And it comes preloaded with 6G of crap I'll never use (except for maybe 1G or so of software to import and play the music). So your "32G" walkman is actually only 26G. Now with my E and A units I was able to get rid of stuff and free up a lot of preloaded space. Does anyone know how to totally erase some of these "apps" (I'm talking icon and everything) to gain more disc space on the Z. Btw The sound is excellent.


Edited by stereoguy - 1/28/13 at 7:16am
post #3047 of 3911

Root access is needed.

post #3048 of 3911

Is that a no?  I was able to go through some of the screens and remove some of the data. Beyond that is there much I can do? I'd rather have a few more gigs for music than for apps I dont want.
 

post #3049 of 3911

You can only remove data by going into settings and deleting what apps you don't want from there.

 

If you want to delete more, you will have to root (which is similar to jail breaking ipods) the device (THIS IS AT YOUR OWN RISK),

post #3050 of 3911
Quote:
Originally Posted by SebaE2012 View Post

Hi everybody, I'm running into a very similar problem as dcfac73. I've been trying to update my Z to ICS, using a Windows 7 PC (although I generally use a Mac), but the updater does not seem to "see" the Walkman and reports an error message ("Please connect the device to be updated"), even if Windows does "see" the Z perfectly (at the same time). I bought it from Sony US, and I registered it in Argentina. I've trying using both the US firmware and the Latin American firmware, but I keep getting the same error message. Does anyone have a clue as to what may be happening? Thanks a lot!

Sorry to insist with this, guys. I've been trying to solve the updating problem on my own, with no luck. I tried using a Sony Vaio and a Toshiba to run the installer, and I used both the US version and the Lating American version. I still keep getting the same error message, where the updater prompts me to "connect the device to be updated", even if it's perfectly connected and recognized by Windows at the very same time. Does anyone have any idea about what might be going on? Thanks!

post #3051 of 3911

Okay guys. All of those who are missing the deep bass from the GB rom after updating to ICS, there's something worth trying, to elevate the low-end range of the frequency spectrum. This app here installs and integrates with the Google Music app and gives deep bass. The best thing about it is that you still get to use Sony's proprietary techs (DSEE, Clear Phase etc) and yet get a richer bass output. I never liked any of the third party apps (Neutron, Poweramp), but THIS - this is really good.

 

P.S. Don't bother turning the setting (the app)on as the effect is random (no idea why) and screws up the sound quality. Just install it and experience the difference.

post #3052 of 3911
Quote:
Originally Posted by SebaE2012 View Post

Sorry to insist with this, guys. I've been trying to solve the updating problem on my own, with no luck. I tried using a Sony Vaio and a Toshiba to run the installer, and I used both the US version and the Lating American version. I still keep getting the same error message, where the updater prompts me to "connect the device to be updated", even if it's perfectly connected and recognized by Windows at the very same time. Does anyone have any idea about what might be going on? Thanks!
Could be a dumb question, but have you followed the updated instructions exactly? Like unchecked the Auto Connect USB setting? Also, before I updated my Z I did a factory reset to get rid of all the old programs. Good luck... It's worth the update.
post #3053 of 3911
Quote:
Originally Posted by AUDIOBREEDER View Post

You can only remove data by going into settings and deleting what apps you don't want from there.

 

If you want to delete more, you will have to root (which is similar to jail breaking ipods) the device (THIS IS AT YOUR OWN RISK),

No break ins for me. But I noticed there's 2 boxes, one that says "remove data" and one "force stop". So far I've done the remove data option but not the force stop. Would the force stop free up any more space? That would be my main gripe about the Z compared to my other walkman's, which I'm able get close to the advertised storage space with.

post #3054 of 3911
Quote:
Originally Posted by stereoguy View Post

No break ins for me. But I noticed there's 2 boxes, one that says "remove data" and one "force stop". So far I've done the remove data option but not the force stop. Would the force stop free up any more space? That would be my main gripe about the Z compared to my other walkman's, which I'm able get close to the advertised storage space with.

"Force stop" only shuts down the processes/services associated with that app. Nothing more.

post #3055 of 3911

Then I guess I've done all I can do short of going to jail. I'll second the posters above mentioning enjoyment using it with Audio Technica cans. w/ ESW9 it's beyond what I expected from a portable unit.
 

post #3056 of 3911
Quote:
Originally Posted by stereoguy View Post

No break ins for me. But I noticed there's 2 boxes, one that says "remove data" and one "force stop". So far I've done the remove data option but not the force stop. Would the force stop free up any more space? That would be my main gripe about the Z compared to my other walkman's, which I'm able get close to the advertised storage space with.

 

Force stop only 'stops' that app it is running. It will stop the app giving you more memory (RAM) to run the player smoothly. Opening more apps will the background, will slow down the player & also drain the battery. It does not free space in the player.

Remove data will remove the app totally.

I removed most of the data using 'remove data'. The ones I couldn't, I just "force stop' and live with.

 

Quote:

Originally Posted by SebaE2012 View Post

Sorry to insist with this, guys. I've been trying to solve the updating problem on my own, with no luck. I tried using a Sony Vaio and a Toshiba to run the installer, and I used both the US version and the Lating American version. I still keep getting the same error message, where the updater prompts me to "connect the device to be updated", even if it's perfectly connected and recognized by Windows at the very same time. Does anyone have any idea about what might be going on? Thanks!

1. Download the firmware of the version the player is from. If you bought it from Japan go to Sony Support Japan, If from US go to Sony Support US etc.

Note: Save the firmware to a folder or on the desktop

2. After downloading the firmware, NOW connect the mp3 player via. the USB

3. After the walkman syncs with the computer NOW click & run the firmware.

 

It should detect the walkman automatically and automatically install the walkman from this point.

 

If you are noticing the walkman still not being detected, restore the walkman (save/copy your files back to computer before restore)

Do not run firmware before connecting walkman.


Edited by AUDIOBREEDER - 1/29/13 at 11:50am
post #3057 of 3911

Thanks for the help. I'm pretty sure I've removed data on the ones it let's you. I'll do the other things you mention too.
 

post #3058 of 3911
Quote:
Originally Posted by stereoguy View Post

Thanks for the help. I'm pretty sure I've removed data on the ones it let's you. I'll do the other things you mention too.
 

 The 'other things' I mentioned was quoting SebaE2012 because his walkman was not updating.

 

It does nothing to delete the apps!

post #3059 of 3911

Hi guys,

 

Would like to know if anyone tried this app before for EQ settings? http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2039716 (Noozxoide EIZO-rewire™ PRO)

 

It seems good and can further improve the already good sounding player, but for some reasons I'm not getting any changes =( Maybe Sony locked their own effects down?

post #3060 of 3911

I tried to use that app and that probably the worth piece of software I ever came across. Gave up after spending half an hour trying to use it and to make sense of the various options. Anyway, the developer's description smells like total pseudo-science audiofool nonsense.

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Portable Source Gear
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Portable Source Gear › NEW Sony Walkman Z Series mini review!!!