Sony WM1AM2 and WM1ZM2 Android Walkman Optimization Guide
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General Disclaimers:
This guide is completely optional, you don't have to perform this optimization if you don't feel comfortable with adjusting with inner workings of android OS
There is no guarantee that this guide will not cause unexpected issues with operation of your Walkman. Try at your risk.
Please feel free to add anything else missing from this guide

Enabling Fresh Out of box Settings:
Settings >Hi-Res Streaming >Slide to right
Settings > Battery > Battery Percentage > Slide to right
Settings > Battery > Battery Care > Use Battery Care > Slide to right

Gain Access to Android Developer Options:
Settings > About Device > scroll to bottom of page, then Tap Ten times on Build Number
Once this is done, go to:
Settings > System > Advanced > Developer Options
Windows animation scale > Animation Off
Transition animation scale > Animation Off
Animator duration scale > Animation Off
Doing the above will disable unnecessary Android system fade animation that slows down App switching(along with unnecessary graphics processing power usage). You will notice more instantaneous app switching.


Apps that are deem safe(by me) to disable in the context of using your Walkman for streaming apps and music playback.
Settings > Apps & notifications > See All xx APPS > Tap on 3 dots at top right of screen > Show System >



Apps to disable(tap on each app and tap on disable):
Please note that you can also uninstall apps which is more effective than just disabling apps but to uninstall apps you need to enable usb debugging mode and use a software on your computer to uninstall. Please read further down this thread for more info:


Android Accessibility Suite
Blocked Numbers Storage
Bookmark Provider
Calculator
Calendar Storage
com.android.contacts.ContactsApplication
com.android.providers.partnerbookmarks
com.android.soundrecorder
Contacts Storage
Default Print Service
Digital Wellbeing
Drive
Duo
Example Wallpapers
Gmail
Google
Google Contacts Sync
Google Partner Setup
Google One Time Init
Google TV
Market Feedback Agent
Maps
MusicFX
Photos
Print Service Recommendation Service
Speech Services by Google

If any APPs start having issues running on your walkman, you can restore back the original App settings by doing this:
Settings > Apps & notifications > See All xx APPS > Tap on 3 dots at top right of screen > Reset app preferences

Privacy and other settings to check

Settings > Location > Off

Settings > Accounts > Automatically sync app data > slide to left

Settings > Network and Internet >Airplane mode > Slide to right

Settings > Network and Internet > Wi-Fi > Wi-Fi preferences > Notify for public networks > slide to left

Settings > Network and Internet > Wi-Fi >Scan settings > Wi-Fi scanning > slide to left

Settings > Network and Internet > Wi-Fi >Scan settings > Bluetooth scanning > slide to left

Settings > Connected devices > Connection preferences > Tap on Bluetooth > Wireless Playback Quality > (set according to your preferences)

Settings > Connected devices > Connection preferences >Nearby Share > Off

Settings > System > Languages & input > On-screen keyboard > Gboard >Advanced > Share usage statistics > Slide to left

Settings > System > Languages & input > On-screen keyboard > Gboard >Advanced > Improve voice and typing for everyone > Slide to left

Settings > Google > Personalize using shared data > slide left for everything listed here

Settings > Accessibility > Remove animations > Slide to right

Settings > Google > tap on 3 dots at top right hand corner > Usage & diagnostic > Slide left



(Ignore this) For Google search result hit:

ソニーWM1AM2およびWM1ZM2 Androidウォークマン最適化ガイド

索尼 WM1AM2 和 WM1ZM2 安卓随身听优化指南
 
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Apr 30, 2022 at 1:04 AM Post #5 of 18
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Added in.

Btw, I tried but can't remove the Search bar on the main screen :frowning2: In theory, you supposed to touch and hold the screen and option to remove Search Bar should appear at the top (common to Sony Xperia phones). But it is not happening here.
 
Apr 30, 2022 at 1:11 AM Post #6 of 18

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Btw, I tried but can't remove the Search bar on the main screen :frowning2: In theory, you supposed to touch and hold the screen and option to remove Search Bar should appear at the top (common to Sony Xperia phones). But it is not happening here.
It's not removable. Also you cannot customize wallpaper on this walkman.
What I have done, is to move all of my app shortcuts to a new 3rd page. The first page with the non-removable search bar, I placed a clock widget below it. My default home page is on page 2 with the walkman music app.
 
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It is possible to change wallpaper on the Walkman. You need to install nova launcher from app store. Change wallpaper from there. You can still choose to use back the default launcher afterwards.
 
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These are the entire list of android apps that is running on WM1AM2 International Firmware 1.01:

com.google.android.networkstack.tethering
com.android.cts.priv.ctsshim
com.google.android.youtube
com.sony.walkman.funccore
com.android.internal.display.cutout.emulation.corner
com.google.android.ext.services
com.sony.songpal.mdr
com.example.android.livecubes
com.android.internal.display.cutout.emulation.double
com.android.providers.telephony
com.android.dynsystem
com.android.theme.color.amethyst
com.android.theme.icon.pebble
com.google.android.googlequicksearchbox
com.google.android.cellbroadcastservice
com.android.providers.calendar
com.android.providers.media
com.sony.walkman.sonyeula
com.google.android.onetimeinitializer
com.google.android.ext.shared
com.android.internal.systemui.navbar.gestural_wide_back
com.android.theme.color.sand
com.android.wallpapercropper
com.android.theme.icon.vessel
com.android.theme.color.cinnamon
com.android.theme.icon_pack.victor.settings
com.android.theme.icon_pack.rounded.systemui
com.android.theme.icon.taperedrect
com.android.externalstorage
com.android.htmlviewer
com.android.companiondevicemanager
com.android.mms.service
com.android.providers.downloads
com.sony.walkman.storagemonitorservice
com.android.theme.icon_pack.rounded.android
com.android.wifi.resources.sony
com.android.theme.icon_pack.victor.systemui
com.android.theme.icon_pack.circular.themepicker
com.google.android.configupdater
com.google.android.providers.media.module
com.google.android.overlay.modules.permissioncontroller
com.android.soundrecorder
com.android.theme.color.tangerine
com.android.providers.downloads.ui
com.android.vending
com.android.pacprocessor
com.android.simappdialog
com.sony.walkman.reginfoview
com.android.theme.color.aquamarine
com.android.internal.display.cutout.emulation.hole
com.android.internal.display.cutout.emulation.tall
com.android.certinstaller
com.android.theme.color.black
com.google.android.marvin.talkback
com.android.theme.color.green
com.android.theme.color.ocean
com.android.theme.color.space
com.android.internal.systemui.navbar.threebutton
android
com.android.contacts
com.sony.walkman.logdumper
com.sony.walkman.soundeffectapp
com.sony.walkman.izmdevicemanager
com.android.theme.icon_pack.rounded.launcher
com.android.theme.icon_pack.kai.settings
com.android.egg
com.android.mtp
com.android.nfc
com.android.launcher3
com.sony.walkman.volumectrlpanel
com.android.backupconfirm
com.google.android.deskclock
com.android.statementservice
com.google.android.gm
com.google.android.apps.tachyon
com.google.android.overlay.gmsconfig.common
com.android.theme.icon_pack.sam.settings
com.android.settings.intelligence
com.android.internal.systemui.navbar.gestural_extra_wide_back
com.google.android.permissioncontroller
com.android.theme.icon_pack.kai.themepicker
com.google.android.setupwizard
com.android.providers.settings
com.android.sharedstoragebackup
com.android.theme.icon_pack.victor.launcher
com.android.printspooler
com.android.theme.icon_pack.filled.settings
com.android.dreams.basic
com.google.android.overlay.modules.ext.services
com.android.theme.icon_pack.kai.systemui
com.sony.walkman.sonywizardinteg
com.android.se
com.android.inputdevices
com.google.android.apps.wellbeing
com.google.android.overlay.gmsconfig.photos
com.android.bips
com.sony.walkman.batteryctrlservice
com.google.android.captiveportallogin
com.android.theme.icon_pack.circular.settings
com.google.android.overlay.gmsconfig.comms
com.android.musicfx
com.google.android.apps.docs
com.google.android.apps.maps
com.android.theme.icon_pack.sam.systemui
com.google.android.modulemetadata
com.sony.walkman.DeviceHelpWebSite
com.google.android.webview
com.android.theme.icon.teardrop
com.google.android.overlay.modules.documentsui
com.google.android.networkstack
com.android.server.telecom
com.google.android.syncadapters.contacts
com.android.theme.icon_pack.rounded.themepicker
com.android.keychain
com.google.android.calculator
com.android.chrome
com.sony.walkman.VolumeCtrlAlert
com.android.theme.icon_pack.filled.systemui
com.google.android.packageinstaller
com.sony.walkman.preapphider
com.google.android.gms
com.google.android.gsf
com.google.android.tts
com.android.wifi.resources
com.google.android.partnersetup
com.android.localtransport
com.google.android.videos
com.google.android.overlay.gmsconfig.gsa
com.android.theme.icon_pack.sam.android
com.android.theme.font.notoserifsource
com.android.theme.icon_pack.filled.android
com.android.proxyhandler
com.android.internal.display.cutout.emulation.waterfall
com.android.theme.icon_pack.circular.systemui
com.google.android.overlay.modules.permissioncontroller.forframework
com.google.android.feedback
com.google.android.printservice.recommendation
com.google.android.apps.photos
com.google.android.calendar
com.android.theme.icon_pack.kai.android
com.android.managedprovisioning
com.android.soundpicker
com.sony.walkman.highresmediaplayer
com.google.android.documentsui
com.google.mainline.telemetry
com.example.android.multiclientinputmethod
com.android.theme.icon_pack.kai.launcher
com.android.providers.partnerbookmarks
com.android.wallpaper.livepicker
com.android.theme.icon_pack.sam.launcher
com.android.theme.icon.squircle
com.google.android.networkstack.permissionconfig
com.android.theme.icon_pack.victor.android
com.android.storagemanager
com.android.theme.color.palette
com.sony.walkman.audioinfoextractor
com.sony.walkman.systemupdater
com.android.bookmarkprovider
com.android.settings
com.sony.walkman.highqualitysoundguide
com.android.theme.icon_pack.filled.launcher
com.google.android.projection.gearhead
com.android.cts.ctsshim
com.android.theme.color.carbon
com.google.android.overlay.modules.modulemetadata.forframework
com.android.theme.icon_pack.circular.launcher
com.android.vpndialogs
com.sony.walkman.izmaudiomanager
com.android.phone
com.android.shell
com.android.theme.icon_pack.filled.themepicker
com.android.wallpaperbackup
com.android.providers.blockednumber
com.android.providers.userdictionary
com.google.android.apps.setupwizard.searchselector
com.android.hotspot2.osulogin
com.google.android.gms.location.history
com.android.internal.systemui.navbar.gestural
com.android.location.fused
com.android.theme.icon_pack.victor.themepicker
com.android.theme.color.orchid
com.android.systemui
com.google.android.apps.youtube.music
com.android.theme.color.purple
com.android.bluetoothmidiservice
com.android.traceur
com.google.android.cellbroadcastreceiver
com.android.theme.icon_pack.sam.themepicker
com.android.bluetooth
com.android.providers.contacts
com.android.theme.icon.roundedrect
com.android.internal.systemui.navbar.gestural_narrow_back
com.android.theme.icon_pack.rounded.settings
com.google.android.inputmethod.latin
com.android.theme.icon_pack.circular.android
com.google.android.apps.restore
 
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It's going to take awhile to find out which bloatware app is deem safe to remove via ADB without bricking/crashing the walkman

So far these are safe to remove:
Google Assistant com.google.android.googlequicksearchbox
Google Photos com.google.android.apps.photos
Google Docs com.google.android.apps.docs
Google Maps com.google.android.apps.maps
Google Calendar com.google.android.calendar
Gmail com.google.android.gm
Google TV com.google.android.videos
Google Duo com.google.android.apps.tachyon
Digital Wellbeing com.google.android.apps.wellbeing
Google Location History com.google.android.gms.location.history
Android Sound Recorder com.android.soundrecorder
Android Accessibility Suite com.google.android.marvin.talkback
Speech Services by Google com.google.android.tts
Google Store App Feedback com.google.android.feedback
Print Service com.android.bips
Google Workspace/Enterprise Management com.android.managedprovisioning
Printer Service com.android.printspooler
Calendar Sync com.android.providers.calendar
Google Music EQ com.android.musicfx
Android Easter Egg com.android.egg
Calculator com.google.android.calculator
Wireless emergency alerts com.google.android.cellbroadcastreceiver
Print Service Recommendation Service com.google.android.printservice.recommendation
Live Wallpaper Picker com.android.wallpaper.livepicker
Blocked Numbers Storage com.android.providers.blockednumber
Android Auto com.google.android.projection.gearhead
Basic Daydreams com.android.dreams.basic
Google Backup com.android.localtransport
 
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@Sonywalkmanuser srr, but any ideas which service can give the color back to normal? I disable some unuse service yesterday, but dont know which one make this problem.
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@Sonywalkmanuser srr, but any ideas which service can give the color back to normal? I disable some unuse service yesterday, but dont know which one make this problem.
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Unfortunately I don’t own the WM1ZM2. I don’t have the gold volume control UI for my WM1AM2.

Did you disable anything outside of what I have listed?

I think your best course of action is to roll back what you have disabled. It should solve the issue.
 
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Yeah, I disabled some service relating to phone and wallpaper, but I dont think it causes the problems here. I will check out tmr. Thanks anyway.
 

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