10III crashes with beep when plugged into docking station

REPRODUCIBILITY: 100%
OS VERSION: 4.4.0.68 (Vanha Rauma)
HARDWARE: Sony Xperia 10III (XQ-BT52)
UI LANGUAGE: En
REGRESSION: ?

DESCRIPTION:

Plugging USB-C into display with power delivery or smart hub with attached display causes crash IF a computer has been plugged into it before.

PRECONDITIONS:

I have now tested this with a selection of hub with a display attached.

STEPS TO REPRODUCE:

  1. Plug your computer into your docking station with display, or display with power delivery
  2. Unplug computer
  3. Plug in Xperia 10III

EXPECTED RESULT:

The phone will start charging (and possibly detect the auxiliary devices plugged into the hub), like my previous Xperia 10II phone does.

ACTUAL RESULT:

The phone dramatically crashes, “power-attached” bleep sound turns into extended scream.

MODIFICATIONS:

Added F-Droid, Aurora, Chum, Storeman repositories and apps from these.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

I suspect the 10III is trying to do something with the display, as the crash does not occur if there is no display attached to the docking station. I’ve tried this with the Dell 7-in-1 DA310, and some other random Dell docking stations and power delivery displays at work (sorry, didn’t write down types of those).

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Reproduced something similar at least twice. I think the crash was from there being a display, and the beep-of-doom, when there was also charging.

I use a Targus USB-C 4K dock with Power, I cannot reproduce the problem. My device (Xperia 10 II) does nothing, no charging, no recognition at all.