Option to unlock the boot loader for Sony Ericsson Android Gingerbread phones now available.

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Carl

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Apr 14, 2011, 3:11:13 AM4/14/11
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Hi,

It is now possible to unlock the boot loader for certain series of
Sony Ericsson 2011 Android™ Gingerbread phones.

Go to http://unlockbootloader.sonyericsson.com to get instructions and
a key to unlock the boot loader.

Please note that you may void the warranty of your phone if you unlock
the boot loader. See your phone’s warranty statement for details.
More information is available on the unlock boot loader web site.

For any questions, Sony Ericsson will monitor this thread on Google
groups. However, we cannot guarantee an answer for every question
asked in this forum. Please remember that you are unlocking the boot
loader at your own risk.

Br,
Carl Johansson
Sony Ericsson Developer World

stephane guerrin

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Apr 15, 2011, 5:43:59 PM4/15/11
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hi,
is it possible to obtain easily root?
second, is it possible to obtain the kernel source of all xperia 2011?
cordially

Renaud Lepage

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Apr 17, 2011, 2:29:03 PM4/17/11
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Is it possible to get a list of the carriers that will have Bootloader-
Unlockable phones, or is it still a hit-and-miss?

On 14 avr, 03:11, Carl <carl.johans...@sonyericsson.com> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> It is now possible to unlock the boot loader for certain series of
> Sony Ericsson 2011 Android™ Gingerbread phones.
>
> Go tohttp://unlockbootloader.sonyericsson.comto get instructions and

arjoon

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Apr 19, 2011, 4:26:21 AM4/19/11
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Hi Carl,

Thanks for releasing the unlock to the bootloader. The primary
function of unlocking the bootloader of the new Xperia range of phones
was so that android devs could test create and innovate using the
impressive hardware of these phones. What I don't understand however,
is how we're supposed to do that without root access. All known ways
to root the phone have been unsuccessful on the Arc so far. I'm just
wondering what Sony Ericsson's vision and motivation is in unlocking
the bootloader. I'll admit that it is true, you did hear the devs
request to unlock the bootloader, but at the same time you've denied
root access!

Looking forward to your reply

Thanks for listening.

On Apr 14, 12:11 pm, Carl <carl.johans...@sonyericsson.com> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> It is now possible to unlock the boot loader for certain series of
> Sony Ericsson 2011 Android™ Gingerbread phones.
>
> Go tohttp://unlockbootloader.sonyericsson.comto get instructions and

johnsongrantr

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Apr 19, 2011, 1:44:54 PM4/19/11
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repair feature in bundled software no longer works after bootloader is
unlocked.

can you supply a link to the repair image for xperia play r800i

need boot.img file from it.

On Apr 14, 2:11 am, Carl <carl.johans...@sonyericsson.com> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> It is now possible to unlock the boot loader for certain series of
> Sony Ericsson 2011 Android™ Gingerbread phones.
>
> Go tohttp://unlockbootloader.sonyericsson.comto get instructions and

阿鳴

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Apr 23, 2011, 1:25:25 PM4/23/11
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Relock the boot loader Possibility??

On 4月14日, 下午3時11分, Carl <carl.johans...@sonyericsson.com> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> It is now possible to unlock the boot loader for certain series of
> Sony Ericsson 2011 Android™ Gingerbread phones.
>
> Go tohttp://unlockbootloader.sonyericsson.comto get instructions and

阿鳴

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Apr 25, 2011, 3:44:49 PM4/25/11
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After unlock can't relock ??
and the SE Update Service can't use??... 

Renaud Lepage

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Apr 25, 2011, 4:02:04 PM4/25/11
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Gingerbreak might be your best shot.

On 19 avr, 04:26, arjoon <arjoon...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Carl,
>
> Thanks for releasing the unlock to the bootloader. The primary
> function of unlocking the bootloader of the new Xperia range of phones
> was so that android devs could test create and innovate using the
> impressive hardware of these phones. What I don't understand however,
> is how we're supposed to do that without root access. All known ways
> to root the phone have been unsuccessful on the Arc so far. I'm just
> wondering what Sony Ericsson's vision and motivation is in unlocking
> the bootloader. I'll admit that it is true, you did hear the devs
> request to unlock the bootloader, but at the same time you've denied
> root access!
>
> Looking forward to your reply
>
> Thanks for listening.
>
> On Apr 14, 12:11 pm, Carl <carl.johans...@sonyericsson.com> wrote:
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> > Hi,
>
> > It is now possible to unlock the boot loader for certain series of
> > Sony Ericsson 2011 Android™ Gingerbread phones.
>
> > Go tohttp://unlockbootloader.sonyericsson.comtoget instructions and

Carl

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Apr 28, 2011, 6:47:19 AM4/28/11
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Hi

Thanks for your feedback here on Google groups and the Developer blog.
At the moment there is no turning back after unlocking the bootloader
which is clearly stated in the instructions.
However, we are looking into alternatives such as sharing information
on how to build your own custom ROM with root access.

Best
Carl Johansson

Carl

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Jun 14, 2011, 9:10:03 AM6/14/11
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Hi

We have seen in some forums that customers unlocking the boot loader
on their phones have experienced problems when they accept a FOTA
(Firmware upgrade Over The Air) update. The issue has been reproduced
and we are working on a solution. For customers that have unlocked the
boot loader - do not accept the Firmware upgrade OTA.

Regards
Carl Johansson
Sony Ericsson Developer World



Mills

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Jul 15, 2011, 11:46:36 AM7/15/11
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Do we have any word yet on the status of unlocking CDMA bootloaders? A
lot of developers and consumers are feeling left high and dry without
an unlock method.

Ryan A

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Jul 15, 2011, 9:52:03 PM7/15/11
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Hello, Im sure you have been asked this question many times already but like a lot of other Verizon CDMA Xperia Play owners, I am checking the web, forums, and other places each day in hopes to finally see an unlock for our bootloaders so root can be acheived. I am on my 3rd Xperia Play and am having a very hard time enjoying this phone. My first 2 went defective with different issues after a week or so. While the current "Play" that I am using doesnt have any hardware issues like the others, the software glitches, spotty wifi, and horrible lag makes it such a dissapointment and I truly see so much potential. Without being able to unlock bootloader soon I see no reason to keep this phone much longer. Im not alone. Please tell me I can look forward to a solution soon?? Thanks, Ryan

Carl

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Jul 22, 2011, 7:53:52 AM7/22/11
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Mills, Ryan A,

Thanks for posting, no news at the moment but we hear you. We're still
investigating this. As soon as we have any news, we will publish it on
Developer World, http://www.sonyericsson.com/developer

RahulYD

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Jul 25, 2011, 5:19:07 AM7/25/11
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@Carl

one of my friends is interested in buying the Xperia Mini/Xperia Mini
Pro
http://www.sonyericsson.com/cws/products/mobilephones/overview/xperia-mini?cc=gb&lc=en#view=overview
http://www.sonyericsson.com/cws/products/mobilephones/overview/xperia-mini-pro?cc=gb&lc=en#view=overview

will these phone support unlocking bootloader like Arc/Play/Neo?

Aiden Thompson-Woods

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Aug 9, 2011, 11:07:18 AM8/9/11
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According to this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ShtWcsof3Rk

it is possible.

On Jul 25, 5:19 pm, RahulYD <rahu...@gmail.com> wrote:
> @Carl
>
> one of my friends is interested in buying the Xperia Mini/Xperia Mini
> Prohttp://www.sonyericsson.com/cws/products/mobilephones/overview/xperia...http://www.sonyericsson.com/cws/products/mobilephones/overview/xperia...

Aiden Thompson-Woods

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Aug 11, 2011, 11:07:28 AM8/11/11
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@Carl

The website says not to unlock the new Xperia Mini or Xperia Mini Pro.
Can I get some more info on this? Will this be fixed?

RahulYD

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Aug 16, 2011, 10:18:05 AM8/16/11
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thanks... we have tested and indeed unlocking bootloader on Xperia
Mini Pro (SK17)[Mango] works...

thank you...

On Aug 9, 8:07 pm, Aiden Thompson-Woods <aktw1...@gmail.com> wrote:
> According to this:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ShtWcsof3Rk
>
> it is possible.
>
> On Jul 25, 5:19 pm, RahulYD <rahu...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>
>
>
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> > @Carl
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> > one of my friends is interested in buying the Xperia Mini/Xperia Mini
> > Prohttp://www.sonyericsson.com/cws/products/mobilephones/overview/xperia......

hatcyl

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Sep 9, 2011, 12:45:00 AM9/9/11
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Sony Ericsson, I think we Verizon Xperia Play customers deserve an
explanation.

Quotes from http://unlockbootloader.sonyericsson.com/

[QUOTE]
We strongly recommend that standard users NOT unlock the boot loader,
as it is not needed. We are proud to deliver great phone experiences
through our rigorously tested and official software releases.
[/QUOTE]

We don't have the option to disable the light sensor (err...), we
don't have the option to remap our gamepad keys (R button for camera
is just so obvious!), and we can't do a million things we can with
root. Reading the website is just insulting.

[QUOTE]
You should be aware that unlocking the boot loader will not give you
root access. The only way to get root access is to flash a custom ROM
with root access.
[/QUOTE]

This is not true, a custom ROM is NOT necessary for ROOT.

[QUOTE]
It is currently not possible to unlock the boot loader for CDMA
phones. We are however working on this.
[QUOTE]

This is the worst one, what's the deal with this? We all know it is
possible, and someone just went out of their way to make it harder.

---

Despite all this, I will still give Sony Ericsson the benefit of the
doubt and hope they can give an explanation. Something tells me it's
Verizon that is pushing SE around.

akhil vvs

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Oct 8, 2011, 12:17:55 AM10/8/11
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when will we be able to UNLOCK BOOTLOADER of XPERIA NEO V

Carl

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Oct 17, 2011, 4:55:35 AM10/17/11
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Hi

Just a few words from our side. We have listed the latest Sony
Ericsson Xperia smartphones and respective key press on
unlockbootloader.sonyericsson.com

Some people reported difficulties getting the drivers right with
fastboot under Windows 7 and the XDA-developers community made the
fastboot tool and driver package available for download.
Check out the thread http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1034087

Best regards

.kain

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Oct 16, 2011, 10:48:08 AM10/16/11
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I'm trying to unlock my Xperia Arc's bootloader but I got stuck at
installing the USB driver.
I have installed the Android SDK and downloaded the modified inf file
(http://unlockbootloader.sonyericsson.com/downloadinf.zip), and when
trying to install it I get this error:

"Windows encountered a problem installing the driver software for your
device
Windows found driver software for your device but encountered an error
while attempting to install it.
Android Bootloader Interface
The system cannot find the file specified."

I'm running 32-bit Windows 7 Ultimate (Service pack 1).

How to proceed?

Thank you.

jsykes

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Oct 19, 2011, 10:46:38 AM10/19/11
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Will it be possible to unlock phones that are currently not
unlockable? I really want to get root access, so I can load an ad
blocker, permissions controls and backup software, none of which will
work without root access.

I don't think that these apps are anything unusual, and I miss having
them on my SE Ray, having had them for some time on my previous
Android phone.

Will any future updates allow root access? It would be even better if
it were possible with a simple update direct from SE. If the update
process involved requesting a specific update, after submiting the
IMEI to SE, then using adb to push it to the phone. This would reduce
the number of requests to those of us who have the Android SDK and
would stop "normal" users from making a mess of things.

Michel

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Nov 11, 2011, 2:27:10 AM11/11/11
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Hello,

I am an Android Windows developer using Eclipse and I would like to
develop applications for my XPeria Active. Since to connect to it I
need to install the appropriate OEM USB driver...

Does anyone know if there is a compatible OEM USB driver from another
XPeria phone, as Sony hasn't yet released (apparently) any specific
driver for the Active model?

Your help would be greatly appreciated,
Thanks!
John

Peter Nielson

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Nov 11, 2011, 3:00:32 PM11/11/11
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Here are the drivers for the Xperia Play/Arc
Good luck,
Peter


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Michel

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Nov 13, 2011, 4:44:40 PM11/13/11
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Thanks Peter!

Anyone from Sony who could confirm whether these drivers are
compatible with the XPeria Active model?

Peter Nielson

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hesam nouri

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On Jun 5, 3:11 pm, Kevin Moroder <kevin.vl...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi everyone, I would like to know the unlock code for unlocking the
> bootloader on the Sony Xperia U
>
> Thanks
>
> El jueves, 14 de abril de 2011 09:11:13 UTC+2, Carl escribió:
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> > Hi,
>
> > It is now possible to unlock the boot loader for certain series of
> > Sony Ericsson 2011 Android™ Gingerbread phones.
>
> > Go tohttp://unlockbootloader.sonyericsson.comto get instructions and
> > a key to unlock the boot loader.
>
> > Please note that you may void the warranty of your phone if you unlock
> > the boot loader. See your phone’s warranty statement for details.
> > More information is available on the unlock boot loader web site.
>
> > For any questions, Sony Ericsson will monitor this thread on Google
> > groups. However, we cannot guarantee an answer for every question
> > asked in this forum. Please remember that you are unlocking the boot
> > loader at your own risk.
>
> > Br,
> > Carl Johansson
> > Sony Ericsson Developer World

hi
i check this code
*#*#7379423#*#*

bootloader unlock allowed:no

what should i do??

no way to unlock ???

please help

hesam nouri

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Jun 12, 2012, 5:16:32 AM6/12/12
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trf000

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Nov 13, 2012, 11:21:23 AM11/13/12
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Will unlocking the bootloader be made available to the Ion, lt28at? It'd be nice to leverage the power of Rom's with different kernals


On Thursday, April 14, 2011 2:11:13 AM UTC-5, Carl wrote:
Hi,

It is now possible to unlock the boot loader for certain series of
Sony Ericsson 2011 Android™ Gingerbread phones.

Go to http://unlockbootloader.sonyericsson.com to get instructions and

Henry Klak

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Nov 20, 2012, 6:28:15 AM11/20/12
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I do not see the TL listed,  this is why I wrote in the first place.   I understand the warranty would be voided and although the device is not listed,  is the process of unlocking possible?   Thank you for responding.

On Nov 20, 2012 4:44 AM, "Henry Klak" <hsk...@gmail.com> wrote:
At what point will Sony do the right thing and allow the unlocking of Xperia TL, regardless of AT&Ts foolish stance...  As an owner, I fully understand what I'll lose, what I'd gain and should be the phone owners right to do as such..... just saying


On Thursday, April 14, 2011 3:11:13 AM UTC-4, Carl wrote:
Hi,

It is now possible to unlock the boot loader for certain series of
Sony Ericsson 2011 Android™ Gingerbread phones.

Go to http://unlockbootloader.sonyericsson.com to get instructions and
a key to unlock the boot loader.

Please note that you may void the warranty of your phone if you unlock
the boot loader. See your phone’s warranty statement for details.
More information is available on the unlock boot loader web site.

For any questions, Sony Ericsson will monitor this thread on Google
groups. However, we cannot guarantee an answer for every question
asked in this forum. Please remember that you are unlocking the boot
loader at your own risk.

Br,
Carl Johansson
Sony Ericsson Developer World

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Pavel Drapak

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Hello,

If I unlock bootloader on my Xperia T, I understand some of the features of Sony mobiles will no longer work (Bravia engine?). 
Is it possible to relock it and regain original features?

Thanks for info
Pavel

Henry Klak

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Jan 13, 2013, 11:16:29 AM1/13/13
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Who made the ill advised dumb decision to lock the bootloader on the TL and not include a fastbbot option....

kAmMa

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Nov 1, 2013, 6:20:43 AM11/1/13
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is there any progress with fixing Xperia Z1 Unlocked Bootloader Camera issue ?

andbittin

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My cousins boyfriend is wondering what the latest CM build for Xperia S (nozomi) is ?

Elvira Antal

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Sep 30, 2016, 7:00:35 PM9/30/16
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Hi,

I see that it is an old thread, but maybe someone could help me. My problem is that the internal memory of my xperia active is getting to be too small for installing anything else beside the Google Play services app. How could I instruct my device to use the micro sd card as internal memory? Do I need to root my phone to do so? Is it possible? I'm a programmer, but I don't have experience with android, could someone write step-by-step instructions for me, please? I really love the original user interface with the great four-corner menu, which is uncontinued in latest Sony mobiles. Is it possible to keep the original software with this modification of the storage method?

Thank you in advance,
Elvira

Stefan Hlustik

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Oct 1, 2016, 5:35:38 AM10/1/16
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i used to have the same problem.

my advice is to root the phone, and use link2sd with a microsd card
which you divide in two partitions
one is for normal use, and the second partition is used with ext4 for
linking the apps.
( the files get moved to the second partition and only a link remains
in the internal memory )

when you use the pro version of link2sd you can link all files

kind regards

Stefan

Andri Ajah

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On Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at 12:44:54 AM UTC+7, johnsongrantr wrote:
repair feature in bundled software no longer works after bootloader is
unlocked.

can you supply a link to the repair image for xperia play r800i

need boot.img file from it.

On Apr 14, 2:11 am, Carl <carl.johans...@sonyericsson.com> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> It is now possible to unlock the boot loader for certain series of
> Sony Ericsson 2011 Android™ Gingerbread phones.
>
> Go tohttp://unlockbootloader.sonyericsson.comto get instructions and
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