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UNLOCK BOOTLOADER OF XPERIA DEVICES
« on: March 06, 2013, 12:28:18 AM »
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UNLOCKING BOOTLOADER ON XPERIA TIPO

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Let's first check if it is possible to unlock the bootloader of your phone by entering the service menu.
In your phone, open the dialler and enter  *#*#7378423#*#*  to access the service menu.
Tap Service info > Configuration > Rooting Status.
If 'Bootloader unlock allowed' says "Yes", then you can continue with the next step. If it says "No", or if the status is missing, your device cannot be unlocked.

To Get the Unlock Key:
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Lets't Go to Sony Officialy Site : Here and click "Yes, I am Sure".
Read through and accept the legal terms. Click I Accept.
Enter your name, a valid email adress and the first 14 digits of your phone’s IMEI number (remove the last digit if necessary). Click Submit. You can view the IMEI or MEID number by entering  *#06#  on your phone.

The unlock boot boot loader key will be sent to your email. Save it for later use.

Dealing with Android SDK Tools:
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Download and install the latest Android SDK from developer.android.com. Before Installing Android SDK must install JAVA SDK.
Download and unzip standard android_winusb.inf with a few lines of code added to enable Fastboot to support for Sony and Sony Ericsson devices.

Make sure you are running Google USB Driver package revision 4 or higher in your Android SDK. You can see current Google USB Driver package revision in the SDK Manager.

Place the unzipped android_winusb.inf file in the usb_driver folder, located in the Android SDK > extras > google folder on your computer.
Accept to replace the old android_winusb.inf-file with the new file. If you can't find the usb_driver folder, please install the Google USB Driver Package using the SDK Manager.

Turn off your phone.

On your phone, push and hold the Volume up(+) button at the same time as you connect the phone to the computer with a USB-cable.
On your computer screen, you will be asked for drivers. Point to the usb_driver folder where you placed the android_winusb.inf-file, and select the Android Boot loader Interface-file.

Go to the tools folder within the Android SDK folder and Open a command window (press shift button and right click on the window and select Open Command Window here).

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In Command Prompt Window
Enter:
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fastboot.exe -i 0x0fce getvar version
Verify that you get a response back (for example "0.3"). This means your phone is connected properly.
Warning: If you perform this step, you will unlock the boot loader. This may void your warranty and/or any warranty from your operator. If you still want to unlock the boot loader of your phone...proceed...
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Enter:
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fastboot.exe -i 0x0fce oem unlock 0xKEY
where KEY is the unlock boot loader key you got in the beginning of this instruction.
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CONGRATULATIONS !!! The BOOTLOADER should now be successfully UNLOCKED.
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ENJOY AND NOW YOU CAN FLASH ANY boot.img or ROM ON YOUR TIPO NOW...
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« Last Edit: March 06, 2013, 01:56:09 AM by VioletR »
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Re: UNLOCK BOOTLOADER OF XPERIA DEVICES
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2013, 12:59:21 AM »
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Re: UNLOCK BOOTLOADER OF XPERIA DEVICES
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2013, 12:38:23 AM »
man i need to ask u something on which folder exactly we need to open cmd ?

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Re: UNLOCK BOOTLOADER OF XPERIA DEVICES
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2013, 12:23:46 PM »
man i need to ask u something on which folder exactly we need to open cmd ?

If u followed all steps exactly then you have your fastboot.exe in platform-tools folder in Android-SDK
Open command-prompt form there.
or wait for the VR to comment

U can tiry as if now by opening cmd from fastboot.exe directory, whereever it is

 


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