Sony releases video to show you how to unlock the bootloader on Xperia handsets
posted by Alan F. / Dec 13, 2014, 12:07 AM
Among the manufacturers that will allow you to unlock the bootloader on your Android phone is Sony. Back when the company was known as Sony Ericsson, this would have seemed unfathomable. Now, Sony is actually posting a video on YouTube, showing Xperia owners how they can unlock their device.
In the video, the Sony Xperia Z2 is being used as an example. A Windows computer is also employed. As you can see, it basically is a matter of following the steps that are fairly easy to understand. Keep in mind that even though Sony seems to condone unlocking the bootloader by posting this video, if you go ahead and do it to your phone, you will lose the warranty on the device. Even worse, if you don't know what you are doing, you could brick your phone.
source: SonyXperiaDev via XDA
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Unlocking the bootloader will also destroy the DRM keys, which means your pictures won't look as good and your video/audio media won't look or sound as good. DRM keys can't be restored either.
posted on Dec 13, 2014, 12:13 AM 11
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That's not true You can backup from your DRM keys and restore it when you want lock bootloader again Its instructions are on the web you can search for it
posted on Dec 13, 2014, 2:05 AM 4
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Exactly! That's why i had to unfortunately stay away from Xperia phones... Even though i don't regret my M8 at all but being a custom-ROM addict, i can't risk losing DRM keys... I hope XDA devs find a way to backup and fully restore the DRM keys after flashing custom ROMs.
posted on Dec 13, 2014, 3:14 AM 0
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This is a great video for novice xperia users who want to unlock the bootloader. Good job Sony.
posted on Dec 13, 2014, 12:30 AM 2
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sony threatened user if they root their z3 and z2 they will lose camera quality !!! what a great company . alos root will lose DRM keys and they will know u root your phone ,, sure you don't know anything about sony policy to say such a thing
posted on Dec 13, 2014, 6:51 AM 0
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