Sony has been allowing boot loader unlocking for its various devices since long. Sony smartphone users are able to unlock boot loaders of their devices except those bought from certain specific carriers. Sony’s website guides the user in the unlocking process. The simple step-by-step instructions are easy to follow.
Sony has now improved its boot loader unlocking service so that unlocking the boot loader has become easier than before. If you want to unlock your Xperia’s boot loader, go to Sony’s unlock boot loader website which will guide you in the process.
The unlocking procedure consists of three key steps:
- Select your device from the dropdown list and press ‘continue’. You will be able to unlock boot loader of your device only if it is in the list. Now enter your email address for verification.
- Enter your IMEI number.
- You will get an unlock code. Use this code to unlock your device.
The revamped unlock boot loader service gives better instructions and makes it easy for the users to check whether their device is supported by the service. Also, you will get information about the unlocking process that is relevant for your handset only so that there is no clutter and confusion. The website has an FAQ section too that satisfies many user queries.
Once the boot loader of your Xperia phone is unlocked, you cannot revert back to the locked state but you can use Sony’s Flash tool for Xperia™ devices to flash Sony software onto your device. However, your device still remains unlocked.
Important point to note is that unlocking the boot loader might void your handset’s warranty, so it is better to be cautious.