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Please read this if you considering unlocking the boot loader or rooting your phone.

Important information

Please note that you may void the warranty of your phone and/or any warranty from your operator if you unlock the boot loader. You should only unlock the boot loader of your phone if you are an advanced user with good knowledge of the technology and risks involved.

For more information go here http://unlockbootloader.sonymobile.com/

Please also note

The Sony Xperia support team will not be able provide any support, related to unlocking the boot loader or rooting your phone.

We also recommend you to read the below blogposts.

http://developer.sonymobile.com/wp/2011/03/29/unlocking-the-boot-loader-in-the-new-xperia%e2%84%a2-smartphones/

http://developer.sonymobile.com/wp/2011/04/14/option-to-unlock-the-boot-loader-now-available-for-advanced-developers/

http://developer.sonymobile.com/wp/2011/09/28/sony-ericsson-supports-independent-developers/

Best regards
Sony Xperia support team

{GUIDE} How to Install Jelly Bean , ICS ( Ice Cream Sandwich) and Gingerbread on Xperia™ Smartphones, as well as root them

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buddy you can't use any software of sony ( sus or pc companion ) untill you relock your bootloader
This is how to relock here or here

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ok thanks man it is in the way for update....

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Hey, Ive followed the instructions. After that I have repaired it via SEUS.. Worked like a charm..

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thats bad, i really couldn't rule out the problem Anguished Face Thinking Face
don't know if it is with the firmware or flashtool/////

this would clear it for sure
download the link 3 for ARC S and you must get contents like these as shown f.png

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Okay...

I was trying to add Widgets and here is what I get....

Unfortunately, Widget has stopped.

This is how it behaves now after using SEUS. Help? :smileygrin:

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Thanks, but no improvment i've two computer both of them getting same problem. I'm missing something but i don't know what it is.

EDIT : i`ve found it Slightly smiling Face 

the problem is regional.

Change the regional settings of windows to english and voila, everything works

EDIT 2 : flashing ics and rooting is succesfull, thanks for all.

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did you mark DON'T KEEP ACTIVITIES in developer options ??
if so then unmark the same.
it would result in homescreen crash and icon reload Slightly smiling Face so please undo it
report back here Slightly smiling Face
edit ; its great that you smile even after having problems, thats greast :smileygrin:, keep it up Slightly smiling Face

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Done reflashing... everything seems to work fine and dandy... I will do a repair again. :smileymischief:

Hmmm, is there a number of limits for the phone to be reflashed over and over again? :smileygrin:

EDIT : Oh man! I have to painfully repeat the process when the culprit was an App. The Extreme Call Blocker app is causing the Widget error. :smileygrin:

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oops, you could have waited for me to help you out, but it extremely good that you made it yourself, Slightly smiling Face this increases confidence
anyways you can reflash 100 times a day without any problem Winking Face

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hey guys,

i'm a bit late to the party here, but am looking to get the ROM for the Xperia Ray in case my carrier decides not to ahead with it (left vodafone uk a post on their forum, they seem reluctant to give a straight answer on the matter).

i've downloaded the Flashtool and installed it with the update but everytime i try to download the rom from the link in the original post, i get sent to rapidshare and presented with a 404 error. has the rom been moved / taken down or do i need to set up a rapidshare account to obtain it.

cheers in advance and nice one for the legwork Nabeel