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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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Re: {GUIDE} Install ICS ( Ice Cream Sandwich) on Xperia™ Smartphones, Root and Downgrade to Gingerbread

LOLOL of course you're not. I just clicked reply to main post and it was Nabeel that started it and I just got confused! Dizzy Face

Errr now you're really confusing me! When the first version of ICS came out I just flashed the tft through Flashtool so does it mean that with 4.0.4 is a different method?

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Re: {GUIDE} Install ICS ( Ice Cream Sandwich) on Xperia™ Smartphones, Root and Downgrade to Gingerbread

its the same method, just get the ftf files and replace or put the new ftf files in the firmwares folder, make sure you select the correct ftf file when you are flashing




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Re: {GUIDE} Install ICS ( Ice Cream Sandwich) on Xperia™ Smartphones, Root and Downgrade to Gingerbread

Thanks!!!! :smileygrin: Sweet! I'll flash it later on! :smileygrin:

Just one last question: can I root with DoomLord's Root Kit with the 4.0.4?

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Re: {GUIDE} Install ICS ( Ice Cream Sandwich) on Xperia™ Smartphones, Root and Downgrade to Gingerbread

I still don't know if can be rooted w/o unlocking the bootloader and/or other methods.




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:S :S :S

I'll investigate on XDA because not rooting is out of the question! :smileygrin:

Thanks for all your help! Winking Face

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Re: {GUIDE} Install ICS ( Ice Cream Sandwich) on Xperia™ Smartphones, Root and Downgrade to Gingerbread

anytime, keep us informed




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Re: {GUIDE} Install ICS ( Ice Cream Sandwich) on Xperia™ Smartphones, Root and Downgrade to Gingerbread

Neo MT15i links are also availble in the first post... thanx Nabeel

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Re: {GUIDE} Install ICS ( Ice Cream Sandwich) on Xperia™ Smartphones, Root and Downgrade to Gingerbread

Do we need to get the boot loader unlock to use this method thanks

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no you don't




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Re: {GUIDE} Install ICS ( Ice Cream Sandwich) on Xperia™ Smartphones, Root and Downgrade to Gingerbread

question if i flash official 4.0.4 xperia pro rom in my phone and when the update is ready ( because my SI number is not yet on the list) and i decide to repair it. will it work? TIA.