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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

Proper Android pie on my XZ1

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Proper Android pie on my XZ1

Hi guys, why not just root your phone. I successfully rooted my phone I did NOT loose my DRM keys and my camera is working as usual. I now have a custom recovery and rooted with Magisk. Now for those who don't know what Magisk is, check here https://www.xda-developers.com/how-to-install-magisk/

Everything works perfectly...no crashes...lags.
I now have a fully functional Pixel like Xperia XZ1 with navigation gestures with HIDDEN navigation bar, pixel theme and font, digital wellbeing, pie recents screen and wait for it...system wide dark mode. All of which can be reversed if I don't like it. I am using Substratum theme engine for all of this. I am still using Sony firmware. Some pics below. These are changes Sony will never make so I stopped complaining and made my device my own. Screenshot_20190127-064357.png

 

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Re: Proper Android pie on my XZ1

@Tre1300 

This looks neat. However, you should warn users that rooting their phones might void their warranties and may also brick their phones if done wrong.

 

Note: I removed a link in your post that was recognized as "advertisement", in addition to a few photos that contained personal info (like IMEI, phone numbers, etc) as per the community's discussion guidelines.



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Re: Proper Android pie on my XZ1

Oh... Yes I completely forgot to do that. Thanks for the backup.