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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

Sony Xperia XA2 O2 UK won't let me unlock bootloader

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Sony Xperia XA2 O2 UK won't let me unlock bootloader

As the title states, I have a Sony Xperia XA2 bought off the internet (second-hand) in Romania that won't allow me to unlock its bootloader. I can use it with any SIM (currently Orange Romania) so it is not locked to O2.

Rooting status is: Bootloader unlock allowed: No

 

 

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Re: Sony Xperia XA2 O2 UK won't let me unlock bootloader

Unfortunately you'll find that a lot of network branded handsets (even if flashed to non branded firmware) have a permanently locked bootloader. 

 



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Re: Sony Xperia XA2 O2 UK won't let me unlock bootloader

So there would be a chance to have an unlocked bootloader if I change the firmware and debrand the phone?

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Re: Sony Xperia XA2 O2 UK won't let me unlock bootloader

No, unfortunately the bootloader is in a separate partition from the firmware partition.

Your bootloader cannot be unlocked.



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Re: Sony Xperia XA2 O2 UK won't let me unlock bootloader

That's just silly, I bought this phone for further development Slightly frowning Face Should've read more before buying it

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Re: Sony Xperia XA2 O2 UK won't let me unlock bootloader

See this thread for further information.

It may be possible to get the unlock allowed by means of contacting Local support

 

https://talk.sonymobile.com/t5/Android-development/Bootloader-unlock-allowed-No-SONY-solve-it-please...

 

 

Edit

Upon further investigation it would seem that it is 99.9% likely you won't get it unlocked.

Sony has locked the bootloader at the request of O2 UK and from what I can see, no one on O2 has had theirs unlocked historically.



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Re: Sony Xperia XA2 O2 UK won't let me unlock bootloader

Seen the thread before, but I didn't find any real solution in there. I think the olny option left is to sell my XA2 and buy another one with unlocked bootloader Neutral Face

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Re: Sony Xperia XA2 O2 UK won't let me unlock bootloader

dear viridis, pls reply to a private message