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2012-03-27 04:09 PM
if i unloack my arc s bootloader officially, will that prevent me from updating it to ICS or anything else using PC companion or seus?
2012-03-27 07:13 PM
I've unlocked mine. Why? So I could install and test the ICS beta for the benefit of everybody else here. If people didn't do this then who knows what bugs Sony would miss. We are doing the community a favour to be fair.
So as long as people are aware of the risks (warranty is the main one) then I say "go for it!".
And I'm pretty sure the bootloader can be locked again.
2012-03-27 07:14 PM
There are some excllent ROMs out there that can be installed with an unlocked bootloader. I can see the temptation having done a lot of this sort of thing with my previous devices.
2012-03-27 09:11 PM
I am not an expert of Bootloader unlocking, but after unlocking it, even if it can be locked according to XDA, there is still a chance that the DRM won't be back.
So this DRM, does it have any relation with Official ICS update? "Ques" to Uli & gwhisperez??
@jsega: Since the ICS is almost on the way, according to Sony's deadline, so i think u can wait a little bit and get the official update first. If not happy with that, then u can go for this Bootloader Unlocking and other available custom ROM.
2012-03-27 09:26 PM
if you unlock your bootloader. DRM files would vanish
once lost can't be restored
you won't be able to update your phone with official software ( PC companion and SUS ) unless and until you relock your bootloader.
after relocking your bootloader, you would be able to get the updates but DRM files once gone, are gone
this is how to relock your bootloader (you may need it in future :smileywink http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1134334
2012-03-27 09:29 PM
FWIW the only issue I had with losing DRM keys is the stock Track ID app stopped working. But the one on the Android Market works fine so nothing lost. Some people had issues using the 'Like' button in the Music Player but mine works fine.
Losing DRM won't stop you enjoying ICS.