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By o0o.paw, Member on 23rd April 2012, 03:22 PM
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I just read on the Sony Developer site that the ICS update will not be available for those with an unlocked bootlader WTF ?

"Also, if you unlock the boot loader, you will not be able to download and install the final Ice Cream Sandwich software upgrade for Xperia™ phones."

Just look for the article "ICS beta ROM now available for unlocked Xperia™ PLAY smartphones" .. it's about 3/4 down the page :?(
 
 
23rd April 2012, 03:55 PM |#2  
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Good thing I unlocked via Testpoint method...

I think it could be possible that SEUS or PC Companion are checking IMEI, if the phone was unlocked via Sony...
simple relock won't do it I guess :/

But don't worry, a few days after our devs will come up with a flashable generic and prerooted rom
23rd April 2012, 04:00 PM |#3  
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But don't worry, a few days after our devs will come up with a flashable generic and prerooted rom

definitely.
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23rd April 2012, 04:09 PM |#4  
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Originally Posted by o0o.paw

I just read on the Sony Developer site that the ICS update will not be available for those with an unlocked bootlader WTF ?

"Also, if you unlock the boot loader, you will not be able to download and install the final Ice Cream Sandwich software upgrade for Xperia™ phones."

Just look for the article "ICS beta ROM now available for unlocked Xperia™ PLAY smartphones" .. it's about 3/4 down the page :?(

That is because DRM keys are lost, which are needed to use PC Companion and Update Service to update phone firmware.

It is not sure, if relocking will do the deal or not, as least not before it is released.
23rd April 2012, 04:15 PM |#5  
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Relocking with Flashtool will definitely work & also if yhu unlock BL via Testpoint Method den yhu can update via SEUS, PCC!
23rd April 2012, 05:54 PM |#6  
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Dude, didn't you read when unlocking bootloader? its written in big red fonts on bootloader unlock page that you will not get further updates after unlocking.
23rd April 2012, 07:32 PM |#7  
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Officially, the bootloader can only be unlocked, that's why the warning with red letters.
Unofficially, it is possible to relock the bootloader and after that it's possible to update software again. I tested it multiple times.
The only thing You loose permanently is the DRM. Cheers!
23rd April 2012, 09:26 PM |#8  
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Originally Posted by zariin

Officially, the bootloader can only be unlocked, that's why the warning with red letters.
Unofficially, it is possible to relock the bootloader and after that it's possible to update software again. I tested it multiple times.
The only thing You loose permanently is the DRM. Cheers!


hope yhu all can now believe me now......!
24th April 2012, 10:45 AM |#9  
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is there a way to relock boot loader again??
24th April 2012, 12:54 PM |#10  
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is there a way to relock boot loader again??

Yes, you can read my tutorial, a guide is there.

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27th April 2012, 12:02 PM |#11  
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i think u must wait untill the original work rom from xperia team out.
and if u want test ics xperia u must unlock BL because this rom is porting rom and this is mod. so if u want u device still unlock i think u must wait..

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