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Unhappy No official ICS for unlocked bootloaders ?

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 :?(
 
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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
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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 :?(
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.
 
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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!






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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.
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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!
 
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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!

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is there a way to relock boot loader again??
 
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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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