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Unlocking 2011 XPERIAs’ Bootloader without losing DRM

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31st May 2012, 07:09 PM   |  #271  
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Originally Posted by bombayboy

isn't the test point method used to retain the warranty & DRM.
since, the official unlocking will require our device's IMEI to be logged with Sony?

Official unlocking needs IMEI to create the code, who knows if it is logged or not.

Test point method loses warranty also, because bootloader is patched.
You do keep DRM, but once it is lost, it is lost forever.
31st May 2012, 08:55 PM   |  #272  
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If u unlock bootloader using sony method u can flash .ftf file to relock it and sometimes sony's employee can think that was never unlocked.

But after this method it is IMPOSSIBLE to relock bootloader.

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31st May 2012, 09:01 PM   |  #273  
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If u unlock bootloader using sony method u can flash .ftf file to relock it and sometimes sony's employee can think that was never unlocked.

But after this method it is IMPOSSIBLE to relock bootloader.

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Because it was never unlocked.
Bootloader can be restored in the same application.
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1st June 2012, 10:43 AM   |  #274  
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Because it was never unlocked.
Bootloader can be restored in the same application.

The warranty is not void also, the bootloader in service test menu it still "unlock allowed: Yes"

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1st June 2012, 02:33 PM   |  #275  
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Sony dont look inside Service Menu. They have other method to find out that phone is/was unlocked i think. No difference their method/test point.
They can connect to pc and start fastboot for example. Sony's method is possible to relock this not. But i dont know how they do this if phone completely dont start?

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1st June 2012, 10:19 PM   |  #276  
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Originally Posted by ch3mn3y

Sony dont look inside Service Menu. They have other method to find out that phone is/was unlocked i think. No difference their method/test point.
They can connect to pc and start fastboot for example. Sony's method is possible to relock this not. But i dont know how they do this if phone completely dont start?

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They aint gonna use fastboot just because of you and your bootloader. They use EMMA to flash, debrick, repair ta, etc. If the phone is completely bricked is gonna cost money, thats it.

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9th June 2012, 11:19 AM   |  #277  
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Tried, and tried, and tried... my PC simply doesn't asks for drivers when I connect my st15 test point and plug the USB cable... I suppose I'll give up.
19th June 2012, 05:59 PM   |  #278  
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Tried, and tried, and tried... my PC simply doesn't asks for drivers when I connect my st15 test point and plug the USB cable... I suppose I'll give up.

For me worked.

I took a wire of an old battery charger then I soldered a segment of clip of paper in the extremity. I sanded the clip to clean the metal and to give better surface for contact. I isolated half of the clip to hold, just to prevent some issue. The other extremity without the clip, I made contact with the battery minus, see the image attached.

Then I plugged the USB cable and the windows 7 try to install the drivers.


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19th June 2012, 06:11 PM   |  #279  
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Originally Posted by Domac5

hey I have wt19(live with walkman)...can I unlock my bootloader with this metod?

http://img850.imageshack.us/img850/2...6931ec1330.jpg

From the looks of it, No.

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22nd June 2012, 10:22 PM   |  #280  
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I try this method three times and always got this error:

Code:
Welcome to S1 tool.
That is small and crippled subset of SETOOL2 service tool.
 
DETACH USB CABLE FROM PHONE
REMOVE BATTERY FROM PHONE
ATTACH TESTPOINT
PRESS "READY", THEN ATTACH USB CABLE TO PHONE
 
PROCESSING ...
REMOVE TESTPOINT NOW, THEN PRESS "READY"
 
 
TO CONNECT NEXT PHONES
X10 Xperia,E10 Mini,E15 Xperia X8,U20 Mini Pro
LT15 Xperia ARC,MT15 Xperia NEO,R800 Xperia PLAY
PRESS AND HOLD "BACK" BUTTON...
 
ST18 Xperia RAY,ST15 Xperia Mini,SK17 Xperia Mini Pro
PRESS AND HOLD "Volume Down" BUTTON...
 
PLEASE ATTACH TURNED OFF PHONE NOW
 
RUNNING S1_EROM VER "R9A028"
SOFTWARE AID: 0001
LOADER AID: 0001
FATAL ERROR [ SECURITY_CLASS, SIN_header_verification_failed ]
error while uploading HDR block
LOADER NOT STARTED
Elapsed:145 secs.
I have an unbranded Xperia Mini Pro and the service info said "Bootloader unlock allowed: Yes"

What am I doing wrong?

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