Originally Posted by Spectre51
Though I think a better title to the post should have been just Sony Xperia ion not AT&T
Its always been this way for users of bootloader locked devices. The fact that a root method exists for unlocked bootloaders is great. Just means we have to figure out how to unlock the BL for those devices that are locked.
Once we can figure out what Sony has done with the new system.sin files we might actually be able to get a simple prerooted image. Again for unlocked BL.
As far how we can go about unlocking the AT&T BL....that I have no clue. Don't think there is a testpoint method for these like there was for the Xpedia Play.
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I was thinking about that, the AT&T/no AT&T thing in the title, but I ended up going with what it's called in the forums. Top left corner it says "AT&T". It's a little confusing because if I don't include things like that, people often get mad at me. the AT&T Galaxy Note users hated it before I started differentiating their development from the International development so I got into the habit of just putting exactly what it is entitled on the forums.
Originally Posted by npspears
I really wasn't trying to be a troll. I just thought your article was misleading and I was trying to call attention to that. I'm not mad and I fully expect the device to be rooted soon. I flashed the international firmware so I no longer have all that AT&T bloat so I'm happy. I really only use root to back up all my apps anyway. Hopefully there will be kernel development in the future but that is just an added bonus really.
As for developers, my thought was that the article might deter the developers that we desperately need. I figured if they thought that we already had root then they would spend their time elsewhere. But what do I know about devs?
My original intent was only to bring to light to those in the community that most
AT&T devices do not have root. I believe in the XDA community, and I'm sure we'll have one soon.
Thanks for all you do for XDA PoorCollegeGuy.
Sometimes we should read and give the writer the benefit of the doubt.
Forgive me for my misunderstanding as I'm sure you can guess how hard it is to guess at a person's tone of voice when reading a statement as opposed to hearing it. I have taken no offense and I hope you didn't either.
Dev support is hard to gauge or predict. Some devs love the challenge, even if they don't own the device. Others would rather stick to home base and wouldn't care who needed the help. Frankly, based on my experience writing about Sony Xperia devices, I thought pretty much everything you guys had was interchangeable. I've seen literally hundreds of "this works on all xperia phone" mods n such. If I were you guys, I'd hit up the well known Sony Xperia hackers to see if they can help. Or, if you can talk em into it, the guys who do the Juopunubear S-Off mod are brilliant with bootloaders. That's what I'd do...a friendly suggestion from your neighborhood spy (I mean writer).
In any case, when/if the bootloader gets unlocked, better believe it's going up on the portal
i'll be keeping an eye out for you guys.
"When an expert can be blinded by his own expertise when they're creating something simple and easy to use when in reality, its' a nightmare for the novice" - The new overly aggressive but strangely intelligence XDA TV guy.
^ remember that before you flame people for not understanding what you understand.