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How to tell if bootloader is unlocked on GSM Play

2nd September 2012, 07:37 AM   |  #1  
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I'm looking at buying an Xperia Play on ebay, and I'm trying to find out if the bootloader is unlocked. The seller says it is sim unlocked, but he doesn't speak good English and isn't understanding that I am asking about the bootloader. On my Nexus phone, there's a little padlock on the screen that shows what the unlock state is...does Xperia Play have something similar? Or is there a command I can ask the seller to run to tell me if it is unlocked or not? He just keeps telling me it will work with any GSM carrier.
2nd September 2012, 09:56 AM   |  #2  
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Sim unlocked = Bootloader unlocked

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2nd September 2012, 12:47 PM   |  #3  
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Sim unlocked = Bootloader unlocked

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no it doesn't

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2nd September 2012, 07:40 PM   |  #4  
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So, which is it, then?
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Try *#*#7378423#*#* (*#*#SERVICE#*#*) in the dial pad. This opens the service menu.

In the service menu go to "Service Info" and then "Configuration". In this menu you will be able to check if your bootloader is unlocked or not.
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Try *#*#7378423#*#* (*#*#SERVICE#*#*) in the dial pad. This opens the service menu.

In the service menu go to "Service Info" and then "Configuration". In this menu you will be able to check if your bootloader is unlocked or not.

I think this will only tell you if the bootloader is unlockable or not.

You could use flashtool to check the status, it will say Bootloader unlocked, if it is.

EDIT: *#*#SERVICE#*#* works fine on stock roms.
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3rd September 2012, 08:08 PM   |  #7  
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Thank you both for the replies, that was the answer I needed. If the bootloader isn't listed as unlockable, then it certainly won't be unlocked, and if it is listed as unlockable, I can do it through Sony easily and for free (if it hasn't been done already), so that was the perfect answer.

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