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US Z1s Tell Sony to give us the option unlock BL!

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18th January 2014, 04:56 PM   |  #11  
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Agreed. Rooting is essential at the very least.

Sony and T-Mobile need to realize that people who purchase this device are very discerning consumers and tech users. We didn't just settle for the s4.

We chose this device for superior styling, specs, and build quality. And i hope i speak for others too when i say that i jumped to T-Mobile (despite concerns of service quality) because i was tired of the service i was receiving from my old carrier. I am thus far very pleased.

John Legere claims that all his grand ideas were the result of listening to customers carrier woes. Honestly he is the reason i switched. Not because i think T-Mobile will be the best carrier, but because i think he can/will change the industry and that deserves a little faith. Well i think it's time for John to have a little faith in us.



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Honestly we should write a letter to Mr Legere with attached signatures from users of all android devices petitioning for the unlocking of bootloaders on all currently supported and future handsets.
Am i correct in assuming this does not affect sim unlock? Hell they could require that the handset be paid off or that the user be enrolled in the jump program (insured).

We need to show manufacturers and carriers how big the Android modding community is and let them see that this community is the future of android and all mobile device development.

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18th January 2014, 07:33 PM   |  #12  
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Is there or will there be any way to root without unlocking the bootloader? I dont really care about flashing the rom but rooting is a whole different story for me :/

Yes, Z1 can be rooted with Locked Bootloader so Z1s will be too, give them some time.

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Am i correct in assuming this does not affect sim unlock?

Yes, you are correct.
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18th January 2014, 10:16 PM   |  #13  
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Yes, Z1 can be rooted with Locked Bootloader so Z1s will be too, give them some time.[COLOR="Silver"]

Thats great then! Its my first time with a non nexus phone so thats why im like freaking out lol!
19th January 2014, 12:17 AM   |  #14  
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Maybe we can put the TMOUS firmware on a C6906.

Has there been much dev progress here? As soon as someone dumps a FTF, C6906s can start flashing them and seeing what breaks. I have an AT&T sim card, though, so I can't really help. I ended up with a Telus C6906 anyway, so it's locked BL.

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Sony and T-Mobile need to realize that people who purchase this device are very discerning consumers and tech users. We didn't just settle for the s4.

Honestly, I don't think they want to win the "discerning and technical" crowd so much as they just want a big market share. The portion of the marketshare who cares about root/unlock BL/customization is not big enough for them to fight carriers and keep the product financially viable. The carriers are going to push way more sales volume than Sony could on their own, so Sony has to appease them. If it wanted to, maybe Sony could become the Tesla of handsets (distribution without dealerships), but there's no precedent or market case for all that leg work.
19th January 2014, 12:42 AM   |  #15  
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Never get a phone without permission to unlock bootloader guys
if u want a cheap phone, just get parallel version
19th January 2014, 12:45 AM   |  #16  
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, so it's locked BL..

It's locked permanently or can be unlocked?
19th January 2014, 12:54 AM   |  #17  
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Technically, "carrier bootloader locked." As in, "bootloader unlock allowed: no". The official unlock procedure doesn't work, obviously, but I'm confident that this is possible to reverse.

I've been doing some research on how to bypass this (talking to Sony dev, reviewing how it was done on the Z), but haven't had much time since the holidays to actually hack the hardware yet.
19th January 2014, 12:59 AM   |  #18  
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Never huge fan of Sony, I only purchased this cause its water resistance. After seeing how easy it is to brick this device, i wouldn't even try to unlock BL even if it's unlockable. But really wants root though. :thumbup:

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