Originally Posted by olokos
I've seen that it's possible to unlock One X bootloader without having to type in the IMEI at the HTC website. Is there something like this for sony devices? Z1 precisely.
I know that we can unlock our bootloader and then relock it with the backup, but still our IMEI gets sent to SONY so we still lose the warranty. Does any of you know a way how to get the unlock code without IMEI being sent to sony?
I'm not sure whether it's ok to post it here, but it's actually cross-device question.
No, there is no way.
If you look at the terms and conditions closely you will also notice requesting the code itself does not void your warranty. Using
it will, in some countries.
It all boils down to the countries consumer laws of the device owner really...
In The Netherlands we have a very strict law, if something is clearly a manufacturing issue or design flaw, bootloader locked or unlocked, Sony is obliged to replace or repair the device free of charge.