[Q] About Unlocking, Flashing and Rooting
Hi, I am new to XDA and this is my first ever post, so Devs, be easy on me.
I own a Sony Xperia SP device (c5302)
which is currently running Android 4.3 (12.1.A.1.201)
and I want to gain root access on my device
I looked at several tutorials and videos and found that I need to have the Bootloader unlocked first of all. I am not sure about the exact procedure as every tutorial follows a slightly differently process.
Here are my questions as a newbie.
- I want to know that what losses can I have if I try to unlock my bootloader?
- After rooting, will I be able to get the same android and build version running on my device i.e. Android 4.3 and build 12.1.A.1.201?
- Will I be able to get future updates from Sony that are shown in the phone as notifications as and when the updates arrive?
- Is it possible to bring my phone back to the same condition it is in today? Like it was never rooted or the bootloader was never unlocked, because I want to avail warranty as well?