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Generic Z1 6906 bootloader unlock NO? :(

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29th May 2014, 10:18 PM   |  #1  
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So I got this phone thinking the bootloader would be unlockable... To my surprise I checked and it says no. I still submitted the unlock request through Sony and they generated a code that was e-mailed to me. So confused. The phone is used so does this mean it is already unlocked?
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A code will always be generated, but you will be unable to use it

Another example of a generic FW, sim unlocked, carrier free phone that has a bootloader that cannot be unlocked.
29th May 2014, 11:27 PM   |  #3  
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A code will always be generated, but you will be unable to use it

Another example of a generic FW, sim unlocked, carrier free phone that has a bootloader that cannot be unlocked.

Well that sucks! So no hack or way around it?
29th May 2014, 11:52 PM   |  #4  
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Well that sucks! So no hack or way around it?

Unfortunately No.
30th May 2014, 02:24 PM   |  #5  
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Unfortunately No.

Well this is a huge disappointment. Makes me want to sell the phone now and get something else.
30th May 2014, 03:53 PM   |  #6  
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Well this is a huge disappointment. Makes me want to sell the phone now and get something else.

This situation can be very frustrating but actually you was not informed about that before brought the Z1, if you will know it you will bring one with Unlockable Bootloader, right? I guess you cannot go back to your provider and switch with another one. If you really give up then I will considering to buy Z2.
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This situation can be very frustrating but actually you was not informed about that before brought the Z1, if you will know it you will bring one with Unlockable Bootloader, right? I guess you cannot go back to your provider and switch with another one. If you really give up then I will considering to buy Z2.

Well I purchased the phone used from someone who has never even heard of XDA. I got it off Swappa at a great price and couldn't pass up it being sold. I mean it is a nice phone and I love the quality of the materials (glass/aluminium). I might just root it and keep the phone. Change the stock launcher and live with it until the Z2 price drops a little.

Would Sony ever consider unlocking the Z1 boot-loader if we complain enough?
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I might just root it and keep the phone. Change the stock launcher

You don't need root for that
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Would Sony ever consider unlocking the Z1 boot-loader if we complain enough?

No chance
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You don't need root for that
No chance

I know I don't need root for the launcher but I use Nova Launcher and that one does. Plus I like to remove pre-installed crap to make the phone faster

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