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By RevokOne, Member on 14th March 2014, 09:13 PM
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23rd May 2014, 04:19 AM |#21  
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Mirrorlink don't work for me with unlocked BL. It work if BL is locked (and TA restored)

Try reformatting the whole phone after unlocking bootloader... Cause just tried right now Mirrorlink is working on my phone. And it's on unlocked bootloader.
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23rd May 2014, 07:03 AM |#22  
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Try reformatting the whole phone after unlocking bootloader... Cause just tried right now Mirrorlink is working on my phone. And it's on unlocked bootloader.

Good to know ! I need mirrorlink, so I stopped playing with ROMs... I'll be happy to try again...

By the way, do you know if mirrorlink is integrated in Cynanogen ?
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Well, I have both an unlocked bootloader and custom recovery and am receiving updates to Sony applications. Just got an Album update today!

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it's my first Sony and I'm trying to understand how things works with them, would you please be so nice to let me know which procedure you followed to unlock bootloader, root and install CWM?

Thanks.
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paul5425,
it's my first Sony and I'm trying to understand how things works with them, would you please be so nice to let me know which procedure you followed to unlock bootloader, root and install CWM?

Thanks.

To unlock bootloader, follow the official instructions here:
http://unlockbootloader.sonymobile.com/

(warning!: will lose all data on phone so backup first if you need to)

Then you need to download to your phone the zip file of a superuser or SuperSU application like: http://download.clockworkmod.com/sup.../superuser.zip

To install CWM you need to flash a custom kernel like DoomLord's with FlashTool: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2620794

Warning: if you choose to flash a custom kernel, the custom kernel version needs to match your firmware version. (However, if an up to date custom kernel is not available then you can use a hot-boot method to get access to CWM while still keeping the stock Sony kernel: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...&postcount=225 , though such a "hot boot" method has extra complications)

When you have access to CWM (press volume up when you see the violet LED on boot) then just install your superuser/superSU zip to get root (and if you hot-booted you need to do an extra step explained in the link above)
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13th June 2014, 09:16 PM |#25  
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Sony confirmed that you lose some of the offers in the Xperia Lounge app with an unlocked bootloader, such as free movies (though most of the competitions and the free Spiderman fame work fine).

http://talk.sonymobile.com/t5/Softwa...705319#U705319
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I lost my camera,it's not working after unlocking,need to lock again
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