Post Reply

[GUIDE][18th Dec][4Noobs] Unlock The Xperia Play Bootloader

19th May 2012, 03:25 PM   |  #1  
fma965's Avatar
OP Recognized Contributor
Flag Cornwall, UK
Thanks Meter: 1,402
 
3,090 posts
Join Date:Joined: Nov 2011
Donate to Me
More
UPDATE (03th FEB 2013) This will wipe your internal storage (/data) but not your SD Card!
UPDATE (06th JAN 2013) : VIDEO TUTORIAL ADDED CLICK HERE


UPDATE:
Quote:

IF the driver prompt does not show up

  1. Press the windows key + r > and type "devmgmt.msc" and then press enter
  2. Then find some sort of S1 Fastboot or android device in the list.
  3. Right click it and press update driver
  4. Browse > Fastboot and ADB Package > Drviers > X86 or X64 (32bit? or 64bit?) > usbwin > android_usb.inf
Also make sure you type the IMEI in correctly, if u unsure if it is unlocked or not try flashing a kernel via fastboot


OK so i was looking around for a easy to use guide i could refer someone to and couldn't find one so i decided to create 1.

With this method you wont need to download the android SDK and instead can download a small package of files that i will upload. this saves around 1-2GB of bandwidth.

Firstly we should confirm your phone can be unlocked. To check if your phone can be rooted (most likely if it is not branded to 3, Vodafone etc then it can be)

Go to the phone dialer
Tap*#*#7378423#*#* then a service menu should pop up,
Tap Service info > Configuration > Rooting Status. if it says boot loader unlock allowed then you are good to go.
if it says not allowed or no then you will need to pay to have the boot loader unlocked.

Now we need to get your IMEI to do this type in the dialer *#06# another window will appear with your IMEI number write this down somewhere as you will need it later.

OK so now that you know your phone BL can be unlocked we will need to download and extract these filesNow we can begin. Turn of your phone. once the phone is off press and hold the search button while pluggin in the usb lead. the led at the top of the phone will be lit up BLUE. your computer should prompt you to install drivers for the new device if it does then select 'install manually' and browse to the location of the drivers, depending on your system architecture (X86 or X64) select the appropriate folder it should then install the drivers if you get any prompts about unsinged driver just install any way.
if something doesn't happen like it is suppose to please reply here or pm me.

Next we need to go to sony ericsson's bootloader unlock site read through to confirm you understand what your doing then click continue.

Click "yes i'm sure"


ok now check both boxes and press i accept



now we need to fill in these fields (IMEI is the number you wrote down earlier if it doesn't work remove the last number and try again)


Press submit and you will see your Unlock Key copy it for later.

Finally after installing the drivers we will need to run the software called fastboot now to make it easier for you guys i have included a simple bat file which will load CMD at the correct location. so load run_me.bat and make sure the BLUE LED on your phone is still on. if it is then type this in to the new cmd window.
Code:
fastboot.exe -i 0x0fce oem unlock 0xKEY
replacing KEY with your key. for example
Code:
fastboot.exe -i 0x0fce oem unlock 0x726802F75671552D
your phone should now be unlocked. check my next guide on how to install custom recoveries, kernels and most importantly Android 4.0 (ICS)

Source: http://cyanlabs.co.uk/tutorials/unlock-play-bootloader
Last edited by fma965; 10th February 2014 at 12:14 AM.
The Following 65 Users Say Thank You to fma965 For This Useful Post: [ View ]
19th May 2012, 05:43 PM   |  #2  
- Swift -'s Avatar
Recognized Contributor
Flag Galway, Ireland
Thanks Meter: 800
 
2,856 posts
Join Date:Joined: Sep 2011
Donate to Me
More
Thanks, but sadly mine says BL Unlock: No :/

If I pay for the unlock what happens then? Does somebody do it for me?

Sent from my Xperia™ PLAY using TapatalkHD
19th May 2012, 06:03 PM   |  #3  
fma965's Avatar
OP Recognized Contributor
Flag Cornwall, UK
Thanks Meter: 1,402
 
3,090 posts
Join Date:Joined: Nov 2011
Donate to Me
More
Quote:
Originally Posted by IrishStuff09

Thanks, but sadly mine says BL Unlock: No :/

If I pay for the unlock what happens then? Does somebody do it for me?

Sent from my Xperia™ PLAY using TapatalkHD

hi yes but i cant remember who that is. maybe some1 will comment back on here saying. he is trusted member of XDA who has unlocked loads of peoples but forgot his name :S
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to fma965 For This Useful Post: [ View ]
19th May 2012, 06:49 PM   |  #4  
jasb92's Avatar
Member
Thanks Meter: 13
 
59 posts
Join Date:Joined: May 2012
His name is Alejandrissimo, contact him on unlock-bootloader.com to get it unlocked.
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to jasb92 For This Useful Post: [ View ]
19th May 2012, 07:09 PM   |  #5  
fma965's Avatar
OP Recognized Contributor
Flag Cornwall, UK
Thanks Meter: 1,402
 
3,090 posts
Join Date:Joined: Nov 2011
Donate to Me
More
Quote:
Originally Posted by jasb92

His name is Alejandrissimo, contact him on unlock-bootloader.com to get it unlocked.

yep him although the site isnt working.

EDIT: yes it is just really slowly
The Following User Says Thank You to fma965 For This Useful Post: [ View ]
20th May 2012, 09:19 PM   |  #6  
- Swift -'s Avatar
Recognized Contributor
Flag Galway, Ireland
Thanks Meter: 800
 
2,856 posts
Join Date:Joined: Sep 2011
Donate to Me
More
How does he do it?
TeamViewer??

Sent from my Xperia™ PLAY using TapatalkHD
21st May 2012, 12:10 AM   |  #7  
fma965's Avatar
OP Recognized Contributor
Flag Cornwall, UK
Thanks Meter: 1,402
 
3,090 posts
Join Date:Joined: Nov 2011
Donate to Me
More
Quote:
Originally Posted by IrishStuff09

How does he do it?
TeamViewer??

Sent from my Xperia™ PLAY using TapatalkHD

yep. if i remember correctly he teamviewers with you, you have to put a paperclip on some test point on your phone, he uses some software which he has to pay for and then does some weird stuff and its done. that whats i read at least.
The Following User Says Thank You to fma965 For This Useful Post: [ View ]
21st May 2012, 10:04 PM   |  #8  
d_zen's Avatar
Senior Member
Flag Leeuwarden
Thanks Meter: 65
 
146 posts
Join Date:Joined: Dec 2011
Donate to Me
More
Nice clear and short guide, and you can see nicely how easy it is for the xperia play to achieve a unlocked bootloader in comparrison to other devices.
Isn't this supposed to go into the general section though?
22nd May 2012, 10:54 AM   |  #9  
Member
Thanks Meter: 6
 
43 posts
Join Date:Joined: Jan 2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by fma965

OK so i was looking around for a easy to use guide i could refer someone to and couldn't find one so i decided to create 1.

With this method you wont need to download the android SDK and instead can download a small package of files that i will upload. this saves around 1-2GB of bandwidth.

Firstly we should confirm your phone can be unlocked. To check if your phone can be rooted (most likely if it is not branded to 3, Vodafone etc then it can be)

Go to the phone dialer
Tap*#*#7378423#*#* then a service menu should pop up,
Tap Service info > Configuration > Rooting Status. if it says boot loader unlock allowed then you are good to go.
if it says not allowed or no then you will need to pay to have the boot loader unlocked.

Now we need to get your IMEI to do this type in the dialer *#06# another window will appear with your IMEI number write this down somewhere as you will need it later.

OK so now that you know your phone BL can be unlocked we will need to download and extract these files

Now we can begin. Turn of your phone. once the phone is off press and hold the search button while pluggin in the usb lead. the led at the top of the phone will be lit up BLUE. your computer should prompt you to install drivers for the new device if it does then select 'install manually' and browse to the location of the drivers, depending on your system architecture (X86 or X64) select the appropriate folder it should then install the drivers if you get any prompts about unsinged driver just install any way.
if something doesn't happen like it is suppose to please reply here or pm me.

Next we need to go to sony ericsson's bootloader unlock site read through to confirm you understand what your doing then click continue.

Click "yes i'm sure"


ok now check both boxes and press i accept



now we need to fill in these fields (IMEI is the number you wrote down earlier if it doesn't work remove the last number and try again)


Press submit and you will see your Unlock Key copy it for later.

Finally after installing the drivers we will need to run the software called fastboot now to make it easier for you guys i have included a simple bat file which will load CMD at the correct location. so load run_me.bat and make sure the BLUE LED on your phone is still on. if it is then type this in to the new cmd window.
Code:
fastboot.exe -i 0x0fce oem unlock 0xKEY
replacing KEY with your key. for example
Code:
fastboot.exe -i 0x0fce oem unlock 0x726802F75671552D
your phone should now be unlocked. check my next guide on how to install custom recoveries, kernels and most importantly Android 4.0 (ICS)

Source: http://forgottencoders.co.uk/showthread.php?tid=36


i did a nandroid back up before unlocking my r800i and when im done unlocking i did restored my backup....is my BL still unlocked or it is locked again because of the restoration?....by the way +1 to you for making and effort the noobs...
23rd May 2012, 01:43 AM   |  #10  
fma965's Avatar
OP Recognized Contributor
Flag Cornwall, UK
Thanks Meter: 1,402
 
3,090 posts
Join Date:Joined: Nov 2011
Donate to Me
More
Quote:
Originally Posted by d_zen

Nice clear and short guide, and you can see nicely how easy it is for the xperia play to achieve a unlocked bootloader in comparrison to other devices.
Isn't this supposed to go into the general section though?

Tbh it should prob be in either dev,apps & themes or general! Mod move it if you fell the same


Quote:
Originally Posted by GP18376A95

i did a nandroid back up before unlocking my r800i and when im done unlocking i did restored my backup....is my BL still unlocked or it is locked again because of the restoration?....by the way +1 to you for making and effort the noobs...

Still unlocked also please press the thanks button rather than saying thanks

Sent from my Xperia Play using Tapatalk 2
Last edited by fma965; 4th July 2012 at 12:07 PM.

The Following 6 Users Say Thank You to fma965 For This Useful Post: [ View ]
Post Reply Subscribe to Thread

Tags
friendly, noob, play, unlock, xperia
Previous Thread Next Thread
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes