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Default [Q] Restore someone else's TA, to get bootloader unlock allowed: Yes

Hello guys,

I have read thru somethreads outside of our phone's forum, and found some people restoring TA's from phones that allow bootloader unlocking, and was thinking if it's safe to do the same with our XL.

I understand there are certain modifications that have to be done.

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P.S. Searched the forums of the XL, but I didn't find anything with this matter, sorry if it has bean brought up.
 
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As stated above, yes it's possible.

But you don't get your DRM keys back, thus your warranty is still voided.
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As stated above, yes it's possible.

But you don't get your DRM keys back, thus your warranty is still voided.
I must have expressed myself wrong.

I have my TA backup, but i have not unlocked my bootloader, because my unlocking status is NOT ALLOWED, yet my question is, if I can use a TA backup from another phone that has a bootloader unlock allowed: YES, so I can transfer this status to my device, therefor allowing me to unlock my bootloader.

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I must have expressed myself wrong.

I have my TA backup, but i have not unlocked my bootloader, because my unlocking status is NOT ALLOWED, yet my question is, if I can use a TA backup from another phone that has a bootloader unlock allowed: YES, so I can transfer this status to my device, therefor allowing me to unlock my bootloader.

Regards.

As far as I know its not possible to unlock your bootloader if unlocking is not allowed.
But you might want to take a look here. It's CWM for locked bootloaders.
If you really want to unlock you should consider selling your phone and buying a Xperia L where's unlocking allowed (mostly sim lock free phones)
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There might be a risk of hard bricking of your phone if you restore someone else's TA backup

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I must have expressed myself wrong.

I have my TA backup, but i have not unlocked my bootloader, because my unlocking status is NOT ALLOWED, yet my question is, if I can use a TA backup from another phone that has a bootloader unlock allowed: YES, so I can transfer this status to my device, therefor allowing me to unlock my bootloader.

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Don't try messing with TA backup or you will end up bricking the device and i am talking about hardbrick. If you restore someone else TA backup your mobile won't boot up and you won't be able to flash FTF again.
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