FORUMS

Optimize Battery Life with This Useful App

Battery life is an important aspect of your smartphone, especially if you use it for more … more

The OnePlus 2 & The Year of Smartphone Compromises

We are very close to entering the last third of 2015, and we have now seen many of … more

OnePlus 2 Teardown, Major Android Vulnerability – XDA TV

The OnePlus 2 has been officially released. That and much more news is … more

What Do You Think About Fingerprint Scanners?

More and more phones are featuring fingerprint scanners, and with many promising … more

what happend to my bootloader ?

73 posts
Thanks Meter: 5
 
By xperia anfer, Member on 26th February 2014, 03:57 AM
Post Reply Subscribe to Thread Email Thread
I have a xperia U,Yesterday i try to unlock my bootloader and flash a experimental kernel (http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2326515)
I use the flashtool to unlock my bootloader because sony website method confuse me,it went without a problem but i did`t check it works or not.and i flash the experimental kernel and i able go to CWM Recovery.my question is ,still my phone recognize by the sony pc companion,to my knowledge after we unlock the bootloader pc companion will no longer recognize our phones......!!!!!

1) Did i correctly unlock my bootloader or it still locked ?
2) if it works(unlock bootloader) Why pc companion still recognize my phone ?
3) Is their any way that i can find ,my bootloader unlocked or locked ?

phone - Xperia U
OS - ICS
Firmware - 6.1.1.b.1.54

please put the question number and answer ...,Eg- 1) xxxxx 2)xxxxxxx
 
 
26th February 2014, 09:15 AM |#2  
usb2's Avatar
Senior Member
Flag Italia
Thanks Meter: 58
 
More
Quote:
Originally Posted by xperia anfer

I have a xperia U,Yesterday i try to unlock my bootloader and flash a experimental kernel (http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2326515)
I use the flashtool to unlock my bootloader because sony website method confuse me,it went without a problem but i did`t check it works or not.and i flash the experimental kernel and i able go to CWM Recovery.my question is ,still my phone recognize by the sony pc companion,to my knowledge after we unlock the bootloader pc companion will no longer recognize our phones......!!!!!

1) Did i correctly unlock my bootloader or it still locked ?
2) if it works(unlock bootloader) Why pc companion still recognize my phone ?
3) Is their any way that i can find ,my bootloader unlocked or locked ?

phone - Xperia U
OS - ICS
Firmware - 6.1.1.b.1.54

please put the question number and answer ...,Eg- 1) xxxxx 2)xxxxxxx


did you have unlock bootloader = yes in service menu?

if the phone can boot properly (to the home screen) with experimental kernel the bootloader is unlocked... to see if it is installed go in settings>phone info and see if under kernel version there is "experimental-12"
another check go in conversation app and select share location>current position... if this Fc with the message "service not available" the bootloader it's unlocked
if the phone can't boot with experimental kernel the bootloader is locked

for pc companion i don't know

with experimental kernel you can boot only a JB rom
Last edited by usb2; 26th February 2014 at 10:43 AM.
26th February 2014, 02:28 PM |#3  
OP Member
Thanks Meter: 5
 
More
Quote:
Originally Posted by usb2

did you have unlock bootloader = yes in service menu?

if the phone can boot properly (to the home screen) with experimental kernel the bootloader is unlocked... to see if it is installed go in settings>phone info and see if under kernel version there is "experimental-12"
another check go in conversation app and select share location>current position... if this Fc with the message "service not available" the bootloader it's unlocked
if the phone can't boot with experimental kernel the bootloader is locked

for pc companion i don't know

with experimental kernel you can boot only a JB rom

1) service menue showing "Bootloader unlocked :Yes"

2) no, after i flash the experimental kernel,i didn`t install the rom(i forget to add the rom zip inside the memory),so i just switch off and power on but didn`t boot(sony logo come and then a blank screen) so i flash the gingerbread ftf(6.1.1.b.1.184) via flash tool,now my phone run GB,when i going to flash the GB ftf i saw that pc companion recognize my phone that`s why i am unsure that my bootloader locked or unlocked,i didn`t get what you said in the second method("another check go in conversation app and select share location>current position... if this Fc with the message "service not available" the bootloader it's unlocked")
26th February 2014, 02:40 PM |#4  
Senior Member
Flag Imola
Thanks Meter: 151
 
Donate to Me
More
3- Phone > *#*#service#*#* > 1st option > 4th option > "Bootloader unlock allowed" turns into "Bootloader unlocked"
26th February 2014, 02:47 PM |#5  
OP Member
Thanks Meter: 5
 
More
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ryccardo

3- Phone > *#*#service#*#* > 1st option > 4th option > "Bootloader unlock allowed" turns into "Bootloader unlocked"

you are a senior member help me,i didn`t get what you tell ,please tell me,my bootloader locked or unlocked ?
26th February 2014, 02:49 PM |#6  
Member
Flag Maribor
Thanks Meter: 14
 
More
Quote:
Originally Posted by xperia anfer

you are a senior member help me,i didn`t get what you tell ,please tell me,my bootloader locked or unlocked ?

Your bootloader is unlocked.
Last edited by asd987; 26th February 2014 at 02:51 PM.
26th February 2014, 03:11 PM |#7  
Senior Member
Flag Imola
Thanks Meter: 151
 
Donate to Me
More
Quote:
Originally Posted by xperia anfer

you are a senior member help me,i didn`t get what you tell ,please tell me,my bootloader locked or unlocked ?

Follow the photos, then you'll get to a screen saying "bootloader unlock allowed" or "booloader unlocked"
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	1095.png
Views:	24
Size:	226.6 KB
ID:	2601779   Click image for larger version

Name:	1096.png
Views:	22
Size:	28.7 KB
ID:	2601780   Click image for larger version

Name:	1097.png
Views:	23
Size:	24.4 KB
ID:	2601782  
26th February 2014, 03:45 PM |#8  
OP Member
Thanks Meter: 5
 
More
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ryccardo

Follow the photos, then you'll get to a screen saying "bootloader unlock allowed" or "booloader unlocked"

I did that,It showing "bootloader unlocked:Yes " what does it mean?

Will flashing experimental kernel root my phone ?

SORRY, THIS MY FIRST TIME INSTALLING A ROM ?
26th February 2014, 04:43 PM |#9  
Senior Member
Thanks Meter: 469
 
More
Quote:
Originally Posted by xperia anfer

I did that,It showing "bootloader unlocked:Yes " what does it mean?

Will flashing experimental kernel root my phone ?

SORRY, THIS MY FIRST TIME INSTALLING A ROM ?

Means your bootloader is unlocked.
PC Companion works fine with unlocked bootloader all except updating the formware. It may even begi dowloding the files but won't flash it.
26th February 2014, 04:54 PM |#10  
OP Member
Thanks Meter: 5
 
More
Quote:
Originally Posted by ChikeD

Means your bootloader is unlocked.
PC Companion works fine with unlocked bootloader all except updating the formware. It may even begi dowloding the files but won't flash it.

Will flashing experimental kernel root my phone ?
Is rooting necessary to install a Jellybean rom?
26th February 2014, 07:13 PM |#11  
Senior Member
Thanks Meter: 469
 
More
Quote:
Originally Posted by xperia anfer

Will flashing experimental kernel root my phone ?
Is rooting necessary to install a Jellybean rom?

Im not familiar with that kernel, see it's feature list.
To install any custom ROM all you need is just CWM recovery

Read More
Post Reply Subscribe to Thread
Previous Thread Next Thread
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes