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[Q] Sony Xperia Sola Help Bootloader Unlock Problem

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16th January 2013, 10:04 AM   |  #1  
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I was just wondering whether (in my current condition) bootloader unlock allowed = no
should be bootloader unlock allowed = yes ?
I bought my sola from target (locked to vodafone AU) - but I already owned a telstra SIM, so I went to voda and got a SIM unlock code for my phone, and managed to successfully unlock my phone and use my telstra SIM, the thing is - shouldn't this mean that bootloader unlock allowed = yes ?
From my understanding and research, {if} SIM lock = no; {then} bootloader unlock allowed {should be} = yes; is this true ?
<Service menu screenshots attached>
I asked Vodafone and they gave me nothing useful, and then I asked sony and they reckoned it is not unlockable, but from what i have read, it should be ?

Their (SONY'S) Reply:
Unfortunately if the Bootloader is listed as not being unlockable this can not be changed. This is a choice of the network the handset is designed for and is not tied into any form of SIM or network lock.

Also something else that doesn't make sense is that Sony provided me with a bootloader unlock key even though they know it is not unlockable: ...
You have requested an unlock boot loader key from unlockbootloader.sonymobile.com.
Your unlock boot loader key is: 8***************


------ YOU DON'T NEED TO FINISH READING THE REST (ONLY IF YOU NEED MORE INFO), OTHERWISE PLEASE REPLY and thank you soo much in advance ------

{What I Sent Them}:

I unlocked the phone successfully from Vodafone using the unlock code they supplied to me to be able to use it with any carrier, but my Bootloader Unlock Status Allowed = No. Shouldn't it be yes, as I have no SIM lock now?

{Handset Unlock Procedure for IMEI: 352264057451326
Your unlock code is: 2159974611920211
Manufacturer/Model: SE_Xperia Sola}

Details From Service Menu:
Service Menu(apk)>Service Info > SIM lock:
[ ] Network Unlimited
[ ] Network subset Unlimited
[ ] Service provider Unlimited
[ ] Corporate Unlimited

Service Menu(apk)>Service Info>Configuration:
Rooting Status:
Bootloader unlock allowed: No

Their (SONY'S) Reply:
Unfortunately if the Bootloader is listed as not being unlockable this can not be changed. This is a choice of the network the handset is designed for and is not tied into any form of SIM or network lock.
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16th January 2013, 11:27 AM   |  #2  
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Firstly
It took me a long time to read this m tired now

Secondly
Sim lock has nothing to do wid bootloader unlock

Sony gave u an unlock key
Bt remember u have to put only 14digits of ur imei to get a key
So u can say that its not DEVICE specific ( there are probabilities that key will work on 10 sony devices wid same 1st 14digits of imei) ( not necessarily true)


Its only a matter of luck that u got a handset wid unlock bootloader
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16th January 2013, 08:59 PM   |  #3  
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Originally Posted by drsanket_xperia_u

Firstly
It took me a long time to read this m tired now

Secondly
Sim lock has nothing to do wid bootloader unlock

Sony gave u an unlock key
Bt remember u have to put only 14digits of ur imei to get a key
So u can say that its not DEVICE specific ( there are probabilities that key will work on 10 sony devices wid same 1st 14digits of imei) ( not necessarily true)


Its only a matter of luck that u got a handset wid unlock bootloader

Okay thanks man, you gave me exactly what I wanted to know

But is there anything I could do about unlocking it ?
16th January 2013, 09:13 PM   |  #4  
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Okay thanks man, you gave me exactly what I wanted to know

But is there anything I could do about unlocking it ?

Unfortunately not my friend
Bootloader info is present on trim area
And messing wid it results in a hard brick no doubt
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Originally Posted by drsanket_xperia_u

Unfortunately not my friend
Bootloader info is present on trim area
And messing wid it results in a hard brick no doubt

Okay, thanks for the help, really appreciate it
17th January 2013, 08:27 AM   |  #6  
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Unfortunately not my friend
Bootloader info is present on trim area
And messing wid it results in a hard brick no doubt

just one more thing, why does my phone say that bootloader unlock allowed = no but i can flash kernels using flashtool without any problems?
17th January 2013, 08:38 AM   |  #7  
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just one more thing, why does my phone say that bootloader unlock allowed = no but i can flash kernels using flashtool without any problems?

U can flash kernel.ftf via flashmode using flashtool

Because it is sony signed
U will never b able to flash any custom kernels
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U can flash kernel.ftf via flashmode using flashtool

Because it is sony signed
U will never b able to flash any custom kernels

Okay, that makes sense. You've been a great help for me man!
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drasnket i got a question for ya please help me i sent u to your mail box
14th April 2013, 10:19 AM   |  #10  
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drasnket i got a question for ya please help me i sent u to your mail box

I responded about loader.sin
Did u checked??

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