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Odd way to unlock bell xperia z or t-mobile xperia z bootloader?

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By ronin8knight, Junior Member on 2nd May 2014, 02:36 AM
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Hey guys,
I own both the bell version of the xperia z, and the T-Mobile version. I ONLY want to use them as glorified tablets. Basically like the Ipod touch version of the iPhone, I want to use them unactivated. For me, its all about customibility and I really want to unlock the bootloader. I know neither of these can be unlocked, but in theory, if i wrote the software of the global unlockable versions (c6602/c6603) which DO allow for unlocked bootloader, would I be able to do it? I know signal would be screwy with the radios, but i dont care since thats irrelevant to me. Any help would be great, thanks guys.
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2nd May 2014, 03:17 AM |#2  
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Hey guys,
I own both the bell version of the xperia z, and the T-Mobile version. I ONLY want to use them as glorified tablets. Basically like the Ipod touch version of the iPhone, I want to use them unactivated. For me, its all about customibility and I really want to unlock the bootloader. I know neither of these can be unlocked, but in theory, if i wrote the software of the global unlockable versions (c6602/c6603) which DO allow for unlocked bootloader, would I be able to do it? I know signal would be screwy with the radios, but i dont care since thats irrelevant to me. Any help would be great, thanks guys.

Short answer: Never going to happen.
2nd May 2014, 03:31 AM |#3  
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So its impossible to write c6602/3 software to it? Longer answer would be nice : P
2nd May 2014, 07:53 AM |#4  
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So its impossible to write c6602/3 software to it? Longer answer would be nice : P

Sorry, you can't unlock the bootloader if a device says: "bootloader unlock allowed: no" which is if you have a branded device. If you try it, you'd better throw it away.
2nd May 2014, 09:35 AM |#5  
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If u can root everything is possible. As long as there's someone who provide geeky solutions

And under your situation u don't need flash different rom as there's a way to install recovery without unlocked bootloader in rooted phone.

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hey, thanks a ton for the responses guys! So, is there ANY possible way I can get cyanogenmod installed on either my c6616 or c6606? (Bell and t-mobile)w
2nd May 2014, 04:05 PM |#7  
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I don't have your phones so I cannot guaranty but you can try my method.
I got a c6603 from vodafone, and use ota to update to 4.3.

Since the 4.3 cannot root and I dont want unlock bl. so I use these steps

1. downgrade phone by flashtool to a version which can be rooted.
2. root
3. install recovery in locked BL:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/xper...0-2-8-t2187363

4. Choose whatever rom you like and flash it.
DONE!
2nd May 2014, 04:43 PM |#8  
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You cannot use custom kernels on a locked bootloader, so you cannot run CM, PA, AOSP etc.
Stock based roms only. There's no way around it.

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Awesome tips guys! Got recovery working and its all good- just ONE last thing:
are there any vanilla style roms out there like cyanogen that are stock based? I just want my pure android with some nice customizable features, no kernel updates or anything. Can you suggest any?
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