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[Q] Xperia Z Bootloader?

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7th February 2013, 10:28 PM |#21  
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The Bell (Canada) Xperia ZL I have has an unlockable bootloader.

Hey man I am in kingston ON. I am eligible for an upgrade but want to hold out for one of the Z series. Worth the wait over a gnote2? Do you know if Bell will be taking preorders and when? And SonyMobile told me just yesterday that in fact both the Z and ZL will be coming to Canada. Do you know if Bell will get both?
 
 
11th February 2013, 03:31 PM |#22  
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http://unlockbootloader.sonymobile.com

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11th February 2013, 04:06 PM |#23  
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I believe you need an unlocked bootloader to be able to boot the rom?
For htc devices, you need an unlocked bootloader, but it does not have to be S OFF.
If it was S ON, you just had to do an extra process of manual flashing the boot.img through fastboot

Hi! I have an HTC device also so I can relate with S-ON and bootloader unlocking. Apparently sony devices don't have S-ON or S-OFF. By default sony devices are S-OFF bootloader locked. So yeah you can't flash any kernel whether it would be from fastboot or recovery unless you unlock bootloader.
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Hey man I am in kingston ON. I am eligible for an upgrade but want to hold out for one of the Z series. Worth the wait over a gnote2? Do you know if Bell will be taking preorders and when? And SonyMobile told me just yesterday that in fact both the Z and ZL will be coming to Canada. Do you know if Bell will get both?

I'd say it depends on what you need. If you need screen space go for the Note II, if you want easily pocketable, great camera and performance go for the Z/ZL. I only know that Bell will be getting the ZL.
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Oh another question. You can have root access without unlocking the boot loader right?

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14th February 2013, 11:05 PM |#26  
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Oh another question. You can have root access without unlocking the boot loader right?

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Only if an exploit is found. Might take a while or simply never happen at all (even though I doubt that with our awesome developers around here).
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15th February 2013, 01:49 PM |#28  
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Does unlocking the bootloader autmatically void my warranty? Or is it possible to close it again in case of warranty?
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Sorry for the silly question, but what's the difference between sim unlocked and bootloader unlocked? What does unlocking the bootloader give you if your phone is already sim unlocked?
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Sorry for the silly question, but what's the difference between sim unlocked and bootloader unlocked? What does unlocking the bootloader give you if your phone is already sim unlocked?

Sim unlocked = Enables you to use a SIM card from a different mobile carrier.
Bootloader unlocked = Enables you to change the software being used in the device without the carriers permission.
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im kinda noob, i wanted to ask if it is possible to unlock your phone by purchasing a unlock code from some sites ?

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