Originally Posted by bigblondewolf
Well, I *was* already running CWM+root (I had to recover the phone with the pc companion and it seems to be gone). What actually does unlocking the bootloader do?
It lets you install custom kernels, permanently cwm (you don't have to flash,root and install cwm every time) you can run android jellybean and overclock/underclock
The downsides are: you can't use ota on official sony roms,
And trackid (the shazam ripoff) doesn't work anymore
And you lose your warranty
In my opinion unlocking is totally worth it but it's not recommended for beginners!
If you are new to android or rooting then you should try some locked bootloader roms first.
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