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bootloader unlock for noobs[update]

ankitxperia

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This was originally posted in x10 mini forum by pollob666


Warning guys W8 users have suffered from hard brick as reported so please dont try to unlock the bootloader till some solutions comes

I thought this will be helpful for our community also


Ok,

I am not Responsible if it BRICK YOUR PHONE!!!!!

Here it goes,



Step 1: (Downloads)

A) Download Flash Tool : From http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=920746 or http://www.multiupload.com/GYL7A7XQBT
B) Download S1tool : From http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=17374120&postcount=26
C) Download Unlocker : From http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=17384177&postcount=3

Step 2: (Prepare)

A) Unzip all downloaded files
B) Shut Down Phone
C) Open S1tool, Click on DO JOB, Press Back on phone, Connect it to PC.
D) Look For Line "XXXX SIMLOCK CERTIFICATE"

Step 3: (Unlock)

A) Turn the phone on, Connect it with PC in Debugging mode.
B) if XXXX is "NOT RECOGNIZED" then sorry, it can't be unlocked.
C) if XXXX is SEMC then run "msm7227_semc.cmd"
D) if "XXXX SIMLOCK CERTIFICATE" was not found then run "msm7227_Setool2.cmd"
E) Wait...
F) if "Press any key to continue . . ." is found, press any key.

Step 4: (Verify)

A) Shut Down Phone
B) Open S1tool, Click on DO JOB, Press Back on phone, Connect it to PC.
C) Look For Line RUNNING S1_EROM VER "x8A029"
D) if x is "r" then it is done, Congrats...
E) if x is "R" then Sorry, Do everything again. or Search in the Frorum for Help

Thanks to
the_laser, Androxyde, Bin4ry, SpyderX for his Tutorial (I used his one ) and Every Single Soul who helped to Unlock the Bootloader
 
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Sira.

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Amman, jordan
Thanks ..
Good job by the way

---------- Post added at 07:12 PM ---------- Previous post was at 06:43 PM ----------

Simple And easy
Thanks for All your effort :)
i've successfully unlocked the bootloader..

GREETINGS MATE !
 

SpyderX

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Thumbs up for this :). It's a great change rather than reading through my very wordy but thorough guide here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1254225

Still, if anyone wants a tutorial on how to flash custom kernels, how to return to stock kernel and how to relock their bootloader, it's all embedded in the first post of my guide somewhere and also below :D.

Cheers :cool:,
SpyderX

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HOW TO RELOCK BOOTLOADER :

0. Flash back stock kernel using "Repair" option in SEUS or by using Flashtool (if using Flashtool either flash stock firmware or flash the appropiate .ftf file below):

X8 (E15) and W8 stock kernel:

Download link: http://www.mediafire.com/?zb3zhdkodgy55ch#1

Direct download link: http://db.tt/gg2jJVZi

X10 mini pro (U20) stock kernel:

Direct download link: http://db.tt/S7Nm4WZx

X10 mini (E10) stock kernel:

-Will be added at a later date-

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If you relock your bootloader while using a custom kernel your phone will be bricked!

1. Download S1tool and extract it to an appropiate location on your PC (not needed if you already have s1tool) . (Credits go to the_laser for this tool)

S1tool post: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...0&postcount=26

Direct download link: http://db.tt/OrOQO33

2. Then, download and Install Flashtool v0.2.9.1 beta (don't use 0.3.0.0 as profile for our phones need to be added. It's simpler to use 0.2.9.1 beta) Here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=920746
Download Link: http://www.multiupload.com/7H4JT35B6G

(Credits go to Androxyde and Bin4ry for this tool.)

After installing it, open the flashtool folder and open the drivers folder inside that. Double click on the ggsetup-2.2.0.10.exe file inside and install Gordon's Gate (needed for Flashtool to work).

Note: This Gordon's Gate Driver Installation will work for X8, X10 mini and X10 mini pro. I'm not sure about that of W8 but I think that is also supported.

Note: This Flashtool and Gordon's Gate installation is not needed if you have already done this.

3. Turn off your phone.

4. Launch s1tool.exe in the folder you extracted s1tool to.

5. Click on Restore button and then connect your phone to the PC in flash mode (press and hold back button while connecting your phone to the PC).

6. Wait for the process to complete. Congratulations! You now have relocked your bootloader!

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9. How to flash custom kernels:

a. Download the (kernel name).ftf file provided by the kernel developer
b. Download and Install Flashtool v0.2.9.1 beta (don't use 0.3.0.0 as profile for our phones need to be added. It's simpler to use 0.2.9.1 beta) Here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=920746
Download Link: http://www.multiupload.com/7H4JT35B6G

(Credits go to Androxyde and Bin4ry for this tool.)

After installing it, open the flashtool folder and open the drivers folder inside that. Double click on the ggsetup-2.2.0.10.exe file inside and install Gordon's Gate (needed for Flashtool to work).

Note: This Gordon's Gate Driver Installation will work for X8, X10 mini and X10 mini pro. I'm not sure about that of W8 but I think that is also supported.

Then restart your computer.

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Generally you have to delete all the files in /system/lib/modules before flashing a custom kernel!

c. Put the (kernel name).ftf file in the /firmwares folder. (Don't flash any .sin files, flash only the .ftf file.)
d. Open Flashtool.
e. Click Flash.
f. Select (kernel name).ftf.
g. Turn off your phone.
h. Connect your phone in flash mode (only when the popup window prompts for you to do so). (To boot into flash mode, press and hold back button while connecting your phone to the PC using an usb cable).
i. Disconnect your phone (do so only when the popup window to prompts you to disconnect your phone).
j. Reboot and you have a custom kernel!
k. Confirm by going to Settings --> About Phone --> Kernel version. It should have the name of the kernel you flashed.
m. To flash back to stock kernel, download the appropriate file below and follow steps listed above.

X8 (E15) and W8 stock kernel:

Download link: http://www.mediafire.com/?zb3zhdkodgy55ch#1

Direct download link: http://db.tt/gg2jJVZi

X10 mini pro (U20) stock kernel:

Direct download link: http://db.tt/S7Nm4WZx

X10 mini (E10) stock kernel:

-Will be added at a later date-
 

Dalthor

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wow thanks for this noob explanation, after reading original thread i was scared to unlock bootloader but when you put it like this now I understand the original one.
i will unlock my x8 then when I have time these days
 
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