[GUIDE][18th Dec][4Noobs] Unlock The Xperia Play Bootloader

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SynestheticDroid

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Android ADB Interface - Digital Signature Information Error

UPDATE (03th FEB 2013) This will wipe your internal storage (/data) but not your SD Card!
UPDATE (06th JAN 2013) : VIDEO TUTORIAL ADDED CLICK HERE


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OK so i was looking around for a easy to use guide i could refer someone to and couldn't find one so i decided to create 1.

With this method you wont need to download the android SDK and instead can download a small package of files that i will upload. this saves around 1-2GB of bandwidth.

Firstly we should confirm your phone can be unlocked. To check if your phone can be rooted (most likely if it is not branded to 3, Vodafone etc then it can be)

Go to the phone dialer
Tap*#*#7378423#*#* then a service menu should pop up,
Tap Service info > Configuration > Rooting Status. if it says boot loader unlock allowed then you are good to go.
if it says not allowed or no then you will need to pay to have the boot loader unlocked.

Now we need to get your IMEI to do this type in the dialer *#06# another window will appear with your IMEI number write this down somewhere as you will need it later.

OK so now that you know your phone BL can be unlocked we will need to download and extract these files
Now we can begin. Turn of your phone. once the phone is off press and hold the search button while pluggin in the usb lead. the led at the top of the phone will be lit up BLUE. your computer should prompt you to install drivers for the new device if it does then select 'install manually' and browse to the location of the drivers, depending on your system architecture (X86 or X64) select the appropriate folder it should then install the drivers if you get any prompts about unsinged driver just install any way.
if something doesn't happen like it is suppose to please reply here or pm me.

Next we need to go to sony ericsson's bootloader unlock site read through to confirm you understand what your doing then click continue.

Click "yes i'm sure"
YjZCx.png


ok now check both boxes and press i accept

NpdYA.png


now we need to fill in these fields (IMEI is the number you wrote down earlier if it doesn't work remove the last number and try again)
dkTNg.png


Press submit and you will see your Unlock Key copy it for later.

Finally after installing the drivers we will need to run the software called fastboot now to make it easier for you guys i have included a simple bat file which will load CMD at the correct location. so load run_me.bat and make sure the BLUE LED on your phone is still on. if it is then type this in to the new cmd window.
Code:
fastboot.exe -i 0x0fce oem unlock 0xKEY
replacing KEY with your key. for example
Code:
fastboot.exe -i 0x0fce oem unlock 0x726802F75671552D

your phone should now be unlocked. check my next guide on how to install custom recoveries, kernels and most importantly Android 4.0 (ICS)

Source: http://cyanlabs.co.uk/tutorials/unlock-play-bootloader

Getting an error message when I try to install the drivers, any advice? or am I okay to proceed? Followed your advice on the top 'quote' area on the OP, and got this as a result.

Thanks for the guide (as well as your many others), by the way! I made sure to thank you on the OP.
 

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Getting an error message when I try to install the drivers, any advice? or am I okay to proceed? Followed your advice on the top 'quote' area on the OP, and got this as a result.

Thanks for the guide (as well as your many others), by the way! I made sure to thank you on the OP.

You need to disable driver signature enforcement, i don't support xperia play any more but this will help
http://www.howtogeek.com/167723/how...8.1-so-that-you-can-install-unsigned-drivers/
 
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I've done every single thing in the tutorial and ok says the bootloader unlock, but when I go to flashtools to flash a new firmware it gives me this, I think it means that my bootloader is unlocked 16/047/2015 00:47:23 - INFO - Loader : S1_Loader_Root_773f - Version : R4A066 / Bootloader status : ROOTED

But when try to falsh a new kernel

16/050/2015 00:50:54 - INFO - Device connected in fastboot mode
16/051/2015 00:51:12 - INFO - Selected kernel (boot.img or kernel.sin): C:\Flashtool\firmwares\LuPuS_zeus_Stock-gB+iCsv7-ram.img
16/051/2015 00:51:12 - INFO - Flashing selected kernel
16/051/2015 00:51:12 - INFO - sending 'boot' (7424 KB)...
16/051/2015 00:51:12 - INFO - FAILED (remote: Unrecognized command, bork!)
16/051/2015 00:51:12 - INFO - finished. total time: 0.001s
16/051/2015 00:51:12 - INFO - FASTBOOT Output:
sending 'boot' (7424 KB)...
FAILED (remote: Unrecognized command, bork!)
finished. total time: 0.001s

16/051/2015 00:51:12 - INFO - Please check the log before rebooting into system

I try'ed to unlock my bootloader by a 1000 different ways and still I got this message, my brain is starting to burn, I just don't know what to do anymore :crying: Please help
 

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My xperia

When I do the fastboot command it keeps saying waiting for device, I tried reconnecting it over and over again en the blue led is active. Any ideas? @fma965 btw i'm getting code 10 while installing android_winusb
 
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When I do the fastboot command it keeps saying waiting for device, I tried reconnecting it over and over again en the blue led is active. Any ideas? @fma965 btw i'm getting code 10 while installing android_winusb

code 10 means device driver can't start, are you using x64 os? if so most likely you need to disable driver signature enforcement (google it)
 

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code 10 means device driver can't start, are you using x64 os? if so most likely you need to disable driver signature enforcement (google it)

So I've unlocked my driver signature enforcement but still getting code 10 device doesn't start. It also says SAMSUNG android USB composite device. I've followed every step preciesly @fma965
 

davis the droid

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On my Sony Ericsson Xperia Play (R800at) when I go under the service menu I have no Rooting Status at all or bootloader stuff.
I went in this order *#*#7378423#*#* > Service info > Configuration > Rooting Status but found nothing helpful at all. Is it because of AT&T being busybodies trying to control ever phone they bough?
 

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What if I don't see any "Rooting Status" at all?..
Service info > Configuration > ??????
A and just see following info here (in Configuration):
IMEI:
*my IMEI*
IMEI Software Verson:
22
Available Speech Codecs:
HR, FR, EFR, AMR_HR, AMR_FR
Working Band/s:
GSM850, GSM900, GSM1800, GSM1900, UMTS_BC1, UMTS_BC8
 
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I did everything very well (and my blue light was shining from the beginning) till this f*ckng point >>>>>>>>>>

>>>> For Windows users, when asked for a driver, point to the usb_driver folder where you placed the android_winusb.inf-file, and select the Android Boot loader Interface-file. (never asked and nothing happened)

4. When your device is connected, open a command window on your computer and go to the platform-tools folder within the Android SDK folder.(couldnt find even I spent hours :crying::crying::crying: platform-tools )

5. Enter the following command:

fastboot devices

6. Verify that you get an answer back without any errors.
Enter unlock key

WARNING! The command below contains your unlock key. If you perform this step, you will unlock the boot loader. This may void your warranty and/or any warranty from your operator.

1. If you still want to unlock the boot loader of your device, enter the following command:

fastboot -i 0x0fce oem unlock 0xCF646E38EC2EA677

2. Verify that you get an answer back without any errors.



>>>>>>please help me from ''...when asked for a driver, point to the usb_driver folder where...'' otherwise one laptop and one Xperia Play will be dust. :mad::mad::mad:
 

oleg77

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Hi everyone. We'd appreciate if someone could reupload the adb+drivers package, link is down. Thank you.

edit : Xperia Play USB drivers are here : http://dl-developer.sonymobile.com/drivers/Xperia_PLAY_neo_arc_acroIS11s_acroSO-02C_USB_drivers.zip
Was there something else (except those drivers and minimal adb/fastboot) ?

Sorry to come this late, but I just bought recently a cheap R800i ...

I have a question, regarding this :

Go to the phone dialer
Tap*#*#7378423#*#* then a service menu should pop up,
Tap Service info > Configuration > Rooting Status. if it says boot loader unlock allowed then you are good to go.
if it says not allowed or no then you will need to pay to have the boot loader unlocked.

On my device, there is no "Rooting Status" page under Service info>Configuration...
Does it indicate something about the bootlodaer ? is it unlockable ?
I recieved an unlock code from Sony after entering my IMEI on their site. Does it mean that I should be able to unlock the bootloader of said device ?
Thanks for any help.
 
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kydd_dos

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I have a question, regarding this :



On my device, there is no "Rooting Status" page under Service info>Configuration...
Does it indicate something about the bootlodaer ? is it unlockable ?
I recieved an unlock code from Sony after entering my IMEI on their site. Does it mean that I should be able to unlock the bootloader of said device ?
Thanks for any help.

Yezsir! your R800i device could become unlock.
 

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    UPDATE (03th FEB 2013) This will wipe your internal storage (/data) but not your SD Card!
    UPDATE (06th JAN 2013) : VIDEO TUTORIAL ADDED CLICK HERE


    UPDATE:
    IF the driver prompt does not show up
    1. Press the windows key + r > and type "devmgmt.msc" and then press enter
    2. Then find some sort of S1 Fastboot or android device in the list.
    3. Right click it and press update driver
    4. Browse > Fastboot and ADB Package > Drviers > X86 or X64 (32bit? or 64bit?) > usbwin > android_usb.inf
    Also make sure you type the IMEI in correctly, if u unsure if it is unlocked or not try flashing a kernel via fastboot


    OK so i was looking around for a easy to use guide i could refer someone to and couldn't find one so i decided to create 1.

    With this method you wont need to download the android SDK and instead can download a small package of files that i will upload. this saves around 1-2GB of bandwidth.

    Firstly we should confirm your phone can be unlocked. To check if your phone can be rooted (most likely if it is not branded to 3, Vodafone etc then it can be)

    Go to the phone dialer
    Tap*#*#7378423#*#* then a service menu should pop up,
    Tap Service info > Configuration > Rooting Status. if it says boot loader unlock allowed then you are good to go.
    if it says not allowed or no then you will need to pay to have the boot loader unlocked.

    Now we need to get your IMEI to do this type in the dialer *#06# another window will appear with your IMEI number write this down somewhere as you will need it later.

    OK so now that you know your phone BL can be unlocked we will need to download and extract these files
    Now we can begin. Turn of your phone. once the phone is off press and hold the search button while pluggin in the usb lead. the led at the top of the phone will be lit up BLUE. your computer should prompt you to install drivers for the new device if it does then select 'install manually' and browse to the location of the drivers, depending on your system architecture (X86 or X64) select the appropriate folder it should then install the drivers if you get any prompts about unsinged driver just install any way.
    if something doesn't happen like it is suppose to please reply here or pm me.

    Next we need to go to sony ericsson's bootloader unlock site read through to confirm you understand what your doing then click continue.

    Click "yes i'm sure"
    YjZCx.png


    ok now check both boxes and press i accept

    NpdYA.png


    now we need to fill in these fields (IMEI is the number you wrote down earlier if it doesn't work remove the last number and try again)
    dkTNg.png


    Press submit and you will see your Unlock Key copy it for later.

    Finally after installing the drivers we will need to run the software called fastboot now to make it easier for you guys i have included a simple bat file which will load CMD at the correct location. so load run_me.bat and make sure the BLUE LED on your phone is still on. if it is then type this in to the new cmd window.
    Code:
    fastboot.exe -i 0x0fce oem unlock 0xKEY
    replacing KEY with your key. for example
    Code:
    fastboot.exe -i 0x0fce oem unlock 0x726802F75671552D

    your phone should now be unlocked. check my next guide on how to install custom recoveries, kernels and most importantly Android 4.0 (ICS)

    Source: http://cyanlabs.co.uk/tutorials/unlock-play-bootloader
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    Nice clear and short guide, and you can see nicely how easy it is for the xperia play to achieve a unlocked bootloader in comparrison to other devices.
    Isn't this supposed to go into the general section though?

    Tbh it should prob be in either dev,apps & themes or general! Mod move it if you fell the same


    i did a nandroid back up before unlocking my r800i and when im done unlocking i did restored my backup....is my BL still unlocked or it is locked again because of the restoration?....by the way +1 to you for making and effort the noobs...

    Still unlocked also please press the thanks button rather than saying thanks :D

    Sent from my Xperia Play using Tapatalk 2
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    Cleaned the thread...

    Everyone please keep a couple of things in mind
    Everything we do to our devices here on XDA is entirely experimental, and there is ALWAYS a chance that something will get borked, and you'll loose stuff. What really works well for me is when I get ready to do pretty much anything that has something to do with modding, I BACKUP. If you don't, well thats on you.
    Foul language and flaming someone on XDA is not acceptable, period. And also keep in mind that if someone posts abusive/foul language and you Quote it, you posted abusive/foul language too. Please don't respond to it, just report it

    Thank you
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    Thanks, but sadly mine says BL Unlock: No :/

    If I pay for the unlock what happens then? Does somebody do it for me?

    Sent from my Xperia™ PLAY using TapatalkHD

    hi yes but i cant remember who that is. maybe some1 will comment back on here saying. he is trusted member of XDA who has unlocked loads of peoples but forgot his name :S
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    His name is Alejandrissimo, contact him on unlock-bootloader.com to get it unlocked. ;)