Sony Ericsson Bootloader Unlocks Coming In A Few Weeks

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Last week Sony Ericsson announced that it would start allowing its users to unlock the bootloaders on some of its Android phones, opening up a world of customization options. You’d have to own a supported phone (one of the newer models), not be carrier SIM-locked, and be willing to lose your warranty coverage, but there should still be tons of users lining up to get their smartphones unlocked. SE’s Karl-Johan Dahlström has posted an update on the efforts’ progress, advising that the unlock service should launch “in the upcoming weeks”.

In order to unlock your Sony Ericsson phone, you’ll need to connect it to the Android Fastboot tool and enter in a custom unlock code. In order to get yours, you’ll need to visit a SE website, enter in your phone’s IMEI, and if SE’s computers give it the go-ahead, the site will spit out the code you need. This is really the only thing standing in the way of letting you unlock your phone, as the rest of the tools are already in place, and according to Dahlström it will be launch soon.

Source: Karl-Johan Dahlström

Via: Xperia Blog

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Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bitsRead more about Stephen Schenck!