Official Method to Unlock Bootloader for Sony’s Xperia Sola and P
We have covered many articles on bootloader unlocking. But still you must know that unlocking boot loader is the procedure wherein post procedural complications may occur. This means that the content, contacts or settings in the phone may become inaccessible. It is therefore vital that when boot loader unlocking is done, before that data back up should be considered seriously. Again, you can go ahead with the procedure only when you have better technological and technical knowledge and you are ready to face the risk that is involved. It is also important to note that with unlocking the boot loader there won’t be any root access. Only when Custom ROM is flashed, you can expect the root access.
Here we present tutorial to unlock bootloader for Sony’s new phones, Xperia Sola and Xperia P. Please read the disclaimer carefully:
Disclaimer: This information has been produced with complete for increasing the simplicity of the procedure. But in case if some issues occur after the bootloader is unlocked, the site should not be held responsible for this. If at all you face any issues, you can contact us and we will help you sort out the same. It is also vital to keep in mind that when unlocking boot loader is done, the device warranty gets void. And this means that the warranty is not to be considered then. There are chances that with this the phone may get bricked or there may be some damage permanently.
Charge the phone to the extent of 70 percent.
Take complete back up of the phone.
Enable USB debugging.
With the procedure given below you will be able to:
Unlock Bootloader for Xperia Sola
Unlock Bootloader for Xperia P
Click on this link: http://unlockbootloader.sonyericsson.com/instructions. In this link you will find Continue on the bottom of the page. Click on Continue.
You will get a pop up window and it will ask whether you really want to unlock the boot loader. If you are sure then click Yes, I’m sure.
Read all the details and accept the legal terms. Click I Accept.
Fill in the details such as your name, e-mail address, the first 14 digits of your phone’s IMEI number and the two CAPTCHA words in the input boxes. Click Submit. You will now be able to view the IMEI number by entering *#06# on your phone.
The unlock boot loader key is displayed. Save it for later use.
Make sure you are running Google USB Driver package revision 4 or higher in your Android SDK.
Since the file is unzipped you can place it in the usb_driver folder.
Switch off the phone.
Now push and hold the unlock button *simultaneously when you connect the phone to the computer with the USB-cable.
Now you should select the Android Boot loader Interface-file.
Now open a command window and go to the tools folder that is there in Android SDK folder.
Enter fastboot.exe -i 0x0fce getvar version, and this will give you some response back and this means your phone is connected properly.
Enter fastboot.exe -i 0x0fce oem unlock 0xKEY, where KEY is the unlock boot loader key you got in the beginning of this instruction. The boot loader should now be successfully unlocked. This is the last and the most vital step. It will unlock the boot loader. This how you can easily and officially unlock the bootloader of Sony Xperia Phones including Xperia Sola and Xperia P.