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Somecustomerswithunlockedbootloadershaveexperiencedproblemswhentheyareacceptingovertheairupgrades(FOTAFirmwareupgradeOver TheAir).Forcustomersthathaveunlockedthebootloader,pleasedonotacceptanyovertheairupgrades.Foradditionalinformation,checkoutthehints andtipsfromthecommunityontheXDAforum . Instructions 1. First,youshouldconfirmthatitispossibletounlockthebootloaderofyourphonebycheckingtheservicemenu.Inyourphone,openthediallerandenter *#*#7378423#*#*toaccesstheservicemenu. 2. Inyourphone,tapServiceinfo>Configuration>RootingStatus.IfBootloaderunlockallowedsaysYes ,thenyoucancontinuewiththenextstep.If itsaysNo,orifthestatusismissing,yourdevicecannotbeunlocked. 3. Onyourcomputer,clickContinueatthebottomofthispagetostarttheunlockbootloaderprocess. 4. ReadthroughtheinformationinthepopupwindowandclickYes,Imsure,ifyouarestillconfidentyouwanttounlockthebootloader. 5. Readthroughandacceptthelegalterms.ClickIAccept. 6. Enteryourname,avalidemailadressandthefirst14digitsofyourphonesIMEIorMEIDnumber(removethelastdigitifnecessary).ClickSubmit.You canviewtheIMEIorMEIDnumberbyentering*#06#onyourphone. 7. Theunlockbootbootloaderkeywillbesenttoyouremail.Saveitforlateruse. 8. DownloadandinstallthelatestAndroidSDKfromdeveloper.android.com. 9. Downloadandunzipthisfile.Thisisthestandardandroid_winusb.inffile,withafewlinesofcodeaddedtoenableFastboottosupportSonyandSony Ericssondevices.MakesureyouarerunningGoogleUSBDriverpackagerevision4orhigherinyourAndroidSDK.YoucanseecurrentGoogleUSB DriverpackagerevisionintheSDKManager. 10. Placetheunzippedfileintheusb_driverfolder,locatedintheAndroidSDK>extras>googlefolderonyourcomputer.Accepttoreplacetheold android_winusb.inffilewiththenewfile.Ifyoucan'tfindtheusb_driverfolder,pleaseinstalltheGoogleUSBDriverPackagerusingtheAndroidSDK manager. 11. Turnoffyourphone. 12. Onyourphone,pushandholdtheFastbootbuttonatthesametimeasyouconnectthephonetothecomputerwithaUSBcable.TheFastbootbuttonmay differbetweendifferentphonemodels.SeetheFastbootbuttons pageformoreinformationonwhatbuttonuseonyourphone. 13. Onyourcomputer,youwillbeaskedfordrivers.Pointtotheusb_driverfolderwhereyouplacedtheandroid_winusb.inffile,andselecttheAndroidBoot loaderInterfacefile. 14. OpenacommandwindowandgotothetoolsfolderwithintheAndroidSDKfolder. 15. Enterfastboot.exei0x0fcegetvarversion,andverifythatyougetaresponseback(forexample"0.3").Thismeansyourphoneisconnectedproperly. 16. Warning!Ifyouperformthisstep,youwillunlockthebootloader.Thismayvoidyourwarrantyand/oranywarrantyfromyouroperator.Ifyoustillwantto unlockthebootloaderofyourphone,enterfastboot.exei0x0fceoemunlock0xKEY,whereKEYistheunlockbootloaderkeyyougotinthebeginning ofthisinstruction.Thebootloadershouldnowbesuccessfullyunlocked. Continue

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