You can now unlock the Bootloder on the Sony Xperia Z1 (and more devices)

Pretty cool, Sony themselves posts how to unlock the bootloader on their devices. My Xperia Z1 is now possible to unlock! Awesome. But you need to have the latest Android 4.3 update first. This is one reason that makes Sony different to the other manufacturers.

This is how to do it:

  • Enter *#*#7378423#*#* in the dialer to get to the service menu.

  • Tap Service info > Configuration > Rooting Status. If Bootloader unlock allowed says Yes, then you can continue with the next step. If it says No, your device cannot be unlocked.

I will definitely do this as soon as I get Android 4.3 for my Xperia Z1.

These phones can be unlocked:

  • Sony Ericsson Xperia™ PLAY
  • Sony Ericsson Xperia™ arc
  • Sony Ericsson Xperia™ arc S
  • Sony Ericsson Xperia™ neo
  • Sony Ericsson Xperia™ neo V
  • Sony Ericsson Xperia™ pro
  • Sony Ericsson Xperia™ mini
  • Sony Ericsson Xperia™ mini pro
  • Sony Ericsson Xperia™ ray
  • Sony Ericsson Xperia™ active
  • Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman™
  • Sony Xperia™ S
  • Sony Xperia™ P
  • Sony Xperia™ go
  • Sony Xperia™ U
  • Sony Xperia™ sola
  • Sony Xperia™ acro S
  • Sony Xperia™ ion
  • Sony Xperia™ miro
  • Sony Xperia™ tipo
  • Sony Xperia™ tipo dual
  • Sony Xperia™ V
  • Sony Xperia™ J
  • Sony Xperia™ T
  • Sony Xperia™ TX
  • Sony Xperia™ E
  • Sony Xperia™ E dual
  • Sony Xperia™ ZL
  • Sony Xperia™ Z
  • Sony Xperia™ L
  • Sony Xperia™ SP
  • Sony Xperia™ Tablet Z
  • Sony Xperia™ M
  • Sony Xperia™ ZR
  • Sony Xperia™ Z1*(needs build 14.2.A.0.290 Android 4.3)