Xperia SOLA, one of the newest smartphones launched by SONY can now be installed with the latest custom ROM firmwares. But now before you could do that, the first step you need to do is to unlock the boot loader and in the due course of this article we will be checking out on how you can unlock the bootlaoder with simple instructions. As of now there is no Official ICS Android 4.0 firmware update for Xperia SOLA but yes, there are many leaked versions which you can choose from.
Over a period of this article, we will be checking out a detailed list of pre requisites you need to follow along with the detailed guide in the next page. The procedure which we will be explaining about the boot loader unlock is the Official way which SONY has come up with.
Disclaimer: Neither AndroidAdvices, nor SONY should be held responsible for any damage happened to your device in the process of following the instructions mentioned in this article. It’s very unlikely that there will be any issues but just in case if at all there are any issues then we are committed to help you in solving the same.
Warranty Information: Once the bootloader is unlocked, the warranty will get void. The only way with which you can get back the lost warranty is by re locking the bootloader for which we will be coming out with the article.
- Before proceeding, you need to ensure that all the data is backed up easily so that just in case if the data get backed up, the same can be restored easily. It’s not recommended to back up the data using the PC Suite as it may or may not detect the current firmware. With the help of below mentioned tools, you can backup / restore the data.
Notes – Backup in the mail so that you can then restore manually
SMS Messages – Use “SMS Backup & Restore app”,
Contacts Stored in Phone Memory – Sync with the Gmail application,
Videos, Images, Videos & Files etc.– Copy to internal / External SD Card,
Internet & MMS Settings – Backup all the settings from “Applications > Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names”
- Minimum charge left in the device should be at least 60% so as to ensure that device doesn’t get turned Off in the middle of firmware update.
- Disable all the security suites installed in your computer and uninstall all antivirus tools in your computer so as to ensure that the firmware update is not interrupted in the middle of the process.
- Enable the USB Debugging in your Xperia SOLA from the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging”. The USB Debugging option should be ticked.
- Dial *#06# to show up the IMEI number in your phone and then you need to note down the same so that just in case in an unlikely event if the IMEI number gets lost, the same can be easily restore the same.
So assuming that you have followed all the instructions mentioned above, you can now proceed to the next page where we have summed up a detailed article on how to unlock boot loader.