Ericsson Xperia Ray

How To Update Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray with Cyanogen Mod 7.1 Gingerbread 2.3.7 Firmware

Procedure to unlock Boot loader in Xperia Ray:

  • First up you need to fast boot on your computer to unlock boot loader of Xperia Ray and then you need to install the Android SDK in your computer so that the fast boot shell can be installed.
  • Just for safety, note down the IMEI number of your Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray which you can get by dialing *#06#.
  • After this turn off your phone and then while pressing and holding the Volume button, connect the USB cable so that it can be connected to the computer.
  • Now, open the terminal window or say the command prompt in your computer. In the command prompt window you need to enter the below mentioned command.

fastboot -i 0x0fce getvar version

Note: Please note that as soon as you connect the phone, the drivers will be installed in the computer so that the connection can be established between the computer and phone.

  • After this, you need to head to the Sony Ericsson’s Boot loader Page where you need to first. Click on the Continue Button after which you will be getting to see a screen which is shown below.

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  • Now, in the above prompt, click on “Yes I’m Sure” to proceed and after that tick on both the options as shown in the below screen capture and click on “I accept” to proceed as mentioned in the below image.

Legal Terms

  • After this you will have to enter some details like IMEI number, Name, email ID and then after that enter the captcha and click on submit. Once you submit, within few minutes you will get a mail from Sony Ericsson which will contain the unlock key.

Enter IMEI Details

  • Now, note down the unlock key and then you need to enter into the terminal mode in your computer to run the below mentioned command.

fastboot -i 0x0fce oem unlock 0xKEY

Note: Please note that from the above command you need to replace the term “KEY” which is there at the end with the key which you got in the mail.

Now, once you enter the command properly, you will see that the phone’s boot loader will successfully be unlocked and you are now ready to proceed to the next page where we have summed up the instructions to apply the Cyanogen mod 7.1 update in your Sony ERICSSON Xperia Ray.

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11 Comments

11 Comments

  1. Miltos

    May 25, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    I recently updated to ICS but i noticed that my phone now is very laggy and decided to downgrade back to gingerbread. Is it possible to just follow these instructions directly and install cyanogen instead of ICS?

  2. salniish

    May 19, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    ok i read that i have to remove the last digit from imei code in SE website. but i cant fix the waiting for device problem.

  3. salniish

    May 19, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    why it tells me that the IMEI must be 14 chars long? i checked atleast 5 times and its 15. even in a mini-tutorial on how to find out IMEI (i forgot)he had an 15 char long Imei code. pls ansver fast.

  4. Joe

    April 13, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    for all those having the issue of “fast boot, bad command or file name” or something along those lines in dos/cmd …try running the command from where fastboot.exe is on your pc…you wil need he android sdk package (google it), then in cmd.exe you need to navigate to that folder, etc….

    (note, commands in lowercase, uppercase what should be on screen on your pc..ish)

    C:WINDOWS\ cd\
    C: cd\Program Files\Android\Android sdk\tools
    …….\tools fastboot etc etc

  5. Jason

    April 11, 2012 at 12:08 pm

    my xperia ray usb driver is not installing from windows update as you instructed on the artical i was trying connect the phone by usb while pressing & holding the volume button but its not detecting please advice me windows update not detecting the the nessasary drivers are not found.

    Thanks

    • Pradeep Neela

      April 12, 2012 at 1:46 am

      UNINSTALL THE DRIVERS AGAIN BY UNINSTALLING!

  6. kOFA

    January 17, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    How can i directly update to version 2.3.7 ???

  7. Z.

    January 14, 2012 at 7:14 pm

    Hi,
    Will I be able to upgrade my xperia Ray, running android version 2.3.4 directly to 2.3.7?
    Thanks!

    • Pradeep Neela

      January 14, 2012 at 8:39 pm

      yes you can directly apply this update!

      • Z.

        January 23, 2012 at 3:55 am

        Hello,
        I have decided to give it a try.
        I am now trying to unlock the bootloader, so I came to the step where I need to enter this line in the command prompt”fastboot -i 0x0fce getvar version” After I enter it I get the following message: ‘fastboot’ is not recognized as an internal or external command,operable program or batch file.
        Do you have any idea of what might have gone wrong?
        Thanks in advance!
        Z.

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