I'm looking at buying an Xperia Play on ebay, and I'm trying to find out if the bootloader is unlocked. The seller says it is sim unlocked, but he doesn't speak good English and isn't understanding that I am asking about the bootloader. On my Nexus phone, there's a little padlock on the screen that shows what the unlock state is...does Xperia Play have something similar?
without knowing my phone's bootloader was unlocked by the shop in the 1st place!!!
it's currently 6.1.A.2.45 Root Status: Unlocked Bootloader = Yes...
after downloading the update, the phone shut down automatically while installing the update, and a brief recovery screen appear on the restart, the phone would still start normally but there's a notification telling me the update could not be
I know this is a very nooby question but i would like to know why we need an unlocked bootloader and what it could do for us. Ive read somewhere that without an unlocked bootloader you cant flash custom roms but that confuses me because we already have custom roms and cwm. Im currently running on avatar rom 4.1.2 and im wondering what other cool things i could have with an unlocked bootloader.
Apple has yet to release the unlocked iPhone 5 in the U.S., even though early on they let images leak depicting pricing of that device on its website. Now a new report from 9t05Mac claims that the company will start selling unlocked iPhones as early as tonight via its online store, with physical retail availability coming shortly thereafter.