Bootloader hack!

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I,VE ALSO FINE AN EASY WAY TO UNLOCK THE BOOTLOADER

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or if you want to do in manually see below

GUIDE] Unlock bootloader & relock bootloader | X8 | W8 | X10 mini | X10 mini pro |

Contents: Disclaimer , Requirements, Recommended, Instructions (for both bootloader unlock and custom kernel flashing and relocking the bootloader), How to find out if the bootloader on your phone has been successfully unlocked , Benefits of Custom Kernel, Common problems, Myths concerned with unlocking bootloader.

Before I start I must emphasise the fact that meddling with the bootloader is highly dangerous and will result in a hard brick if you don’t follow proper instructions. Then, you will have to go and repair your phone by sending it to SE . I am not responsible if your phone dies on you because you didn’t follow instructions or you screwed up somehow. I must also mention that this will probably void your warranty (rooting already probably voided it though) and that there is NO WAY to relock bootloader as of now.

till interested? Details are below.

Requirements: Rooted phone, phone drivers preinstalled in PC, Courage

You do not need to have a sim lock on your phone to unlock your bootloader.

Recommended: Disable your antivirus (it might find a “virus” in ADB.exe even though there isn’t one and might even interfere in bootloader unlocking process) Use stock rom (I managed to unlock bootloader on GingerDX v013 though and users have managed to unlock it in Froyobread v23b and MiniCM7 2.0.7)

Note: Unlocking the bootloader of your phone will restore the original sim lock of your phone (if you had any) unless if you unlocked with EMMA/IMEI unlock code or it was factory-unlocked or if SE unlocked it!

However, some users have reported that using msm7227_semc.cmd on their sim-unlocked phones did not restore the sim lock onto their phone. This has not been confirmed as of yet. Unlock the bootloader on your sim unlocked phone AT YOUR OWN RISK!
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1. Download the files needed for the unlock at the bootloader unlock thread. (Credits go to the_laser for this tool.)

Original Post: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show…77&postcount=3

Direct download of tools: http://db.tt/SSLbqLE

Files needed to determine if unlocking your phone’s bootloader is safe: (Credits also go to the_laser for this tool.)

S1tool post: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show…0&postcount=26

Direct download link: http://db.tt/OrOQO33

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1a. Download Flashtool too (needed for S1tool to work properly and for loading custom kernels next time) and install it (not necessary if you already have Flashtool):

Download Flashtool.
Download and Install Flashtool v0.2.9.1 beta (don’t use 0.3.0.0 as profile for our phones need to be added. It’s simpler to use 0.2.9.1 beta) Here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=920746
Download Link: http://www.multiupload.com/7H4JT35B6G

(Credits go to Androxyde and Bin4ry for this tool.)

After installing it, open the flashtool folder and open the drivers folder inside that. Double click on the ggsetup-2.2.0.10.exe file inside and install Gordon’s Gate.

Note: This Gordon’s Gate Driver Installation will work for X8, X10 mini and X10 mini pro. I’m not sure about that of W8 but I think that is also supported.

Then restart your computer.
Open task manager and kill any ADB.exe process you find in there and don’t load Flashtool for the rest of the installation process.

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2. Unzip the files needed for bootloader unlocking (S1tool and Bootloader Unlock tool) into an appropiate location on your PC.

Note: If your antivirus finds virus in ADB.exe, disable the antivirus. There is NO virus in ADB.exe and the antivirus will interfere in unlocking bootloader.

2a. Turn off your phone.

2b. Open the directory you unzipped S1tool to and run S1tool.exe. Then, click on IDENTIFY button before proceeding to step 2c.

2c. Boot your phone into flash mode (make sure you installed Gordon’s Gate found in step 1a first). All users, press and hold back button while connecting cable from PC to phone. Continue holding back button until you get some output. The LED on your phone should flash green if it is in flash mode.

Example of output:

Code:
9/9/2011 21:41:44 Welcome to S1 identify tool
9/9/2011 21:45:13
9/9/2011 21:45:13 TO CONNECT NEXT PHONES
9/9/2011 21:45:13 X10 Xperia,E10 Xperia Mini,E15 Xperia X8,U20 Xperia Mini Pro
9/9/2011 21:45:13 LT15 Xperia ARC,MT15 Xperia NEO,R800 Xperia PLAY
9/9/2011 21:45:13 PRESS AND HOLD "BACK" BUTTON...
9/9/2011 21:45:13
9/9/2011 21:45:13 PLEASE ATTACH TURNED OFF PHONE NOW
9/9/2011 21:45:13
9/9/2011 21:45:46
9/9/2011 21:45:46 RUNNING S1_EROM VER "r8A029"
9/9/2011 21:45:46 SOFTWARE AID: 0001
9/9/2011 21:45:46 LOADER AID: 0001
9/9/2011 21:45:49 FLASH ID: "002C/00BC"
9/9/2011 21:45:49 LOADER VERSION: "R4A045"
9/9/2011 21:45:49
9/9/2011 21:45:49 MODEL (from GDFS): X8
9/9/2011 21:45:49 SOFTWARE VERSION: 1236-9291_2.1.1.A.0.6
9/9/2011 21:45:49 CUSTOM VERSION: 1241-3178_R1B
9/9/2011 21:45:49 FILESYSTEM VERSION: WORLD-1-8_2.1.1.A.0.6
9/9/2011 21:45:49 SERIAL NO: CB511SPH7Q
9/9/2011 21:45:49
9/9/2011 21:45:49 SEMC SIMLOCK CERTIFICATE
9/9/2011 21:45:49 Elapsed:36 secs.

If the simlock certificate specified is SEMC SIMLOCK CERTIFICATE, or anything other than NOT RECOGNIZED SIMLOCK CERTIFICATE, jump to step 3.
If the simlock certificate specified is NOT RECOGNIZED SIMLOCK CERTIFICATE, you can’t unlock the bootloader of your phone. If you try, radio capability of your phone will be disabled (this has been reported to be untrue by a number of people who claim to have unlocked bootloader successfully with msm7227_semc.cmd).
Do note that the SIMLOCK certificate doesn’t mean that you have/don’t have a sim lock on your phone.



3. Disconnect your phone from the computer, boot it up, and then reconnect your phone to your computer.

4. Enable USB debugging on your phone.

Note: Don’t run Flashtool and terminate any ADB.exe process you find in task manager before performing step 5.

5. If you had
1: the SEMC SIMLOCK CERTFICATE message or if you
2: unlocked your phone using EMMA/IMEI code
3: or if your phone was already unlocked when you bought it (first-hand phone)
4: or if your phone is sim-locked, or if…

NOT CONFIRMED, TRY AT OWN RISK!

5: your phone was sim-unlocked through a 3rd party PC application (Omnius and programs like these) which was not SETool2,

THEN
run msm7227_semc.cmd in the directory you unzipped the unlocking files to and press any key to start the unlocking process. Go to step 5b.

If you
1: didn’t have the SEMC SIMLOCK CERTIFICATE message and didn’t have the NOT RECOGNISED SIMLOCK CERTIFICATE message
2: or if you sim-unlocked your phone using SEtool2,
THEN
go to step 5a.[/U][/B]

5a. Run msm7227_Setool2.cmd in the directory you extracted the bootloader unlock tool to and press any key to start the process.

5b. Open the example log included in the files. Wait 5 minutes. Then, compare the text in the command window to those in the example log. They should be similar. Also, the last message on the command window should be Press any key to continue. Note: It is recommended to turn off your antivirus before starting this as antivirus might interfere with the unlocking of bootloader on your phone (some antivirus software claim that there is virus in ADB.exe even though there isn’t one)

Text in example log:

Code:
process requires standard 2.x android firmware.
Press any key to continue . . .
Getting ROOT rights.
1743 KB/s (585731 bytes in 0.328s)
error: protocol fault (no status)
Waiting ...
Removing NAND MPU restrictions via SEMC backdoor. Permanent. Require ROOT rights.
192 KB/s (3087 bytes in 0.015s)
success
Waiting ...
Getting ROOT rights.
Waiting ...
Writing patched semcboot. Two step process
First, we need get access to semcboot area
504 KB/s (8064 bytes in 0.015s)
Second, we need to write semcboot ;)
1130 KB/s (596916 bytes in 0.515s)
successfully wrote 0003ff00
Press any key to continue . . .

Note: If your log is very different from this please check if your bootloader is unlocked using step 7. If it is not unlocked, turn off your antivirus and repeat step 5 again. If you get some “error: protocol fault” messages, that is completely fine, this is because the “problem” is that your phone was still rebooting and USB debugging mode is not turned on when rebooting so it couldn’t acquire the status and had an error. If you get many “Access is denied” messages, turn off your antivirus and try again. Some users reported that the “Access is denied” messages were eradicated and they successfully unlocked their bootloaders after turning off their antivirus.

6. Disconnect your phone from the PC. Congratulations, your phone has an unlocked bootloader now!

7. To verify if your bootloader is unlocked successfully, again, use S1tool found here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show…0&postcount=26.

Direct download link: http://db.tt/OrOQO33

Also, download and Install Flashtool v0.2.9.1 beta (don’t use 0.3.0.0 as profile for our phones need to be added. It’s simpler to use 0.2.9.1 beta) Here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=920746
Download Link: http://www.multiupload.com/7H4JT35B6G

(Credits go to Androxyde and Bin4ry for this tool.)

After installing it, open the flashtool folder and open the drivers folder inside that. Double click on the ggsetup-2.2.0.10.exe file inside and install Gordon’s Gate (needed for S1tool to work).

Note: This Gordon’s Gate Driver Installation will work for X8, X10 mini and X10 mini pro. I’m not sure about that of W8 but I think that is also supported.

After downloading s1tool and extracting it to an appropiate location on your PC (not needed you already have S1tool), shut down your phone.

Open s1tool.exe found in the directory you extracted s1tool to and then click IDENTIFY button.

Boot your phone into flash mode (Press and hold back button while connecting it to your PC using an usb cable. The LED on your phone should flash green). Continue holding back button until you get some output.

Example of output:

Code:
9/9/2011 21:41:44 Welcome to S1 identify tool
9/9/2011 21:45:13
9/9/2011 21:45:13 TO CONNECT NEXT PHONES
9/9/2011 21:45:13 X10 Xperia,E10 Xperia Mini,E15 Xperia X8,U20 Xperia Mini Pro
9/9/2011 21:45:13 LT15 Xperia ARC,MT15 Xperia NEO,R800 Xperia PLAY
9/9/2011 21:45:13 PRESS AND HOLD "BACK" BUTTON...
9/9/2011 21:45:13
9/9/2011 21:45:13 PLEASE ATTACH TURNED OFF PHONE NOW
9/9/2011 21:45:13
9/9/2011 21:45:46
9/9/2011 21:45:46 RUNNING S1_EROM VER "r8A029"
9/9/2011 21:45:46 SOFTWARE AID: 0001
9/9/2011 21:45:46 LOADER AID: 0001
9/9/2011 21:45:49 FLASH ID: "002C/00BC"
9/9/2011 21:45:49 LOADER VERSION: "R4A045"
9/9/2011 21:45:49
9/9/2011 21:45:49 MODEL (from GDFS): X8
9/9/2011 21:45:49 SOFTWARE VERSION: 1236-9291_2.1.1.A.0.6
9/9/2011 21:45:49 CUSTOM VERSION: 1241-3178_R1B
9/9/2011 21:45:49 FILESYSTEM VERSION: WORLD-1-8_2.1.1.A.0.6
9/9/2011 21:45:49 SERIAL NO: CB511SPH7Q
9/9/2011 21:45:49
9/9/2011 21:45:49 SEMC SIMLOCK CERTIFICATE
9/9/2011 21:45:49 Elapsed:36 secs.

If the line RUNNING S1_EROM FROM VER “#8A02$” has a lowercase “r” letter replacing the “#” (RUNNING S1_EROM FROM VER “r8A02$”), your bootloader has been unlocked . If it has an uppercase “R” replacing the “#” (RUNNING S1_EROM FROM VER “R8A02$”), your bootloader is NOT unlocked .

Note: The value of the “$” is dependent on an unknown factor. The unknown factor doesn’t matter to us.

How do I know this? Here:

Originally Posted by the_laser in the bootloader unlock thread unlocked bootloader require unlocked loader, yep ?

loader\loader.sin is special unlocked loader, which will be accepted ONLY after your “unlock” semcboot with previous steps.

to distinguish unlocked semcboot and original semcboot, first letter in version tag of semcboot output will be lower case, i. e. “r8A029″

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HOW TO RELOCK BOOTLOADER :

0. Flash back stock kernel using “Repair” option in SEUS or using Flashtool. If you relock your bootloader while using a custom kernel your phone will be bricked!

1. Download S1tool and extract it to an appropiate location on your PC (not needed if you already have s1tool) . (Credits go to the_laser for this tool)

S1tool post: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show…0&postcount=26

Direct download link: http://db.tt/OrOQO33

2. Then, download and Install Flashtool v0.2.9.1 beta (don’t use 0.3.0.0 as profile for our phones need to be added. It’s simpler to use 0.2.9.1 beta) Here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=920746
Download Link: http://www.multiupload.com/7H4JT35B6G

(Credits go to Androxyde and Bin4ry for this tool.)

After installing it, open the flashtool folder and open the drivers folder inside that. Double click on the ggsetup-2.2.0.10.exe file inside and install Gordon’s Gate (needed for Flashtool to work).

Note: This Gordon’s Gate Driver Installation will work for X8, X10 mini and X10 mini pro. I’m not sure about that of W8 but I think that is also supported.

Note: This Flashtool and Gordon’s Gate installation is not needed if you have already done this.

3. Turn off your phone.

4. Launch s1tool.exe in the folder you extracted s1tool to.

5. Click on Restore button and then connect your phone to the PC in flash mode (press and hold back button while connecting your phone to the PC).

6. Wait for the process to complete. Congratulations! You now have relocked your bootloader!

7. To check, open s1tool.exe, click IDENTIFY button, turn off your phone, connect it in flash mode to the PC (press and hold back button while connecting your phone to the PC. The LED on your phone should flash green).

8. Continue holding back button until there is some output.

Example of output:

Code:
9/9/2011 21:41:44 Welcome to S1 identify tool
9/9/2011 21:45:13
9/9/2011 21:45:13 TO CONNECT NEXT PHONES
9/9/2011 21:45:13 X10 Xperia,E10 Xperia Mini,E15 Xperia X8,U20 Xperia Mini Pro
9/9/2011 21:45:13 LT15 Xperia ARC,MT15 Xperia NEO,R800 Xperia PLAY
9/9/2011 21:45:13 PRESS AND HOLD "BACK" BUTTON...
9/9/2011 21:45:13
9/9/2011 21:45:13 PLEASE ATTACH TURNED OFF PHONE NOW
9/9/2011 21:45:13
9/9/2011 21:45:46
9/9/2011 21:45:46 RUNNING S1_EROM VER "r8A029"
9/9/2011 21:45:46 SOFTWARE AID: 0001
9/9/2011 21:45:46 LOADER AID: 0001
9/9/2011 21:45:49 FLASH ID: "002C/00BC"
9/9/2011 21:45:49 LOADER VERSION: "R4A045"
9/9/2011 21:45:49
9/9/2011 21:45:49 MODEL (from GDFS): X8
9/9/2011 21:45:49 SOFTWARE VERSION: 1236-9291_2.1.1.A.0.6
9/9/2011 21:45:49 CUSTOM VERSION: 1241-3178_R1B
9/9/2011 21:45:49 FILESYSTEM VERSION: WORLD-1-8_2.1.1.A.0.6
9/9/2011 21:45:49 SERIAL NO: CB511SPH7Q
9/9/2011 21:45:49
9/9/2011 21:45:49 SEMC SIMLOCK CERTIFICATE
9/9/2011 21:45:49 Elapsed:36 secs.

If the line RUNNING S1_EROM FROM VER “#8A02$” has a lowercase “r” letter replacing the “#” (RUNNING S1_EROM FROM VER “r8A02$”), your bootloader was not successfully relocked . If it has an uppercase “R” replacing the “#” (RUNNING S1_EROM FROM VER “R8A02$”), your bootloader has been successfully relocked .

Note: The value of the “$” is dependent on an unknown factor. The unknown factor doesn’t matter to us.

How do I know this? Here:

Originally Posted by the_laser in the bootloader unlock thread unlocked bootloader require unlocked loader, yep ?

loader\loader.sin is special unlocked loader, which will be accepted ONLY after your “unlock” semcboot with previous steps.

to distinguish unlocked semcboot and original semcboot, first letter in version tag of semcboot output will be lower case, i. e. “r8A029″

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9. How to flash custom kernel:

a. Download the (kernel name).ftf file provided by the kernel developer
b. Download and Install Flashtool v0.2.9.1 beta (don’t use 0.3.0.0 as profile for our phones need to be added. It’s simpler to use 0.2.9.1 beta) Here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=920746
Download Link: http://www.multiupload.com/7H4JT35B6G

(Credits go to Androxyde and Bin4ry for this tool.)

After installing it, open the flashtool folder and open the drivers folder inside that. Double click on the ggsetup-2.2.0.10.exe file inside and install Gordon’s Gate (needed for Flashtool to work).

Note: This Gordon’s Gate Driver Installation will work for X8, X10 mini and X10 mini pro. I’m not sure about that of W8 but I think that is also supported.

Then restart your computer.

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c. Put the (kernel name).ftf file in the /firmwares folder. (Don’t flash any .sin files, flash only the .ftf file.)
d. Open Flashtool.
e. Click Flash.
f. Select (kernel name).ftf.
g. Turn off your phone.
h. Connect your phone in flash mode (only when the popup window prompts for you to do so). (To boot into flash mode, press and hold back button while connecting your phone to the PC using an usb cable).
i. Disconnect your phone (do so only when the popup window to prompts you to disconnect your phone).
j. Reboot and you have a custom kernel!
k. Confirm by going to Settings –> About Phone –> Kernel version. It should have the name of the kernel you flashed. Also, LOADER version in S1tool log should be “r4A045″.

S1tool usage:

S1tool post: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show…0&postcount=26

Direct download link: http://db.tt/OrOQO33

After downloading s1tool and extracting it to an appropiate location on your PC (not needed you already have S1tool), shut down your phone.

Open s1tool.exe found in the directory you extracted s1tool to and then click IDENTIFY button.

Boot your phone into flash mode (Press and hold back button while connecting it to your PC using an usb cable. The LED on your phone should flash green). Continue holding back button until you get some output.

Example of output:

Code:
9/9/2011 21:41:44 Welcome to S1 identify tool
9/9/2011 21:45:13
9/9/2011 21:45:13 TO CONNECT NEXT PHONES
9/9/2011 21:45:13 X10 Xperia,E10 Xperia Mini,E15 Xperia X8,U20 Xperia Mini Pro
9/9/2011 21:45:13 LT15 Xperia ARC,MT15 Xperia NEO,R800 Xperia PLAY
9/9/2011 21:45:13 PRESS AND HOLD "BACK" BUTTON...
9/9/2011 21:45:13
9/9/2011 21:45:13 PLEASE ATTACH TURNED OFF PHONE NOW
9/9/2011 21:45:13
9/9/2011 21:45:46
9/9/2011 21:45:46 RUNNING S1_EROM VER "r8A029"
9/9/2011 21:45:46 SOFTWARE AID: 0001
9/9/2011 21:45:46 LOADER AID: 0001
9/9/2011 21:45:49 FLASH ID: "002C/00BC"
9/9/2011 21:45:49 LOADER VERSION: "R4A045"
9/9/2011 21:45:49
9/9/2011 21:45:49 MODEL (from GDFS): X8
9/9/2011 21:45:49 SOFTWARE VERSION: 1236-9291_2.1.1.A.0.6
9/9/2011 21:45:49 CUSTOM VERSION: 1241-3178_R1B
9/9/2011 21:45:49 FILESYSTEM VERSION: WORLD-1-8_2.1.1.A.0.6
9/9/2011 21:45:49 SERIAL NO: CB511SPH7Q
9/9/2011 21:45:49
9/9/2011 21:45:49 SEMC SIMLOCK CERTIFICATE
9/9/2011 21:45:49 Elapsed:36 secs.

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Benefits of unlocked bootloader: Custom kernels, recovery in kernel (no more accidents involving formating /system and having to reflash stock because recovery is gone), GPU overclock, swap support, modules loaded in kernel, conversion of /system etc to ext4 resulting in faster phone, USB host support, full support for custom roms…..
The possibilities are endless .

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Troubleshooting section:

Common Problems:
[B]1. My SIM Card is not recognised after unlocking phone with msm7227_setool2.cmd!
Ans: Redo unlocking procedure (step 5 onwards) using msm7227_semc.cmd.

2. I get lots of “Access is denied” messages while unlocking!
Ans: Disable your antivirus and try the unlocking process again. Antivirus finds a virus in ADB.exe even though there isn’t one!

3. I get some “error: protocol fault” messages!
Ans: It’s normal and this isn’t a problem. This is because the tool is inquiring for your phone while the phone is rebooting. USB debugging mode isn’t on when phone is rebooting so it causes some errors. Eventually, your phone will connect with your PC so this is not an issue.

4. I get some “exec /system/bin/sh failed” messages!
Ans: Turn off antivirus and try again, usually your phone’s bootloader has already been unlocked successfully (check using step 7).

5. Default camera doesn’t work after unlocking!
Ans:
1. Reflash baseband 15 again.
2. Reflash stock 2.1 using flashtool.
3. Test camera, it will have the message “Indexing Media File“.
4. Wait until it disappear on screen.
5. Reboot
6. Test camera and it will work fine.

6. I get a lot of “daemon not started successfully” and “failed to start daemon” messages!
Ans: Disconnect phone, exit the command window, reconnect phone, and try unlocking your phone’s bootloader again. Repeat until there is no more of such messages and bootloader is successfully unlocked.

If you have a problem that is not listed above please post it in this thread

Myths about what unlocking bootloader can do

1. Real dual touch for synaptic devices.
2. Higher max CPU overclock frequency.

[X8 and W8 only section]

You only can have the benefits when you flash a custom kernel or some sort of fix. Unlocking the bootloader allows you to do this. Currently there’s no purpose in unlocking your bootloader but you can think of this as a preparatory step for the future.

All credits go to the bootloader devs (Blagus, the_laser, maxrfon etc).

Please note; this page is now archived.  It will no longer be updated but is being kept for reference and to keep the users comments available.

26 responses to “Bootloader hack!

  1. process requires standard 2.x android firmware.
    Press any key to continue . . .
    Getting ROOT rights.
    * daemon not running. starting it now *
    * daemon started successfully *
    2623 KB/s (585731 bytes in 0.218s)
    error: protocol fault (no status)
    Waiting …
    Removing NAND MPU restrictions via SEMC backdoor. Permanent. Require ROOT rights
    .
    376 KB/s (3087 bytes in 0.008s)
    [1] Segmentation fault /data/local/tmp/…
    Waiting …
    Getting ROOT rights.
    error: protocol fault (no status)
    Waiting …
    Writing patched semcboot. Two step process
    First, we need get access to semcboot area
    656 KB/s (8064 bytes in 0.012s)
    Second, we need to write semcboot ;)
    2490 KB/s (596916 bytes in 0.234s)
    Error, cannot erase device
    : Input/output error
    Press any key to continue . . . why is it happened like this?

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  3. hey guys i have flashed my phone to stock version 2.1.1.A.0.6 (degraded) so i am not able to root my phone i have tried by using superone click and z4 mod but not able to creat recovery so plz help me how to root nd creat recovery or any other process to come out from this actually i was installing [ROM]MiniCM’9′ Pro (v1.2)] so i have tried this method plzz help me out with this thank you sorry for my bad english.

  4. 1. bootloader unlocked successfully. checked with s1 tool for “r”.
    2. custom kernel installed nAn o7 and it works fine with xrecovery.
    3. installed cynogen from zip file using install from zip option.
    4. insatllation also succesful.

    but phone restarts continuosly after showing nAn logo. ROM not loading. but recovery works…

    wat to do… please help…
    phone: x10 mini

  5. KERNEL: update to nAa-08
    ROM: full wipe, install MiniCM7-2.1.6 -> (don’t notice nAa-07 not found)

    np.

  6. for who still want to unlock bootloader?

    seems most of lately produced msm7227-based phones have chipset with FIXED security hole, which used to altbypass unlock.
    ( that is not 100% confirmed, we only have few reports, however better be warned )
    such phones will DIE after successful unlock procedure.
    such dead phones CAN NOT be recovered. ( perhaps, jtag can fix that, perhaps, qualcomm fixed jtag security hole too )

    there is NO WAY to determine if phone has fixed chipset or chipset with security hole.

    the ONLY safe way is to use unlock by resurrection cables.
    if phone can be connected and booted by resurrection cables, phone is safe to unlock.
    if phone can not be booted by resurrection cables, phone has fixed chipset and could not be unlocked.

    you have been warned.
    get and use resurrection cables.

    post above me is Original from the_laser from SEtool

    msm7227 based phone are
    X8 – W8 – X10 Mini – X10 Mini Pro

    X8/W8 Manufacture Date searched around on xda

    10W## -> 11W25: Unlock-Bootloader = consider as safe
    11W26 -> 11W37: Unlock-Bootloader = could turn out to be problematic
    11W38 -> newer: Unlock-Bootloader = supposed to hard brick

    Xperia x8 (11w40): Unlock-Bootloader = Hard Bricked
    Xperia X8 (11W43): Unlock-Bootloader = Hard Bricked

    check manufacture date before unlock bootloader…

    • finally some meaningful and relevant explanation of my hard bricked 11w74 – is there any chance the se service will not notice my unsuccessful bootloader unlocking attempt? :-(
      and – the se service can solve the issue only by changing the guts? THANKS!

  7. Plz help I tried to unlock the bootloader and the phone doesn’t start there is no eve a sony ericsson logo

  8. Updated ! 12/02/2012

    X8 E15i/E15a
    ——————–
    X8 – 10W43 [Success] mine ;)
    X8 – 10W47 [Success]
    X8 – 11W06 [Success]
    X8 – 11W22 [Success]
    X8 – 11W06 [Success]
    X8 – 10W42 [Fail]
    X8 – 11W40 [Fail]
    X8 – 11W29 [Fail]
    X8 – 11W39 [Fail]
    X8 – 11W35 [Fail]
    X8 – 11W48 [Fail]
    X8 – 11W43 [Fail]

    W8 E16i/E16a
    ——————–
    W8 – 11W34 [Success]
    W8 – 11W10 [Fail]

    unknown
    ——————–
    ?? – 11W33 [Success]
    ?? – 11W38 [Success]
    ?? – 11W28 [Success]
    ?? – 11W44 [Fail]
    ?? – 11W40 [Fail]

    Q: how to check date number?
    A: turn off phone, take out the battery look at the sticker below.

    • Sir.Can I ask?how did you make your x8 success on unlocking the bootloader with 11w43..i have my x8 with 11w43 what method did you use to unlock your x8? Thanks in advance.. :-)

  9. after running the msm7227 i got I get some “exec /system/bin/sh failed” messages .
    antivirus already turned off . the result same . already check using s1tool the phone still not unlocked . what should i do??

    i heard somewhere . to unlock u got to use the stock rom eclair . is it true ??

  10. my w8 is 11w28 after unlocking bootloader it has no signal and insert simcard errors so i gave it to se service centre but they are charging 8000 to repair it

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  12. Hi, my w8 was successfully unlocked but there is no signal.

    Here;s the response from s1tool

    RUNNING S1_EROM VER “r8A029″
    SOFTWARE AID: 0001
    LOADER AID: 0001
    FLASH ID: “002C/00BC”
    LOADER VERSION: “r4A060″

    MODEL (from GDFS): E16i
    SOFTWARE VERSION: 1236-9291_2.1.1.A.0.53
    CUSTOM VERSION: 1250-8813_R2B
    FILESYSTEM VERSION: WORLDW-1-8_2.1.1.A.0.53
    SERIAL NO: BX902JBUVC

    SEMC SIMLOCK CERTIFICATE
    Elapsed:33 secs.

    PLease help me.. and send me the stpe by step process to repair the signal.. thanks!

  13. I’m still not getting this…
    “My SIM Card is not recognised after unlocking phone with msm7227_setool2.cmd!
    Ans: Redo unlocking procedure (step 5 onwards) using msm7227_semc.cmd.”

    am i suppose to back to the stock? because mine have already instaled custom rom but my sim card is have no service :(

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