How to Unlock Bootloader of any Sony Xperia Device

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Updated on August 4, 2021

These are the instructions to unlock the bootloader of any Sony Xperia Device using the fastboot tools on windows computers.

Caution: Unlocking the bootloader of any Sony Xperia device will wipe/reset the data from the device. Therefore, we recommend you take a backup of your data before following the guidelines below.

Unlock bootloader of any Sony Xperia Device

  1. Download and install Sony Xperia USB Driver on your computer. If Sony Xperia drivers are already installed on your computer, then SKIP this step.
  2. USB Logo
  3. Enable usb debugging on your Sony Xperia Device. To enable USB Debugging: Open Settings > Developer Options > USB Debugging > Tick to enable.
  4. (Developers option is hidden for android 4.2.2 and above, to show this option Go to Setting > About Phone > Built Number (tab on it for 5-8 times.)

    usb debugging on sony xperia
  5. Now, Power off your Sony Xperia device.
  6. power off sony xperia device
  7. Press and Hold Volume UP button and connect your device to the computer using the USB cable (boot key may vary per device. you can check the boot key of your device from here).
  8. Mobile USB Computer
  9. Go to the Sony’s Unlock Bootloader Page and select your device from the dropdown menu.
  10. sony unlock bootloader select device
  11. Now, Enter the IMEI of your Sony Xperia Device (you can check the IMEI of your Xperia device by dialing *#06#) and Click on the Submit button.
  12. sony unlock bootloader input imei
  13. Now, you will be able to see the unlock code, that you have to copy (Select the Text > Right Click > Copy).
  14. sony unlock bootloader unlock code

    (unlock code may vary from the image above)

  15. Download and install the Minimal ADB and Fastboot tools on your computer.
  16. Minimal ADB Fastboot Setup
  17. Once, installation is completed Launch the minimal ADB and fastbbot tools.
  18. Minimal ADB Fastboot Setup Finish
  19. Now, you will be able to see the following command window:
  20. minimal command window
  21. Now, give following command: fastboot devices
  22. sony unlock bootloader devices attached

    (the above command will verify that your device is successfully connected or not)

  23. Now give another command: fastboot oem unlock 0x+your unlock code
  24. For example, our code is 135C25EB74989A22, so we have given the following command: fastboot -i 0x0fce oem unlock 0x135C25EB74989A22

    sony unlock bootloader unlock command sony unlock bootloader finish

    Congratulations, you have successfully unlocked the bootloader on your Sony Xperia Device.

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[*] Caution: Unlocking the Bootloader will delete your personal data, pictures, apps etc from your device. So, backup your personal data before following the above tutorial.

[*] Once you have successfully unlocked the bootloader of your sony xperia device, you can easily flash the CWM recovery. And using the CWM recovery you can either root your device or flash any custom rom on your device.

[*] Sony Xperia Stock Firmware: If you are looking for the original firmware for your device, then head over to Download Sony Xperia Stock Firmware page.

[*] Sony Xperia USB Driver: If you are looking for the original USB Driver for your device, then head over to Download Sony Xperia USB Driver page.

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