Updated video: How to unlock the boot loader of an Xperia device

We’ve updated the step-by-step tutorial video for how to unlock the boot loader of an Xperia device. By unlocking the boot loader, it’s possible to put custom ROMs on your Xperia™ device. However, we recommend standard users not to unlock the boot loader, as it is not needed. We are proud to deliver great software experiences through our rigorously tested and official software releases.

Before you get started, please make yourself aware of the risks involved. By unlocking your Xperia device, you may void the warranty of your device, and certain functions may no longer work as intended. For more information, see the Unlock boot loader page.

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  1. By kak brus


    Thank you for posting such a great article! I found your website perfect for my needs. It contains wonderful and helpful posts. Keep up the good work!. Thank you for this wonderful Article!

  2. By Tech XD


    i am doing the exact procedure what you are doing but first time i got a error as command not allowed i entered again and it unlocked the bootloader
    after then it wont boot
    i reinstalled the firmware from the pc companion but again if i am doing that it happening again

  3. By sltn ayaz


    Kilidi açmayı destekliyosunuz neden kilitlemeyi göstermiyorsunuz?

  4. By Christian Sanchez



    I have problems with the Fastboot Driver because when I connect the Xperia Z1 computer to the computer and try to install the drivers, I get an error and they do not install correctly, so I can not continue with the next step. I appreciate your help with this.

    • By Crazzy Veer


      I was unable to unlock the bootloader. I don’t know whats wrong with it. http://bit.ly/2lEvgpk

  5. By AkHil AcHu


    Sony please bring an update and remove bloatware like asphalt nitro, from XZs. i dont want to pay to play this stupid game…

    brought a premium phone and i need to pay to play the apps pre loaded with the phone…
    if i really want to pay for the apps. i can get from playstore at the first place

  6. By Mohit Sharma


    This is a great way to unlock Boot loader in xperia. It really helped me. Thank you! https://goo.gl/4nU6Ts

  7. By Ben Ceegots


    Hello, I want to reset my sony experia c3 dual,fogoten password

    • By Suman kumar


      Hi Ben Ceegots
      You can reset your xpria device without using any password follow step by step you will able to reset your device
      Step -1
      Power off your device
      When your device in off now you at same time that now press power button and volume down button both button press at same time when your vibrate now leave all button .
      Now you see a big green Androidon on your xpria device screen with some option .
      Now select reset option buy using help power button and volume + or volume – button.
      You can see there is four option in three is no no no and last option is yes now press power button on yes now your device will be reset in 10 minute
      Please after reset your device make backup file in you external sd card because when you reset your device you will lost data of internal storage
      I hope this method will helpful for you
      Thank you

      • By Suman kumar


        “When your device vibrate “

  8. By Diego Zapata


    I can´t do it someone could help me

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