The Developer World website is an essential part of Sony’s developer outreach, and today we are happy to announce the next step towards improving our service and your experience as a developer. As of next week, our Developer World website, developer.sonymobile.com will be merged into the developer.sony.com, which will have a new and improved feel.
Sony’s Open Devices Program opens up the software for selected Xperia™ devices and allows developers to use and contribute to the software. This is a great way to improve software together with the developer community.
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.