Sunday, November 22, 2015

Guide To Unlock Bootloader On Sony Xperia M2 [Official Method]

Guide To Unlock Bootloader On Sony Xperia M2 [Official Method].

Unlock Bootloader On Sony Xperia M2. On this article guidebelajar will share to you how to unlock bootloader on sony xperia device, excatly on Sony Xperia M2 device. We can Unlock bootloader on this device use this guide. By unlocking bootloader on the xperia device it's possible to install new custom ROM on Sony xperia device. But, you need to know that unlock bootloader is not recomended task for a standar user, because it's not needed for normal usage. But now, sony has released great software experiences through their rigorously tested and official software releases. You must be familiar with the risks involved if not, you should not proceed further to unlock bootloader on sony xperia devices.

By unlocking your sony xperia device you may void the warranty of your Sony Xperia M2 devices. You should be aware to be responsibility to all risk, and guidebelajar does not guarantee the full functionality, or to all risk for any unsigned custom ROM being flashed to your Sony Xperia M2 device after the boot loader is unlocked.

Make sure your device is Sony Xperia M2 to follow this instruction guide. Your Sony Xperia M2 is the smartphone smartphone released on February, 2014. with 4,8 Inchi wideTFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, work on Android OS, v4.3 (Jelly Bean), upgradable to v5.1 (Lollipop) and supported with chipset Qualcomm MSM8926 Snapdragon 400, Processor Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7, GPU Adreno 305, combined with 1 GB of RAM, 8 MP on primary camera and VGA on secondary camera.

Make sure your device is possible to unlock the boot loader using this guide, following the steps below to using service menu on your device :

  1. Open dial pad on your Sony Xperia M2 device
  2. Now enter *#*#7378423#*#* to access service menu.
    dial *#*#7378423#*#*
    dial *#*#7378423#*#*
  3. Tap Service info
  4. Tap Configuration
  5. On Rooting Status, Bootloader unlock allowed should says Yes
  6. Bootloader unlock allowed - sony xperia M2
    Bootloader unlock allowed - sony xperia M2

Now, read the instruction guide below carefully to unlock bootloader on Sony Xperia M2 devices.

Unlock Bootloader On Sony Xperia M2.

Before you proceed to unlock bootloader, please make sure you do a complete back-up of the system. Because unlock bootloader will force your device to factory reset or hard reset, this cause erase or delete or wipe your personal data account, file stored, and app installed on phone internal memory.  The factory reset will return the Sony Xperia M2 device to the factory original condition. In addition, if you have enabled My Xperia, this function must be turned off before you can unlock your device. This is guide step by step :
  1.  To unlock your Sony Xperia M2 you need to be on software version 18.3.C.0.37. Also beware that booting this device the first time after unlocking the boot loader may take a long time.
  2. You must enable Developer Option on this devices, how to do it ?
    • Go to Settings
    • Tap About phone
    • Then on Build number  tap seven (7) times to enable developer options.
  3. Enable OEM Unlocking.
    • Go to Settings, 
    • Go into Developer options and enable OEM unlocking.

  4. Then, Visit sonymobile developer website, Here 
  5. http://developer.sonymobile.com/unlockbootloader/unlock-yourboot-loader/
  6. Scroll down this site, until you find the picture shown below.
    Unlock Bootloader On Sony Xperia M2
    Unlock Bootloader On Sony Xperia M2
  7. Now select your xperia device on dropdown menu, right here you must select Sony Xperia M2.
  8. And then click continue.
  9. Now enter your valid Email Addres to get email verivications.
  10. Make sure to check term and conditions.
  11. Now, Go to inbox at your email account to proceed, and you will see email like this 
  12. To proceed unlocking your bootloader, just click text link : click here to proceed.
  13. Now, Enter your IMEI, IDID or MEID number your Sony Xperia M2 at the form. 
    1. To view the IMEI number, you can also open the phone dialer on your device and enter *#06#.
      Enter IMEI - Unlock Bootloader On Sony Xperia M2
  14. And then click Submit
  15. If you enter right IMEI, you will get your Unlock Code, this same like this picture.
    Unlock code - Unlock Bootloader On Sony Xperia M2

Install the Android SDK and the device drivers.

When you get Unlock Code, now you must install android SDK on your computer, follow the next step here:
  1. Download and install android SDK, here 
  2. http://developer.android.com/sdk/index.html

  3. If you using windows computer, you need to download and install fastboot driver, Here 
  4. http://dl-developer.sonymobile.com/drivers/downloadinf_v1.01.zip
  5. For OSX or linux, you are not required to install any additional drivers.
  6. Then on your Sony Xperia M2 device, turn on USB debugging by :
    • Go to Settings > 
    • Developer options and 
    • Tap to enable USB debugging.

Connect Sony Xperia M2 To Fastboot.

  1. Turn Off your Sony Xperia M2 device.
  2. Then connect a USB-cable to your computer.
  3. On your Sony Xperia M2, press the Volume up button at the same time as you connect the other end of the USB-cable.
    fastboot - Unlock Bootloader On Sony Xperia M2
    fastboot - Unlock Bootloader On Sony Xperia M2
  4. For Windows users, when asked for a driver, point to the usb_driver folder where you placed the android_winusb.inf-file, and select the Android Boot loader Interface-file.
  5. When your device is connected, open a command window on your computer and go to the platform-tools folder within the Android SDK folder.
  6. Now, Enter the following command:
    • fastboot devices
  7. Make sure you have not any error message on this step.

Enter Unlock Code.

  1. This very crucial step for Sony Xperia M2 warranty.
  2. So,  If you still want to unlock the boot loader of your device, you can enter the following command :
    • fastboot -i 0x0fce oem unlock 0x077C1E5A36F8AEC9
  3. Which the bold number is your unlock code.
  4. And, once again make sure there is no error message on your computer screen.
  5. Done, You have now unlocked the boot loader of your Sony Xperia M2 device

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