How to verify an unlockable bootloader of XA2

asked 2019-05-13 21:59:32 +0200

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Hello Sailors, please, is it possible to verify an unlockable bootloader of XA2 in advance, before buying the device second hand or brand new?

For XperiaX, there is mentioned a test here: "In your device, open the dialler and enter *##7378423## to access the service menu. Tap Service info > Configuration > Rooting Status. If Bootloader unlock allowed says Yes, then your device can be unlocked. If it says No, or if the status is missing, then unlocking is not possible."*

I miss the same info here: there is no test mentioned of unlockable bootloader.

I know, that important is to avoid update Android to version 9 (actually XA2 is now sold with Android 8) and also from this thread: I understood, that operator O2 has to be avoided also.

Are there any other circumstances to avoid at buying of XA2 ? Thank you for any help.

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I am not sure how to check bootloader unlocking capabilities from within android, but I am also not sure about the use case. Unless you buy a used phone, you won't have the chance to figure it out. Though, you can still return it within 2 weeks if you don't like it (cannot unlock it ) right? Moreover, I got a XA2 from O2 in Germany and it's working perfectly with SFOS3. No bootloader unlocking or flashing issues whatsoever.

bomo ( 2019-05-13 22:27:54 +0200 )edit

I let myself be told that the bootloader locking is in the behest of certain operators that have their own specific tweaks to the standard ROM. If you don't buy the device from an operator (or a used device that was bought from one) you probably should get an unlockable device.

teemu ( 2019-05-13 22:52:55 +0200 )edit

Hack the IMEI into the Sony open device page and it will tell you?

Kopekenscheich ( 2019-05-13 22:56:14 +0200 )edit

I think if you post the IMEI to the Sony site to get the unlock code, that constitutes the act of unlocking and the device is from then on considered unlocked.

The physical box does have a bar code sticker with the IMEI(s) on it if you get your hands on one, but there's no online test for the unlockability on the Sony site I think.

teemu ( 2019-05-13 23:35:22 +0200 )edit

Did you already try the same method as for X? I thought XA2 also has service menu? Also, just entering your info in Sony site won't do anything to your phone. It will just tell you if it can be unlocked, and give instructions.

Levone1 ( 2019-05-14 03:48:46 +0200 )edit