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Bootloader XA2 is unlocked but Android stuff still there. How to get it away? [answered]

asked 2019-07-07 16:12:44 +0300

Kea gravatar image

I have unlocked the bootloader following the guide by Sony Developers. Checked if device was unlockable. Pasted adb and fastboot in Android Applications on my Mac. In terminal typed the command and code. Unlocking succeeded but everything is still om my device. In 'Developer Options' (settings) OEM unlocking is gray and it says: Bootloader is already unlocked. How can I get Google/Android away?

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The question has been closed for the following reason "the question is answered, an answer was accepted" by Sakke
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Addition: Under Debugging (Developer Options) USB debugging is/was on (blue button). But this is gray: 'Wait for debugger. Debugged application waits for debugger to attach before executing'. What does this mean?

Kea ( 2019-07-07 16:23:26 +0300 )edit

Hello Kea, and welcome here, it's indeed a better place to get help than the comment section of the blog ;-)

"debugger to attach before executing": probably waiting for adb (e.g.: you running command from your mac ?), but actually you don't need adb for the specific purpose of flashing Sailfish OS, only fastboot.

DrYak ( 2019-07-08 15:46:17 +0300 )edit

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answered 2019-07-07 16:21:07 +0300

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updated 2019-07-07 16:23:01 +0300

Just by unlocking your bootloader on device, won't get Google/Android/other stock rom away. It only unlocks the bootloader and after that you're able to make modifications to boot operations / flash another rom to your device. After flashing another rom, old rom will be wiped off. So in your case after flashing for example Sailfish OS to your XA2, the old Android stuff won't be there anymore.

If you're about to install Sailfish X on your device please take a look the instructions here https://jolla.com/sailfishxinstall/

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Thank you. Will try to flash SailfishOS.

Kea ( 2019-07-07 22:06:13 +0300 )edit

@Kea, if this answered your question, please mark it as accepted answer and close the question

Sakke ( 2019-07-08 05:47:29 +0300 )edit

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