Sony simplifies bootloader unlock process for Xperia devices

Sony has made it easier for developers and enthusiast users to unlock the bootloader on Xperia devices. The Unlock Boot Loader service received a much-needed facelift that makes it easier for users to go through the unlocking process.

While the older version of the service provided similar functionality, the facelift provides detailed step-by-step instructions to guide users through the process. It doesn't hurt that the page has also received a visual overhaul, giving it a more modern look.

In addition, Sony has added support for its latest hardware, which includes the Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z2 Tablet. Users looking to unlock the bootloader on either device had to look for unofficial alternatives until now. With the addition of the new hardware, Sony continues to be one of few manufacturers that offers an official unlock option to users.

Head on over to the Unlock Boot Loader page to take a look at the redesign.

Source: Sony

Harish Jonnalagadda
Senior Editor - Asia

Harish Jonnalagadda is Android Central's Senior Editor of Asia. In his current role, he oversees the site's coverage of Chinese phone brands, networking products, and AV gear. He has been testing phones for over a decade, and has extensive experience in mobile hardware and the global semiconductor industry. Contact him on Twitter at @chunkynerd.