Surprise, surprise: The Xperia Z1s for T-Mobile has a locked bootloader

by XB on 16/01/2014

in Xperia Z1


Xperia Z1s Locked BootloaderThere was some hope from owners of the Sony Xperia Z1s (C6916), that T-Mobile US would not lock the bootloader like it had previously done for the Xperia Z (C6606). Unfortunately that is not the case, the Xperia Z1s bootloader cannot be unlocked as users have begun to find out. Initially, this will limit those who want to root their handsets or try a custom ROM, although there may be ways around this at some point down the road. This is unlikely to affect the majority or prospective owners, but it’s worth considering if you’ve enjoyed testing custom ROMs in the past.

Xperia Z1s Locked Bootloader

Thanks Jonathan!

  • Julio Spinoza

    In México is the same, all the Xperia phones have the bootloader blocked plus hard lock, I don’t know Why Sony America allows that.

  • Anukul

    its fine , sony stock stuff is already beautiful and useful

  • Filipp

    man?
    are you seriously?

  • hansip

    Sony’s Rom has been praised lately for it’s near to stock behaviour and gorgeus design whereas others follow WP with flat icons. so I can confidently say that now even without root and custom ROM, it wouldn’t matter much for 98% of customer.

  • Guest

    Sony’s UI is not particularly the most attractive or the most functional of UIs but it’s something that you cannot get bored of seeing. imho. i think that’s Sony UI’s usp. It’s classy and kinda to the point.

  • starkiller306

    …Sony’s UI is not particularly the most attractive or the most functional of UIs but it’s something that you cannot get bored of seeing. imho. i think that’s Sony UI’s usp. It’s classy and kinda to the point.

  • JHMBB2

    Meh, I’d still rock it.

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  • Fëanáro Nénmacil

    I think he’s serious :l
    Sony UI is just fluid and easy to use and I think it’s more beautiful than pure android. If you don’t find it flashy enough, there are loads of launchers and themes to try on.

  • CuteSPuser

    SHUT UP FUCKING LIAR !!!

    (=^ ω ^=)

  • Xperia+me

    Who needs root when you have a Sony smartphone? Sony gives you EVERYTHING you need, updates, beautiful UI, no bloatware! In fact Sony should lock all bootloaders! Let Samshit users root and brick their phones while we use the best of the best. I love you Sony <3

  • xperianer

    this is sarcasm, or?

    sure its the best of the company UIs, but its not perfect^^

  • Artemchips

    Updates? Hahahaaha, seriously come on Sony have ditched several devices capable of running current android versions in the past. As for “Sony should lock all bootloaders” – put it this way, XDA forums for Sony devices would be in low activity.

  • mikhailovich

    Sick fanboyism at its extreme.

  • Me

    Maybe it is ok for the rom but unlocking allow you to run a custom kernel with a proper recovery. And even with stock rom and stock kernel root is always a must for anyone who want an alsmot total control over his phone.

  • HardyHarHar

    You’re just a gutted noob who doesn’t even know how to root android phones. Hence envy at others who know how so you wanted them to get stuck to the same predicament as you are.

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  • nidou bossy

    This is XperiaBLOG.. so we’re all fanboys of Sony!

    we love that!

    any problem?

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  • TornyiBarnabásazIsten

    Suck SONY’s dick

  • nidou bossy

    so, sony has a dick! ohh then you’ve been riding it!

    go to sleep bitch!

  • TornyiBarnabásazIsten

    Fuck your whore mother you faggot piece of shite

  • nidou bossy

    stop nagging bitch, and go ride sony’s dick u’ve been riding for a long time fucking fag!

  • Gt

    Hey guys.
    Does anyone know if there is a way to root the Xperia Z1s?
    Thanks

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    Very interesting thing I just come across at MyDeals247.com – I could choose any number of items (from the list) at very heavy discount rates (up to 75% off online) – more we buy more discount – I never seen this before.

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