Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 18th Mar 2012 21:23 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless This past week and this weekend I've finally found the time to enter into the colorful world of custom Android ROMs. After figuring out just how insanely great and awesome ClockWorkMod Recovery is, I set about to figure out what the best Ice Cream Sandwich ROM is for the Galaxy SII. While the answer to that question became clear quite quickly, this answer also gave rise to a whole bunch of other questions.
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phoenix
Member since:
2005-07-11

Just curious, is the Rogers version unlockable? Meaning, can you use the official Sony-Ericsson method for unlocking the bootloader in order to install other ROMs?

I have the Fido Xperia Pro, and they've removed the option to unlock the bootloader using the official methods. ;) The only way to unlock it is to use fancy software you have to pay for (although there's a couple of people on xda-forums that will help you do it remotely).

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Johnnybutternuts Member since:
2012-03-20

I cannot actually confirm that, as I haven't unlocked my bootloader. Sorry. I've only had the phone about 2 months. On another note I had a really hard time finding cases for it but have managed to find two. If you're interested I can send you some links if you're having a hard time too.

I can also vouch for the decent battery life on the phone- I get about 2 days of moderate use out of the phone, although I don't use 3g/4g at all, just wifi when browsing.

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Johnnybutternuts Member since:
2012-03-20

Looking at my phone now, my hidden service menu on this Rogers Xperia min pro says 'bootloader unlock allowed: no' - so yes, looks like evil Rogers has not allowed any kind of unlock to happen. I've looked into the 'testpoint' method of unlocking, however it looks like that only works when bootloader unlock is allowed, or else can bring trouble. From everything I can find online, Wotanserver is the only way to unlock and flash. Looking at wotanserver's website lately though, it looks like you can use their services for free right now due to a anniversary promo they've got going on... if you do get onto that Phoenix can you let me know how the flashing works/doesn't work for you?

Thanks
JB

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Johnnybutternuts Member since:
2012-03-20

Okay, now I am fully hijacking this thread (sorry - maybe PM me after this post) but setool 2 software seems to be the only way. Wotanserver might work too. Am not sure... the following video is surprisingly straightforward and informative...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sn-Vubgka1M

Let me know if you try any of this!

Edited 2012-03-22 03:37 UTC

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phoenix Member since:
2005-07-11

Allisandjro (or something like that) on xda-developers has a method to unlock it remotely. And I've confirmed with a guy online that it works for the Fido Xperia Pro, so it should work with the Rogers Xperia Mini Pro.

I've just been waiting for CM 7.2 to reach 'stable' for the Pro before I try the procedure. The RC was just released, so a couple more weeks and I'll give it a try. ;)

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