Xperia X10 bootloader finally unlocked

by X10 on July 9, 2011

in Firmware, News

Cracked X10The bootloader of the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 has finally been unlocked by the crew over at xda-developers. It was unlocked by using a bug in the Qualcomm security encryption.

the_laser revealed the encryption key (thanks to “maxrfon”) which means they can now directly access the bootloader without having to try and bypass it. the_laser is also saying that he will provide a way for users to sim-unlock their phones for free given this latest development. Hopefully, it won’t take too long for the devs to provide a bootloader unlock for everyone to download.

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1 David July 9, 2011 at 4:03 PM

First :P

2 Bandit July 9, 2011 at 4:03 PM

FIRST! SE SUCKS ASS.

FORGET THEIR GARBAGE 2.3. NO WAY I’M PUTTING UP WITH THEIR SHIT AGAIN. NOW THAT THE BOOTLOADER IS UNLOCKED, SE CAN CONTINUE KISSING MY ASS WHILE I LOAD SOME REAL ROMS ON THE X10 UNTIL IT’S REPLACED BY A REAL PHONE.

3 JACKAL July 9, 2011 at 4:03 PM

YES!, BOW DOWN TO YOUR XDA OVERLORDS

4 Bandit July 9, 2011 at 4:04 PM

DAMN YO DAVID. THIRD!!

5 Bandit July 9, 2011 at 4:04 PM

DAMN YOU JACKAL. JFKAF;KFJ.DJFKSA;

6 JACKAL July 9, 2011 at 4:06 PM

LMAO. Is it wrong to be this excited?

7 marvin July 9, 2011 at 4:08 PM

Can someone please tell me what a bootloader is and what good does it do when its unlocked? :-)

8 tina_pig July 9, 2011 at 4:10 PM

Hail!

9 zodiac July 9, 2011 at 4:33 PM

Good news for the x10 in the second phase of it’s life. Keep it coming.

10 David July 9, 2011 at 4:46 PM

10th!!! :D

11 tochi July 9, 2011 at 4:52 PM

gr8 news….now ill use ma x10 tell xperia duo is confirmed :-)

12 Cheng July 9, 2011 at 5:01 PM

Marvin,

The bootloader is the part of the phone that loads the SE approved Android firmware and (should) stop any and all attempts of making the phone run other firmwares not certified by SE.

In reality, having a unlocked bootloader means the folks over at xda can release firmware for our phones without the need of hacking and modifying SE firmwares, meaning they can deliver the latest Gingerbread firmware without bugs and problems, clean, without any SE files. Or in the future, deliver the Ice Cream Sandwich update to our X10 phones. Or make our phone run Symbian, or Windows Phone 7.

Now the fun begins!

13 Adrian July 9, 2011 at 5:38 PM

Any chance for CyanogenMod för X10 now?

14 amber001 July 9, 2011 at 6:10 PM

wow it means now i can able to run win7 in my x10 or ant other os its grt….

15 dan1822 July 9, 2011 at 6:35 PM

15th!!!

16 untitled July 9, 2011 at 6:37 PM

will this work on x10mini devices all so?

17 marvin July 9, 2011 at 7:56 PM

Thanks Cheng! Wow that’s interesting…

18 JamTheMan July 9, 2011 at 7:56 PM

If this means Cyanogen will finally come, this is awesome!

19 trollin8or July 10, 2011 at 2:21 AM

does this make it possible for the x10 to boot into stock android, the way google intended the OS to be? also does an unlocked boot loader make full multi-touch possible or will we be stuck with “dual” touch

20 broadi July 10, 2011 at 4:57 AM

you bunch of sitting getting excited about phone os didnt know u were all ponkers

21 DRuNKeN MaSTeR July 10, 2011 at 9:25 AM

HAIL TO OUR XDA-DEVELOPERS!!! THEY ARE THE BEST OF THE BEST!

I never gave up hope, that someday, somebody would crack that damned X10.

22 rine July 10, 2011 at 9:39 AM

X10 owners rejoice, X10 mini owners mourn.

23 Darren July 10, 2011 at 12:35 PM

If this does happen I’m gona buy another X10 just to mess with!!

24 maxrfon July 10, 2011 at 2:01 PM

First: to the author(!)
The lazer has nothing to do with SE bootloader, he is not even a developer, just a support person at some tool they sell. He saw us releasing new software to unlock x10 and became jealous that his crone was gone far and decided to make a tale about “revealing” something.
All the job was done by our company and it does not contain ANY discover :) Money do wonders in this world, so it did once again.

Thank for mentioning my name, but please fix the text :D

25 trollin8or July 10, 2011 at 3:19 PM

grammar error: …which means they can now directly ACCESS TO THE bootloader without… should be: …which means they can now directly ACCESS THE bootloader without…
thanks for the update, x10 blog!

26 x10 warrior July 10, 2011 at 4:10 PM

hats of xda buddies…..
u guys rock…

Shit Erects (SE) when the hell u gonna release 2.3

27 George July 10, 2011 at 6:50 PM

hope to see 16 M

28 macedonia July 10, 2011 at 7:37 PM

CONGRATS !!!
SONY U LOSE AGAIN…
WELL NOW IS THE TIME TO THINK ABOUT UPDATE ALL OF XPERIA DEVICE LIKE X10mini, X10mini pro & X8…

29 CuBz July 11, 2011 at 1:54 AM

Just to confirm, the_laser has nothing to do with maxrfon, he is just trying to make his name heard. maxrfon only had intentions in finding a way to simunlock and managed to unlock the bootloader.

30 aivilon July 11, 2011 at 8:27 AM

hmm…i don’t know if my argument is valid…but:
i have a cyanogen mod on my x10…but it dont works correctly at all…

- no zoom in camera
- no flash
(for both i downloaded vigniette)
- and my mms pin get kicked out…and i cant retype tht fu**

31 picolo July 11, 2011 at 9:33 AM

nob !!! -> aivilon

ther is no zoom in the camera yet (if you read instruction)

flash why arent you boy go to market and download, installed and try do it again

will you!!

BTW -> suggestion read instruction that will expand capacity of your brain !!!

32 picolo July 11, 2011 at 9:34 AM

adobe flash player that the solution for flash

33 Kkscchaos July 11, 2011 at 10:54 AM

maxrfon:

The_laser is a freaking SE god!

Just because he hasnt actually been in the Android scene does not mean that he isnt a developer.

As you can see in our research and development section, he is a very active developer right from when Sony and Ericsson merged together: http://forums.se-nse.net/forum/76-research-development/

Se-tool box is his own software. As you can see, occasionally he let paid stuff become free (example: setool2lite and A2 Uploader). Mainly his biggest (commercial) rival is cruiser, who are trading as Omnius for now.

No, of course he isnt a dev; he just done a lot of work for the SE community, and managed to leak pictures of the X10 before anyone else

34 Boysie July 11, 2011 at 10:59 AM

Well said Kkscchaos.

35 poppa tooche July 11, 2011 at 12:28 PM

F I S T I N G :)

36 adeyb July 11, 2011 at 3:06 PM

Maxrfon & the_laser are currently ripping shreads off of each as I type over on XDA’s forum about this!

Maxrfon says his is going to release EVERYTHING he has (not just with the X10)…

This should be interesting! :)

37 maxrfon July 12, 2011 at 12:46 AM

Kkscchaos

I am not about to continue the discussion, but what i tell you shouldn’t surprise you – with full SE phones sources and qualcomm’s chipsets sources, even a fool would be the GOD of SE, which is actually so.
I, having Nothing at all, but my own knowledge, made all current solutions i sell. So android/non android – does no matter. The brain is what matters. And pls agree, would a normal person disclose a secret on public? no, only an idiot will do it. Why? Because he thinks he is the God of SE. And pls take a look, what is going on? No dongles working anymore and no more the GOD of SE :) Easy proof.

38 BlazedStranger July 12, 2011 at 1:54 AM

The xda thread got deleted before i could read the last pages… Maxrfon, is that web site with all the information ready? The one that you said earlier that you would make? We’re all waiting in anticipation. The discussion totally dropped on xda for a few hours, no one wanted to touch it. Thanks

39 aivilon July 12, 2011 at 7:12 AM

Thanks for information F*****…
I never sad that im a pro in this area!
AND i sad that it can be that im wrong with my argument!
zitat: “hmm…i don’t know if my argument is valid…but:
i have a cyanogen mod on my x10…but it dont works correctly at all…”
___________________________________________
nob !!! -> aivilon

ther is no zoom in the camera yet (if you read instruction) => I SAD NO ZOOM IN CAMERA!!

flash why arent you boy go to market and download, installed and try do it again => OU YES… ADOBE FLASH IS FOR THE FLASHLIGHT FROM THE CAM…REALLY…OU I DONT KNOW THAT…YOU STUPID WANNABE Should READ THE ()

will you!!

BTW -> suggestion read instruction that will expand capacity of your brain !!!

BTW -> Everyone hates Wannabes so read, think about, and then comes up with NOOB!
ASSHOLE!
___________________________________________________________________

SO DONT SAY TO ME THAT =>I<= Schould read the instructions! You should lern to read posts correctly! FU****!

40 aivilon July 12, 2011 at 7:12 AM

ah sorry guys…my last post ist for picolo(brain)

41 Aleksandr July 12, 2011 at 9:41 AM

Seemed like a self promo for over-inflated egos. And of the worse kind. There’s no way anyone will release this IF THEY CAN MAKE MONEY OFF OF IT!

Zimples…

42 Tomeq July 12, 2011 at 10:43 PM

Man, please…. stop linking to certain posts in the threads to xda forum… it so damn annoing. Why don’t you post links to whole threads? Does it hurt you or cost you money?

43 Boonus July 12, 2011 at 10:43 PM

I call bullshit

44 t-rex July 13, 2011 at 10:28 PM

Damn,
By reading your comments, it’s obvious you’re (almost) all a bunch of sorry rude idiots.

Grow up or shut up.

45 duo July 14, 2011 at 9:46 AM

xperia duo is on its way….12mp , 2500 battery, 1.4 dual core, 1.5gb ram,4.5inch qHDscreen

46 Mr Rude July 15, 2011 at 9:47 AM

Thanks Mr T-Rex for your insight.

May we offer you the job? We have vacancies in our ‘Ironic’ department. Although I reckon you’d be more suited in an executive role at our ‘Moron’ branch.

Give Mr Wasteoftime a ring if you’re interested.

47 Richard July 19, 2011 at 9:26 AM

Time to take down this thread or post an official rebuttal? Consensus on XDA is that this was a downright lie in the first place.

48 lewis July 31, 2011 at 1:14 AM

does anyone know how to sim unlock the se xperia x10a 2.1 from at&t to run on tmobile?

thank you
lewis
Lewis_Fish@yahoo.com

49 jose October 7, 2011 at 10:31 AM

hi, for those interested in unlocking your Xperia I have a software that makes it stand in seconds for all operators, for more information contact the following email also wholesale of credits for software

http://www.x10unlocked.com

contact_minichoker@gmail.com

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