Sony Ericsson to open up boot loader

Crumbs. What is happening over at Sony Ericsson ? Just days after announcing that the X10 would be updated to Gingerbread they’ve now announced that developers will be able to unlock the boot loader in “a secure and legal way”. This is good news.

They say…

“Over the few last years, Sony Ericsson has received several requests from the Android™ community to allow advanced developers to unlock the boot loader of their phones. Up to now, the answer has been “No”. But we are (now) developing a solution for this. It will be possible to unlock the boot loader for certain releases of our 2011 Xperia™ phones, such as Xperia™ arc, Xperia™ neo, Xperia™ pro and Xperia™ PLAY. But it is important to point out that this will only be possible for certain releases of the phones. Basically, your phone has to fulfill a number of requirements. For example, you can’t unlock the boot loader if you have a SIM lock protected phone.”

More details on the link below.

Link – Sony Ericsson Blog