In this tutorial we will show you how to unlock the bootloader of your Sony Xperia Z. If you Unlock your bootloader all the files on your device will be deleted. The Method we describe here is officiall and wont work with all Sony Xperia Z devices.

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Sony Xperia Z Bootloader Unlock Tutorial

Things you will need



Important Informations

  • Always use a USB-Port from the backside of your PC
  • Always use the original USB cable
  • Always use a fully charged device
  • Always Backup your Device first

Supported Operating Systems

  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
  • Mac
  • Linux

Sony Xperia Z Bootloader Unlock

  1. Download all the files linked above
  2. Install the Android SDK
  3. On your Xperia Z call #06# to get the IMEI Code of your device
  4. Write your IMEI-Code down
  5. Now call *#*#7378423#*#* and select Service Info > Configuration > Rooting Status to check if your device supports unlocks. If not, you cant complete this Tutorial
  6. Visit the Website and klick through the articles (bottom oft he page) until you reach the „Create unlock boot loader key request“ Website. Here you must enter a name, your IMEI-Code and your E-Mail adress.
  7. After you filled out the form you will get a E-Mail with the Unlock Code
  8. Now extract the Fastboot Driver into the install directory ofthe Android SDK -> extras -> google -> usb_driver and overwrite the old „android_winusb.inf“-file. If you cant find the usb_driver folder you will need to use the Android SDK Manager to download the USB Driver Package for Android
  9. Turn off your Sony Xperia Z and connect it to your PC
  10. Start your Phone with the Button Combo Volume Up + Power until you reach the Fastboot Mode
  11. Windows will now ask you for a driver, the driver can be found in the Android SDK -> extras -> google -> usb _driver folder and is called Android Boot Loader Interface
  12. On your PC open a Command-Window and navigate to the tools folder in your Android SDK install directory. Now enter the following command and press enter
  13. fastboot.exe -i 0x0fce getvar version
  14. This should give you something like 0,3 which tells you that your phone was found correctly
  15. The following code starts the unlock and erases all your files from the Sony Xperia Z
  16. fastboot.exe -i 0x0fce oem unlock 0xYourIMEIHere
  17. Replace YourIMEIHere with your IMEI Code and press enter