Unlock Xperia Phone’s Bootloader without losing DRM DATA ( Track ID Working )

To install custom roms (like cyanogenmod and miui ) on xperia devices we need to unlock bootloader , which is very easy process.

Sony also created a official web page for developers who want to unlock their bootloader, all you need to do is go to unlockbootloader.sonyericsson.com and follow simple steps.

But when we follow above method to unlock bootloaders , it affects DRM Security Keys which can cause FOTA brick. it will also damage some Sony Ericsson apps like Track ID

FOTA brick – After unlocking bootloaders when we update our phone with pc companion it will not boot again, thus you will have a nice and expensive brick.

Today we will show you a great method to unlock bootloaders without messing DRM Security Keys, this way we can still use Track ID and other Sony apps plus we can accept firmware update without worrying about FOTA brick.

Note: I haven’t tested it with firmware update yet but theoretically we can update our phone

Follow this guide on your risk , it may harm your device and your warranty may be void. androidflip.com is not responsible for any damage

This method is called test point method, so first of all make sure your phone have locked bootloaders , then start the unlocking procedure

 

Warning: The following operations may harm your device and your warranty may be void. AndroidFlip.com and i will not be responsible for any of your loss. Follow on your own risk

 

I am using xperia ray here but this guide is also applicable for all 2011 Xperia Devices , You can find test points for xperia devices in this post

 

[1]. Check your phone

 

Dial *#*#7378423#*#* choose service info then choose configuration , you will see imei number,version and rooting status.

if under Rooting status it shows = Bootloader Unlock Allowed: Yes like image below that means fastboot is enabled and the bootloader can be unlocked. and you can follow this procedure.

rooting status

If you see Bootloader Unlock Allowed: No that means fastboot is disabled and the bootloader cannot be unlocked , in this case don’t follow this method otherwise it will bring troubles

[ Thanks Glen A.K.A Jinx13 for above information ]

[2]. Collect Required things

 

  1. Laptop (Highly recommended Or you can use a desktop pc with UPS)
  2. USB cable of Xperia Ray
  3. Aluminum / Copper Wire ( 6-8 inches )
  4. Test pointers
  5. Download s1Tool from here or here or here and extract it to desktop

[3]. Prepare test pointer and unlock bootloaders

 


Step 1. Preparing test pointers


 

Case [1]. if you have test pointers

  1. Wrap wire on test pointers like this

    testpointer
  2. Remove battery cover and battery
  3. Connect your phone to pc via Usb cable

    plug usb
  4. Remove test point cap

    testpoint cap remove-cap

Case [2]. if you don’t have test pointers

 

Note: This method is tested by me and it worked, I don’t know if it is wrong method of connecting test point  

  1. Take a wire like this

    wire
  2. Connect wire to usb data cable shield and second end with a all pin (you can also use paper clip Or any needle like thing)

    prepare-usb-cable
  3. Remove battery cover and battery
  4. Connect your phone to pc using usb cable
  5. Remove test point cap

    testpoint cap remove-cap


Step 2. Connecting phone to Pc for first time


 

Case [1]. if you have test pointers

  1. Connect your phone to pc
  2. Connect test point (point 1)   to ground – negative of the battery connector  (point 2)

    For this Touch black test pointer to (1) and red test pointer to (2) Or vice versa 

    connect testpointers

 

 

Case [2]. if you don’t have test pointers

  1. Connect your phone to pc
  2. Connect all pin to test point (connect to red point shown in image)

    ST_18 ray testpointers

 


Step 3. Installing drivers


 

After connecting test pointers when Windows finds a new device, disconnect the test point and install drivers manually (drivers are in s1tool.zip file)

driver-not-installed

  1. To install drivers go to device manager and under others you will see a new device “QHSUSB_DLOAD”
  2. Right click on it and select “Update Driver Software”
  3. Then choose “browse my computer for drivers” 

    browse software
  4. Click on browse
  5. Go to desktop where we extracted s1tool , and select “USBFlash_driver” folder 

    Capture-1
  6. Hit ok and window will start installing drivers , accept all warnings during driver installing processinstall-software-anyway
  7. After successful installation this window appearsCapture-2

 

 


Step 4. Unlocking bootloaders with s1tool


 

  1. Now run s1tool.exe

    run-s1tool
  2. Click on “Patch SEMCboot”

    click-on-patch-SEMCboot

  3. You will see this message  

    DETACH CABLE FROM PHONE USB
    REMOVE BATTERY FROM PHONE
    ATTACH TESTPOINT
    PRESS “READY”, THEN ATTACH TO PHONE USB CABLE

    So remove usb cable , remove battery and attach test point (like we done in Step 2. Connecting phone to Pc for first time ) The pc will detect new hardware automatically and installs the driver for it Then press the button “Testpoint READY”.
  4. Now you will see

    PROCESSING …
    REMOVE TESTPOINT NOW, THEN PRESS “READY”

    So Release test point . Click “Testpoint READY” and wait for when the s1tool will give the following message

    SEMC SIMLOCK CERTIFICATE, PROCEEDING
    FINISHED

  5. Now you can Unplug the device from your computer.
  6. Turn your device on and enjoy !

Capture 3

My s1tool’s log :

11/8/2011 1:48:53 AM Welcome to S1 tool.
11/8/2011 1:48:53 AM That is small and crippled subset of SETOOL2 service tool.
11/8/2011 1:49:19 AM
11/8/2011 1:49:19 AM DETACH USB CABLE FROM PHONE
11/8/2011 1:49:19 AM REMOVE BATTERY FROM PHONE
11/8/2011 1:49:19 AM ATTACH TESTPOINT
11/8/2011 1:49:19 AM PRESS "READY", THEN ATTACH USB CABLE TO PHONE
11/8/2011 1:49:19 AM
11/8/2011 1:51:58 AM PROCESSING ...
11/8/2011 1:51:59 AM REMOVE TESTPOINT NOW, THEN PRESS "READY"
11/8/2011 1:51:59 AM
11/8/2011 1:52:30 AM
11/8/2011 1:52:31 AM TO CONNECT NEXT PHONES
11/8/2011 1:52:31 AM X10 Xperia,E10 Mini,E15 Xperia X8,U20 Mini Pro
11/8/2011 1:52:31 AM LT15 Xperia ARC,MT15 Xperia NEO,R800 Xperia PLAY
11/8/2011 1:52:31 AM PRESS AND HOLD "BACK" BUTTON...
11/8/2011 1:52:31 AM
11/8/2011 1:52:31 AM ST18 Xperia RAY,ST15 Xperia Mini,SK17 Xperia Mini Pro
11/8/2011 1:52:31 AM PRESS AND HOLD "Volume Down" BUTTON...
11/8/2011 1:52:31 AM
11/8/2011 1:52:31 AM PLEASE ATTACH TURNED OFF PHONE NOW
11/8/2011 1:52:31 AM
11/8/2011 1:52:35 AM
11/8/2011 1:52:35 AM RUNNING S1_LOADER VER "R4A062"
11/8/2011 1:52:35 AM LOADER AID: 0001
11/8/2011 1:52:36 AM FLASH ID: "00EC/00B3"
11/8/2011 1:52:36 AM

LOADER VERSION: “r4A069″

11/8/2011 1:52:36 AM
11/8/2011 1:52:36 AM
11/8/2011 1:52:37 AM SEMC SIMLOCK CERTIFICATE, PROCEEDING
11/8/2011 1:52:37 AM FINISHED
11/8/2011 1:52:37 AM Elapsed:198 secs.

If in your log you see LOADER VERSION : “r4A069” small “r” means your bootloaders unlocked. Although on service menu you will still see Bootloader unlock allowed: Yes.

service-menu-after-unlocking-bootloaders

Now you are free to use your phone with fastboot , you can root it , you install kernels even custom roms like MIUI and cyanogenmod.

You can also accept official firmware updates , I haven’t tested it with firmware update yet but theoretically we can update our phone

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Comments

  1. My pc doesnt show a notification that says driver not instaled succesfully,so cant browse for the driver,please help

    • attach test-point correctly , and no need to setup driver via notification , go to device manger and look for new device

      device manger should show QHUSB device (maybe different for other xperia phones)

  2. Is there a way to unlock the LT18i (Arc S) , When This guide is followed, This is what I get as the Output

    12/16/2011 8:21:57 PM Welcome to S1 tool.
    12/16/2011 8:21:57 PM That is small and crippled subset of SETOOL2 service tool.
    12/16/2011 8:22:00 PM
    12/16/2011 8:22:00 PM DETACH USB CABLE FROM PHONE
    12/16/2011 8:22:00 PM REMOVE BATTERY FROM PHONE
    12/16/2011 8:22:00 PM ATTACH TESTPOINT
    12/16/2011 8:22:00 PM PRESS “READY”, THEN ATTACH USB CABLE TO PHONE
    12/16/2011 8:22:00 PM
    12/16/2011 8:22:59 PM PROCESSING …
    12/16/2011 8:23:00 PM REMOVE TESTPOINT NOW, THEN PRESS “READY”
    12/16/2011 8:23:00 PM
    12/16/2011 8:23:08 PM START NAK: 03000A
    12/16/2011 8:23:08 PM Elapsed:67 secs.

    I Take it that, s1tool needs an update , isnt it ?

  3. Mujahid Reza says:

    will this work on se arc lt15i, bought in india? my mail address is : mujahid.reza@gmail.com

  4. Glen Barnes says:

    I didn’t think s1tool enabled fastboot..

  5. how to unlock neo v BL.. where is the test point

  6. Prateek Kumar says:

    what to do when it says ‘press volume down? anyone please reply

  7. SO, if I have an Unlockable bootloader (Bootloader unlock allowed: No), what can I do to unlock it?

  8. SO, if I have an Unlockable bootloader (Bootloader unlock allowed: No), what can I do to unlock it?

  9. Prateek Kumar says:

    FATAL ERROR [ SECURITY_CLASS, SIN_header_verification_failed ]
    what to do?

  10. Prateek Kumar says:

    FATAL ERROR [ SECURITY_CLASS, SIN_header_verification_failed ]
    what to do?

  11. I was hoping i could finally unlock my xperia play and try some ICS magic (through MIUI or CM9), because it never stated in the begining that it was only for sim-unlocked devices.. it was only after i got excited and started reading on when i saw that warning.. i got very disappointed since my phone says its not unlockable.. (i still read everything great guide!)
    Anyways.. is ther ANY way to unlock my bootloader? specially a free way since i have no means of paying?? i REAALLY want to try doomlord’s or fxp’s kernel, and cm, miui or any custom rom/tweak that could enhance my phone, like OCing :D

  12. hello m8 i’m kinda stuck on attach phone

  13. Welcome to S1 tool.
    That is small and crippled subset of SETOOL2 service tool.

    DETACH USB CABLE FROM PHONE
    REMOVE BATTERY FROM PHONE
    ATTACH TESTPOINT
    PRESS “READY”, THEN ATTACH USB CABLE TO PHONE

    PROCESSING …
    REMOVE TESTPOINT NOW, THEN PRESS “READY”

    TO CONNECT NEXT PHONES
    X10 Xperia,E10 Mini,E15 Xperia X8,U20 Mini Pro
    LT15 Xperia ARC,MT15 Xperia NEO,R800 Xperia PLAY
    PRESS AND HOLD “BACK” BUTTON…

    ST18 Xperia RAY,ST15 Xperia Mini,SK17 Xperia Mini Pro
    PRESS AND HOLD “Volume Down” BUTTON…

    PLEASE ATTACH TURNED OFF PHONE NOW

    RUNNING S1_EROM VER “R9A028″
    SOFTWARE AID: 0001
    LOADER AID: 0001
    FATAL ERROR [ SECURITY_CLASS, SIN_header_verification_failed ]
    error while uploading HDR block
    LOADER NOT STARTED
    Elapsed:64 secs.
    what could be wrong ????

  14. I think i bricked my phone.. when i push the power button.. it just vibrates..
    The whole process went exactly as described..

    What should i do?

  15. my experia ray stuck at :
    TO CONNECT NEXT PHONES
    X10 Xperia,E10 Mini,E15 Xperia X8,U20 Mini Pro
    LT15 Xperia ARC,MT15 Xperia NEO,R800 Xperia PLAY
    PRESS AND HOLD “BACK” BUTTON…

    ST18 Xperia RAY,ST15 Xperia Mini,SK17 Xperia Mini Pro
    PRESS AND HOLD “Volume Down” BUTTON…

    PLEASE ATTACH TURNED OFF PHONE NOW

    BTW i’m using Build Number 4.02A.0.62

  16. Zoltan Hosnyanszki says:

    Hello Kuldeep,
    I need the ‘s1tool” but the link doesn’t work, it’s dead.
    I have an xperia mini st15i.
    Thanks a lot!

  17. Vijay Devakumar says:

    What is the correct procedure for attaching the phone to the USB cable? By pressing the Vol down (or back) button? Because you have not mentioned this but in the image it instructs the user to do so.
    Also, is there any way to relock the bootloader without bricking for warranty purposes?

  18. can you pls reupload the link to S1tool with semc patch

  19. Santiagolp98 says:

    Hello

  20. Santiago Podestá says:

    Sorry for that comment (the one that says “Hello”).
    Can this brick my phone? I am looking a lot of information for this phone as I will get one in one month.

  21. Bandario says:

    These instructions don’t work as-is for the Xperia Active. You need to carry out the steps with the S1 tool first otherwise you do not get an opportunity to install the drivers.

  22. 3/2/2012 12:06:04 AM Welcome to S1 tool.
    3/2/2012 12:06:04 AM That is small and crippled subset of SETOOL2 service tool.
    3/2/2012 12:06:06 AM
    3/2/2012 12:06:06 AM DETACH USB CABLE FROM PHONE
    3/2/2012 12:06:06 AM REMOVE BATTERY FROM PHONE
    3/2/2012 12:06:06 AM ATTACH TESTPOINT
    3/2/2012 12:06:06 AM PRESS “READY”, THEN ATTACH USB CABLE TO PHONE
    3/2/2012 12:06:06 AM
    3/2/2012 12:07:46 AM llbug:[\?USB#VID_0000&PID_0000#5&105bcc94&0&4#{a5dcbf10-6530-11d2-901f-00c04fb951ed}] open error: “The system cannot find the file specified”
    3/2/2012 12:07:46 AM Elapsed:99 secs.

    • I have installed. I want to install Cyanogenmod 7 on Xperia ray. Please guide me. I m beginner in android. Thank u

        • Have my mobile bootloader unlocked?
          3/2/2012 12:19:21 AM Welcome to S1 tool.
          3/2/2012 12:19:21 AM That is small and crippled subset of SETOOL2 service tool.
          3/2/2012 12:19:30 AM
          3/2/2012 12:19:30 AM DETACH USB CABLE FROM PHONE
          3/2/2012 12:19:30 AM REMOVE BATTERY FROM PHONE
          3/2/2012 12:19:30 AM ATTACH TESTPOINT
          3/2/2012 12:19:30 AM PRESS “READY”, THEN ATTACH USB CABLE TO PHONE
          3/2/2012 12:19:30 AM
          3/2/2012 12:22:30 AM PROCEDURE STOPPED BY USER
          3/2/2012 12:22:30 AM Elapsed:179 secs.
          3/2/2012 12:22:34 AM
          3/2/2012 12:22:34 AM DETACH USB CABLE FROM PHONE
          3/2/2012 12:22:34 AM REMOVE BATTERY FROM PHONE
          3/2/2012 12:22:34 AM ATTACH TESTPOINT
          3/2/2012 12:22:34 AM PRESS “READY”, THEN ATTACH USB CABLE TO PHONE
          3/2/2012 12:22:34 AM
          3/2/2012 12:23:20 AM PROCESSING …
          3/2/2012 12:23:21 AM REMOVE TESTPOINT NOW, THEN PRESS “READY”
          3/2/2012 12:23:21 AM
          3/2/2012 12:23:27 AM
          3/2/2012 12:23:27 AM TO CONNECT NEXT PHONES
          3/2/2012 12:23:27 AM X10 Xperia,E10 Mini,E15 Xperia X8,U20 Mini Pro
          3/2/2012 12:23:27 AM LT15 Xperia ARC,MT15 Xperia NEO,R800 Xperia PLAY
          3/2/2012 12:23:27 AM PRESS AND HOLD “BACK” BUTTON…
          3/2/2012 12:23:27 AM
          3/2/2012 12:23:27 AM ST18 Xperia RAY,ST15 Xperia Mini,SK17 Xperia Mini Pro
          3/2/2012 12:23:27 AM PRESS AND HOLD “Volume Down” BUTTON…
          3/2/2012 12:23:27 AM
          3/2/2012 12:23:27 AM PLEASE ATTACH TURNED OFF PHONE NOW
          3/2/2012 12:23:27 AM
          3/2/2012 12:24:10 AM
          3/2/2012 12:24:10 AM RUNNING S1_LOADER VER “R4A062″
          3/2/2012 12:24:10 AM LOADER AID: 0001
          3/2/2012 12:24:11 AM FLASH ID: “0098/00B3″
          3/2/2012 12:24:11 AM LOADER VERSION: “r4A069″
          3/2/2012 12:24:11 AM
          3/2/2012 12:24:11 AM
          3/2/2012 12:24:11 AM SEMC SIMLOCK CERTIFICATE, PROCEEDING
          3/2/2012 12:24:12 AM FINISHED
          3/2/2012 12:24:12 AM Elapsed:97 secs.

  23. Thanx.But still I m unable to install CM7. Dont wats the reason behind

  24. Is there a chance to unlock bootloader of my R800a (Bootloader Unlock Allowed: No) ?

  25. When I fastboot my xperia ray, screen turns black and show nothing. Plz help

  26. Hello,
    till step 3 everything worked good. after this i started s1tool and followed step 4 but nothing happened.
    after step 3 completion.
    i started s1tool, clicked on patch ‘SEMCboot’, removed battery, attached test points, connected usb but nothing happened.

    please help me.

  27. Agentbadboy028 says:

    how can i check if my bootloader is already unlock with this procedure?

  28. could u made a video for that ? I’m afraid if I connect to the wrong pin I’ll brick my phone

  29. I have unlocked my xperia ray using this tutorial but i m unable update my firmware from .42 to .62 via OTA. Is there any solution? Plz help……

  30. And kindly tell me ho to root FW .62 on xperia ray?

  31. I have unlocked the bootloader by this method as well as the KEY method. and unable to update via OTA. Any procedure to relock?

  32. 1st I unlocked via this method then KEY method(obtaining key from SE website). Unable to update.. Plz help.

  33. C Kaiser B says:

    Hi, Ive got this error…FATAL ERROR [ SECURITY_CLASS, SIN_header_verification_failed ]
    error while uploading HDR block
    LOADER NOT STARTED…. ive search the message board and it seems that this error doesnt have a solution yet… please help

  34. Knight47 says:

    Thanks dude

  35. i still cant do a OTA update… or is that normal? i fota bricked my phone yesterday, but i got it working again

  36. Renzelferriol says:

    can this method brick my precious X8?

  37. still learning says:

    mine stuck at “please attach turn off phone now”…
    before, at “remove testpoint now”, i use method #2 without test pointers, so i remove the cable like it said, and just clicking ready.
    the driver is already installed successfully, the testpoint have no problem too.
    wonder whats wrong? should i attach-detach usb when “remove testpoint” too?

  38. ján kvasnica says:

    Hi , not work :(
    Xperia Ray – ICS .
    http://imgupload.sk/images/y/7/y7dhazmzypc40svt35ql.jpg

    Log: 5/12/2012 2:44:14 PM DETACH USB CABLE FROM PHONE
    5/12/2012 2:44:14 PM REMOVE BATTERY FROM PHONE
    5/12/2012 2:44:14 PM ATTACH TESTPOINT
    5/12/2012 2:44:14 PM PRESS “READY”, THEN ATTACH USB CABLE TO PHONE
    5/12/2012 2:44:14 PM
    5/12/2012 2:58:51 PM llbug:[\?USB#VID_0CF2&PID_6250#606569746801#{a5dcbf10-6530-11d2-901f-00c04fb951ed}] open error: “Prístup je odmietnutý”
    5/12/2012 2:58:51 PM Elapsed:877 secs.

    • That error is USB problem. Change USB and try again but use the metal sim housing for this phone. (as it is closer) :)

  39. the link to s1Tool is remove…where can i download it . . . . .

  40. Kin Kin Ken says:

    Does this wonderful tool work with xperia neo v?

  41. I tried unlocking my bootloader using s1tool. I successfully installed the drivers and then I followed all the instructions after opening S1tool. I have ICS on my phone rooted. And I bought my phone in November last year.

    I get this message:

    DETACH USB CABLE FROM PHONE
    REMOVE BATTERY FROM PHONE
    ATTACH TESTPOINT
    PRESS “READY”, THEN ATTACH USB CABLE TO PHONE

    PROCESSING …
    REMOVE TESTPOINT NOW, THEN PRESS “READY”
    ATTACH TESTPOINT
    PRESS “READY”, THEN ATTCH USB CABL TO PHONE

    PROCESSING …
    REMOVE TESTPOINT NOW, THEN PRESS “READY”

    TO CONNECT NEXT PHONES
    X10 Xperia,E10 Mini,E15 Xperia X8,U20 Mini Pro
    LT15 Xperia ARC,MT15 Xperia NEO,R800 Xperia PLAY
    PRESS AND HOLD “BACK” BUTTON…

    ST18 Xperia RAY,ST15 Xperia Mini,SK17 Xperia Mini Pro
    PRESS AND HOLD “Volume Down” BUTTON…

    PLEASE ATTACH TURNED OFF PHONE NOW

    RUNNING S1_EROM VER “R9A021″
    SOFTWARE AID: 0001
    LOADER AID: 0001
    FATAL ERROR [ SECURITY_CLASS, SIN_header_verification_failed ]
    error while uploading HDR block
    LOADER NOT STARTED
    Elapsed:173 secs.

  42. Mroshan74 says:

    Sir,
    All goes right until Step:
    4. Now you will see

    PROCESSING …
    REMOVE TESTPOINT NOW, THEN PRESS “READY”

    I done as per instruction but nothing happens after that…………………………..please help………………..
    Thanks in advance

  43. Farid23039 says:

    after finish …how to confirm my sk17i (mini pro) already unlock …please

  44. Hi. In my SK17i i have Bootloader Unlock Allowed: No. Is there a way to change it?

  45. Mandar_ez says:

    i get stuck at
    please attach turned off phone

  46. Dragan Puljic says:

    Please help me i get this error:
    S1 TOOL

    DETACH USB CABLE FROM PHONE
    REMOVE BATTERY FROM PHONE
    ATTACH TESTPOINT
    PRESS “READY”, THEN ATTACH USB CABLE TO PHONE

    PROCESSING …
    REMOVE TESTPOINT NOW, THEN PRESS “READY”

    qcReceivePacket: can’t get packet start.
    Elapsed:22 secs.

    Please help me guys! :(
    My phone is Xperia Mini Pro
    date of phone 12w13
    Bootlooader unlock allowed:yes

  47. 6/28/2012 5:34:04 PM Welcome to S1 tool.
    6/28/2012 5:34:04 PM That is small and crippled subset of SETOOL2 service tool.
    6/28/2012 5:34:06 PM
    6/28/2012 5:34:06 PM DETACH USB CABLE FROM PHONE
    6/28/2012 5:34:06 PM REMOVE BATTERY FROM PHONE
    6/28/2012 5:34:06 PM ATTACH TESTPOINT
    6/28/2012 5:34:06 PM PRESS “READY”, THEN ATTACH USB CABLE TO PHONE
    6/28/2012 5:34:06 PM
    6/28/2012 5:34:12 PM PROCESSING …
    6/28/2012 5:34:13 PM REMOVE TESTPOINT NOW, THEN PRESS “READY”
    6/28/2012 5:34:13 PM
    6/28/2012 5:34:20 PM
    6/28/2012 5:34:20 PM TO CONNECT NEXT PHONES
    6/28/2012 5:34:20 PM X10 Xperia,E10 Mini,E15 Xperia X8,U20 Mini Pro
    6/28/2012 5:34:20 PM LT15 Xperia ARC,MT15 Xperia NEO,R800 Xperia PLAY
    6/28/2012 5:34:20 PM PRESS AND HOLD “BACK” BUTTON…
    6/28/2012 5:34:20 PM
    6/28/2012 5:34:20 PM ST18 Xperia RAY,ST15 Xperia Mini,SK17 Xperia Mini Pro
    6/28/2012 5:34:20 PM PRESS AND HOLD “Volume Down” BUTTON…
    6/28/2012 5:34:20 PM
    6/28/2012 5:34:20 PM PLEASE ATTACH TURNED OFF PHONE NOW

    I’m having Xperia Ray loaded with ICS 4.0.4 stock sony rooted, after this i use the test point and push volume down key but nothing happens

  48. Im stuck at
    START NAK: 03000A
    How can i solve this problem? :(

  49. Александр Тихонравов says:

    I’m trying to unlock ray, but i get this message everytime “qcReceivePacket: can’t get packet start”
    I’ve installed zeus driver, drivers for flashboot and flashmode, SEUS. Any ideas how to fix it?

  50. Hi, everything went well until it asked to remove testpoint;
    it said driver was not successfully installed;
    Then it asked to connect next phones;
    Mine is an Xperia Play
    Here’s the log:

    Thanks for helping!

    Welcome to S1 tool.That is small and crippled subset of SETOOL2 service tool. DETACH USB CABLE FROM PHONEREMOVE BATTERY FROM PHONEATTACH TESTPOINTPRESS “READY”, THEN ATTACH USB CABLE TO PHONE PROCEDURE STOPPED BY USERElapsed:176 secs. DETACH USB CABLE FROM PHONEREMOVE BATTERY FROM PHONEATTACH TESTPOINTPRESS “READY”, THEN ATTACH USB CABLE TO PHONE PROCESSING …REMOVE TESTPOINT NOW, THEN PRESS “READY” TO CONNECT NEXT PHONESX10 Xperia,E10 Mini,E15 Xperia X8,U20 Mini ProLT15 Xperia ARC,MT15 Xperia NEO,R800 Xperia PLAYPRESS AND HOLD “BACK” BUTTON… ST18 Xperia RAY,ST15 Xperia Mini,SK17 Xperia Mini ProPRESS AND HOLD “Volume Down” BUTTON… PLEASE ATTACH TURNED OFF PHONE NOWllbug:[\?USB#VID_0000&PID_0000#5&509e1b7&0&2#{a5dcbf10-6530-11d2-901f-00c04fb951ed}] open error: “The system cannot find the file specified”Elapsed:61 secs. TO CONNECT NEXT PHONESX10 Xperia,E10 Mini,E15 Xperia X8,U20 Mini ProLT15 Xperia ARC,MT15 Xperia NEO,R800 Xperia PLAYPRESS AND HOLD “BACK” BUTTON… ST18 Xperia RAY,ST15 Xperia Mini,SK17 Xperia Mini ProPRESS AND HOLD “Volume Down” BUTTON… PLEASE ATTACH TURNED OFF PHONE NOWllbug:[\?USB#VID_0000&PID_0000#5&509e1b7&0&2#{a5dcbf10-6530-11d2-901f-00c04fb951ed}] open error: “The system cannot find the file specified”Elapsed:32 secs. SELECT FIRMWARE PACKAGESYOU CAN SELECT FEW PACKAGES WITH CTRL BUTTONElapsed:0 secs. SELECT FIRMWARE PACKAGESYOU CAN SELECT FEW PACKAGES WITH CTRL BUTTONElapsed:0 secs. TO CONNECT NEXT PHONESX10 Xperia,E10 Mini,E15 Xperia X8,U20 Mini ProLT15 Xperia ARC,MT15 Xperia NEO,R800 Xperia PLAYPRESS AND HOLD “BACK” BUTTON… ST18 Xperia RAY,ST15 Xperia Mini,SK17 Xperia Mini ProPRESS AND HOLD “Volume Down” BUTTON… PLEASE ATTACH TURNED OFF PHONE NOW

  51. I dont have pointers or whatever is called on my x8, what should i do?
    http://androidflip.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/ST_18-ray-tp_thumb.jpg

  52. oye yo tengo una duda hago todo muy bien pero lo que no entiendo es despues de arrancar el programa que tengo que hacer con mas detalles por que no hace nada y ya lo revice con el programa y si es compatible es un xperia play espero me ayuden ya para liberar mi telefono porfavor XD

  53. Hey this is what i get then after it shows “PLS CONNECT TURN OFF PHONE NOW”

    loading goes on nothing happens what to do

    • Try to repeat the process, try until you get the ‘Testpoint READY’ button. Are you sure you’ve connected to the right testpoint? or you’ve ground it right? Be cautious when connecting test points because it might get your device into a hard brick. Good luck :)

    • ghostwheel says:

      I had exactly the same problem, tried many times.
      Finally the following solved my problem:
      Turn phone off, exit s1tool.
      Press volume down button, and while pressing it, connect phone.
      Now in devices and printers you’ll see a device called s1boot.
      Install drivers for this device from exactly the same directory as above,
      and then run s1tool again.

  54. any video for helping us

  55. PLS HELP i am stuck again and again its above 50 times now pls pls mr kuldeep help me

  56. my phone stopped at
    DETACH USB CABLE FROM PHONE
    REMOVE BATTERY FROM PHONE
    ATTACH TESTPOINT
    PRESS “READY”, THEN ATTACH USB CABLE TO PHONE

    and now it wont start. what might be the problem

  57. I’ve unlocked my bootloader using this method, and proved that OTA firmware update doesn’t work. I get a soft brick after updating. To test it, I flashed the .42 firmware on my Neo V and the update to .62 firmware pops up from the Update Center. After selecting the update and tapping ‘install’ the phone rebooted to something like a recovery and boom! the phone won’t boot and won’t even charge. So, I had to relock my boot loader and re-unlock it again.. I’m running FXP133, a CM9 made unofficial by FXP :) Thanks man, this post is really helpful :D

  58. my phone is sony live with walkman……..when i unlock , it say
    “qcReceivePacket: can’t get packet start”

    pliss help me

  59. 24.10.2012 14:44:11 Welcome to S1 tool.
    24.10.2012 14:44:11 That is small and crippled subset of SETOOL2 service tool.
    24.10.2012 14:44:14
    24.10.2012 14:44:14 DETACH USB CABLE FROM PHONE
    24.10.2012 14:44:14 REMOVE BATTERY FROM PHONE
    24.10.2012 14:44:14 ATTACH TESTPOINT
    24.10.2012 14:44:14 PRESS “READY”, THEN ATTACH USB CABLE TO PHONE
    24.10.2012 14:44:14
    24.10.2012 14:44:41 PROCESSING …
    24.10.2012 14:44:41 REMOVE TESTPOINT NOW, THEN PRESS “READY”
    24.10.2012 14:44:41
    24.10.2012 14:44:45
    24.10.2012 14:44:45 TO CONNECT NEXT PHONES
    24.10.2012 14:44:45 X10 Xperia,E10 Mini,E15 Xperia X8,U20 Mini Pro
    24.10.2012 14:44:45 LT15 Xperia ARC,MT15 Xperia NEO,R800 Xperia PLAY
    24.10.2012 14:44:45 PRESS AND HOLD “BACK” BUTTON…
    24.10.2012 14:44:45
    24.10.2012 14:44:45 ST18 Xperia RAY,ST15 Xperia Mini,SK17 Xperia Mini Pro
    24.10.2012 14:44:45 PRESS AND HOLD “Volume Down” BUTTON…
    24.10.2012 14:44:45
    24.10.2012 14:44:45 PLEASE ATTACH TURNED OFF PHONE NOW
    24.10.2012 14:44:45
    24.10.2012 14:44:46
    24.10.2012 14:44:46 RUNNING S1_LOADER VER “R4A062″
    24.10.2012 14:44:46 LOADER AID: 0001
    24.10.2012 14:44:47 FLASH ID: “0098/00B3″
    24.10.2012 14:44:47 LOADER VERSION: “r4A069″
    24.10.2012 14:44:47
    24.10.2012 14:44:47
    24.10.2012 14:44:47 SEMC SIMLOCK CERTIFICATE, PROCEEDING
    24.10.2012 14:44:48 FINISHED
    24.10.2012 14:44:48 Elapsed:34 secs.

    And my bootloader unlock allowed stays NO… any suggestions?…pls

  60. hi,
    thanks for detailed article.. I did it with ease.
    sorry for noob question
    Does flashing back the stock firmware locks the bootloader? I had to flash, since my phone failed to reboot after a cm10 installation.
    Is there any way to know if my bootloader is unlocked or not?

  61. Hye, this method can unlock bootloader my xperia x8 ? thanks

  62. Hi!

    So, instead of using official information from Sony, official unlock code and official development tool – you rather suggest use your hardware method with wires and tools…? Good luck…

  63. nikhil patil says:

    after attach turn over mob nothing happen
    my mob is xperia mini pro trued many times pls help

  64. THANKS YOU BROTHER..
    I DID IT !! :D
    NOW my Urushi is UnlockedBootloader,,
    once again, THANKS YOU VERY MUCH :D

  65. can i use s1tool if my bootloader status says no.

    bootloader allowed:no

    please help me. thank you.

  66. kuldeep can you do it for my xperia play i am ready to pay

  67. kuldeep how can i confirm my bootloader is unlocked

  68. after unlocking the boot loader by this method how to relock it (asking coz this is diffrnt n saves warrenty) ? and after relocking will the status show “locked” or “relocked” ?

  69. kuldeep the bootloader status of my xperia play says bootloader unlock allowed no. so can you unlock it or tell me the procedure. i contacted phoneunlockservice.com but unable to pay them as there are no means of sending money from india to uk or usa so please help me

  70. Herman Cruz says:

    I am getting this error too
    qcReceivePacket: can’t get packet start

  71. hello i want to know if ok to unlock my x8 bootloader with 11w48 date?
    and how to rescue the phone if i failed to unlock?

  72. thanks bro…successfully!!!

  73. superpedepano says:

    boa noite, o meu xperia neo nao funfa, tentei fazer pela sony, depois tentei pelo s1 tool, mas nao funciona, depois que eu faço o procedimento “Testpoint READY” e removo o testpoint, pressiono novamente o testpoint ready e aparece a informaçao como se eu pedisse para identificar, sabe o que pode ser?

  74. Hello sir ,i want to ask a few question about this method to unlock bootloader,what is the risk if a fail ?

    • Kuldeep Singh says:

      Nothing, your bootloader wont unlock. in case you disconnected phone while processing or accidentally done something wrong, your phone will be dead.

  75. Hi Kuldeep,
    I have Xperia Ray . I have done with test points and done exactly same process like you did. But i am getting “qcReceivePacket: can’t get packet start.” error. Can you help me on this matter. I have pasted my log below
    =====================================================
    Welcome to S1 tool.
    That is small and crippled subset of SETOOL2 service tool.

    DETACH USB CABLE FROM PHONE
    REMOVE BATTERY FROM PHONE
    ATTACH TESTPOINT
    PRESS “READY”, THEN ATTACH USB CABLE TO PHONE

    PROCESSING …
    REMOVE TESTPOINT NOW, THEN PRESS “READY”

    qcReceivePacket: can’t get packet start.
    Elapsed:109 secs.

    =======================================================
    Thanks

    • Kuldeep Singh says:

      Try it on another pc and make sure driver are properly installed.

      • Also FYI:
        I have already rooted my Sony Ericsson Ray having
        kernel VERSION : 2.6.32.9-perf
        Build number: 4.1.B.0.587
        Baseband VERSION: 8x55A-AAABQOAZM-203028G-77
        Model Number: ST18i

        Thanks
        Narayan

  76. 17-Apr-13 6:44:09 PM Welcome to S1 tool.
    17-Apr-13 6:44:09 PM That is small and crippled subset of SETOOL2 service tool.
    17-Apr-13 6:45:06 PM
    17-Apr-13 6:45:06 PM DETACH USB CABLE FROM PHONE
    17-Apr-13 6:45:06 PM REMOVE BATTERY FROM PHONE
    17-Apr-13 6:45:06 PM ATTACH TESTPOINT
    17-Apr-13 6:45:06 PM PRESS “READY”, THEN ATTACH USB CABLE TO PHONE
    17-Apr-13 6:45:06 PM
    17-Apr-13 6:50:10 PM PROCESSING …
    17-Apr-13 6:50:11 PM REMOVE TESTPOINT NOW, THEN PRESS “READY”
    17-Apr-13 6:50:11 PM
    17-Apr-13 6:51:06 PM qcReceivePacket: can’t get packet start.
    17-Apr-13 6:51:06 PM Elapsed:360 secs.

    please help me..
    what I can do.?

  77. ((qcReceivePacket: can’t get packet start.)) Also!
    Welcome to S1 tool.
    That is small and crippled subset of SETOOL2 service tool.

    DETACH USB CABLE FROM PHONE
    REMOVE BATTERY FROM PHONE
    ATTACH TESTPOINT
    PRESS “READY”, THEN ATTACH USB CABLE TO PHONE

    PROCESSING …
    REMOVE TESTPOINT NOW, THEN PRESS “READY”

    qcReceivePacket: can’t get packet start.
    Elapsed:72 secs.

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