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Bootloader Possibly Unlocked on the Verizon Xperia PLAY, Root is Go

The long wait may be over for Verizon Xperia PLAY owners.  The device may have finally been unlocked and rooted thanks to XDA member ashergray.  He’s claiming to have a method that will be unveiled tomorrow and has provided screenshots of his successes for the time being.  The top one is apparently the unlocking process, but you’ll also see screenshots showing proof of root below – something that had not yet been accomplished either.  

  

These are exciting times for a device that had been neglected on the bootloader unlocking front by both Sony Ericsson and Verizon.  The GSM variants all have unlockable bootloaders, but for whatever reason (we can probably guess why), the CDMA version was left locked.  So much for that.  +1 to the dev community again.

Oh, and I said “possibly” in the title simply for the fact that the instructions are not out and we have no other confirmations of this method working.

You will want to follow this XDA thread for instructions.

Cheers PouxOnU!

  • Jsteele230

    sony themselves unlocked the bootloader so dont pay anyone to do it for you here is sonys official site with instructions on unlocking your bootloader on the xperia play
    http://unlockbootloader.sonymobile.com/instructions

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1501982782 Ruso Simplemente
  • http://profiles.google.com/willrandship William Shipley

    Now I’m 100% positive this is the phone I want :P

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2673KWWWYDQWCGUDFXE7FQFNO4 Cody Noel

    I just paid $22.85 for an iPhone 4-32GB and my girlfriend loves her Panasonic Lumix GF 1 Camera that we got for $38.76 there arriving tomorrow by UPS. I will never pay such expensive retail prices in stores again. Especially when I also sold a 40 inch LED TV to my boss for $674 which only cost me $62.81 to buy. Here is the website we use to get it all from, CentHub.com

  • XMasterMoronX

    Minecraft pocket Edition APK pls 

  • Cizzlen

    It’s like watching Vapor Wireless get effed in the A. Feels good man. 

  • http://www.hotels001.com/#v0us72 杭州酒店预订

    谢博主分享,看完后,很有感触~

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Johnathan-Downer/75400936 Johnathan Downer

    This has just made me very very happy. can’t wait to root mine!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Johnathan-Downer/75400936 Johnathan Downer

      time to get rid of that verizon bloatware ^^

  • Jacob Bowen

    Thinking about getting one. on the OG Droid, I am kinda a power user with reminders and widgets and all sorts of stuff helping me through the day.  Anyone got any thoughts or can advise if this will be a good fit for me….. P.S. I am also looking to use the GChat video once it is released for more than just nexus s

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Johnathan-Downer/75400936 Johnathan Downer

      I moved from the OG To the Play. believe me i love this phone. especially for gaming. not only do the controls on it work for the games made for them they can also work for emulators so i’m play NES, SNES, GBA, Sega and Atari games on it as well using the phone’s game controls. it’s very nice

  • Anonymous

    The phone already has pretty good spec’s, I can’t wait to see what rooting it will do. Go Gamers!!! 
    Memory/Processor8GB pre–installed memory card (approx 2GB used for pre–loaded games)Up to 32GB microSD supportProcessor: Qualcomm Snapdragon II 1GHz CPU with Adreno 205 GPUPowerful gaming engine; best in class platform w/3D gaming

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=716789798 Lonnie Kerchief

    Great news for you guys, I’m really happy for you.

  • Anonymous

    The guys over at XDA are really moving things forward for everyone!

    • Anonymous

      XDA = Pure Win… enough said

  • aj522

    FINALLY!  One of the biggest drawbacks of this phone is the 400mb of space that is free on it.  I’ve been fighting with mine for weeks, uninstalling/reinstalling games as I want to play them.  This phone should have had a lot more space as it’s aimed at gamers, and gamers usually install tons of games on the phone.  Gameloft games that I’ve tried can’t be moved to the sd card, and they are like 15-20 mb each.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=25001493 Hank Godwin

    Eat a fat one Verizon.

    • Anonymous

      I just paid $ 21.87 for an iPaad 2-64GB and my girlfriend loves her Panasonic Lumix GF 1 Camera that we got for $ 38.76 there arriving tomorrow by UPS. I will never pay such expensive retail prices in stores again. Especially when I also sold a 40 inch LED TV to my boss for $ 657 which only cost me $ 62.81 to buy. Here is the website we use to get it all from, http://to.ly/aSiD

  • http://profiles.google.com/mills00013 Miles McLean

    This is confirmed. The method is actually almost too easy.

    @TheAndroid1 it is unlockable from the beginning. SE just didn’t give us the tools to obtain the code. We are now able to.

    • aj522

      Hope the instructions for everyone come out soon.

      • Ripley

        Amen.  Just got this phone and luv it, not even a  gamer here.  My rooted Eris was on its last legs and could not wait any longer to upgrade.  I miss me some root, congrats ashergray. 

  • TheAndroid1

    I thought this phone was supposed to have the bootloader unlocked from the beginning?

  • TheAndroid1

    I thought this phone was supposed to have the bootloader unlocked from the beginning?

    • DroidzFX

      it did till verizon got a hold of it. 

      • TheAndroid1

        That makes sense.

  • Anonymous

    Makes this phone a lot more appealing….