How To Unlock Bootloader On Sony Xperia 5? [Official Method]

Unlock Bootloader Of Sony Xperia 5

Do you want to know How To Unlock Bootloader Of Sony Xperia 5 then you are at the right place? Today in this article I will guide you step-by-step on How To Unlock Bootloader Of Sony Xperia 5. 

I have shown you the easiest method to unlock the bootloader.

About Sony Xperia 5

This Sony Xperia 5 is the newly launched device by Sony. It has some great features, Here is some Key Specification of Sony Xperia 5:

  • This phone comes with a 6.1 Inches Full HD+ 1080 x 2520 pixels OLED Display which is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 6.
  • Sony Xperia 5 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 which is an Octa-Core CPU.
  • It has 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of Internal Storage.
  • Moving to the OS this device runs on Android 9.0 (Pie).
  • Camera – It has a Triple Rear-Facing Camera of 12 MP + 12 MP + 12 MP and the Front-Facing is an 8 MP camera.
  • Moving to the battery it has a Non-removable Li-Po 3140 mAh battery which also supports Fast battery charging 18W.
  • Sensors: It has the following Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, barometer, compass, colour spectrum sensors.

Why Unlock Bootloader?

The bootloader is usually locked on an Android device the manufacturer wants you to stick to their Android Version, OS Version specifically designed for your phone.

Once you Unlock Bootloader of your phone you can Customize Your Phone, Install Custom ROM, Custom Kernel for your Android Device.

But before we proceed to Unlocking process. Let me explain to you the Advantages & Disadvantages of Unlocking Bootloader.

Related Article: Install Custom ROM On Sony Xperia 5

Advantages Of Unlocking Bootloader

  1. Install Custom ROM’s Once You Unlock The Bootloader
  2. After Unlocking Bootloader You Can Root Sony Xperia 5
  3. You Can Easily Install TWRP Recovery On Sony Xperia 5
  4. Increase Your Phone Performance

Disadvantages Of Unlocking Bootloader

  1. Once You Unlock Your Phone Warranty Will Be Void
  2. You Might Face Problems With OTA Updates
  3. While Rooting Or Installing Custom ROM You Might Get Stuck Into Boot Loop

Pre-Requirements Before Your Unlock The Bootloader

  • Charge Your Phone To 100% Or Minimum 75%
  • This Guide Is Only For Sony Xperia 5 Do Not Try This Method On Other Devices
MyPhoneUpdate Is Not Liable For Any Loss Or Damage To Your Smartphone. The Methods Shown In This Site Are Not Tested For Every smartphone. So, Try It With Your Own Risk.

Steps To Unlock Bootloader On Sony Xperia 5

1.) First Off Check Whether Sony Xperia 5 Is Allowed To Unlock The Bootloader.

  • Go To Your Phone Dialer >> And Dial This USSD Code*#*#7378423#*#* To Access The Service Menu Options
  • Next Tap On Service info >> Configuration >> Rooting Status
Now Check Bootloader Unlock Allowed Says “Yes” That Means You Can Unlock The Bootloader Of Your Phone
  • If It Says “No”/ “Missing”, That Means Your Device Bootloader Cannot Be Unlocked.

2.) Now Go To Sony Official Unlock Bootloader Page – Click Here

3.) Scroll Down & Select Your Device Model (Sony Xperia 5) >> And Click On Continue

4.) Now Register With Your Gmail ID

5.) You, Will, Receive A Confirmation Email >> Open The Email >> And “Click here to proceed”

6.) Once Done You Will Be On Sony Unlock Page. There You Will Be Asked For Phone “IMEI Number”. Type In Your Phone “IMEI Number” Inside That Box.

7.) Now You Will Get A Unlock Code. Just Copy That Code To Notepad

Do These Steps On Your Phone

8.) Next, Enable Developer Options For That Go To Settings >> About Phone >> Now Tap On Build Number 6-7 Times

  • Go Back >> Go To Advanced Settings >> Developer Options
  • Enable OEM Unlock Option

Do These Steps On Your PC/ Laptop

9.) Go To Platform Tools Folder >> Type “cmd” In The Address Bar & Press Enter To Open Command Prompt

10.) Now Boot Your Phone Into Fastboot Mode

  • Power Off Sony Xperia 5 >> Now Press & Hold Volume Up + Power Button Together Till You See Boot Logo

11.) Once Done Now Connect Your Sony Xperia 5 To PC/ Laptop Using USB Cable.

12.) In The Command Window Type The Following Commands

adb reboot bootloader
  • Hit Enter, Now To Unlock Bootloader Type The Following Command
fastboot -i 0x0fce oem unlock .......
(Replace ……. With Unlock Code) You, Will, Get Your Unlock Code On Your Mail. Hit Enter

13.) That’s It 🙂 You Have Successfully Unlocked The Bootloader Of Sony Xperia 5

Note: This article is under development as Sony Xperia 5 is a newly launched smartphone by Sony. So, there are more steps needed to Unlock Bootloader. This development is waiting for confirmation.

Now you can Flash SuperSu, Custom ROM, TWRP Recovery, & Custom Kernel.

Related Article: Unroot Sony Xperia 5

Final Words: So, this is all about How To Unlock Bootloader On Sony Xperia 5. I hope this method worked on your Sony Xperia 5 smartphone.

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