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Guide to Root, Bootloader Unlock, and more with the Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo
When a phone gets rooted, things can go a little haywire. The guide to get root is separate from the guide to unlock the bootloader and those are separate from the guide to install a custom recovery, etc. Then there comes the issue of not having the most popular phone out there and development isn’t what it should be. Download links get broken, methods become old and things just go down hill.
Well, thanks to people like XDA Senior Member vimjam, that won’t be happening to users carrying the Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo. vimjam has released an updated method that will give users root, unlock the bootloader, install ClockworkMod Recovery and walk new users through installing a ROM.
The process sounds run of the mill. However, unlocking the bootloader takes some know how and even though vimjam has supplied a step by step guide with pictures, it is only recommended that users try it if they’re confident that they know what they’re doing as it appears that there is some hardware modifications involved.
For those carrying the Xperia Neo and have been looking for that method to help them out, you can find all the methods in the original thread along with information, screenshots and even a how to if you do not want to risk unlocking the bootloader.
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