2.3.3 vs Bootloader-unlocked phones…
…It’s been a very exciting time the last 24 hours or so. On Tuesday evening, 24th, the 2.3.3 update for the Arc was released – in Hong Kong. However it didn’t take very long before the necessary files to build a .ftf package were available. The package was flashed to my phone and worked fine, Facebook Inside Xperia integration worked to an extent, except the Music app wasn’t letting me ‘like’ tracks as previously advertised here
Not the end of the world, but a minor niggle. However tonight, 25th May, for reasons unknown O2 have managed to get their 2.3.3 firmware out a good 10 days in advance of SEUK. Quite the scandal. Once again, the required files were soon made available and another .ftf package was built and flashed to the phone. Still problems with the Music app.
On a whim (and thanks to Alan Lewis for the prompt) I installed the O2 firmware on the wife’s phone, which hasn’t been rooted or booted. Put the SIM card in her phone, dumped a couple tracks onto the phone…surprise surprise, the ‘like’ works.
Casting my mind back to unlocking the bootloader, completing this process buggers up the DRM on the phone – which is most likely what this facility is tied into – it works in conjuction with TrackID.
So, once again something else doesn’t work once you’ve cracked the bootloader – users who’ve taken this step or are thinking about doing so, be aware of the following facts:
IF YOU UNLOCK THE BOOTLOADER OF YOUR PHONE YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO USE THE FULL FEATURES OF FACEBOOK INSIDE XPERIA…OR OFFICIALLY UPDATE YOUR PHONE TO EVEN USE FACEBOOK INSIDE XPERIA
You have been warned