Yet more Bootloader shenanigans…this time it’s almost fucking personal

…You may remember this post from a couple weeks ago: http://hurfxperiaxperiences.blogspot.com/2011/05/more-bootloader.html

Yet again I was venting about the bootloader issue with the Arc, and the can we/can’t we officially update saga….well, the story continues as it seems the good folks over at XDA have been on the case for the last couple weeks and have hounded Sony Ericsson Developer, Karl-Johan Dahlström across their forums:

Iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiin one:

I am aware that we don’t have a recovery ROM in place. There are some reasons why that is the case. One reason for not supporting FOTA updates after the phone has been unlocked is that FOTA is a delta between two know SW releases and as the phone has been unlocked we can’t be sure of the SW release currently on the phone. I will bring this question back to see if we could allow phones that has been unlocked to be updated via “SW update service” which would be a way to get a Sony Ericsson ROM back on the phone, but please note the warranty may still have been voided as the phone.

Iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiin two:

Currently we don’t support SEUS for phones that have been unlocked. I have initiated discussions if we can support that going forward, but there are several things that needs to be investigated before I can give you an answer (e.g. will it affect customer call centers, repair centers, which SW should be used for unlocked phones, how to identify phone model if other things has been modified, are there security concerns for unlocked phones etc). Will get back to you as soon as I have more information. Sorry that I can’t give a better answer at this time.

So “…Currently we don’t support SEUS for phones that have been unlocked…” is final confirmation from the horses mouth that you CANNOT update your phone using the Sony Ericsson Update Service….UNBELIEVABLE! WHY RELEASE IT IF YOU DON’T HAVE A BACKUP PLAN!!!!

It’s an absolute disgrace and to be honest, as I’m sure you can tell, I’m absolutely fucking stumped as to how SE can do something like this – why build it if you can’t bloody fix it!

WHY!?!

To make matters worse people are having to CHASE them for answers as to how/why the official bootloader hack leaves people unable to update officially:

  • Why isn’t the information detailed on these forums being released as an official statement from SE? 
  • Why is this information only available on a blog – and not an official blog, either – and only if you go hunting for it?

This should be on the developer blog and should’ve been announced when the issue was first discovered, weeks ago!

Couple that with the information in here about bootloader hacked phones not being able to use certain aspects of Facebook Inside Xperia and the possibility the HD video fiasco doesn’t appear to have been resolved; it’s shaping up to be an interesting couple weeks.


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