Debranding and Rooting Rogers Phone to FIDO


  1. badlt

    badlt New Member

    Hello,
    I recently purchased an Xperia Arc which is branded to Rogers but I am on the FIDO network. I have tried rooting the phone (trying all tutorials out there) but I cannot get the phone into FASTBOOT mode... the LED will not turn blue... only red for charging.

    I would like to unlock the bootloader as well as debrand the phone to Sony's original software. I have the APN settings for FIDO once the phone is debranded.

    Is this possible to do?

    Thanks

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  2. Josh-SonyXperia

    Josh-SonyXperia Well-Known Member

    To use the phone with FIDO's internet you don't really need to unlock the bootloader or root the phone. You just need to unlock the network. For this you need to put a FIDO's SIM card on the phone and it will give you the option to unlock it from the Roger's network. It will ask you for a NCK (Network unlocking Key) that you can only get it from Rogers (original network of the phone). Once you insert the correct code your phone will be unlocked and should work properly with FIDO's network.
  3. badlt

    badlt New Member

    Yes, I know that. I already unlocked my SIM card to use on FIDO, but I'm really anal and want full access to the phone and remove the Rogers branding. I had an 810i and found there were much better features after I debranded it.
  4. Josh-SonyXperia

    Josh-SonyXperia Well-Known Member

    I see now, sorry I didn't understand your point the first time. Well I hope you can get the help you need to do this :)
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