Verizon has always been infamous for locking up the bootloaders for its phones before releasing them out of public consumption. Of course, with the development community in the Android world being as it is, they don’t stay unlocked for too long as someone eventually finds a way in, albeit we must admit that Verizon locked bootloaders have been particularly nasty to crack.
It now appears that the Verizon Xperia Play, a device which has been around for some time, and has had its bootloader unlocked through unofficial methods in the past, is now officially supported on the Sony Mobile bootloader unlock section of its website. Looks like Verizon doesn’t really care about locking this fella up any more. Sony has now added MEID support for the Verizon Xperia Play R800x. An unlocked bootloader is a must in the series of steps that one needs to take to enter the world of custom ROMs like CyanogenMod, AOKP and other AOSP based variants.
If you still have the Verizon Xperia Play and haven’t unlocked the bootloader yet, you can head over right away to the Sony Mobile Website, link given below, and set your device free.