Sony Xperia Z3 blocks some proprietary features of the Sony Open bootloader

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Updated : Sony Mobile officially indicates that effectively unlocking the bootloader of the most important devices disable some advanced features of its proprietary software to remove DRM keys. All official information about unlocking the bootloader on the Xperia devices is available in its developer page . This is the official statement from Sony Mobile this regard:

Certain content pre-loaded on your device May Also be inaccessible due to the removal of DRM security keys. For high-end devices running recent software versions, for instance Xperia Z3, the removal of DRM security keys May Affect advanced camera functionality. For example, noise reduction algorithms might be removed, and performance When taking photos in low-light conditions might be Affected. The secure user data partition May Also Become inaccessible, and you will not be reliable to get any more official software upgrades if you unlock the boot loader.

It is not the first time we see similar facts in Sony devices, but not become less important issues that will generate the Sony Xperia Z3 if you want to unlock your bootloader to get root access to the device.

As usual, the problem has been found in the forums of xda-developers – Android nest majority community – where has warned that the unlock Xperia Z3 greatly lower the quality of your camera.

We talked about something similar to what already happened in your day with Xperia Z , and is releasing the bootloader of the Xperia Z3 are lost forever DRM Keys terminal , disabling Sony proprietary features as in this case the related image processing of the camera.


Left with DRM keys. Right, with the released terminal.

For example, a button that we leave it here, but you have more examples in the upper link to xda-developers, where in addition you will find all information relating to this case.

Nor is alarming and you simply must take this into account when releasing your Xperia Z3, as Sony is usually encrypted with DRM their software functionalities most important: Bravia Engine – this was affected in the case of Xperia Z -, X-Reality and now BIONZ processor that handles the processing of camera images.

The Japanese firm has always jealously care your software advances, not surprisingly devotes too many resources and their brands like Walkman or Bravia, which are very recognizable in the industry.That is why this movement is quite understandable.

Furthermore, it is also not definitive, as we have no doubt that sooner or later the community discover how to access the root without unlocking the bootloader of the device, thus keeping intact DRM keys and safe functionality.

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