Unlocking the Sony Xperia Z3 bootloader degrades camera

03 October, 2014
Low-light performance and noise reduction algorithms are affected after bootloader unlock.

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  • AnonD-579161

For those ppl who can't restore DRM features and other, here the link to fix all these problems and use Xperia Series Z Like a boss again WITH BOOTLOADER UNLOCKED :)
http://forum.xda-developers.com/crossdevice-dev/sony/xperia-z1-z2-z3-series-devices-drm-t2930672

  • Andria

So it turns out, I'm really not as much of a techie, as I thought I was - smarter than the average bear, but still, haha! :p

1. Down to the nitty gritty... firstly, what is "rooting" & why is it necessary/desirable to "root" a phone, for some apps & not others?
What "powers"/level of control, does it actually unlock??

2. What is & please tell me more, about "custom ROM"!!! What does that do?? Sounds interesting!! :D

& 3. What is a "Bootloader" & what does it do/prevent the phone from doing, with &/or without one?

I feel like an "icing nerd"... (only educated in the first few layers) ...I am keen as, to learn as much as you "cake chef nerds"!! :D

My analogies, rule!!! ;) haha

I am currently saving, to buy the Z3mini (outright), in December. I have no doubt that it will more than suffice, my needs - unrooted, I am simply curious.

Thank you, for anything anyone can/does tell me.

CHEERS!! ;)

  • AnonD-5449

Anonym, 06 Oct 2014None of that applies here. We are licensed users, not compe... moreAny competitor can buy the phone just as well as you or anyone else. And they should too, if they want to compete.

Would you like a competitor to get their hands on your proprietary code that you spent millions to develop and fine-tune, which is also a big selling point on your product? I totally understand this, and if you're someone who necessarily NEEDS to root and unlock their phone, then just go for another phone.

And what comes to licensing, Sony doesn't license you their software or any code whatsoever. The phone is sold as is, as a phone. They're not selling you their proprietary code, which means you have no rights for it, other than using the phone.

  • AnonD-309089

What a shame...cant use custom rom..

  • IQLogic

Anonymous, 05 Oct 2014at least sony let you unlock your bootloader unlike LG.For what?

  • Anonym

Quantify, 06 Oct 2014Just because you bought a phone doesn't give you the right ... moreNone of that applies here. We are licensed users, not competitors.
Licenses are contractual obligations which (should they have restrictions) need to be written in a contract.

I see the use of those features advertised everywhere in the box, sadly the restrictions imposed to those features (which I am paying for) is only buried in the oblivion of a long Terms and Conditions -- which I don't get to see unless I buy and open the box of the phone, putting me in the no return zone.

Now THAT'S the problem buddy.

Just because you bought a phone doesn't give you the right to access or copy intellectual property. Sony is completely within their rights to protect their IP with DRM. Nobody is preventing you from writing your own code instead.

  • Anonymous

AnonD-315175, 05 Oct 2014More like don't buy Sony Xperia phonesat least sony let you unlock your bootloader unlike LG.

  • synonym

Anonym, 04 Oct 2014You start with "Xperia M" and then end up with &q... moreeverybody please comment your problem here, reply him, if the problem is big he will give the new one. he thinks he is the owner of sony.

  • phoneysony

Anonym, 04 Oct 2014You start with "Xperia M" and then end up with &q... moreHey gsmarena, where all these people are coming from? You come and see, compare the new one and mine. If any problem persists you are responsible. And the big problem with this is they provided very cheap android 4.3 after a very loooooong wait..

  • Farbod

Is there any way to lock sony Z2 bootloader???

  • AnonD-196068

Anonym, 05 Oct 2014+1 It's *MY* phone, Sony has no right to sabotage the fe... moreAgree totally.

  • Anonym

AnonD-315175, 05 Oct 2014More like don't buy Sony Xperia phones+1

It's *MY* phone, Sony has no right to sabotage the features I *PAID* for just because I want to exercise my right of using the software I like.

  • AnonD-315175

MaxSmarties, 05 Oct 2014Lesson learned: do not tamper with your phoneMore like don't buy Sony Xperia phones

Lesson learned: do not tamper with your phone

  • Anonym

xperia m nt lumia520, 04 Oct 2014Sweepers to owners. I said it all the crap happened after r... moreYou start with "Xperia M" and then end up with "Lumias are much better if you go for camera comes with pure view technology and Carl zeiss optics".

I am unaware of that Lumia that costs the same as an Xperia M and features PureView with Carl Zeiss lenses... do enlighten us.

  • xperia m nt lumia520

Anonym, 04 Oct 2014Apples to oranges. Compare your Xperia M to a Lumia 520 and... moreSweepers to owners. I said it all the crap happened after rooting it. What is your intense? not to buy xperia mid range smartphones?

  • Anonymous

Z3 compact rules, the king of all phones.

  • AnonD-205457

AnonD-315428, 04 Oct 2014As far as I was aware, the 32gb version of the Z3 which is ... moreTrue dat.

  • slopingflame

AnonD-196068, 03 Oct 2014For the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 (N9005 international version)... morethere are methods to root note 3 n9005 without tripping knox.example try twoelroot.it can root within seconds without tripping