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Unlocking Bootloader - What do I really lose?

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By furrypotato, Senior Member on 3rd May 2014, 07:08 AM
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So, I'm aware that unlocking the bootloader without backing up TA partition will potentially do the following :
1. Void warranty
2. Disable X-reality engine.
3. Affect camera quality? ( disputed as nobody has noticed this)

So for myself as a flashaholic, is it worth it?

1. - I'm used to this on every device I've owned. So no biggie.
2. Had anyone tested this yet? And so what? In the settings is states it's used for photos and movies. So possibly only within the photos and movies apps? Plus it's such a great screen anyway, is it even needed. And on previous devices I've seen the older bravia engine ported anyway, so it's just a software thing.
3. Looks unlikely to be true.


Anything I've missed?
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So, I'm aware that unlocking the bootloader without backing up TA partition will potentially do the following :
1. Void warranty
2. Disable X-reality engine.
3. Affect camera quality? ( disputed as nobody has noticed this)

So for myself as a flashaholic, is it worth it?

1. - I'm used to this on every device I've owned. So no biggie.
2. Had anyone tested this yet? And so what? In the settings is states it's used for photos and movies. So possibly only within the photos and movies apps? Plus it's such a great screen anyway, is it even needed. And on previous devices I've seen the older bravia engine ported anyway, so it's just a software thing.
3. Looks unlikely to be true.


Anything I've missed?

And the features for download music info

Some says that X-Reality still works even in unlocked bootloader,except Album.
3rd May 2014, 11:19 AM |#3  
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Well, I think you summed it up pretty well right there.

For me the question is - do I need to unlock the bootloader right now? If you can wait I'm sure someone will come up with a way to back up the TA partition and save those all important DRM keys. Not that we care about those keys so much, but it would be nice to have the option to restore if needed
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I am a flashoholic too, but I'm going to wait and see if there is an other way around. My only root apps are backup apps so it's no big deal. If no exploit have been released after say 4-6 months then I will just flash non the less (well if my BL is unlockable that is).
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And the features for download music info

Some says that X-Reality still works even in unlocked bootloader,except Album.

Well I use Play Music All Access anyway so not bothered.


I like to tinker and get things setup just as I like it. So getting Root and therefore Xposed etc would be great. For example, I like to change DPI to fit as much as I can on that lovely screen. Everything seems just way too big as it is

Well, I have a holiday now so I guess I can wait a couple of weeks.....
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losing X-Reality is a big lost for me. the screen is not comparable to superamoled+
only X-Reality can help to please my eyes when looking on pics or watching fullhd movies.
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All x-reality seems to do is boost the colours, I ended up turning it off as it was making images I copied to the phone look strange & washed out, example a pic of my GF had a blue halo like blur on it with it on, turn it off & the pic looked normal.
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I've now had X-reality switched off for a few days and am happy without it. The Z2 screen is great as it is and X-reality was just distorting photos, over saturating bright colours.
Once I get home from holiday I'll be unlocking and rooting for sure.
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losing X-Reality is a big lost for me. the screen is not comparable to superamoled+
only X-Reality can help to please my eyes when looking on pics or watching fullhd movies.

Well thats your taste then, cause z2 has really natural colors, while superamoled is unrealistic and oversaturated. Same thing with xreality turned on

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