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Where did sony say that?

Because on Sonys official site it says this
http://prntscr.com/3g3e61
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http://unlockbootloader.sonymobile.com/
Pre 4.3 this was the fact. Camera ceased to work and other functions aswell. The DRM keys did matter there. The tech guy from Sony also confirmed this.

Kitkat version though this is all fixed. And like he said to quote him "Nothing will change software wise with just unlocking a bootloader under Kitkat, aslong as you dont flash custom roms ofc."

So to translate this: The DRM keys aint used in KitKat. And it is very easy to confirm this yourself. Google the functions that people say will stop to work with no DRM keys. None of thoose has stopped to work with unlocked bootloader for me on KitKat 4.4.2.

And for the camera, the camera working worse under KitKat as you also can google and find information about. Unlocked as Locked doesent matter, and this is possibly one of the reasons why ppl still think, Bionz, X-Reality and other functions stop to work with unlocked bootloader.

But is it worth it? Well that is up for anyone to decide for themselves. Since KitKat, the phone aint working so well anyway imo. So if it would die on me i wouldnt care. I will probably not buy Sony in future though, they used to be good but something has happened.
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We know that unfortunately.



When you relock it will be back to stock. So I guess you will not lose anything.
Are you sure about that? Cus I do not unlock my bootloader yet because R$1500,00 is much money for avoid warranty in first days of use! LOL!
If it's true, i'll unlock and relock later..
 
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Are you sure about that? Cus I do not unlock my bootloader yet because R$1500,00 is much money for avoid warranty in first days of use! LOL!
If it's true, i'll unlock and relock later..
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Now I'm curious:

How, where or why are custom ROMS faster than stock ROMS?

I really can't complain about the speed of my stock. I haven't unlocked my bl yet (no need for) but I doubt you'd see much difference in speed between stock und cfw.

It was different on my sxs. Latest aosp or fxp was definitely more fluid but the z1 is a powerhouse.

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Now I'm curious:

How, where or why are custom ROMS faster than stock ROMS?
Nobody said they are more faster, they are tweeked but at the moment on Z1 they are in development so before see a wonderfull stable Custom Roms you have to wait.

BTW, many Custom Roms are based on Stock Kernel so you will never see any difference. The heart of the tweekness and fastness on Android it's the Kernel, it's the main reason.
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I have C6903 .757 rooted using [NUT] way, is it worth to unlock my bootloader now, what I can get and what I will lost? beside thatis there any custom rom that better than stock rom for now?
You can install CyanogenMod if your bootloader is unlocked. If you do that you will lose all your data and warranty but I think its worth it. You will have more control over your phone (privacy settings etc) and much more.
If you want to do that you should do a nandroid backup before and most important a TA backup. TA backup is for relock the bootloader if necessary (so you have warranty again). You can find TA backup tool in this forum, just search for it.

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If miui 5 release for our z1 it will not nedded to unlock bootloader also still not worth it because no rom after miui

Also how did you rooted 754

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Also how did you rooted 754
You need to downgrade to other version (for example .257), then root this and do update to the new version. Then you will have 754 with root.

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Unlocking the BL is for rom development mainly. You will be able to load CM11, but so what. The stock rom is excellent for most people and its nowdays to tweak the interface in so many ways its silly.
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