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X-reality is gone I think. I opened album and looked at a photo with it off and on. Nothing.
If you're so inclined, I hear you can easily reflash stock and lock the bootloader to get it back. You can go see if you get it back when you do.

TBH, root was a bigger deal for me, lol.
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If you're so inclined, I hear you can easily reflash stock and lock the bootloader to get it back. You can go see if you get it back when you do.

TBH, root was a bigger deal for me, lol.
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So, I flashed the stock firmware ftf with flashtool and the bootloader is still unlocked.

From what I can tell, X-Reality is working...

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I'm haven't rooted the phone again yet, but presumably if these things are working now, they would be working after root right?
 
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Yeah, the root shouldn't mess with anything. The kernel you're installing to get the root access might though.
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Yeah, the root shouldn't mess with anything. The kernel you're installing to get the root access might though.
Yeah that might be true. At this point, I'm just rooted and x-reality is still working.
 
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Anyone check to see if bionz is broken?
N1 to SGS2 to SGN to HOX T3 to G1 Dev ed. grey Lumia 920 to yellow 920 back to N1 then a Sony Xperia Z via a Mozart and now a black and a silver M7 and now a Nexus 4 and a HD2 running WP7.8 and then a Note 3 back to a silver 64gb HTC One M7 and now HTC One M8 and now a Sony Xperia Z2 back to a 32gb M8 and now a G watch with an LG G3.
 
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I haven't seen any options specifying bionz so someone with a locked bootloader would have to chime in

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Uhh.. What's bionz?
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Uhh.. What's bionz?
Sony's image processor for the Z2; I'm guessing in smartphones, it may just be software built into Sony's camera app.
 
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I will have my Z2 tomorrow so I will check, but on Z1 on 4.4.2 unlocking bootloader didn't wipe DRM keys. A lot of people still sustain legends that unlocking bootloader will always wipe DRM keys forever...

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OK so mine says "boot loader unlockable: no", does this mean there is no way to unlock it and root the device?

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