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[HOW TO]Bring back your X-reality under unlocked BL

6th June 2014, 09:21 PM   |  #1  
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Hey guys!

Some of you maybe experiencing a X-REALITY lose after BL unlock(mostly).I just found a way to fix this problem.I`m not a coder or developer,so I`ll make it easy.

1.Whatever firmware you`re on,first backup all your files from the build-in storage,the next steps will delete all of them.

2.Use flashtool`s BLU function to relock the BL (IMPORTANT!)

3.Flash the official FW17.1.A.2.69 (MUST BE!)

4.After initial boot,you get your X-reality back with locked BL

5.Now use flashtool unlock the BL again (If you boot into the system,you`ll find X-reality still functional)

6.Proceed install the recovery kernel via fastboot,then the roms you like

7.Now you have a fully functional X-reality with a custom rom.


For developers,things to be noticed:

When I flashed official FW17.1.A.2.69 under locked BL via flashtool, at the end of flash log I found an extra rewriting operation
to the TA file comparing to the FW17.1.1.A.0.402 (which there was no logs).The unlock and relock action rewrites
the TA file,so I thought it`s all about the TA file.No matter what rom or kernel you use.

Hope this would help you guys develop sth.


Tested environment:

D6503

Official FW17.1.1.A.0.402 rooted
RomAur v3.1

Official FW17.1.1.A.0.402 kernel
Doomlord kernel V09

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6th June 2014, 10:54 PM   |  #2  
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Personally, I don't see the big deal with X-Reality. Wouldn't people want to know what the picture looks like on all devices not just their own? Maybe it's just me.
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7th June 2014, 04:42 AM   |  #3  
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I also don't get why so many want to have something that makes everything look wrong. I'd prefer if I could use my screen calibration tool and have applied to the system.

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7th June 2014, 07:34 AM   |  #4  
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Obviously Sony gives us this function isn`t a waste.It`s a useful stuff viewing pics or videos.
I don`t take much attention about the color "accurate" or "reduction",afterall,it`s just a mobile phone display.
Of course you could disable it if you don`t like those colorish style,but it`s good to have this function rather than not.

No offense mate, it`s just like foods,some of you maybe like sweety things,others like hot things.
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Actually, I quite like X-Reality. It gives a very nice colour rendering, not crazy like AMOLED but a nice subtle colour boost and looks amazing, especially when watching YouTube videos.
13th June 2014, 04:27 PM   |  #6  
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Bump!!

Well done OP for finally figuring it out!

Tested on two occasions and this method works 100%.

Thanks again.

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13th June 2014, 05:03 PM   |  #7  
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X reality is horrible for video, cause ghosting and make things look grainy, they should just include an option for jpeg only.
16th June 2014, 07:09 PM   |  #8  
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I don't know if I can be arsed trying to recovery X-Reality, I've just spent all afternoon configuring my phone again.

What's the easiest way to back up all my settings then so I can do this install method? Is it worth restoring my TA first?
16th June 2014, 09:22 PM   |  #9  
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idon't have origina FW 17.1.A.2.69 can i download ?
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Quote:
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idon't have origina FW 17.1.A.2.69 can i download ?

Download the Taiwan .69 firmware found in the firmware list thread, I've done it now and it works

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