Update: Sony Mobile tells us officially that unlocking the bootloader of your most important devices effectively disables some advanced features of its proprietary software to remove DRM keys. All the official information about unlocking the bootloader on the Xperia devices is available on their website for developers.This is the official release of Sony Mobile concerning: Certain pre-loaded content on your device may also be inaccessible due to the removal of DRM security keys. For high end devices running recent software versions, for instance Xperia Z3, the removal of DRM security keys may affect advanced camera functionality. For example, noise reduction algorithms might be removed, and performance when taking photos in low-light conditions might be affected. The secure user data partition may also become inaccessible, and you will not be able to get any more official upgrades if you unlock the boot loader software.
It is not the first time we see similar facts on Sony devices, but not become less important problems which will generate you the Sony Xperia Z3 if you want to unlock your bootloader to get root access to the device.
As it is usual, the problem has been detected on xda-developers – Android community majority nest – forums, where has been advised that to unlock Xperia Z3 greatly lower the quality of your camera.
We are talking about something similar to what has already happened at the time with the Xperia Z, and is that by releasing the bootloader of the Z3 Xperia the DRM Keys of the terminal are lost forever, Disabling Sony proprietary functions as in this case-related processing of camera images.
Left, with DRM keys. Right, with the unlocked handset.
For sample, a button that we leave here himself, but you have more examples in the upper link to xda-developers, where you will also find all the information related to this case.
Nor is alarming and you must simply take this into account when releasing your Xperia Z3, as Sony usually encrypt DRM software functionality most important: Bravia Engine – this was the plaintiff in the case of the Xperia Z-, X-Reality and now the BIONZ processor that handles the processing of camera images.
The Japanese firm always been careful jealously their advances in software, not in vain also dedicated them many resources and its brands, such as Walkman or Bravia, which are very recognizable in the industry. Therefore, this movement is quite understandable.
In addition, it will not be something definitive, because we have no doubt that sooner or later the community will discover the way to access the root without having to unlock the bootloader of the device, thus keeping intact DRM keys and features safe.