Sony Confirms Unlocking Xperia Z1 Bootloader Stops Your Camera From Working
Ryan Martin / 5 years ago
XperiaBlog reports that Sony has warned users against unlocking the bootloader on the Xperia Z1. Rumours about potential damage/malfunctioning to the handset after unlocking the bootloader have been circulating for a while but now Sony has finally confirmed and warned users against it.
When unlocking the bootloader users will find that the camera stops working on their Xperia Z1. Anyone looking to unlock the bootloader is recommended to back up the TA partition, responsible for Sony’s DRM keys, so that if the camera breaks they can restore the partition to fix it. This does re-lock the bootloader effectively putting you back at square one.
On their unlocking site Sony said:
“At the moment, unlocking the Xperia Z1 boot loader will stop the camera functionality.”
Sony is currently believed to be working on a minor fix for the software-level problem.
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