There are a lot of good reasons for you to unlock the bootloader of your Sony Xperia device, as there are a lot of cool aftermarket software and stuff out there that will make your cool Xperia dievice even cooler. But the downside to an unlocked bootloader is when you lose the imaging features that require DRM authentication – including the X-Reality image enhancement engine, the audio noise cancelling feature, and the BIONZ image enhancement engine among others.

Well, XDA member “jimRnor” and his team have something to say about that. They have successfully brought back these DRM features to the Sony Xperia smartphone series via a flashable mod. Take note that this is only for Xperia devices which have unlocked bootloaders.

Another caveat is that the developers have made it clear that this mod does not return the DRM keys that were wiped during the unlocking of the bootloader. This mod just reactivates the functions that are inherent in stock Xperia devices.

If you’re curious about this mod, check out the official XDA thread at the source link. We would still warn you that since this involves flashing modified content into your devices, it would be very wise to have a working backup of your phone data and system handy.