Posted on Mar 18 2015 - 1:53am by Anurag Kumar

Sony rolled Android 5.0.2 Lollipop update on Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z2 Tablet today with lots of new features and redesigned UI. It seems image enhancement files are missing from Xperia Z2 Lollipop 23.1.A.0.690 firmware, as reported by XDA recog. dev niaboc79.

It is weird how come Sony miss them, well they are needed for X-Reality Engine and Super-Vivid mode to work properly. Check in your Sony Album app, whether it is working or not.

How to enable Image enhancement in Xperia Z2 Lollipop update ?

Download the Image enhancement fix file from below link. You need rooted Xperia Z2 on Lollipop to install this fix. It is not a flashable zip file.


  • After downloading the above file, extract them into /system. (there should be in total 4 files)
  • Set rw- r– r– permissions for all 4 files.
  • Now move files to system/etc folder and reboot.

Check the images below with no image enhancement, X-Reality On, Vivid mode on respectively.

Xperia Z2 Lollipop No Image Enhancement

Xperia Z2 Lollipop X-Reality mode

Xperia Z2 Lollipop Super Vivid mode

Let us know if it works on your device or not. Drop your comments below.

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  1. GlavaBegunats March 18, 2015 at 3:01 am - Reply

    I’m not rooted and i cannot fix that problem, will Sony fix it? I mean they made that mistake,right?

    • Anurag Kumar March 18, 2015 at 3:06 am - Reply

      yes I too hope so in next bug fixing update whenever it comes though.

  2. GlavaBegunats March 18, 2015 at 3:05 am - Reply

    I can change x reality and super vivid mode in settings. Does that mean its all working or its kinda broken?

    • Anurag Kumar March 18, 2015 at 3:07 am - Reply

      check in your album app, whether effect is working or not. First on it then off it, and see the difference.

      • GlavaBegunats March 18, 2015 at 3:10 am - Reply

        Yeah, but i dont have option to change between them in Album app, only in settings.

    • GlavaBegunats March 18, 2015 at 3:09 am - Reply

      I mean, i cannot see difference between xreality and vivid in pictures, but when i play video it kinda changes i think.

      • Anurag Kumar March 18, 2015 at 3:10 am - Reply

        well it may or may not have changed, let’s wait for other users also to update on the same. on XDA many have confirmed it.

        • GlavaBegunats March 18, 2015 at 3:14 am - Reply

          Yeah i saw that, i really hope for a fix couse i dont want to root and loose warranty :/ Thank you for your quick responses mate.

  3. julian March 19, 2015 at 5:51 pm - Reply

    Thanks bro it’s work!

  4. Soumik April 4, 2015 at 8:29 pm - Reply

    I cannot see any change in my pictures. I have BL unlocked device, i followed the procedures mentioned above but was unable to see any changes. Is it due to DRM keys being removed while unlocking my bootloader?

    -Gizmobolt app is so much helpful in giving latest updates of Sony Xperia devices. Great work admin #AnuragKumar

    • Taz April 6, 2015 at 10:58 am - Reply

      U didn’t backup the drm keys did u?

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