[Q] Do I need to flash boot.img via fastboot?
I've been using the HTC Desire HD for a long time, and I was wondering if things I've learnt with that phone are still relevant.
With the DHD, if the phone was S-ON
(but with an unlocked bootloader and a custom recovery), whenever flashing a new ROM it was necessary to extract the boot.img file from the zip and flash it manually by using: fastboot flash boot boot.img.
That was because a custom recovery couldn't flash a custom kernel while the device was S-ON.
Is that also the case with an M8 device that stays S-ON?
Or is a custom recovery now able to write any custom kernel regardless of being S-ON/S-OFF?
: HTC One M8 Gunmetal Gray Developer Edition (Stock)
Old Device: HTC Desire HD, hacked with AAHK
Bootloader: HBOOT 0.85.2425 "ENG" S-OFF (modified by hyuh)
Recovery: ClockworkMod v18.104.22.168 (from AAHK)
ROM: taktiK 4.4.2 R1 by randomblame