Since CM is now stable enough to use on a HTC One S I'd like to start using it finally. I'd like to keep things as clean and simple as possible, so it's HTCdev unlock for me. There is, however, one issue not clear to me and I'd like to be prepared on that one first.
The CM HTC One S instructions, as well as other guides, mention that at least pre-2013 One S devices will need the kernel to be flashed manually. My device might just fall into that category as well.
How does one check, either beforehand or after flashing CM, if the kernel still needs to be flashed manually?
The only way I found was to actually boot into CM, which might not even happen when it failed to flash it automatically. Yes I could just flash it manually either way, just to be on the safe side, but it would be interesting to learn if it's really needed in the first place. This would eliminate the step in subsequent CM updates.
My device with all stock updates installed: