Originally Posted by user8525
Was hoping you could answer this question. I am currently running stock froyo on my Rogers Tab. If i update to Gingerbread is there any negatives with me wanting to upgrade in the future to other builds. Does it lock the bootloader? or is the bootloader already locked?
Sorry to respond almost a month later but I have not been checking my PM's regularly for the past little bit with so many other things on the go. It is better to post these kinds of questions in the thread itself, as this would help other members with similar questions. That is why I created the thread, and this is a good question to ask and answer in the thread. It is a REALLY GOOD QUESTION, that I'm sure others would be interested in and therefore I will post it in the thread. If you would like me to remove your username please contact me.
The Samsung Gingerbread release is not locked, it is signed. You CAN
flash custom kernels and ROMs, DO NOT use the PATCH tool that Chainfire has provided, if that is why you ask, see that thread
. That patch is an amazing tool provided by Chainfire, there is nothing wrong with the patch it just does not apply to us. If you use it, the tool will ask you to patch, DO NOT PATCH. You will screw things up with it and have to re-flash, re-stock and re-do everything just to fix it.
If you are uncertain
if you should flash anything, than DON'T FLASH ANYTHING. Read, read than read some more before continuing any further.
These stock ROM's are not SamFirmware downloads, they are STOCK Rogers firmware from the device and from the update from KIES.