So i promptly proceeded to amaze her with the flamboyant show of HTC Dev unlock, followed by rooting and CWM recovery. Then i downloaded a ROM with A2SD built in, placed it on the sd card, partitioned the sd card to support an A2SD partition and a linux swap partition, and flashed the zip after a full wipe. After flashing the new ROM, i was all but ready to flash boot.img from fastboot, i decided to scare her by trying to boot without that and get the phone to hang on the splash screen, then extort a treat from her to get it to boot!!
That's when it hit me in the nuts. It booted! So i attributed it to the ROM being a Sense ROM, able to run on the stock kernel - so i went and checked the phone info - and there it was - a custom kernel!! The same that was included in the ROM zip.
This got me thinking - is it only us that have to flash the boot.img separately? Why can the WFS guys flash custom kernels from recovery itself? I thought the HTC Dev Unlock method prevents you from writing to the boot partition??!!
Maybe Tectas can shed some light on this - I see you're also a WFS guy. Any thoughts on this guys?
EDIT : I'm so sorry this got posted in the Themes and Apps section. Have requested it be moved to the General Section. Goofed up with the tabs on my browser and ended up creating this thread in the wrong section. Sorry guys!!