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22nd April 2012, 04:39 PM |#1  
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I just came from a g2 and must say I'm glad I did. Now time to start flashing roms. I was able to get phone unlocked and I got a custom recovery. No s_off.

I know s_off was needed for custom roms and to flash recoveryfor the g2.

Am I correct to think I need s_off to flash roms/kernels/mods?

Thanks in advance

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22nd April 2012, 05:56 PM |#2  
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Originally Posted by Spastic909

I just came from a g2 and must say I'm glad I did. Now time to start flashing roms. I was able to get phone unlocked and I got a custom recovery. No s_off.

I know s_off was needed for custom roms and to flash recoveryfor the g2.

Am I correct to think I need s_off to flash roms/kernels/mods?

Thanks in advance

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S-off is not needed for anything really, other than flashing custom splash screens.
Install 4Ext recovery and it will flash kernels for you in recovery just as a recovery on a device with s-off would. IF you are unlocked and have a custom recovery you should be good to go, if the recovery is CWM I and nearly everyone here would advice you to switch to 4Ext just to make your life easier with wifi problems.
You can flash roms how your phone is right now through recovery with no problem though.
23rd April 2012, 02:06 AM |#3  
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Sweet. Was used to needing soff for the g2. And I agree 4ext is awesome.

Just to make sure flashing is done the same as on my g2 through recovery right?

Thanks

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23rd April 2012, 02:08 AM |#4  
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Oh wait....the bootloader is unlocked....is that the same as root? I wouldn't think so but phones are different.

Cheers


Yea no root access. Can you point me too an easy link or tutorial please?

Sorry

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23rd April 2012, 04:36 AM |#5  
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Oh wait....the bootloader is unlocked....is that the same as root? I wouldn't think so but phones are different.

Cheers


Yea no root access. Can you point me too an easy link or tutorial please?

Sorry

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Not the same. After you unlock the bootloader, you can root the phone (SuperUser App).

Follow these instructions starting from post 3 to get a custom recovery and root access.
23rd April 2012, 10:42 AM |#6  
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That was so much easier than I expected. It was a lot harder with the G2. Thanks again

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