Originally Posted by psxnitro
Why is it getting so ridiculous complicated to flash new ROMs!
Now that, that's out of the way, Is this going to be a requirement from now on to flash ICS ROMs?
I have ICS Flexreaper R11 with BL3.01/CWM rev1.4.2, kinda wary of the procedures since I don't really have any old back ups of my tablet...
Last time I ever answer a question about this as all the answers can be found here in the dev section.
All people that got the OTA are on ICS bootloader and no a bootloader is not the same as boot.img ( kernel).
You only need to do this process ones. Its not complicated , my wife that doesn't know sh!t about this followed the guide yesterday and did it in one time .
Get your cpuid ( correct one) click 1 and that is it. In a few words.
So you know :
Bootloader is not the same as boot.img(kernel)
You only got 2 bootloaders =
3.01= HC booltoaders = If you never updated to Acer OTA ICS release you are still on this bootloader.
If you flashed a custom ICS rom with a patched boot.img (kernel) that it can boot ICS rom , you are still on HC bootloader.
A ICS boot.img (kernel) won't run on a HC bootloader that is why the custom ICS roms got patched ICS boot.img(kernel).
What is the so called patch = a simple command line so it will boot and to prevent SoD (what doesn't work for all users).
That was good to begin with but not anymore,well if you are planning on going back to HC rom don't update your bootloader . All people with stock roms that recieve the ICS OTA are going to ICS bootloader , if they want it or not , so going back to HC rom is not going to happen for them or they need to flash with nvflash a EEU version .
Then you got ICS bootloader = 0.3.11 or the new 0.3.12.
If you flashed one of the stock leaked ICS roms or you got the ICS OTA from Acer you are on ICS booltoader.
(0.009.00 , 0.014.00 , 0.022.00 and the latest 1.031.00 what is the same as the Acer OTA)
ICS bootloader got fastboot and it makes ICS run smoother ,no messed up bootscreen and SoD problems.
One problem you lose your custom recovery by doing that so time to , root and install the patched unlocked V3 - 0.3.12 ICS bootloader with custom recovery.
Ones you have done that you can flash any custom ICS rom that got a normal ICS boot.img (not the patched one).
That is why some custom roms got 2 different boot.img (kernels) , one for HC booltoader users and one for the ICS bootloader users.
So if you see kernel or boot.img that is the same , bootloader is something totaly different.
Tweaked kernels are in some custom roms available for higher benchmarks , then you got a "patched ICS kernel (boot.img)" for HC bootloader users (if not ICS won't boot) and one "kernel(boot.img)" for ICS bootloader users.
Hope that makes some things more clearer and stops the other roms got so many bootloader versions.
There are no bootloader versions on a custom rom , only boot.img(kernels) so it works.
One big and Main advantage with ICS bootloader is that you no longer have to worry about ending up in unrecoverable state, such as when on HC bootloader you corrupt both boot / recovery partitions (such as not running itsmagic etc.) - you can recover with fastboot easily.