I don't really know what to do next so I am asking. I want to be able to flash all the cool ICS ROMS. I am on stock firmware with S-OFF (attached Screen Shot). My questions is can I flash new firmware (3.11.605.22) and start flashing all the ICS ROMs? I would rather update to ICS firmware then to install the 'old firmware patch'. Am I making a good call on this?
Here is what I plan to do:
Follow steps here to upgrage firmware.
But since I am S-OFF I am thinking I can just do step 5. Since I am S-OFF do I need to unlock boot loader?
1. Download the 3.11.605.22 Leaked RUU: LINK MD5 = 58b0f42defc689650ddd5128f195dc7d
2. Rename the RUU to "PH98IMG.zip"
3. Copy the renamed RUU to the root of your external SD Card.
4. Re-lock the bootloader.
Open a DOS prompt and change directory to the folder where you have fastboot.exe
Reboot to bootloader
Type "fastboot oem lock" (No Quotes) while you are in bootloader (fastboot usb).
5. Reboot to bootloader again via recovery menu.
The bootloader will begin to scan the PH98IMG.zip - This will take awhile
When it asks if you want to update press volume up for yes.
The update will make the first pass - This will take awhile as well
The phone will reboot and sit on the white HTC screen - DO NOT freak out once again "this will take awhile"
When it is done it will reboot back to fastboot mode.
Make sure "Bootloader" is highlighted and then press the power button to run the second pass of the install - once again "this will take awhile " - watch the screen to verify ok next to each partition
Once complete press the power button to reboot.
Your device will now begin booting on the newly installed Leaked RUU
6. Once booted skip everything in setup
7. Proceed to http://htcdev.com/
to unlock the bootloader - Unlock keys do expire so you may need to request a new key.
8. Install the custom recovery of your choice.
9. Flash RezROM as instructed above.
Once I upgrade to ICS firmware I can then start flashing ICS ROMs freely without the need to flash the 'old firmware patch'?
Thanks for any help...