Originally Posted by neroyoung
My bro owns Xperia M and wanted to install CWM / TWRP on it so he can flash custom ROM. I want to help him but I don't want to unlock it's bootloader. Can you please link me to threads where I can get CWM for locked bootloaders and flash rooted custom ROMs?
If this is not possible at all then please link me to bootloaders unlocking thread and kernel threads, I am just not willing to take risk as it is not my handset.
Hi, currently there is no CWM for locked bootloader, it is all for unlocked bootloaders. You will have to unlock the bootloader (you can find out how to do that if you search the forums) and then install a custom kernel (again, search the forums).
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My Phone: Sony Xperia Z1 Compact | ROM: Modified Stock | Base Firmware/BuildNumber: 14.4.A.0.108 | Android Version: 4.4.4 | Kernel: Stock (Unlockable Bootloader) | Network: giffgaff Stolen
My Tablet: Google Nexus 7 (2012) | ROM: CM11 | Base Firmware/Build Number: 11-20140527-NIGHTLY-grouper | Android Version: 4.4.4 | Kernel: CM11 | Network: N/A
Backup/Development Phone: Sony Xperia M C1905