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[Q] Custom roms for people with locked bootloader

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By Aoi v1, Member on 23rd June 2014, 03:08 PM
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So as the thread says, this is a single question: I've been a Cyanogenmod user for many years, and now that I have an Xperia ZL with locked bootloader, I want to know what options I have for custom roms. I've tried MIUI but haven't found other roms to try.
 
 
23rd June 2014, 05:32 PM |#2  
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sorry ignore. wrong post
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Also wondering this. Every time I try to flash omni or cm with twrp or philz for locked bootloaders my phone bricks and I need to recover it with xperia tools.
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you need unlocked bootloader to install custom roms/kernels.
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Also wondering this. Every time I try to flash omni or cm with twrp or philz for locked bootloaders my phone bricks and I need to recover it with xperia tools.

Locked bootloaders cannot flash ROMs which depend on a different kernel (such as Cyanogenmod). Bad luck for us, bro.

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you need unlocked bootloader to install custom roms/kernels.

Yes, but which ROMs are there available for us, unfortunate locked bootloader users?
24th June 2014, 03:42 AM |#6  
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Yes, but which ROMs are there available for us, unfortunate locked bootloader users?

eXistenZ is nice. try looking in the "Xperia ZL Android Development" section. look at the titles of each thread. look for ones that start something like this:

[ROM][LB][UB]

simply put, it means its a rom ([ROM]) for locked bootloaders ([LB]} and unlocked bootloaders ([UB])

those are the ones you can use.
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Thanks mate, I'll take a look
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