[Q] Help needed - how to upgrade Desire in plain English?!
I used to be more active on this forum while Windows powered phones were the only smartphones available. Now, personally I use iPhone, but last night, a friend of mine asked me for help flashing his Desire A8181 with a custom rom. Since I remember doing that for some friends couple of years back, I though it would be piece of cake. Oh boy, I was wrong, very wrong!
Looking at the posts here, instructions, you name it, everything looks like rocket science, even though I myself work as IT SysAdmin
I've downloaded one custom ROM, placed it on the SD card, but when I try to upgrade, the phone "boots" into black screen with the red triangle. Ok, I look further, some thread suggested that bootloader needs to be unlocked, tried that too, can't get the info out of the phone (Command error) while using fastboot oem... command. Checking too many threads leads me to insanity and it is impossible to follow. So, long story short, can someone please, write in plain English, step-by-step how to upgrade Desire with a custom ROM. If you use terms like goldcard or whatever else, please explain what does that mean. One thing I've notice in bootloader is S-OFF..