Installing CWM on 4.2.2 (10.3.1.C.0.136)
I am sorry, I am a Noob, but I learn quick. I also have to post in the noobie forums for a while until I can grow some gills so here goes...
The goal - to install Clockwork Mod Recovery on my SGP312 running 4.2.2 (10.31.1.C.0.136)
Where I am at in the process - my tablet is rooted.
From what I have read, I am lead to believe that ROM Manager can't install just CWM because the recovery boot process on Sony tablets is integrated into the kernel. So I think I need to use adb to get into fastboot mode and flash a boot.img that contains CWM. I also believe that you can't flash a kernel with a locked bootloader. Am I correct so far?
At this juncture I only want to get CWM installed, I'm not ready to actually install an entire ROM yet. "One step at a time grasshopper"
Ideally, I would like to get CWM installed before I unlock my bootloader so that I can make a backup and return to a locked bootloader config if I ever have the need to.
So my question is this: Is there a way to get CWM onto my tablet without unlocking the bootloader? If what I would prefer isn't possible is following and using the boot.img in this thread the next best way of proceeding?
Thanks everyone for a) putting up with such a basic set of questions, b) helping me become less of a Noob and c) helping me accomplish what I need to get done.