Originally Posted by harveydent
Rather than start a new thread, I'll just post my question here.
I'm about to pull the trigger on the Iconia, especially with the deals going on right now. I know the bootloader is locked, but I'm wondering what does it limit us from doing? We have root (is it temp root?) and we can flash ROMs. What can't we do? And in case Acer stops releasing updates, can we update it with ICS by flashing?
The bootloader is NOT locked. It IS, however, protected by a hashcode. That's what the "itsmagic" tool does, it recalculates the hashcode after flashing a ROM so that the device can boot.
If you forget that step (our custom CWM does it for you), say hello to bricksville. Otherwise, we can do what we want.
Current Devices: Samsung Galaxy Note II (N7100), Acer Iconia Tab A511
Past Devices (too many to list, mostly Acers!)