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I've been trying to buy a Sony Xperia Ion (LT28AT) for use on T-Mobile USA where the bootloader is allowed to be unlocked. So far, all the devices I've looked at all say No.

I know I can still root an LT28AT where the bootloader unlock allowed = No, but I can't install custom ROMs and kernels, right?

But from reading threads here it seems some people can still install custom ROMs and kernels where the answer is No. Can anyone please clear this up for me?

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With a locked bootloader you can use roms that are stock-based.

With an unlocked bootloader you can use roms that need another kernel, just like miui, cm 10 etc
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With a locked bootloader you can use roms that are stock-based.
Does that include CyanogenMod ROMs like CM10, CM11 etc?
Also, with a locked bootloader can anyone tell me if I can install any kernels that will overclock?
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CyanogenMod Roms need their own kernel, and to flash this kernel, you need an unlocked bootloader.

You cant flash any custom kernel on a locked bootloader.
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You must unlocked bootloader before flash another kernel.
 
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With a locked bootloader you can use roms that are stock-based.
So what ROMs are stock-based that are available on XDA?
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U can actually flash cm 10 on u a locked boot loader... A developer @mrgeez is working on making cm10 rom for locked bootloaders... Some roms work on locked boot loader and some don't... But ideally don't buy a cell with locked bootloader.. Causes to many problems..
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U can actually flash cm 10 on u a locked boot loader... A developer @mrgeez is working on making cm10 rom ...
That's not me sadly, you're probably thinking of someone else with a similar name...
 
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Ya... I was talking about @MrGezz...

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That's not me sadly, you're probably thinking of someone else with a similar name...
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Ya... I was talking about @MrGezz...

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that kinda funny , hahaha, but anyone who own xperia ion that want to test cm10 for LB can found it here
Device= Xperia Z n Xperia Ion

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