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Hey Guys,

New of the forum here. For the past few days, I have been trying to install a custom rom on my Xperia S which I bought in Hong Kong about 2 years ago. I also had it updated to JB .96 version.

I read the forums as much as I could and firstly tried to root the phone. I couldn't determine if I had a locked or unlocked bootloader. I used this rooting guide:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2417672

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and then I moved on to installing a recovery which was also following doomlords guide :

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...ght=adb+server

After having done this, I wanted to install PureSlim KitKat on my Xperia S which I found here:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...ighlight=flash

But once I got into the recovery of CWM and selected to install the zip file, after installation it says that it will reboot device but it doesn't. I tried to manually start the phone but it couldn't start up. I can only get it to go into flashmode and thus I ended up flashing a ftf which I found here:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2422053

Afterwards, I am back to square one and I repeated the steps to reroot the device and then I installed recovery again and then tried another rom, this time I tried LeopardRom which also resulted in the same problem of not booting.

I also use Galaxy S2 and have custom rom on that but I didn't expect it to be that much different for xperia S. I am willing to follow steps to resolve the issue here.

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you cant install that rom because is for unlocked bootloader and you have locked bootloader, you need unlock the bootloader and install a kitkat kernel. When you finish this you can install this rom
Not all of the bootloaders can be unlock. My bootloader can't be unlock so I use a rom that doesn't need unlocked bootloader. The rom is existenz v1.35

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you cant install that rom because is for unlocked bootloader and you have locked bootloader, you need unlock the bootloader and install a kitkat kernel. When you finish this you can install this rom
Not all of the bootloaders can be unlock. My bootloader can't be unlock so I use a rom that doesn't need unlocked bootloader. The rom is existenz v1.35

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i have the same problem, i have locked bootloader and i want flash kitkat, can you give me some advise or a link on how to do it? i`ve just bricked my phone twice...
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