Originally Posted by TheScriptKitty
The reason to Unlock the Bootloader is that you are able to Flash a Costume Kernel. There are ROMs for Costume Kernel as well as for Stock Kernel(The Kernel your phone already has). The only problem is that if you are on Stock Kernel (Locked Bootloader) you are only able to upgrade to Android 2.3.7 Gingerbread. If you want to upgrade to Android 4.0.1 ICS or higher you will need a Costume kernel and there for have to Unlock your Bootloader. I don't recommend for you to try to Unlock your Bootloader since you phone's manufacture date is over 11W29. IDK what SIM-Locked has to do with any thing but if you want to check try inserting a SIM-Card from another Carrier to see if it works.
BTW click HERE
for a list of Costume ROMs for both Costume Kernel and Stock Kernel.
Alright. Thank you for your explanation. You cleared all my doubts now.
And I have one last question, so let's say I want to flash this ROM ( GINGER ELITE
), it's a GB version. And that means I don't need to unlock
my bootloader to flash that ROM. Whereas if I want to flash the XPERIENCE
ROM ( which is based on JB ),I MUST
unlock my bootloader. Am I right ?
Ps: your thread is looking good. I can consider it as an index of X8's ROMS. Great work, keep it up.