Thanks Meter 2
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: A small town in Oklahoma
Search & use the Wiki
First, since you're a noob, no problem asking. But in the future, please use the search function and use the Blackstone Wiki pages to find answers before posting.
XDA Wiki - Blackstone Page -> http://wiki.xda-developers.com/index...HTC_Blackstone
1a) To flash a rom from htc, just follow htc's instructions for installing the rom
1b) To flash a custom rom, you must use a custom SPL (or bootloader) which bypasses htc's built-in security check and allows for custom rom flashing.
1b1) USPL - This is a temporary spl which doesn't stay with the device. Find it here
1b2) HSPL - This is a permanent solution and allows for flashing custom roms many times and doesn't go away after flashing or hard resetting. Find it here
*Note: Please remember to use the donate button to show your appreciation to the software authors for allowing you this functionality
2) Custom ROMs
2a) List of custom roms here
. Which cooked rom you use is up to you. On other devices, different cooked roms can offer different functionality and looks. On the HD however, I'm seeing cooked roms simply keeping up with new releases of WinMo and performance enhancements. I use Dutty's rom
simply because he's an experienced rom cook and I've used his things on other devices, but you should read what each rom offers and decide for yourself.
Most importantly, HAVE FUN!!