Originally Posted by Joej970
I spent a whole day yesterday to exterminate lame SONY's firmware, and get a refreshment alternation
so I gathered all tutorials, which I had followed to give my Xperia S new soul, and made this all-in-one tutorial for anyone, who's not sure how to do it.
Big thank to DooMLoRD, who's is making all this awesome tools and stuff to make our Xperias alive again.
Your method is long and unnecessarily beating around the bush. Here's a much quicker way (how I did it in less than half an hour):
1) Copy the ROM zip to your internal storage
2) Unlock bootloader with Sony's info on their site.
3) Extract boot.img from the ROM zip / kernel zip.
4) In fastboot mode,
fastboot flash boot boot.img
5) Go into recovery while it's rebooting, wipe everything & flash the ROM zip.
TBH, DoomLord's stuff is not required, never really was for me..
Sure, it's good stuff, but not required in this case..