FORUMS

XDA Office Space: Frankenstein’s Perfect IM Client?

The portal’s decentralized XDA office lies in a Hangouts chatroom, where … more

Which IM Client on Android is best?

With so many different messengers to choose from, it can be tough to find the best one for you and … more

Android Factory Reset Security Flaw and More – XDA TV

Nvidia is releasing a 500Gb SHIELD TV Pro! That and much more news is … more

Android M Code Name: Macadamia Nut Cookie

While the official name for the latest iteration of Android has yet to be revealed, the code … more
Post Reply Subscribe to Thread Email Thread

CWM Recovery problem

2nd July 2014, 09:27 AM |#11  
OP Member
Thanks Meter: 0
 
More
Quote:
Originally Posted by Antiga Prime

First of all, yes, you need an unlocked bootloader. You can't flash custom kernels on a locked bootloader. Secondly, I've never tried that tutorial (I have a TX), but I'm assuming it should work fine, but, personally I'd either go with FXP, or one of the OMNI builds here in XDA, since, as far as I know, developers here have more fixes than what I've seen on FXP and/or CM.

Also, there are a easier ways to flash your ROM, since you already have a custom ROM. I don't think it's necessary to have to fastboot the kernel first.

Edit: The Carbon ROM I'm on also has a T version. The reason I'm on this ROM (and previously OMNI) was because FXP/CM roms have/had a battery drain that was never fixed, something that was fixed here on XDA.

There's a problem My bootloader is not unlockable... does this mean I've been wasting my time?

Edit: There is this guide, it makes no mention of unlocking the bootloader so it might work?
 
 
2nd July 2014, 12:18 PM |#12  
Senior Member
Thanks Meter: 620
 
More
Quote:
Originally Posted by Astralogic

There's a problem My bootloader is not unlockable... does this mean I've been wasting my time?

Edit: There is this guide, it makes no mention of unlocking the bootloader so it might work?

No, that tutorial won't work. Never follow a guide for flashing ROMs that wasn't meant for your phone. Your phone didn't even exist yet when that guide was written.

If you can't unlock your bootloader then there is no way you'll ever be able to flash a custom ROM, because, like I mentioned earlier, custom ROMs have custom kernels, and custom kernels need an unlocked bootloader.

I wouldn't consider it a waste, it's always useful to have a recovery installed; with it you can at the very least backup and restore, flash deodexed/zipaligned stock ROMs, such as this one, flash files, and even have access to ADB if your phone doesn't boot up, which can save you from having to wipe everything, etc., so not a complete waste of time.
2nd July 2014, 01:18 PM |#13  
OP Member
Thanks Meter: 0
 
More
Quote:
Originally Posted by Antiga Prime

No, that tutorial won't work. Never follow a guide for flashing ROMs that wasn't meant for your phone. Your phone didn't even exist yet when that guide was written.

If you can't unlock your bootloader then there is no way you'll ever be able to flash a custom ROM, because, like I mentioned earlier, custom ROMs have custom kernels, and custom kernels need an unlocked bootloader.

I wouldn't consider it a waste, it's always useful to have a recovery installed; with it you can at the very least backup and restore, flash deodexed/zipaligned stock ROMs, such as this one, flash files, and even have access to ADB if your phone doesn't boot up, which can save you from having to wipe everything, etc., so not a complete waste of time.

Ok, well, I learned a bit in the process, and I still have an Xperia SP bootloader to unlock, then flash cyanogenmod, so I'm in a better position to handle that now, thanks for all the help guys.
Post Reply Subscribe to Thread
Previous Thread Next Thread
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes