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.
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