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By Astralogic, Member on 1st July 2014, 09:57 AM
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2nd July 2014, 09:27 AM |#11  
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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  
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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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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.
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