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I have a Xperia Z, and installed CM 10 on it, using the following method

Unlocked the bootloader from Sony's site
Downloaded the SDK
Flashboot flash boot boot.IMG
And installed cm.zip from the sdcard.

It worked, in fact, I am typing this from my newly ROM'ed xperia.

So, the question is , if I want to install another ROM now, say CM11 or even a complete different one from xda , what is the process?

Do I just copy the new zip, boot into recovery, and wipe wipe install?

Or do I need to reflash the new boot.IMG from the new ROM every time?

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I have a Xperia Z, and installed CM 10 on it, using the following method

Unlocked the bootloader from Sony's site
Downloaded the SDK
Flashboot flash boot boot.IMG
And installed cm.zip from the sdcard.

It worked, in fact, I am typing this from my newly ROM'ed xperia.

So, the question is , if I want to install another ROM now, say CM11 or even a complete different one from xda , what is the process?

Do I just copy the new zip, boot into recovery, and wipe wipe install?

Or do I need to reflash the new boot.IMG from the new ROM every time?

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For flashing CM11
Copy the rom to device
Reboot to recovery
Clear dalvik cache
Flash the rom.

For other rom
Copy rom to device
Copy Gapps to device
Reboot to recovery
Format system
Format cache
Format dalvik cache
Format data(not internal sd)
Flash the rom
Flash Gapps
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OK, thanks

So I was correct in thinking the boot.IMG (which is the recovery, right?) Won't have to be flashed again.
 
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OK, thanks

So I was correct in thinking the boot.IMG (which is the recovery, right?) Won't have to be flashed again.
You dont have to flash recovery again.
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OK, thanks

So I was correct in thinking the boot.IMG (which is the recovery, right?) Won't have to be flashed again.
well not exactly, the boot.img is the kernel
 
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well not exactly, the boot.img is the kernel
That's my understanding as well. So why is flashing boot.img necessary for installing custom recovery?
 
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well not exactly, the boot.img is the kernel
Ah OK. But am I correct in saying that the (for example) clockworkMOD, or any other custom recovery resides in the boot.IMG

In lamens terms, can we say that the boot.IMG is almost like the bios on a PC?

Sorry for the dumb questions, I just wanna learn some mpre
 
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Ah OK. But am I correct in saying that the (for example) clockworkMOD, or any other custom recovery resides in the boot.IMG

In lamens terms, can we say that the boot.IMG is almost like the bios on a PC?

Sorry for the dumb questions, I just wanna learn some mpre
I think you are right, I'm a also a newbie though..the boot.img contains the kernel (and the ramdisk) where the recovery resides.
 
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That's my understanding as well. So why is flashing boot.img necessary for installing custom recovery?
The boot.IMG is the kernel itself
If you flashed wrong one on wrong device so say goodbye to the device

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Ah OK. But am I correct in saying that the (for example) clockworkMOD, or any other custom recovery resides in the boot.IMG

In lamens terms, can we say that the boot.IMG is almost like the bios on a PC?

Sorry for the dumb questions, I just wanna learn some mpre
Most custom roms include recovery so I dont think you will have to flash boot.img separately again and again
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