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[Q] Relocking Bootloader, kernel, updating and more!

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4th July 2014, 04:16 PM   |  #1  
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So, I'm on Central Europe 1 4.4.2, with doomlord kernel and root. I have a backup of my TA partition before unlocking bootloader.
I want to update to Central Europe 1 4.4.4, using the flashable zip that was posted and the stripped ftf.
Should I flash the stock kernel from FTF 4.4.2, restore my TA partition backup and update? Or update to 4.4.4, and after that restore my TA?
What are the bricking risks? Should I wipe everything? SO MANY DOUBTS
4th July 2014, 04:18 PM   |  #2  
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Why relock?

Just update by flashing the file
4th July 2014, 04:23 PM   |  #3  
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Why relock?

Just update by flashing the file

Word is x-reality and possible BIONZ are not working on 4.4.4....
4th July 2014, 04:35 PM   |  #4  
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Word is x-reality and possible BIONZ are not working on 4.4.4....

I have never noticed a difference.


Just update and then restore TA
4th July 2014, 04:49 PM   |  #5  
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So, I'm on Central Europe 1 4.4.2, with doomlord kernel and root. I have a backup of my TA partition before unlocking bootloader.
I want to update to Central Europe 1 4.4.4, using the flashable zip that was posted and the stripped ftf.
Should I flash the stock kernel from FTF 4.4.2, restore my TA partition backup and update? Or update to 4.4.4, and after that restore my TA?
What are the bricking risks? Should I wipe everything? SO MANY DOUBTS

If you want to go to totally "out of the box" device and have OTA update info and few other things you just said then yeah...
First flash ftf and stick kernel and then relock bootloader...

If you restore TA and leave custom kernel you could have serious problems...

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4th July 2014, 04:57 PM   |  #6  
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Just finished flashing 4.4.4 and stripped ftf without wipe or anything. omg I'm trembling lmao
4th July 2014, 05:14 PM   |  #7  
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If you restore TA and leave custom kernel you could have serious problems...
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No, there is no serious problem at all, you just need to flash a stock kernel via flashtool (In a stripped FTF or a full FTF) or via fastboot if you have the kernel.elf
4th July 2014, 05:36 PM   |  #8  
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So everything went smooth! Now i'm on 4.4.4 with root and locked bootloader BUT x-reality is not working LMAO. I'll try to install it now.

Edit: yep, it's definitely not working. I relocked bootloader for nothing! haha
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No, there is no serious problem at all, you just need to flash a stock kernel via flashtool (In a stripped FTF or a full FTF) or via fastboot if you have the kernel.elf

Exactly what I said..
You have to flash stock kernel - there are many guys who relock bootloader on custom kernel - xda us full of stories like that..

They have toy now instead of expensive device..

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No, it's very easy to fix, just flash a stock kernel after relocking the bootloader, it does not brick the phone relocking in a custom kernel, it just gives you a boot loop which is easily fixable

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