Originally Posted by DiamondJohn
you MUST have an unblocked bootloader to flash a custom recovery. ie this.
I only asked because 1) wasn't mentioned in this thread specifically. 2) Not all devices require the bootloader be unlocked. 3) Why does it need to be a custom recovery? I still get confused about that from time to time because it just amazes me that it seems that's where things seem to always end up and sometimes seems to be a bit too convenient. I'm not vastly familiar with bootloader technology so that's where I scratch my head. I can install TWRP, get to all the settings and options, so why can't I just back up the proper files/imgs and flash the zip?
Looks like I'm going to have to rely on Sunshine then. I wish they accepted Bitcoin. It's that, or lose the phone to old age as it's components and functions fail slowly, one by one. I know I can reflash the stock firmware, it's been done a...few...times.
: Well s**t. Sunshine DOES
accept Bitcoin. If I had known that ages ago...ugh