From what I gather, unlocking the boatloader is a fairly straight forward process much similar to the htcdev method necessary for the One X, send info to Sony, receive unlock token, proceed with unlock.
With this in mind I want to do 3 things: -
1. Use Philz touch recovery. I used this on the One X so I'm familiar with it and find it to be easy and robust to use
2. Use doomkernel - being able to fine tune power usage and cpu usage interests me greatly
3. Use RomAur, I'm always a fan of stock looking roms with great customisability for example on my One X, I used Mike1986's ARHD Rom.
So far as I understand, for my purposes points 1 and 2 are combined as doomlord included Philz touch recovery in his kernel, is this correct?
Now this is where I'm a little confused or perhaps mislead, some guides are saying to install .402 ftf before flashing anything else if on a previous version rom, in my case official .55 but if I'm doing a full system wipe and install, is it not simpler just to flash the recovery and boot into recovery and flash a new rom from there (having the new rom located on sd card like traditionally done) if so then this leads me on to the next stage.
I understand that to flash the kernel/recovery, I turn the phone off, hold volume up or down I think it must be volume up as volume down is to enter flashmode correct? And connect to the pc and perform the actions "fastboot flash boot boot.img" exactly like that on the HTC One X, is this also correct? After that, how do I boot into recovery?
I apologise for the longwinded thread but whenever I do this kind of thing, I like to be thorough and have everything correct, you know, the measure twice cut once mentality. If anyone can confirm these details and if necessary point me in the right direction of what to do if I have anything wrong, I'd greatly appreciate it. Thanks