Originally Posted by scary alien
Well, the bootloader comes locked and you still have to manually unlock it with the "fastboot oem unlock" command. So, the phone is locked but is unlockable.
Does that make sense?
Oh yes, it makes perfect sense, I'm not quite that much of a noob. I was speculating that all we need to do is fastboot oem unlock and then go right to the moving and chmod of the su binary and Superuser.apk without the boot.img step.