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Old September 20th, 2012, 10:10 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Great advice here so far. Just to give an actual explanation: first you need to unlock the bootloader using a computer, which will factory reset the phone. Then you can flash a custom recovery that will let you either flash a .zip to obtain root permissions on your stock ROM or to flash a custom ROM. ALWAYS ALWAYS MAKE A BACKUP AS SOON AS YOU FIRST FLASH THE CUSTOM RECOVERY to make sure you can more easily return to stock. Feel free to PM me for further instructions and clarifications.
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