relocked bootloader confusion


  1. InfernalByte

    InfernalByte Well-Known Member

    I flash a new rom every couple o months and as things move on so quickly I feel like a noob every time i come back here. As I understand it there is no need to relock a bootloader, ever, but over on xda the google 4.3 rom thread tells that I need a relocked bootloader before updating firmware? I will also need a CID change (11111111). Relocking will also wipe the phone?

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  2. clsA

    clsA Guides Guide

    Are you flash a rom or running a RUU ?
    if your just flashing a new rom theirs no re-locking needed. Running a RUU will fail if the bootloader is unlocked and your S-On. If your s-off your good to go for RUU or Rom flashing
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  3. InfernalByte

    InfernalByte Well-Known Member

    I'm trying to flash Google Play 4.3 and it certainly isn't my first rom, I'm also S-off. Because its the Google Play I'll need to change my CID, and the thread recommends updating firmware. I'm wondering if I need to relock as playing with bootloaders is bricking territory.
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  4. clsA

    clsA Guides Guide

    Mike1986 has the best version of google play edition right now
    you can download it from here Android Revolution HD | Mobile Device Technologies: Downloads
    no need to update firmware or change your CID
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  5. InfernalByte

    InfernalByte Well-Known Member

    OK, I need to read more. Still confused.
  6. clsA

    clsA Guides Guide

    your reading about the Full Conversion to Google Play ...it's not necessary/ or recommended. Just flash it like a rom and it works.
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  7. scotty85

    scotty85 Guides Guide

    some folks are doing the full conversion because they wish the phone to recieve OTAs,and essentially "be" a GPE phone.

    has clsa said,its not neccessary,and while its nothing that can be undone,its a pretty big commitment if you have a variant that requires a MID change.

    easiest way is to simply flash the rom itself. :)
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  8. InfernalByte

    InfernalByte Well-Known Member

    I am still confused. Mike in his post says you need to be relocked! He also says a bootloader upgrade is preferable but not essential for now and I just assumed that with it bein a GTE and that, it would need the new firmware and CID as I'm in the UK. Anyways I flashed the rom yesterday a jsa said and it very smooove and I'm not missing sense and stupid Blinkfeed at all.

    Why you describe it as a commitment?
  9. clsA

    clsA Guides Guide

    That's old information before their was s-off
    Just enjoy the Rom
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  10. scotty85

    scotty85 Guides Guide

    simply becasue if you do the full conversion,its changing alot of things,and more complex to recover to stock. expecially if you do a mid change,as you need to use the eng bootloader,wich is IMO a lil scary ;)

    if you just falsh the rom itself,restoring stock,or your previous rom,is as easy as restoring the bacup.

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