Cool. What file compliments the patched file?
if you are asking the advantage of the patched hboot over a stock hboot,the answer is simply that the patched version allows some extra fastboot commands,and it it allows full write to all partitions.
for what its worth,i dont typically run patched versions. an unlocked
stock hboot allows the use of the most commonly needed fastboot commands (fastboot flash
and fastboot boot
) while offering a "failsafe" of sorts to prevent you from accidentally fastboot flashing
a radio or hboot.
the safest way to change hboots IMO,is to use PG86IMG type files like brian linked.
now that youre s off,if you want to run a stock hboot,you can easily lock and unlock it with the zip files in this thread: http://androidforums.com/cdma-evo-3d-all-things-root/662615-how-change-your-lock-status-flag.html
if youre allready on the 1.50.5050 hboot,no need to change it(id advise messing with hboots and radios as little as possible). just be careful with the fastboot flash