I have just bought a second hand Galaxy S, which, unfortunately, is locked to Orange (I'm on a 3 contract) and currently has Android 2.2 installed.
I have some very beginner questions, apologies if the answers to these questions are detailed elsewhere, I could not find simple answers to these questions:
- If I unlock the phone, is the unlock persisted across ROM flashes (must I re-unlock every time I flash a new ROM)? Do certain ROMs automatically re-lock?
- I understand that to flash a new ROM, I require ODIN, and a number of files. I'm pretty tech savvy, but I don't know what (in the Odin UI), the following acronyms mean : (PIT, PDA, PHONE, CSC, BOOTLOADER). Which one of these represents the recover partition (aka clockworkmod)?
- My understanding regarding bootloaders is that they are read-only, to prevent corruption. Is it possible to brick the Galaxy S?