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Old December 30th, 2011, 01:35 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Default How to install / update a kernel or radio

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- note: for kernels, you need to make sure that the ROM that you will be flashing the kernel for is compatible with the version of Android that is installed (i.e., 4.0.2 kernel goes with a 4.0.2 compatible ROM; 4.0.3 with 4.0.3, etc.)

- note: for kernels, be sure to read the developer's compatibility and installation instructions / details that you may need to consider

- download your kernel or radio .zip package to your PC or phone (do NOT unzip it!)

- be sure to verify the MD5 checksum of the .zip file you will be flashing (see MD5 Verification); you certainly don't want to be flashing a bad kernel or radio

- if you downloaded the .zip file to your PC, copy / place the .zip file to the root / top-level directory or folder of your phone (the top-level folder should show-up as "Internal Storage" under the "Galaxy Nexus" drive when you've connected your phone to your PC via the USB cable

- boot your phone into ClockworkMod custom recovery

- select install zip from sdcard

- next, select choose zip from sdcard

- you'll next be presented with a list of files and folders in the /sdcard mount point, use the volume rocker to scroll to the downloaded .zip file that you wish to flash

- at the Confirm install? / THIS CANNOT BE UNDONE. screen, scroll down to the Yes - Install <zip filename> entry and press the power button to select and start the flash

- pay attention to the results of the flashing status to see if any errors / issuses were encountered

- when the flashing has completed, scroll to the +++++Go Back+++++ option at each screen until you return to the main screen

- on the main screen, select the reboot system now option to reboot your phone and see the result of your flashing operation
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