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Default Siyah kernels 2.6.7 -> 12 A Dummies Guide to installation and settings

It is less than a month ago that I posted...

Siyah 2.6.2 - A Dummies Guide to installation & settings

and already I need to update things completely for Siyah kernels 2.6.7 -> 12 as the kernels themselves have improved and, in many ways, things have got easier and less app's and scripts are required.

It is also worth noting that most of what follows can also be applied to the excellent N.E.A.K. kernel which can be downloaded here:-

[KERNEL][20.01.12][VooDoo] N.E.A.K. Kernel for I9100 - Think Different! (v1.3.2x) - xda-developers


Before you embark on this I should point out that your phone must be, "rooted" . You can find details of how to root your handset and much more, here:-

Rooting Galaxy S2 - Dummies Guide

The preferred method of rooting that will allow you to follow these instructions is known as, "CF-ROOT" and in my opinion is the only root procedure you should use.

KERNEL

Siyah 2.6.7 -> 12

Download ZIP from here:-

SiyahKernel for SGS2 | "One kernel to rule them all"


KERNEL CLEAN UP SCRIPT (GS2BlitzerV1.5)

I use this one by our own hawker. This is a preparation procedure, init.d scripts and caches are cleared, that ensures all the previous kernel's settings are removed so making sure Siyah's settings are put properly in place. Download here:-

GS2KernelWipe Script

NB. If you choose to download these files directly to your phone, using the phone's browser, the files will appear in, "sdcard/downloads" and you should make a note of this location when you come to flash their installation.


VOLTAGE CONTROL

A, "must have", for Siyah, and other kernels, that allows all sorts of tweaks to various aspects of the kernel.

Download, free, from the Market:-

https://market.android.com/details?id=com.darekxan.voltagecontrol&feature=sea rch_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsImNvbS5kYXJla3hhbi52 b2x0YWdlY29udHJvbCJd


TO BEGIN

You will need to copy and paste the following to your SD card, (I use Internal SD card), root. In other words... not in a folder:-

Siyah kernal 2.6.7 -> 12

GS2BlitzerV1.5


Check that you have installed Voltage Control from the Market.

Ensure that you have disabled all other app's and settings that govern voltage etc. Such as Voltage Control, (if already installed), SetCPU, 2nd Core, lulzactive app.



BOOT INTO RECOVERY

You can do this by either using CWM in your aps drawer and selecting, "Reboot into ClockWorkMod recovery" or by powering your phone off and then holding down... Volume UP (not DOWN) button + Home key + Power button.

This will boot you into the Recovery Menu and using the Volume UP and DOWN button, select, "install zip from sdcard". In the next menu select, "Choose zip from internal sdcard" and press the HOME key to take you to your internal sdcard.

Again, using the Volume UP and Down button, navigate to the KERNEL CLEANING SCRIPT called GS2BlitzerV1.5.zip. Navigate to - YES and use the HOME button to commence kernel cleaning which takes seconds.

Once finished, select the, "Back", option and then the, "choose zip from internal sdcard", again.

This time, you will need to navigate to, "- Siyah2.6.7 -> 12-CWM.zip" and select it using the HOME button. Again, you must navigate to, - Yes and install with the Home button. After installation, which takes roughly 30+ seconds, select, "Back".

You will then need to select, "Back", to bring you to the menu headed, "- reboot system now". Select this using the HOME button and your phone will reboot with the Siyah 2.6.7 -> 12 kernel installed.

Congratulations!

For more information, Q&A and the latest news on the Siyah kernel, see here:-

http://androidforums.com/galaxy-s2-international-all-things-root/438235-siyah-kernel.html
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