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Old August 31st, 2012, 07:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Is it bad to flash kernels very often? Like I have Franco Kernel and is it bad for your phone to flash every update?

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Old August 31st, 2012, 08:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It makes no difference whatsoever.

The only disadvantage to flashing every update before everyone else tries it is if one is buggy, you'll find out the hard way
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Hey JB, I moved this to the All Things Root section, thanks for understanding.
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Old September 1st, 2012, 07:45 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Old September 2nd, 2012, 01:40 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I flash most kernels that Franco brings out. 2 or so a week on average. Pretty risk free.

If I'm feeling lazy I wait until the next rom release and flash them both at the same time but seeing as there's an AOKP release every couple of days it makes little difference.
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Not really dangerous or anything. I wipe cache/dalvik after flashing kernels because sometimes my phone slows to a crawl if I don't for some reason (at least with franco).
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Old September 21st, 2012, 03:10 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Yeah I understand now!
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If you're really concerned just make a nandroid (using TWRP I hope! CWM is slow, old, and ugly) before you flash the kernel (you can flash over previous kernels) and wipe cache.
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