November 30th, 2012, 03:47 AM
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Device(s): SGS4 GT-i9505. Rooted. GE KitKat 4.4.2 Danvdh ROM. Baseband: NC9. Kernel: ktoonsez+PhilZ
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Originally Posted by SCPadgeebar
Then again, it is better to use the rooted kernel as the stock kernel contains the brick bug.
Just to clarify SCPadgeebar
The so called, "brick bug", only affects those who flash a custom ROM or kernel that uses MMC_CAP_ERASE.
The, "brick bug", which has been present in all ICS, stock, kernels does not
affect un-rooted, stock users at all.
For rooted users, the chainfire, CF-Root .tar kernels, flashed via Odin, as per the, "Rooting Galaxy S2 - Dummies Guide
", are safe in that they have the anti, "brick bug", as do PhilZ, (for JB), Siyah and Dorimanx, (for ICS), among others.
Bottom line... if you are not rooted you have nothing to worry about.