Flashing Kernals


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  1. steelersmb

    steelersmb Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Can someone point me in the right direction on how to flash a new kernal? I am fine with flashing ROM's, just haven't tried a new kernal yet.

    Thanks.
     

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  2. One Beast

    One Beast Well-Known Member

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    Same as flashing a ROM...jus download the zip on your SD card and Flash it using recovery....Kernels do not require wipe and such but it is recommended to wipe both caches
     
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  3. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

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    We might not need another kernel thread, but we certainly don't need another beat up on people for not searching thread.

    Here's my advice:

    I flashed the stock rooted rom - with that, the stock kernel. Sources here:

    HTC Supersonic/ROMs - XDA-Developers

    Next - set up everything as wanted/needed - accounts home screens, etc.

    Next - make a nandroid backup of that.

    Next - make a Titanium Backup of all user apps and various settings stuff, see -

    http://androidforums.com/evo-4g-support-troubleshooting/141369-how-fix-froyo.html

    Next - review changlog and decide on a kernel version from netarchy here -

    [Kernel]netarchy-toastmod, Stable: 4.1.8, Beta: 4.1.9.1 w/HAVS (CFS + BFS ver. up) - xda-developers

    Load kernel zip file onto sd card, not within folder.

    Wipe data either using bootloader option or the How-to-fix factory reset.

    In bootloader, choose update from zip file (choice of update.zip or by going to named file - use the go to named file option, navigate to the netarchy kernel, select).

    After wipe - use Titanium Backup to restore stuff.

    At the first sign of anything not working perfectly - go to bootloader - wipe clean - nandroid restore of stock everything.

    That's the process I've been following for all of my custom kernel explorations.

    So far as I know, everything works in netarchy's kernel - but - please trust his comments over mine - I don't live in a 4G area.

    The kernel is the part of the operating system that links the hardware to the software - so Sense is preserved, everything is preserved, except the wifi tether restriction and the 30 fps restriction. With his kernel, the phone does feel considerably more responsive.

    Info on what I mean by more responsive, with more links to follow within each -

    http://androidforums.com/htc-evo-4g/105351-htc-releasing-firmware-update-30fps-cap-lets-more-proactive-3.html#post1451092

    http://androidforums.com/evo-4g-all-things-root/141489-fast-evo-2-2-custom-kernel.html

    There are other great kernels out there, I can't say why I gravitated to netarchy's - I just did.

    Hope this helps!
     
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  4. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

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    From http://androidforums.com/htc-evo-4g/98274-zero-tolerance-policy-all-members-read.html

    Just the rules of the road.
     
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    Slug Check six! Moderator

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    Post #4 says it all. The title even gives a big fat clue.... "Zero-Tolerance Policy". Any more posts that breach it will be rewarded with a short all-expenses trip to Banlandia.

    That is all.
     
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