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Running Fresh 3.2.0.0 with KingxKernel#8 with issues


  1. I Like Soup

    I Like Soup Active Member

    Hey All,

    So I am running Fresh 3.2 and wanted to throw on either the netarchy or KingX kernel. I decided on trying the Kingx kernel first. I put the kernel zip on my sdcard, wiped cache, Dalvik cache, sd:ext, and did a factory reset. I then flashed the Kingx kernel and the screens are a little blocky, especially when I go in to checking out the software information. When I go to scroll down, the screen information disappears with just the header.

    From what I've read, I was under the impression the #8 was compatible with the newest Fresh. Is this not the case? Does anyone have any suggestions for helping me get this kernel running smooth or should I just move on to the netarchy kernel? Thank you!

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  2. exBBuser

    exBBuser Well-Known Member

    When flashing a Kernel you don't need to wipe sd-ext and factory reset. U just wipe both of ur caches. Try wiping both of ur caches again and reflash the Kernel.
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  3. I Like Soup

    I Like Soup Active Member

    Thanks Buser. I've tried that twice now and the HTC Weather doesn't work and now the software information screen goes blank. I guess I'll try netarcy's kernel.
  4. I Like Soup

    I Like Soup Active Member

    Well, I downloaded the toastmod and it seems to be stable. It did block out my time for a short time, but things seem to be settled down. I'm new to the root/kernel, etc. thing so I'll continue to read and learn from personal experience. Now to head over and donate to toast! :)
  5. Thefoodman52

    Thefoodman52 Well-Known Member

    I'm still lost here on what I have to do first to root off 2.2.... won't give up unless I can't figure it out by say sometime around midnight tonight.
  6. t0ast3d

    t0ast3d Well-Known Member

    Maybe, follow the guide?
  7. exBBuser

    exBBuser Well-Known Member

    If u r lost if because you want to,there are plenty of How to guides around here and YouTube is full of videos.
  8. eric3316

    eric3316 Well-Known Member

  9. Thefoodman52

    Thefoodman52 Well-Known Member

    Just watching the guide (video one on XDA), yea, it'll show me how to do it, and I understand how now.

    HOWEVER, I don't know what I need to change in that whole process to flash a kernal or another rom that allows for the framerate to be unlocked, without ruining anything else like the wimax radio or causing gps issues. Essentially, I want a rom that allows for the phone to appear unrooted, but still give me the things I want out of rooting, such as, again, the framerate unlocking, and access to free wireless tethering. I know, the wireless tethering becomes available to use with any form of rooting, but I felt the need to put it in my 'big' list of things I want through rooting. My main, if only reason, for rooting, is wanting to get rid of this horrid fps cap. I don't want to sacrifice anything else just for that...
  10. t0ast3d

    t0ast3d Well-Known Member

    You don't have to.
  11. slosvt

    slosvt Member

    I'm on fresh 3.2 and king kernel without issue!

    How do you know if you need to flash the wimax or radio?
  12. exBBuser

    exBBuser Well-Known Member

    Check what baseband version u have. If it reads something like 1.39.xx u need to flash a newer radio if you want to ur phone to be updated to the latest versions. Follow this link and you will find both radios there [Radios] All EVO Radio & WiMAX Radio versions - xda-developers
  13. slosvt

    slosvt Member

    I'm current, thank you for the link!
  14. exBBuser

    exBBuser Well-Known Member

    Urwelcome.
  15. I Like Soup

    I Like Soup Active Member

    This was the first time I've ever rooted a cell phone. I spent plenty of hours reading through this forum and XDA's. When I bought my phone, I was told it had 2.1, but when I sat down to root it, it actually had 2.2. So I used DJR3Z's video tutorial to downgrade from 2.2 to 2.1, and then I used simple root (thankfully, I chose the RA recovery). I wanted to try the Fresh rom first as it seemed to have what I was looking for; full functionality with great reviews and stability. I then decided on trying the Kings kernel (flaky on my phone for some reason) or netarchy's toast (seems to work fine after initial hiccup), which both support overclocking as well as the fps unlock along with wifi tether.
  16. theTrashcanMan

    theTrashcanMan Well-Known Member

    Ok...I know this is a stupid question, and I know that I know the answer to this, but for the life of me I cannot remember. What is the code to check your radio version? I just can't remember the damned thing and sadly I even know that it has been covered here before, but I just can't find it by searching or googling. :eek:
  17. exBBuser

    exBBuser Well-Known Member

    U don't need a code to see what radio version u on. Just go settings/ about phone/
  18. theTrashcanMan

    theTrashcanMan Well-Known Member

    poop...that's right. Thanks
  19. Shawnz

    Shawnz Well-Known Member

  20. brenbags

    brenbags New Member

    Shawnz - I did the unrevoked root for froyo 2.2 yesterday. It was super easy and everything is working fine.

    If I just install this (link below), and say kings or netarchy kernel, I should be cool to get overclocking and FPS correct? I just want the latest version with the ability to get OC and FPS hack. What is the benefit of going through Fresh 3.2 over just installing the update on the link below? I am new to all of this btw so I apologize for rudimentary questions.

    http://androidforums.com/evo-4g-all...nts-new-3-28-651-1-ota-rooted-users-only.html


  21. Shawnz

    Shawnz Well-Known Member

    Fresh's current ROM has that OTA update rolled up in it. The Fresh ROM will get rid of the Sprint Bloat-ware (useless NFL app, sprint navi, sprint TV, etc) and give you the option to add back what you do want. This plus the new kernal = battery life.

    If you are changing the kernel anyways, that all you'll gain with that OTA is the streaming video improverments.

    If you are on rooted 2.2 right now I'd forget the OTA you linked and just apply the netarchy kernel.

    I haven't played with the kernels at all unless they were rolled up in the ROM I applied so I'd read up and make sure the kernal plays nice with the stock 2.2 rooted ROM. It'll probably be fine, just readup or at least know how to get back where you are now :).
  22. Putty

    Putty Well-Known Member

    How's battery on this rom.
  23. brenbags

    brenbags New Member

    I installed the fresh 3.2 rom with Kingxkernel#8. For some reason, the battery life is horrible now. I am assuming it is the king kernel. The problem is, I found it impossible to install netarchy 4.1.8 with fresh 3.2. It would just loop the boot screen. I'm kind of bummed out now.

  24. exBBuser

    exBBuser Well-Known Member

    Try 4.1.9 it worked fine for me when I was running Fresh.
  25. Shawnz

    Shawnz Well-Known Member

    Fresh 3.2.0.0 is noticeably better than the OTA 2.2 ROM.

    I'm sure the HTC kernel update and especially the lack of stupid Sprint apps is what makes the big difference.

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