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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Cooky, Aug 9, 2011.

  1. Cooky

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    Hi,

    Apologies for a new thread, i have tried looking (here and on XDA) but....

    I want to flash a new ROM to my device using CWM. It looks simple but im not sure which to use.

    Someone on here kindly did a guide for me to root using ODIN which all went ok. Im worried as they made it clear at the time to pick the Kernal that matched my firmware (KE2).

    I if now flash KE7 firmware will this be ok with my KE2 kernal?
    Is KE7 still the latest for the UK?
    Is it ok to flash via CWM?
    Will i lose root?

    Thanks for any help, much appreciated.
     

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  2. Cooky

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    PS: Firmware im looking at flashing is
    GT-I9100_CPW_I9100XWKE7_I9100XXKE4_I9100CPWKD1.exe
     
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    The firmware you are flashing will also update your kernal and you will loose root.
    You cant flash that firmware in CWM it has to be odin.
    I believe KG5 is the latest, KE7 is quite old.
     
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    Thanks Steslatt,

    Is there a link you know of to the right version of KG5?
    Do you know why i cant flash it in CWM?

    Thanks
     
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    I doubt it since these files are made to use with odin but i'm not sure I dont use rom manager.
     
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