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Root kernel question?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by trevolution23, Oct 22, 2010.

  1. trevolution23

    trevolution23 Member
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    Using rom manager i downloaded a virtuous rom and want to try a kernel....how do i download a kernel....and if i do will i have to download titantium backup and upload the backup again...in other words treat it just like downloading a rom?
     

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  2. dads2006gt

    dads2006gt New Member
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    Before doing anything .. NANDROID backup. I do not use Rom Manager as I have not had much luck with it. Here we go.....Just download it as a zip file...put it on your SD...reboot into recovery..then select zip from SD card..then highlight the correct zip file you want.....choose it and you will get a list of no's and a single yes to choose from...choose yes and let it do it thing. I just put Kings Kernel #5 on my incredible running Skyraider3.3.2 and the above is the exact way I did it..No wipes...all is good. Hope this helps.
     
  3. trevolution23

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    Thank you....but do I lose all my pages and apps like with a rom or does it go over it
     
  4. jprow507

    jprow507 Well-Known Member
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    Can this be done from ROM Manager? For instance, I have the new HTC Kernel saved to the root of my SD Card .... Can I just choose to "Install ROM from SD Card" like I do for ROMs normally and choose the kernel zip and not check the wipe data/cache or backup option and it will install fine?

    Or is there another way to do this from ROM Mananger?

    EDIT: It appears this works, but from my research it seems better to do it in Clockwork so you can clear the dalvik cache before installing the new kernel.
     
  5. Gink

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    In my experience it just goes "over" it. You don't lose anything.
     

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