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Root Noob question - flashing kernels

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by paintmoonsred, Aug 28, 2010.

  1. paintmoonsred

    paintmoonsred Well-Known Member
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    Alrighty..
    So I have some things to ask about flashing kernels. Forgive me if this has been discussed before.

    I just rooted yesterday, flashed the newest Fresh ROM and was quite happy, and then started looking at kernels. I decided to give this one a go
    KingxKlick Forums • View topic - [KERNEL] [2.6.32.15] [HAVS] [BFS] KiNgxKernel #6/#8

    So I flashed BFS #6, and for some reason at startup if I swiped across home screens in either direction, or pretty much did anything, it locked up, requiring battery pull or rebooted itself.

    Luckily I had a NAND backup to right when I rolled to 2.1 rooted.*

    So now I'm going to stock rooted 2.2 and waiting for someone who knows to give me the scoop on kernels and what I should be doing with them.

    Btw the only widgets I had going were power settings and musicmod.
    I did have Launcherpro running and 3d drawer setting enabled, if any of that matters.

    Thanks!

    *-interestingly at this stage the OTA for 2.2 still comes up as available. I may keep this nand handy in case I want to go the OTA route in the future. ;)
     

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  2. InstantKarma

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    Hmmmm, my first guess was that it wasn't compatible with Fresh, but I didn't see any reports of that issue on XDA. Did you wipe the cache and Dalvik-cache when you flashed it?

    You might want to try Netarchy's kernel, too.

    P.s. If you install the OTA you'll lose root, so the Nandroid won't do you any good.
     
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  3. exBBuser

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    Did wipe everything ^^^^^^^^^^^ he said. When it comes to flashing Kernels they either work or not simple as that,sometimes a series of reboots is required before ur phone gets use to it.
     
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  4. paintmoonsred

    paintmoonsred Well-Known Member
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    Got it. I'll just keep a nandroid of Fresh, and keep trying different kernels I suppose. Thanks guys
     
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