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Root Noob question, how do i change kernals?

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  1. rsarno

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    flashed a new rom using rom manager. i thought i remembered seeing options to download from a list of kernals?

    or do i have to do it manually? if so, can anyone share a link? id like to try KK on top of virtuous

    thanks
     

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    Sorry dont have an answer for you but rather I have another NOOB QUESTION:


    If I have a .zip (a mod) how do I install that?
    I heard that I have to put the .zip on my SD card but then what?

    are there step by step instructions anywhere?



    sorry to intrude on your noob area - wish there was a NOOB ROOT section somewhere for us...
     
  3. rsarno

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    good question, id probably be making that thread next lol

    thanks
     
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    common someone? :(
     
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    the only issue with a noob section, is that there won't be anyone there who will be able to answer our questions...

    urgh... where are the smart peeps????
     
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    lol
     
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    Link to Kingsx kernels here (updated)

    Put the zip file on the root of your sdcard.
    Boot into custom recovery (clockwork).
    Go into advanced and clear dalvik cache.
    Select the clockwork option to choose a file to install. (It is called "install zip from sdcard")
    Select the zip file and install it.
    Reboot. (First boot after the dalvik cache clear and kernel install is going to take a bit, be patient.)
    Enjoy your new kernel.
     
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    if you're rooted, you can do it through Rom manager as well. some people say it works better through recovery but I've never had a problem going with Rom manager (And I download things constantly, my phone is rarely the same for more than a couple days)
     
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    Spot on for the most part. The only thing I would caution against is clearing the dalvik cache. It functions like a prefetch for apps and if you don't have any force close issues it's probably best to leave it alone.

    I also load kernels through clockwork and it works great.
     
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    depends on what kernel you are looking at installing.... i know Virtuous has the kernels IN rom manager.
     
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    As for a "noob section" please refer to the Sticky "Root Guide" thats where you should start at
     
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    I've never had a problem with clearing the dalvik cache when installing a kernel and I've installed them quite a number of times. The phone rebuilds the cache as apps are run following the kernel install, and some kernel devs recommend a dalvik cache wipe when installing their kernels. With that said, thanks for the thumbs-up.
     
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    Kings recomends this for installing any of his Kernals.
     

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