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Root [Virgin Mobile] New Official VMU Kernel! Possible Update Coming (don't hold your breath)

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  1. JerryScript

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    There is a new kernel version available via Open Source Samsung website, MG5. I'm downloading now to do a diff against the MC1 release and hopefully see what's changed.

    Samsung Open Source Release Center
    (search for SPH-L300 and you'll see Version MG5 at the bottom)

    This could be a prelude to a new firmware release (don't hold your breath). Please, if anyone finds a new update available on their phone, POST HERE BEFORE INSTALLING AND WAIT FOR INSTRUCTIONS TO GRAB THE UPDATE PACKAGE!
     

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    By firmware update, u mean 4.3 right?
     
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    Sounds interesting. Might be 4.2.2 or 4.3
     
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    What they have released so far is new kernel source, with the changes primarily being adding support for KVM, a virtualization machine. This should make things run smoother with better battery life.

    Here's a test build of the new Samsung SPH-L300_VMU-MG5 source with the only modification being the cpu uncapped to 1.5ghz.
    SPH-L300_VMU-MG5.zip

    edit: seems smooth and relatively snappy, gonna rebuild VaeVictus with this as the base and see what OCing it will do. ;)
     
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    I believe 4.3 requires an upgrade to the kernel and not just an update like this, but Samsung and Google have been know to patch backwards (hint CM). No telling at this point, but I wouldn't hold my breath!
     
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    Both versions (MC1 and MG5) are kernel version 3.0.31
    This means no fully working CM build for a while. :(
     
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    This is why I like Samsung. Coming from the Motorola Triumph, which never offered anything in regards to updates. I will never buy another Motorola product for this reason.
     
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    Even if it turns out to be nothing. Motorola never even released anything like this.
     

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