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{Wanted} LG Ally Kernel

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by amoamare, Aug 12, 2010.

  1. amoamare

    Thread Starter

    We need the kernel or kernel source in order for anything good to happen with this phone. Now that we have a new recovery.img we need the kernel.img also known as the boot.img.

    This is found in updates usually but so far turned up empty handed. I can build a froyo rom if the kernel was available so that we can boot the froyo rom..

    Be on the look out for it and post it if you find it.

  2. dossa002

    dossa002 Newbie

    I have a copy of the kernel, but I'm not sure about the validity of it.

    If you contact me on GTalk, I'll send you a link, but I'd need you to check it out for me, because it may be a custom kernel.
  3. getitnowmarketing

    getitnowmarketing Android Enthusiast

    I have it but its compiled. We need the GNU/GPL kernel source for that so we can compile our own. AFAIK LG has not released source yet. Hint its in the custom rom boot.img I uploaded the kernel image is unmodified but I changed the ramdisk a little.
  4. dossa002

    dossa002 Newbie

    I have the source but I'm uncomfortable releasing it for a couple reasons. First, I found it on an IRC channel and I can't find it posted anymore, nor can I figure out who released it, I'm still trying to figure this out. Secondly, when I found this, there were two links. One was the original source and one was an overclocked kernel. I'm not sure which this is. I'm currently trying to set up to compile it and find out what's in it. To get the original source, I'm pretty sure you can just email LG and they will send it to you. As soon as I figure out what this is, I'll let you guys know.
  5. zacwhite15

    zacwhite15 Member

    OMG you really have the source?? I would love too get that so I can actually start dev on roms. I have already talked too lg and they refuse to release the source or kernel. Their response is it is proprietary software. :(. If you would be willing to share such a rare find the dev community would be very very grateful. Please email me at zacwhite01@gmail.com or shoot me a PM with your response.
  6. cdsmith

    cdsmith Newbie

    This sounds really suspicious to me... do you really want to install system software on your device that was found by someone via IRC, that person doesn't even know where it came from, and can't find it any more? At least diff it against the official Android release and give the modified portions a rather thorough audit.

    As for LG refusing to release it, if we are talking about statically built kernel modules, then there's a strong argument they are required to release the source by the kernel's GPL license. I'm not sure who is in a reasonable position to make that argument and be listened to, but the argument is there.
  7. Vmanisme

    Vmanisme Android Enthusiast

    I think you guys should contact the LG Pro on LG community forum, he is pretty active and he has contact with LG Ally developers, he's pretty open about custom ROM's and things like that so I think he will be able to get LG to release a kernel.
  8. connwa

    connwa Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I have the source too, but idk if it's completely legit. its the kernel in UNIX form. some guy released it on the main lg ally forum.
  9. zacwhite15

    zacwhite15 Member

  10. Vmanisme

    Vmanisme Android Enthusiast

    I looked at it in Ubuntu, looks legit to me, it has all licences, all developer information, pretty much everything, i dont see why someone would waste so much time building a "fake" source.
  11. cdsmith

    cdsmith Newbie

    As always, since we're downloading random code from the internet and running it with root privileges on devices... realistically, without so much as looking it over to see what it does, there's a lot of risk here. Someone could easily install build kernel source code that captures anything that looks like a credit card number typed on the keypad and send it to a disposable email address.

    Not saying that's happening. Just saying people should be aware of the risks before running code of unclear origin on a device where they store or enter sensitive information.

    I also looked at this source code, and it looks legitimate as far as I can tell. In addition to being a modification of a stock Linux kernel, it has a fair number of added components branded as ANDROID and LGE in the default config, so yes, someone appears to have at least started from a legitimate LG Ally kernel source code. It's also reassuring that a registered user on the forums here speaks for having got it from LG. That's far better than the original "found it on IRC some time, but it's gone now" sourcing.
  12. Vmanisme

    Vmanisme Android Enthusiast

    Yea I understand the security risks but all we need is the kernel so I don't think that its a big issue if this is the official source code. I don't think you can put a keylogger in the kernel? I may be wrong
  13. cdsmith

    cdsmith Newbie

    Of course you can put a keylogger in the kernel. You can put *anything* in the kernel. That said, I'm a lot more comfortable with this code now that it has an identified origin.
  14. connwa

    connwa Well-Known Member

    Yeah, testing is a good idea and looking over the kernel itself, but how are we on building FroYo or other from this kernel source?
  15. Vmanisme

    Vmanisme Android Enthusiast

  16. Mitchell4500

    Mitchell4500 Android Enthusiast

    Yes you can download this right from the LG website. Someone mentioned that in the other post. Its legit.

    edit: just saw above post ^^
  17. connwa

    connwa Well-Known Member

    Thank God lol. Finally. Its completely legit. 274 whopping megs of it.
  18. Vmanisme

    Vmanisme Android Enthusiast

    Yeah i'll reupload it to a faster server after it downloads, at 70% now with 200kbps a second thats some BS speeds, i have 100+ mbps per second FiOS and I'm downloading at DSL speed =/
  19. connwa

    connwa Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I know. I am too, but im running on fiber optic DSL and FiOS and im still at slow speeds. I mean UTorrent im running at 3 freaking megs a second. this is some bs

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