You have been INCREDIBLY helpful and I really appreciate all the work all the devs are doing over on XDA.
I had a question about one of the Kernel postings. At http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=895825 where they are talking about Clemsyn's Kernel is this for Froyo or Gingerbread? I didn't want to ask there as it seems like a simplistic question, but the title lists both kernels in the name and I doubt it installs in both.
As a secondary question, I assume you just download the zip, rename to update.zip, put in root and flash to install these?
Thanks again for the help!!!
I believe his is for both (not not 100% sure - you might want to shoot him a PM). I know for a fact that Froyo is the main target.
Most of the Gingerbread mods have custom kernels in them already, I believe - that's because there's no "stock" Gingerbread.
yep, update.zip again. Most of the mods probably recommend clockworkmod, but you'd need to look at each dev's post. For my stuff, I list what I support the recommended instructions on how to install.
dlevasseur wrote:Yup, been through that. But in an earlier Woot post, Roebeet specifically says NOT to install CWM. Also that post doesn't handle installing custom Kernels.
A few things -- just want to clear up.
- Don't install ROM Manager. That's the one you should avoid. That installs a version of clockworkmod that does NOT work well on the gTAB and can cause a soft-brick.
- I don't recommend clockworkmod for flashing firmware, unless of course the dev requires it. For example, in my gADAM mod the user has not choice but to use it, as they HAVE to wipe data after the install. On my TNT Lite ROM, that's not as much of an issue.
The reason why I'm wary of clockworkmod for flashing is because it doesn't flash the bootloader. It's not normally an issue but it could be in the future (and already is a problem with Notion Ink Adam users - lots of soft bricks over there thanks to cwm).
What I personally do is use clockworkmod for all my nandroid backup needs so it's usually installed for my day-to-day stuff. But when I flash firmware, I flip back to standard recovery. In my mods, I have two scripts that the user can use to flip between them pretty easily.
But again, keep in mind that all devs have their own requirements. If a dev requires clockworkmod for a mod, then you should follow their instructions, not mine.