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Hello im still newbie on flashing roms/kernels on galaxy s2 ive just tried flashing roms. Havent tried to flash kernels.. Do i need to wipe data before flashing kernel.. How to know if that kernel was supported on my rom.. Currently i have installed beanstalk rom 4.4. 2 and i want to flash kernel that has tweaks but im unsure of what kernel to flash on it i might got brick again if i flash unsupported one...
 
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Do you need to wipe data when flashing kernels ? No. You shouldn't need to wipe cache/Dalvik either, though do it if the developer of the kernel says to in the flashing instructions for the kernel.

How to determine rom compatibility for a kernel ? Read the first page of the thread devoted to the kernel. Should tell you what it's compatible with, if it doesn't, ask in the kernel thread. The worst thing that can happen if you flash & it isn't compatible is you'll end up with bootloop. Unlikely to brick your phone outright unless you're one of the 0.000001% of people who end up with a bad flash full stop.
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Hello im still newbie on flashing roms/kernels on galaxy s2 ive just tried flashing roms. Havent tried to flash kernels.. Do i need to wipe data before flashing kernel.. How to know if that kernel was supported on my rom.. Currently i have installed beanstalk rom 4.4. 2 and i want to flash kernel that has tweaks but im unsure of what kernel to flash on it i might got brick again if i flash unsupported one...
Stay with stock kernel that comes with 'Beanstalk 4.4.2 rom' for now

And Do some reading with the below mentioned kernel threads

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2222843

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2291756
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