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By deanobro, Junior Member on 30th March 2012, 06:41 PM
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30th March 2012, 11:11 PM |#11  
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KF4 is the build, (I believe K is the year, F is the month, and 4 is the build number) the DV portion indicates where and for what carrier (if applicable). It's some wonky code Samsung came up with. I don't know the logic behind how they picked them though.

DVKF4 is for Telstra in Australia, from what I can tell.

Edit to add: forgot to say; carrier and location are unimportant when rooting, so that's why I said any insecure KF4 kernel should work for you.

ahhhh okay, thanks for explaining that, Does using any KF4, affect what roms i could use later on at all? sorry for asking so many nooby questions.
 
 
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ahhhh okay, thanks for explaining that, Does using any KF4, affect what roms i could use later on at all? sorry for asking so many nooby questions.

Nope, should not.
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31st March 2012, 10:30 AM |#13  
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Nope, should not.

So i'd just need to find the kernels, and then i assume find out about what program to root and flash with? and then how to install roms and stuff etc?
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Yep. Everything you need to know is in the Stickies, CFRoot thread, the carrier branded firmware thread & the country specific/non branded firmware thread.

So far as flashing custom roms or kernels go, follow whatever instructions these particular roms or kernels have.

Those firmware threads I linked you to have tutorials that shows you how to use Odin which you can use to root your phone initially. You can also flash stock roms if you ever need to at some point in the future with it. Once your phone is rooted, most custom roms/kernels are flashed via CWM (or Mobile Odin).
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