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[Q] Rooting - which kernel please?

6th December 2011, 10:41 AM   |  #1  
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Since I can't post in the main thread in the development section, I wanted to make sure I have the right kernel for the CF-Root process after reading the post I've quoted at the bottom of this post.

My phone is on Android 2.3.4 and XWKI4.

The latest rooting kernel that I seem to be able to get from the CF-Root thread is: CF-Root-SGS2_XW_NEE_KI4-42-v4.2-CWM4.zip

That seems to have CWM4 in it so I'm worried that I'll have the same problem as the poster below, (since he is also on KI4)?

Thanks in advance.

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Originally Posted by mcmg
Can't root my SGS2. IV4.4. KI4tar is most modern KI4 version I can get on this thread and it won't root on CF-Root 5.0 and a CWM that requires v5 or later. What to do?

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As I do not trust your signature, please post your current ROM and kernel versions.
Then it is a lot easier to recommend a corresponding CF-Root kernel which will root your phone.
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6th December 2011, 04:14 PM   |  #2  
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you have the correct cfroot for the version you have posted..

other poster did not read or know what he was doing.

IV4.4.KI4tar does not exist.
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6th December 2011, 04:47 PM   |  #3  
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Honestly, pretty much any of the CF-Root kernel versions will work.

I realize that people like to keep the same kernel as the stock ROM and that this is the philosophy behind it, because I am one of them, but in reality, the kernel version itself doesn't change enough to make any significant difference.

Try it out. Flash any version with any Stock ROM.

Bet they all work. I tried a few (not all) and they all worked fine.
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Originally Posted by donalgodon

Honestly, pretty much any of the CF-Root kernel versions will work.

I realize that people like to keep the same kernel as the stock ROM and that this is the philosophy behind it, because I am one of them, but in reality, the kernel version itself doesn't change enough to make any significant difference.

Try it out. Flash any version with any Stock ROM.

Bet they all work. I tried a few (not all) and they all worked fine.

Thanks. I'm just getting started on all this, so apologies if I'm being a bit dense

I understood that using the same version (KI4 etc) would be useful in avoiding the "yellow triangle" thing where you have to do some fiddling about re-flashing with the same version ID. I could probably just about manage to recover from a situation like that, but I'd rather not take any more risks than I have to (being a noob at this).

Since Cosmic Blue has confirmed that I have the right kernel, I'll use that and keep fingers crossed. One day when I get better at this I may be more adventurous!

Thanks to both of you for the help
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