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5th October 2012, 06:39 AM   |  #1  
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OK so I have an GS2 running:

rom = 20120806 CM9

kernel version = 3.0.32-CM-ge9cef6cinky-ghost@cyanogenmod#1 SMP PREEMPT Sun Aug 5

Baseband = I9100XXKE7

Android = 4.0.4

Ok so I did the whole Odin thing for the first and only time around March/April updating from GB and haven't touched the kernel version of this phone again so it's quite old. I want to update to CM10 but I'm not sure if all my versions are correct and all the reading I do with kernels slightly confuses me because I'm not sure how it affects my current version as the CF-Root kernel I did ages ago isn't in my 'about phone', so I needed to ask on here because Whirlpool didn't respond.

Can I simply flash CM10 straight over the top? Or do/can I update the kernel version to do this? I would ideally love to have a kernel that optimizes battery life and gives me the ability to have the soft buttons flash for a notification.

I found these threads, are they applicable to my case?
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1287726
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...ght=i9100xxke7

Or can someone point me in the right direction because I'm happy to read but I need help narrowing my search to my situation.

Cheers.
5th October 2012, 12:45 PM   |  #2  
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You are running CM9 and you want to flash CM10? If yes, then you don't need to flash any kernel to do that.

Just follow these steps:

1. Download latest CM10 nightly and Jellybean Gapps

2. Backup your contacts, messages, and apps

3. Boot to CWM recovery
- Backup your ROM (under Backup and restore (optional)
- wipe data / factory reset
- format /system (under mounts and storage)
- flash CM10
- flash Jellybean Gapps
- reboot phone

Done.
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Thanks Jokesy. Much appreciated



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Originally Posted by Sultan89

OK so I have an GS2 running:

rom = 20120806 CM9

kernel version = 3.0.32-CM-ge9cef6cinky-ghost@cyanogenmod#1 SMP PREEMPT Sun Aug 5

Baseband = I9100XXKE7

Android = 4.0.4

Ok so I did the whole Odin thing for the first and only time around March/April updating from GB and haven't touched the kernel version of this phone again so it's quite old. I want to update to CM10 but I'm not sure if all my versions are correct and all the reading I do with kernels slightly confuses me because I'm not sure how it affects my current version as the CF-Root kernel I did ages ago isn't in my 'about phone', so I needed to ask on here because Whirlpool didn't respond.

Can I simply flash CM10 straight over the top? Or do/can I update the kernel version to do this? I would ideally love to have a kernel that optimizes battery life and gives me the ability to have the soft buttons flash for a notification.

I found these threads, are they applicable to my case?
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1287726
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...ght=i9100xxke7

Or can someone point me in the right direction because I'm happy to read but I need help narrowing my search to my situation.

Cheers.

Here is the CM 10 thread for nighty buildshttp://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1794758

I was on MIUI (ICS 4.0.4) and have jumped to Resurrection Remix 3.0.9 and now on Revolt JB 2.5 both of which are based on AOKP and CM10.

I flashed Siyah and then DreamKernel and finally landed on Dorimanx 5.85. So I think you should be okay flashing a new Kernel for your current settings. I would suggest trying out different kernels as there is no best kernel and it depends on your usage. Dormianx has a Battery and Great Battery profile which you can activate via Extweaks app or in recovery. I am not sure about the soft buttons flash though.
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