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?
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.