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[Q] Cyanogenmod: Safe to flash a Kernel...?

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10th May 2014, 10:27 PM   |  #1  
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Hi everyone,
I know this is probably a really nooby question, but im running the most recent nightly of cyanogenmod and i noticed it has its own kernel under About Phone. I would like to use faux kernel instead. Is it safe to flash faux kernel over the top of it or will it mess things up? Thanks guys!
10th May 2014, 10:32 PM   |  #2  
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All ROMs have kernels. They can't work without one so this makes the rules of changing kernels with cm no different from any other Rom.

You're right though, it's a really nooby question. I'm not trying to offend but not knowing this means you're not ready for flashing kernels. Please read the sticky threads in Q&A and general to bump your knowledge up to the next level first

Fyi, cm use CAF kernels only so you can only Flash CAF kernels.

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10th May 2014, 10:32 PM   |  #3  
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you can flash any kernel you want.. but it doesnt mean that itll run. cyanogenmod uses caf for source, the moved away from aosp. so you can flash and run kernels based in caf, not aosp. faux kernel is an aosp kernel, so if you flash it you wont boot up.
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Yeah, but only flash kernels for the n5. Flashing something else can brick it. If it's a caf based rom flash a caf kernel.

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Originally Posted by rootSU

All ROMs have kernels. They can't work without one so this makes the rules of changing kernels with cm no different from any other Rom.

You're right though, it's a really nooby question. I'm not trying to offend but not knowing this means you're not ready for flashing kernels. Please read the sticky threads in Q&A and general to bump your knowledge up to the next level first

Fyi, cm use CAF kernels only so you can only Flash CAF kernels.

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Ive read the stickies. I wanted to be cautious because im new to cyanogen and i didnt wanna mess anything up. I was using Cataclysm with Faux so I didnt need to know about CAF kernels back then. Thanks for your help anyway
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you can flash any kernel you want.. but it doesnt mean that itll run. cyanogenmod uses caf for source, the moved away from aosp. so you can flash and run kernels based in caf, not aosp. faux kernel is an aosp kernel, so if you flash it you wont boot up.

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Yeah, but only flash kernels for the n5. Flashing something else can brick it. If it's a caf based rom flash a caf kernel.

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Alright got it. Ill have to go for a CAF kernel, thanks guys!
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Ive read the stickies. I wanted to be cautious because im new to cyanogen and i didnt wanna mess anything up. I was using Cataclysm with Faux so I didnt need to know about CAF kernels back then. Thanks for your help anyway

It's good to be cautious.

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It's good to be cautious.

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