[KERNEL] [GPL] [4.4] FuguMod kernel for nexus 5 (secure)
FuguMod is a secure, open, reliable and no nonsense kernel
This is probably the only custom kernel for the Nexus 5 which adds security instead of removing it.
Current features are:
- compiled with linaro gcc4.7.4
- various small fixes
You can download the kernels at:
Source and changelog can be found here:
Kernel zips are intended to be flashed with CWM ot TWRP, if you want to flash using fastboot, you need to unpack the zip and flash the boot.img which is inside
Kernels are based on the below version scheme
20131104 is the date it has been packaged
r1 is the release number
4.4 is the ROM it is compatible with
Stable vs Testing
There are sometimes kernels in testing folder. These may be very stable or may not boot at all. Be sure to have an USB cable and fastboot under the hand if you try one of these. That said, in general, if they stay into testing folder for more than 15 min, they should at least boot and work more or less. I tend to remove non booting kernels from testing folder in less than 10 min (depending a little bit on the speed testers take them), and so if you see them one hour later, you should assume they are safe enough to flash.
So, in general Stable is the safest bet, but Testing may be the best. I, myself, generally run testing one.
In general, unless you really
know what you are doing, you should avoid flashing those, they are mainly there for historical reasons.
Check for vulnerabilities
Compatibility with hackish style apps
All apps which require direct memory write, access to symbols or memory offsets or modules will NOT
work. And, no, don't ask they won't be supported in the future. Example: Arararagi's light is only provided as a module and will not be supported unless he produces a patch.
If you want good security when your phone is stolen, in addition to encryption, don't forget to turn debugging off. Also, use enpasschanger
to change your encryption password, any short PIN encryption can be cracked in a few minutes easily (for example, using my script at http://pastebin.com/Mdu06RZN
As per GPL, you are authorized to redistribute this kernel with any of your custom ROMs provided you give out the source code like I do. You can link to my github in your distribution site.
However, if you modify the kernel yourself, whatever the modification is (compiling it yourself with a different compiler is a modification), you are not authorized to name it FuguMod, although you can credit me and tell the base comes from FuguMod but you cannot call the kernel itself FuguMod.
FuguMod, a Kernel for the Google Nexus 5
Kernel Special Features:
Open, stable, reliable and secure