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Anyone port the ICS leak's radios and kernel yet?

26th May 2012, 09:23 PM |#1  
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I know there were 2 leaks of ICS for the phone, but has anyone been able to update the ICS ROMs in the threads to use the new kernel and radios? There's still some data issues and we're using a GB kernel

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The kernel is based on GB because of the locked bootloader. At least that's how I am to understand it. In other words I think that the custom ROMs can be improved using the leaked ROMs but they'll still have to remain based on the GB kernel. Unless you update your stock system to ICS that is. I think the biggest thing devs should focus on right now is a way to safely upgrade to ICS where downgrading is possible in order to stay on Verizons official upgrade path.

As it stands, the OTA will look for GB 219 when upgrading so those early adopters won't be able to get future upgrades. Unless devs find a way to downgrade or trick the update that is.

Everything I've said could be wrong however this is how I have come to understand it.

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27th May 2012, 05:02 AM |#3  
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Given that we have the fastboot files can't we just wipe and flash that to downgrade?

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27th May 2012, 05:46 AM |#4  
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Given that we have the fastboot files can't we just wipe and flash that to downgrade?

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No, this results in a brick. Fastboot refuses to flash older partitions over new ones.

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The kernel is based on GB because of the locked bootloader. At least that's how I am to understand it. In other words I think that the custom ROMs can be improved using the leaked ROMs but they'll still have to remain based on the GB kernel. Unless you update your stock system to ICS that is. I think the biggest thing devs should focus on right now is a way to safely upgrade to ICS where downgrading is possible in order to stay on Verizons official upgrade path.

This is why you need kexec - you can load the ICS kernel dynamically, without corrupting your GB install.

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This is why you need kexec - you can load the ICS kernel dynamically, without corrupting your GB install.

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Actually, upgrading to ICS leak is probably the way to go. We can now upgrade from leak 200 to 206, giving us the ability to stay on the upgrade path. Since the XDA forums are dead for the Droid 4, I suggest everyone keep up at droidforums.

Here are the instructions for upgrading from leak 200 to 206:

http://www.droidforums.net/forum/dro...tructions.html

Also, I believe Hashcode is working on bringing Safestrap 2.0 to the new ICS leak based on the new kernel, and will be working on getting our ROMs on the new kernel as well.
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Since the XDA forums are dead for the Droid 4, I suggest everyone keep up at droidforums.

droidforums is about as dead for the Droid 4 as is XDA. I am really surprised how little interest people have in this phone. I guess I am one of the few that still loves physical keyboards. Only drawback on this phone is the non-removable battery. Otherwise it is rock solid. Had the original Tilt, then TP and TP2. Had the G2 on T-mobile, but reception on that phone was not good and T-mobile Network in the US sucks.
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droidforums is about as dead for the Droid 4 as is XDA.

This is true, I was just mentioning since most of the recent information regarding the ICS leak has been on droidforums so checking it out would fill everyone in on whats going on. Because basically development for the GB kernel is probably going to come to a halt and future development will be based on the new ICS kernel, including the existing AOSP ROMs.
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wait, the 206 version keeps you on the upgrade path?
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wait, the 206 version keeps you on the upgrade path?

No, but 206 was supposed to require 219 as 200 did and the official one will and people have found ways around it.

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