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By rsjc741, Senior Member on 19th August 2012, 07:45 PM
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Hey guys, im coming from a Galaxy Nexus, so all this is pretty weird to me. Usually the kernel is included with the ROM, but it seems like you have to worry about your kernel here. Then you have to worry about if your recovery partition has been wiped.

And the dreaded EMMC bug.

So im running FF18, and i need to root and install a custom ROM.

I dont have Kies installed on my computer, but my device registered in Odin.

Can someone give me a run through on what exactly i need to flash?

If you guys have a TWRP recovery port instead of CWM5.x.x, id love to have that.
Or a CWM touch recovery

I regularly change ROMs, so of this FF18 bug is going to brick my phone sooner or later id like to know now

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19th August 2012, 08:07 PM |#2  
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TWRP is usually a no-no with E4GT, if you want a kernel/recovery use Chris41g for AOSP and agat or rujelus for TouchWiz based ROMs.
Whichever comes in a Odin flashable format with root.

alternate to that you can use sfhub's autoroot package to root your stock FF18.

And you need to read more as all/most of the ROMs come with Kernel.
19th August 2012, 08:25 PM |#3  
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If you use sfhub's Autoroot to add Agat's safer kernel you should be clear of the brick bug. Agat, Chris41G and sfhub along with the other developers have gone a long way to stopping the bricking from 'factory resets' and wipes. However many users who don't take the time to read the stickies, how tos and the OPs of the ROM developers still get caught by doing something that has been explicity known to brick the device.
As rovar said make sure you read the ROM developers recommended install method and follow it precisely using the kernel they recommend.
With some earnest reading (through entire posts) you will have loads of fun and enjoyment. The developers in this section are really good and pretty cool. Just do some searching and you will surely find what you're looking for.
Good luck and welcome to the E4GT.
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Ive just given it a quick glance, and it looked a little similar to the EVO 4G days where you had to find a kernel to go woth your rom, so rhats why i jumped to conclusions. My bad lol

Ill take a look again for an odin-flashable stock kernel

Sad theres no TWRP. Oh well

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19th August 2012, 09:12 PM |#5  
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Ive just given it a quick glance, and it looked a little similar to the EVO 4G days where you had to find a kernel to go woth your rom, so rhats why i jumped to conclusions. My bad lol

Ill take a look again for an odin-flashable stock kernel

Sad theres no TWRP. Oh well

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Sfhub has the Odin 'One-Clicks' available (by far the safest for people new to this phone) and rwilco12 has a repository of virtually all the kernels and modems flashable via Odin or CWM. Check them both out.
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A lot of it has bee covered but this should help...
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...php?p=28507701
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