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[Q] how to convert zImage to boot.img

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18th January 2013, 04:59 AM   |  #1  
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Hi there guys,

I am having an issue and was wondering if someone could point me in the right direction, maybe to a tutorial or some decent info on this.

Anyways, I have been tinkering around and teaching myself about building kernels, and roms and just a short while ago finished compiling my first kernel. I have the zImage, and i have tried adding the zImage to Koush's AnyKernel updater.zip but when i try and flash it says failed but is not displaying any errors (Using TWRP recovery) Or I am doing this wrong and need to unpack and repack boot.img with the new zImage?

Any help is greatly appreciated, Thanks!

(edit) I am building on Fedora 17
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19th January 2013, 12:17 PM   |  #2  
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Re: [Q] how to convert zImage to boot.img
You answered your own question.
Unpack the boty.img and repack with new zImage
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21st January 2013, 12:37 AM   |  #3  
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Re: [Q] how to convert zImage to boot.img
So I was in the right ball park at least.

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24th January 2013, 02:56 AM   |  #4  
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Re: [Q] how to convert zImage to boot.img
Will fastboot boot boot.img work on the galaxy note for testing a kernel? In case I have a borked kernel I want to take precautions so I don't brick my device.

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Re: [Q] how to convert zImage to boot.img
No to fastboot.

With a broken kernel you should still be able to button combo into recovery and just flash a working kernel .zip

Or..at the very least be able to boot download mode and use Odin to flash the kernel.
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Re: [Q] how to convert zImage to boot.img
I have gotten the boot.IMG all packed back up and when I flash it, my phone just hangs up at the white Samsung logo screen and does not go any further. Does something in the ramdisk have to be edited?

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