Originally Posted by Mtsprite
i believe that the ramdisk is one of the files that gets checked when the phone boots up on the 4.3 bootloader. Im not a dev, i just know alot, so feel free to correct me on this.
Ramdisk in another word "initramfs", abbreviated from "initial*ram file system", is the successor of*initrd. It is a*cpioarchive of the initial*file system*that gets loaded into memory during the*Linux startup process. The*Linux kernel*mounts it as*root file system*and starts the*initprocess from it. This will complete certain tasks before the real root file system is loaded; thus, initramfs needs to contain all of the*device driversand tools needed to mount the real root filesystem.
Every rom has its own initramfs so can loaded at device start.
As I had compiled kernels for galaxy s variant, I had used same kernel with different ramdisks to boot cm10, 10.1 , 10.2 and 11.
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Will uploud a patched safestrap apk so some body with unlocked bootloader can test if can dual boot 4.1 and 4.3 and maybe kitkat soon.
Out of service untill 30/08/2014
Samsung galaxy y stock for now.
Samsung galaxy captivat stock cm11 powered by NeatKernel.
Samsung galaxy S3 SCH-I535 (need jtag).
[KERNEL][4.1+] NeatKernel v1.09 [Dual recovery] captivate vibrant galaxys
[Stock 2.3.5][KK4] NeatRom Lite v1.0 Captivate[Arabic,Farsi support]
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