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.
Samsung galaxy captivat stock cm11 powered by NeatKernel.
Samsung galaxy S3 SCH-I535 stock 4.4.2 rooted + safestrap v3.75.
[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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