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[Q] New to flashing - Basic questins

OP flyoffacliff

5th June 2014, 03:47 AM   |  #1  
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This forum is really big and I am new. I apologize if I am asking this in the wrong place. I have been reading a lot about how android working, and serving Google for answers.

I always thought that the only way to hard brick a device was to erase or corrupted the bootloader. Since even if the ROM and recovery had problems, you could use fastboot mode to fix things.

Now I am reading that Roms ussualy include a kernal, and flashing a kernal can lead to a hard brick. Does this apply to the Nexus 7 2012, or just devices that use download mode/ODIN instead of fastboot?

I always thought of a boot loader like an i intersection where you normally keep driving strait (into the main rom), or turn left (into recovery), or stay at the intersection (fastboot). How does a kernal tie into this? Do all Roms include their own kernal, or are different kernals and Roms usually flashed sepretly?

Thank you for helping me to understand this better.
6th June 2014, 03:14 AM   |  #2  
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Anyone?

If I posted this in the wrong place or something, please let me know.

Thank you
6th June 2014, 06:07 AM   |  #3  
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Originally Posted by flyoffacliff

This forum is really big and I am new. I apologize if I am asking this in the wrong place. I have been reading a lot about how android working, and serving Google for answers.
I always thought that the only way to hard brick a device was to erase or corrupted the bootloader. Since even if the ROM and recovery had problems, you could use fastboot mode to fix things.
Now I am reading that Roms ussualy include a kernal, and flashing a kernal can lead to a hard brick. Does this apply to the Nexus 7 2012, or just devices that use download mode/ODIN instead of fastboot?
I always thought of a boot loader like an i intersection where you normally keep driving strait (into the main rom), or turn left (into recovery), or stay at the intersection (fastboot). How does a kernal tie into this? Do all Roms include their own kernal, or are different kernals and Roms usually flashed sepretly?
Thank you for helping me to understand this better.

Waouh...a lot of questions for one post.
You have several things to do.
Before if you don't know all functionalities of Android go to read these pages => xda Wiki
After, all you need for your N7 wifi (2012) it's here => Google Nexus 7

You need a lot of time for reading and learning and finally you will be happy for using your device with pleasure
Good luck
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