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Kernel compilation for Galaxy Ace

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By sahilkhurana, Senior Member on 3rd April 2011, 04:55 PM
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Guys,
Before I raise some expectations, let me clarify that I am not an expert developer.
I was trying to compile the kernel for SGA and was using the source from http://opensource.samsung.com/ ( Samsung open source portal )

I had used the instructions given in the README and was using g++ from http://www.codesourcery.com/sgpp/lit...al/release1592

When I try to compile the kernel ( stock settings ), it dumps out zImage of around 3Mb.
When I try to flash it using SGS kernel flasher (https://market.android.com/details?i...=search_result) , it says file too big.

Any ideas where I might be going wrong.
Any help would be appreciated
 
 
3rd April 2011, 10:45 PM |#2  
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Does the sgs flasher even work with the ace?

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4th April 2011, 04:22 AM |#3  
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The phones mentioned under supported were Samsung phones like Galaxy S. Captivate, Fascinate.

That is why, I thought I will give it a try. I have posted a query on SGS flasher thread and will get a reply soon.

Anyways,
Is there a way to know what is the limit on size of zImage supported by the device?
What are the other alternatives available for flashing this kernel ? Odin ?
Any way to check the sanity of this compiled kernel ( emulator )

Thanks in advance
4th April 2011, 05:09 AM |#4  
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you can't flash zImage for galaxy ace with SGS kernel flasher.

the step that you must to do is:
-dump boot.img from phone or grab from official firmware .tar.md5.
-unpack the boot.img
-replace the zImage (kernel) and keep the ramdisk
-repack boot.img
-make tar.md5
-flash with odin

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5th April 2011, 03:20 AM |#5  
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Thanks a lot for the info !!
Let me try it out..
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Originally Posted by sahilkhurana

Let me try it out..

And? Did you success flashing kernel?
11th June 2011, 02:11 AM |#7  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by tj_style

you can't flash zImage for galaxy ace with SGS kernel flasher.

the step that you must to do is:
-dump boot.img from phone or grab from official firmware .tar.md5.
-unpack the boot.img
-replace the zImage (kernel) and keep the ramdisk
-repack boot.img
-make tar.md5
-flash with odin

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how did to do this? unpack and packing? any tutorial?
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