CM 9 safe kernel to flash. There are no modules in this kernel, just the kernel. Flash while phone in download mode from Odin or Heimdall.
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Not sure if its OK to flash from your current kernel? - Your answer awaits you here
- credit chasmodo
FAQ's - by sunny2303
1. Has this ROM been ported from any other device ROM (like Nexus 7)?
No, we at Asylum believe in original work and the developer has built this completely from scratch using CM10 sources, for details refer credits in OP of ROM thread
2. Which kernels are safe to directly wipe and flash Asylum JB from? (BTW, flashing instructions in the OP need updating too - chas)
a) any CM9 or CM10 based kernels (don’t know how to put the goddamn bullet, someone edit my edits, please - chas)
b) any NoteCore, SpeedMod v4 and above, Franco v4 and above
c) any GB kernel
3. Which kernels must be replaced before wiping and flashing Asylum JB?
a) any CF--Root ICS kernel (GB are OK) ------>This one should be moved to #2, but only if Anti and Ripper are ABSOLUTELY certain that Asylum/Aroma updater script does not issue any dangerous format commands (contact me for detailed explanation - chas)
b) you must flash a safe kernel (see #2) if you have rooted any stock ICS Rom using CWM.zip with superuser and busybox
c) SpeedMod v3 and below, Franco v3 and below
d) old leaked kernels such as LP1, LP5 and LP6
4. What does Aroma Installer do?
Aroma installer helps you customize ROM to suit your requirements, with installation of your choice, from the choices in built in ROM installation.
5. Do I wipe before or after running Aroma Installer?
Always wipe before running Aroma. You will lose all user apps Aroma has installed if you do a
factory reset after the flash is done.
6. Do I need to flash Gapps separately?
7. Is removed apks.zip a CWM flashable zip file?
No, to avoid bloating of your phone with apps which you may not need, you can copy specific apk file from removed apks.zip and paste it in /system/app, change permissions to rw-r—r--
8. How can I change DPI settings?
Aroma installer provides you an option during installation to choose your preferred dpi between 320, 240, 213 and 160.
If you have installed with one of these setting and wish to change to other, you can use tool like “ROM toolbox lite or pro” (available on play store)
Non standard dpi settings (other than ones mentioned above) may result in improper functioning of some apps & play store
9. How can I change governor & scheduler?
You will have to use a tool like “Set CPU” (available on play store) to unleash options of governor & scheduler that Asylum kernel offers (alternative: you can change governor from Settings/Performance/Processor/CPU Governor, and I/O scheduler using Rom Toolbox/Kernel Tweaks - Rom Toolbox was already recommended for DPI management -chas)
For more information about governor & scheduler, you may refer here. Please thank the OP if you found it helpful
10. Which are compatible kernels with Asylum JB?
Asylum kernel which comes in built with the ROM is the recommended kernel
In case you wish to try other kernels, you may try any CM10 based kernel available on Chasmodo’s kernel repository. Please do not forget to press “Thanks” button if you pick any kernels there ☺
11. What is Full wipe & what is Cache wipe using CWM?
Full wipe :
Step 1. Wipe Data/ Factory reset
Step 2. Wipe Cache partition
Step 3. Advanced – Wipe Dalvik Cache
Full wipe will erase data like applications and application settings etc though user data like media files and external sd card content will be untouched. However, keeping a backup on PC is recommended.
Only step 2 & 3 of above
All data including applications and application settings as well as user data will be left untouched, only cache will be cleared.
12. I am on another JB ROM is it safe to flash Asylum JB from there?
Absolutely yes, however we strongly recommend Full wipe option mentioned above if you come from any other ROM other than previous Asylum JB versions (from JB Beta 1 onwards)
13. Can I do a Full wipe and still get my apps after flashing Asylum JB?
Well… Yes. While you are on your previous ROM make a flashable zip of your apps using “App2zip” application (available on play store). Place it securely on your internal sd card ( keeping a back up on PC is recommended). Once you have flashed Asylum JB, simply go in recovery mode and flash the update.zip you would have created earlier OR
You can use Titanium Backup for backup and restore, but we recommend only application restore and not data. For heavy data applications like games, you may want to use restore app+data option but smooth functioning cannot be assured (most users however have found this working well).
14. My external SD card is missing?
Use ES file explorer which comes with Asylum JB
Go in settings
Check the option “Up to root”, press back
In explorer mode click “Up”
You will find ExtSdCard, that’s where contents of your external sd card are
15. Can I use different themes on Asylum JB?
Of course you can… download any compatible theme of your choice from Play Store
Go in System settings - Themes – Theme chooser, choose downloaded them – Select apply
If you are getting a “Theme error”, apply default system theme and then apply downloaded theme, ignore any error message if it shows. This should work 9/10 times, else contact the theme developer and ask him to customize the theme for this wonderful ROM ☺
16. Do applications like S-Note, S-Memo work on this ROM?
NO. Since this ROM has its roots from CM10 and abovementioned apps are Samsung proprietary apps these apps are not and will never work on Asylum JB probably.
Thanks to varied developers, we have able substitution available for most of these apps, if you care to browse play store ☺
17. I cannot connect the Note to my PC as mass storage (USB). What to do?
Nothing. Mass storage connection has been dumped from JB altogether. Use MTP connection
18. I cannot set my notification toggles. What do I do?
Change your DPI to 320, set the toggles, then change back to ani DPI you prefer and the
toggles will be there.
19. I have a question which has not been answered above?
First of all, thanks for reading entire FAQ list ☺
Come and join us on Asylum JB discussion thread and we will be happy to help you to the best of our knowledge based on inputs (screenshot, logcat etc) provided by you