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Will Kernel Flashing ever come?

21st February 2014, 11:25 AM |#1  
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hello i was just wondering if we(sm900a owners) would ever get flashable kernels?
 
 
21st February 2014, 11:44 AM |#2  
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hello i was just wondering if we(sm900a owners) would ever get flashable kernels?

soon as someone figures out how to unlock the bootloader
21st February 2014, 11:45 AM |#3  
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soon as someone figures out how to unlock the bootloader

thanks i wasnt sure because the s4 has a locked bootloader but has flashable kernels from what i can tell.
21st February 2014, 12:16 PM |#4  
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thanks i wasnt sure because the s4 has a locked bootloader but has flashable kernels from what i can tell.

i am not sure but i think they figured out away to unlock bootloader on earlier firmware versions on the s4
22nd February 2014, 12:52 AM |#5  
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Still incorrect... they do not have flashable kernels on the AT&T S4 post MDL.

Kexec is required.

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---------- Post added at 06:52 PM ---------- Previous post was at 06:51 PM ----------

Also, there is still no unlocked bootloader on the earlier firmwares. Only a workaround known as LokiDoki. That was patched in MF3 and later versions.

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22nd February 2014, 06:10 AM |#6  
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While I would love some kernels. I'm fine with stock for now. Amazing battery with it lol so for now it's not as dire.

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23rd February 2014, 04:03 AM |#7  
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I wouldnt mind some hacking for some AOSP love. I remember the 2nd init days and I had an s4 so was accustomed to loki.
23rd February 2014, 06:19 PM |#8  
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While I love AOSP/AOKP, I personally feel like it wouldn't be all that great on this device. Way too many features would be gone.

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