Originally Posted by ThdDude
Stupid or Brave? Have a spare device lol?
Have you tried our BlueLightning? We are doing new builds of it tonight, Hercules users flash Skyrocket ROM's with I think only a rotation fix.
BlueLightning is my next goal! In the past, i've done what iDyanmics has done with a skyrocket rom, but the DPI wasn't right and I wasnt able to make it look entirely correct or perfect. I am planning alternating BlueLightning and hellkat builds. But if all we need to do is swap out kernels..... @ThdDude
please add my changes to support the UBER kernel. And we can start building Skyrocket ROMS???
the reason everything works, is because they share the same video drivers. Adreno 220. But what the phones do not share entirely, is located in the kernel. the kernel stores all the information the phone needs to make EVERYTHING work. I forget where I read this, maybe it was faux123, but the kernel is like the engine and transmission, you're not going anywhere without it, and its basically what does all the work to make a car go. The body and seats, and buttons, and gauges are like the ROM, your interface to read and control the vehicle.
Ive been researching to understand the difference entirely, and that is honestly how I came up with the kernel. I started to notice similarities and differences of things. I started to realize, that you can build almost any rom (aside from possible framework differences) for any device. titanic_fanatic has proven that to me with SlimKat, Paranoid Android, and CM11.
its not likely you will mess your phone up because of the wrong rom. Please someone correct me if i am wrong. But the worst Ive ever had was, things just didnt work right. Now, go ahead and flash an incorrect kernel, now you're playing with fire. But the warning doesnt stop there. Our phones share EXACTLY the same partition layout at the skyrocket and hercules. Even the Note 1. Now, flash a rom that is for say the Galaxy S 3 which has a different partition layout, you'll find dragons. I'm really excited that you found this out.
Another thought. Ive been bothered that the vendor files for our phone perhaps aren't too different than the vendor files for the skyrocket or hercules and possibly a little more maintained (you are only one person after all) And perhaps, we've stumbled onto something really awesome here for our device. You've done so many changes based on the Skyrocket, its insanely awesome.