Originally Posted by shazam1203
ok.. noob question, can I flash boot after flashing custom rom?
I've seen that boot.img is where the kernels are, and I've seen that to flash an ICS ROM in that thread
that in order to flash an ICS ROM on a MT4GS you need to flash a kernel after the ROM, in the form of a boot.img.
So I'll say, hesitantly, "yes".
Unless, of course, you meant something else. That, or, I misunderstood something somewhere...
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Originally Posted by CoNsPiRiSiZe
First off: Thanks are due across the board, as well as to the man who made the .exe Noob-proof app it helped a little bit and worked great
I don't know about the dot-exe but I'll agree nonetheless.
I don't know much about the whole ROM thing and Android in general. I come from G1 land, where everything was easy
. You just flash the ROM and you're done. However, if I understand correctly, here you just flash the ROM you want (ICS whatever) and then the kernel (boot). Did I miss something along the way?
I would think that the kernel should be no different conceptually than the one in Linux (or Windows, or OS-X, or...). It's the interface between the software packages ("Android", plus the apks, framework, all that) and the hardware. So really, I don't see why any
ROM shouldn't work as long as your kernel has everything the ROM needs to interface with the hardware and the framework has everything the ROM needs to interface with the software (or the software with the kernel). Do I understand correctly?
I just reread that... you booted the hboot via fastboot instead of writing it to the phone first... which I guess is smarter than what I did -- cus if it won't work at least you don't brick it that way. Do you have a link to the howto for that? I'm sure it's simple and easy, I just have never done it...