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[APP][Update] SGS kernel flasher v1.6.2 - flash a kernel within android

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By neldar, Retired Recognized Developer on 17th December 2010, 10:58 PM
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This application *requires* root.

This app can flash a kernel within android on Samsung i9000, Captivate, Fascinate, Vibrant and more.

Features:
* backup kernel as update.zip (for recovery)
* flash kernel from zImage, any .tar or .zip that contains a zImage
* reboot

Usage:
backup kernel: creates an update.zip (for recovery) containing a backup of the current kernel with time and date in /sdcard/sgs-kernel-flasher/backup/
choose kernel: choose kernel image (mostly named zImage) or any .tar or .zip that contains a zImage
flash kernel: flashes the kernel
reboot: reboot the phone

Android market: SGS kernel flasher


DISCLAIMER:
The author of this app is not responsible for any damage to your phone that may be caused by usage of this app or by deficient kernel images.
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17th December 2010, 11:01 PM |#2  
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Im curious, is it "bad" to flash to the partitions when in use ?

Shouldn't it be done via recovery ? Something like cwm where you'd choose flash kernel, it would safely restart your phone into recovery where it would flash your zimage and reboot.

Thnx
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17th December 2010, 11:06 PM |#3  
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Originally Posted by Daneshm90

Im curious, is it "bad" to flash to the partitions when in use ?

Shouldn't it be done via recovery ? Something like cwm where you'd choose flash kernel, it would safely restart your phone into recovery where it would flash your zimage and reboot.

Thnx

This partition is safe to be flashed from within android - otherwise i would not publish an app that can do that.
The partition is not used while android is running - only read at boot.

Just dont use the app with wrong files - you have to know what you are doing.
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18th December 2010, 04:38 AM |#4  
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I improved the app:
v1.0.1 stable:
* added: manual reboot
* added: check selected file for valid zImage

This app is now stable - happy flashing.
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18th December 2010, 09:24 AM |#5  
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oooh naice!
18th December 2010, 09:34 AM |#6  
What are the benefits of flashing the kernel while the OS is running ?
18th December 2010, 10:26 AM |#7  
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What are the benefits of flashing the kernel while the OS is running ?

For me, it hurts when pressing the Volume keys up/down in Recovery!
18th December 2010, 11:53 AM |#8  
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Whats the difference between this and the Tuxility app.? It does the same thing..?
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18th December 2010, 12:56 PM |#9  
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what about checking ( disabling ) lagfix?
18th December 2010, 02:44 PM |#10  
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Whats the difference between this and the Tuxility app.? It does the same thing..?
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This app does not use the redbend_ua binary - no forced reboot.
And the only purpose of this app is to flash the kernel, nothing else.

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what about checking ( disabling ) lagfix?

I will implement a check that will show a warning, but disablinf or removing of a lagfix is too much at the moment. There are too much different lagfix approaches and considering them all is pretty complex.
18th December 2010, 03:27 PM |#11  
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I keep most of kernels on /sdcard/kernals/ directory in .zip (CWM) format.
Any chances of adding support of such files?
Adding .tar should be straightforward too
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