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[CLOSED]Voodoo Kernel for Mesmerize

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sreister

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OK I hate to do this in this thread, but I figure since this is the Mesmerize Voodoo kernel thread..

How do I do it? I read that I have to do this in the 3 button recovery? I'm confused about that..I just flashed into the Pick-n-Pack ROM, now I want this kernel. Thanks.
 

phidelt82

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OK I hate to do this in this thread, but I figure since this is the Mesmerize Voodoo kernel thread..

How do I do it? I read that I have to do this in the 3 button recovery? I'm confused about that..I just flashed into the Pick-n-Pack ROM, now I want this kernel. Thanks.

Honestly, the easiest way to get into recovery is to get Quick Boot from the market. This way you can reboot, or get into recovery with a touch of the button instead of holding buttons. I use it all the time since I'm constantly reflashing things.

Once you are in recovery, just flash update.zip to get into CWM recovery. Next pick the option to install zip from sdcard, find the zip file, and install. After it finishes installing, just reboot. It will take a long time to reboot, don't worry. Just listen, it will talk you through what it is doing.
 
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sreister

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Honestly, the easiest way to get into recovery is to get Quick Boot from the market. This way you can reboot, or get into recovery with a touch of the button instead of holding buttons. I use it all the time since I'm constantly reflashing things.

Once you are in recovery, just flash update.zip to get into CWM recovery. Next pick the option to install zip from sdcard, find the zip file, and install. After it finishes installing, just reboot. It will take a long time to reboot, don't worry. Just listen, it will talk you through what it is doing.

OK, I think I understand, it's just that Quick Boot doesn't work..go figure. I click any of the boot options and it does nothing. What's the 3 button method? I don't mind because I won't be using it too often. Thanks.
 

sreister

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Yes, unless I have to re-root it after I've flashed a rom to it..and I don't THINK I have to..?
 

obliviator33

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I have this kernel installed. My question is, if I flashed a different ROM that would replace the voodoo kernel with whatever kernel the rom is using correct?
 

phidelt82

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I have this kernel installed. My question is, if I flashed a different ROM that would replace the voodoo kernel with whatever kernel the rom is using correct?

If you are going to flash anything, make sure you disable lagfix first. You can do that by either going into voodoo recovery and selecting voodoo and then disable lagfix, or you can put an empty file in the voodoo folder on your sdcard named disable_lagfix.

That said, if you are going to flash different ROM, check to see if it contains a kernel. They should say whether they do or not. I believe that all of the ROM's that are currently available for the Mesmerize are kernel free now. If it did have a kernel, then yes it would replace the one you have installed. If you are unsure and want to check for yourself, all you have to do is use 7zip or winrar and check the zip package to see if it contains a kernel folder in the first level. If not, no kernel.
 
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obliviator33

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Thanks. I kind of assumed all ROMS came with kernels, but that is good to know.

When Froyo is released for this phone would you have to revert back to the stock kernel or just disable the lagfix in order to update to 2.2?
 

phidelt82

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Thanks. I kind of assumed all ROMS came with kernels, but that is good to know.

When Froyo is released for this phone would you have to revert back to the stock kernel or just disable the lagfix in order to update to 2.2?

More than likely, the update wouldn't recognize your phone as something it was supposed to go on, so you would need to flash back to stock. Unless of course, the 2.2 you get is a custom ROM, which could be possible depending on who gets it first.
 

zarakand

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Just a quick question, what is the benefit of going to the Voodoo Kernel?

I have rooted the phone, gone to JT's clean ROM, and used the OCLF. The phone seems amazingly fast compared to what it was stock. Part of me wants to do the Voodoo Kernel, just cause its there, but I don't know if there is any real benefit.

Thanks and sorry if this is a dumb question.
 

cloudstrife7

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Just a quick question, what is the benefit of going to the Voodoo Kernel?

I have rooted the phone, gone to JT's clean ROM, and used the OCLF. The phone seems amazingly fast compared to what it was stock. Part of me wants to do the Voodoo Kernel, just cause its there, but I don't know if there is any real benefit.

Thanks and sorry if this is a dumb question.

Your post helped answered my question so I'll help answer yours. I was wondering if a rom with less apps would help improve performance, reading your post I'd assume it does. Have you tried quadrant to benchark your phone before and after?

I didn't install any other ROM, just the voodoo Kernel with lagfix - and I noticed a great performance boost difference. Quadrant score was 888 before kernel and now it's 1813. I'll post my score after I change my rom as well.

After flashing this I lost my vibrate functions for calls and sms. After a reboot it was fine.
 
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phidelt82

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Just a quick question, what is the benefit of going to the Voodoo Kernel?

I have rooted the phone, gone to JT's clean ROM, and used the OCLF. The phone seems amazingly fast compared to what it was stock. Part of me wants to do the Voodoo Kernel, just cause its there, but I don't know if there is any real benefit.

Thanks and sorry if this is a dumb question.

Not a dumb question at all. OCLF is not a true lagfix. EXT2 lagfixes are placebo. They do speed up the phone, granted, and you will get a benefit. But the cost is a huge chunk of your phone's drive. With voodoo, you don't use up precious space creating a buffer. It creates an EXT4 Data partion saving lots of space. If you have Titanium backup, look at your Internal Drive... mine is 1.62GB with 1.39 GB free. and my DB data is 109 MB with 98.2 MB free. I have 192 apps on my phone. When I was using OCLF I had almost no Internal Drive left. Sure my Quadrant score looked good, but my it was inflated. Now, I know I'm getting the benefit of EXT4 plus all of that extra drive space. There really is a true benefit of using voodoo over OCLF. That and you also have added features in the recovery screen.

Hope that helps answer your question.
 
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