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- Jan 2, 2011
That serves as a good example and will be linked in the FAQ.
It´s always best to flash the kernel that´s made for exactly the firmware you´re currently running.
Usually it takes google a day to push the source or they push it during nighttime where I live. That means tomorrow if I find time I´m able to update the kernel.
If you want to be absolutely safe, as mentioned above just wait until I update the kernel.
If you want to be very adventurous and know how to safely restore back to stock and are comfortable with the process you may try to just flash the current release on the updated firmware.
However: This is a bad idea if the firmware includes a QPR update, as those often contain kernel changes that are firmware specific. (qpr = quarterly platform update)
Those are usually the releases on March, June, etc, however this is not rule set in stone.
Rules of thumb:
1. If you want to be absolutely safe, wait for me until I update the kernel or confirm there are no changes once google released the source and I had time to check.
2. If there´s a QPR bump, you may want to wait either way.
3. If you´re a bit adventurous wait until I flashed the current release on the updated firmware, the evening before google updates the source. I´m checking the logs and test basic functions. I´m not going to announce this always though, because I might not have time.
4. If you´re very adventurous and know your way around restoring stock images, flash before I report everything is going well. But don´t report issues here.