The kernel is a central component of most computer operating systems. It acts as bridge between applications and the hardware and also manages the systems's resources.

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How to decompile android kernel within android itself?

How do I decompile kernel.bin of my android 4.1.2 kernel on android itself? Is there an app that can decompile kernel.bin or any methods for decompiling kernel.bin? Thank in advance!
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Is it possible to compleately and utterly brick a phone with no chance of repair?

As i have recently gotten into some research about android kernel development and would like to fiddle around my phone and of course i have seen all the warnings about "bricking your device" but it ...
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Will updating the kernel reset the phone memory?

I updated my OnePlus One phone to the company-owned system, Oxygen OS. The battery now is miserable - it depletes within 5 hours. I am looking for a solution to fix that without wiping and ...
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RCA tablet want to watch on monitor

I have an inexpensive tablet (RCA), and I want to hook it up to a monitor with a VGA hookup, I got the adaptor, micro USB on one side and VGA on the other. Hooked it all up, and nothing....I can't ...
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Is there any kernel requirement for installing Android Lollipop?

Is there a special requirement for a newer kernel in Android Lollipop? Can I use it with 3.4 kernel?
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How do I mount an NFS share on an CM 12?

I'd like to mount an NFS share on my Android cell phone, with perhaps a mount-unmount button on the home screen. Any ideas of how to accomplish this? My /system/lib/modules is empty. It doesn't have ...
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Is “Host GPU on” on android emulator same as GPU passthrough?

I see that there's "Host GPU on" for standard Android emulator(which is incidentally qemu-based) from Google. Is it same as the hardware acceleration obtained by successful GPU-passthrough in Qemu-kvm?...
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What do you mean by kernel [duplicate]

I have many times come across this word. I even know a little about it but don't know exactly what it is.
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Stuck at boot screen after adding multi-user account

I attempted to add a multi-user account to my device, and after it automatically restarted, it has been stuck in the boot loading sequence. I tried un plugging it and running over night, it simply ran ...
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Enable framebuffer console in Android kernel source

Is it possible to somehow enable the framebuffer console in android kernel sources from samsung, to see kernel messages instead of just the bootlogo?
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Swap to Increase RAM but kernel issue

I have Micromax Canvas Doodle A111 phone with Android v4.1.2. My phone has 512 MB RAM by default. So whenever I try installing some new apps my phone becomes really slow so I decided to increase RAM ...
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Nexus 4 rooted, stuck at CM10 for various reasons - HELP!

I've been using a Nexus 4 for almost 2 years now. I rooted it to get LTE connection. Downgraded radio and all... it was beyond my level of expertise but I managed to get LTE and CM10, along with a ...
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Powered USB hub not charging phone. Kernel options?

I got a powered USB 2.0 hub (ET-UP900). As power source I am using the phones charger. But if I connect the hub with my phone (SM-C115) it does not charge. If I connect the charger directly it works. ...
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Is android kernel same for all devices [closed]

I m newbie to building roms. I have Hiawei G630 device with 4.3 kernel. My question is would it work if I use Samsung or other Huawei kernel. Sorry form my bad english
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Screen flickering galaxy s3

I noticed that my galaxy s3 sometimes show flickering on display when I am for example closing apps. I disabled HW overlays but it didn't help. I read that it can cause battery. My battery is fairly ...
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usb to ethernet driver installation

I am following this thread to enable my samsung android phone to do usb to ethernet communication http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2039886 I copied the smsc75xx.ko generated by the ...
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how to find out secret service codes for android

I have a Spice Dream Uno (Android One) and none of the secret service codes I found on the internet (like ##197328640## and ##7378423##) work on it. Do I have to root my phone in order for these to ...
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bootloops / random restarts on Note 2 LTE, worse with SIM inserted? analyze kernel log “last_kmsg”?

when I started using my Note 2 LTE with an LTE sim card (tested LTE long ago without problems), running CM11 nightly from approx. 1 month ago, it started to reboot randomly. But it also happened with ...
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Can one determine the kernel version of a Samsung device from the Android version?

Basically, does an Android version map to a specific kernel version on Samsung devices? For example, can I assume that Samsung devices running Android 4.4.2 will have kernel version 3.4.0 (or some ...
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Automatic turning on an android

i have found a solution of the problem of automatic turning on an android (not samsung), when battery is charging for this i've inserting the line /system/bin/reboot in the file /system/bin/ipod ...
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What does “se.infra@SEP-138#1” mean on kernel version?

I have broken my mobile, so I want to download the original version back. The original version is: Android version: 4.1.2 Kernel version: 3.0.31-638230 se.infra@SEP138#1 On kernel version, what ...
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Any Fast Charge Kernel for Nexus 7 grouper? Franco Kernel?

I have the latest Franco kernel on my N7 2012 WiFi, normally it should be able to fast charge but I cant? Anyone have a solution or another kernel supporting fast charge for my device? This wont ...
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Extracting code from lk.bin (little kernel binary file) & preloader.bin - MTK6572, mediatek

This is a changed question from the original, since nobody seemed to have answered, found most of the answer on my own. As stated before, wanted to fix my userdata and fat area blocks after hacking ...
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Trying to replace a modem but encountering errors

I've been having connectivity problems on my i9505 LTE on every ROM I've tried since August. Searching around reveals that the outdated modem is the source of the troubles, and that by using the ...
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What does it mean by letter 'g' in a kernel version string such as 3.4.0-gd59db4e?

In my Nexus 5 device, I can see the kernel version as follows: 3.4.0-gd59db4e I know 3.4.0 is the linux kernel version number, and d59db4e is short of a commit sha1. here is another example. I just ...
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Is Android FAT / FAT32 implementation power failure resilient?

Does the android FAT/32 implementation handle sudden battery removal? I know that Symbian's 'Rugged FAT' (efat32.fsy) and Microsoft's T-Fat implement this, but I've not been able to find any ...
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AFwall+: Why does the Kernel need an internet connection all the time?

Since I started using AFWall+ (a firewall based on iptables) on Android, I was wondering why the Linux kernel tries to connect to the internet all the time? Allthough blocking the kernel I didn't ...
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does flashing a kernel ever wipe anything on the phone? + Doing it without CWM?

does flashing a kernel ever wipe anything on the phone? and is it ever dependent on android version? e.g. 4.22 or 4.3 I have CWM and i've seen the option to install from zip within CWM recovery. ...
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Using a wifi dongle to monitor network

I have an android smart box with a built-in wifi and I want to add a dongle to the box so that I can monitor the network. I have found a similar question with somewhat vague answer(at least to me); ...
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Programmatically, how does “rooting” a device enable access? [duplicate]

From a layman point of view, one would say, "Oh, I'm unrooted so I am blocked and access is not allowed." I want the programmatic point of view; telling me how an unrooted device doesn't have access ...
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Network Issue after flashing Cosmic ROM at Galaxy S Duos

I am a Galaxy S DUOS S7562 user and I have flashed Cosmic ROM v2.5 to my phone. However, I face some connectivity problems. My phone is dual sim but now it forever activates and deactivates both sims ...
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How do you extract the boot.img from a samsung g4?

I don't image the adb command is able to access that sector of the device but for the record, when I connect, I can see the device but C:\Users\Brad2\Downloads\adbUnzip2Cdrive\adb>adb kill-server C:\...
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Where is the .config hidden on Samsung Galaxy S4?

cat /proc/config.gz tmp-mksh: cat: /proc/config.gz: No such file or directory Is there another place to find it?
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Help to understand working of powerbutton and volume rockers

I want to understand the workings of power button and volume rockers in Android devices, which are associated with the kernel driver of these keys. What happens in the kernel driver and boot loader ...
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Proprietary software distributed along with Linux kernel

What is the licensing rationale behind distributing proprietary (copyrighted) software within a common smartphone's Android system? I mean software like device drivers (camera, GSM modules etc.) or ...
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Confirming the nature of a Samsung update, and declining it

I find it a little bit offensive to receive a "Software Update" message on my Galaxy Note 2 that does not disclose the nature of the update (an OS update? an app update?). software update message (...
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Oddities Reading boot.img - Way Too Big and Errors In Kernel

This is related to this question but as I've made some progress since and run into some rather different issues that would mean I'd essentially have to rewrite it to be a totally different question I'...
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Is it possible to unload built-in kernel module?

I have a kernel with built-in module that I want to replace. I have built a .ko and tried to insmod it, but it failed since the kernel was already built with it. Is it possible to do this?
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Replacing the system partition without touching the kernel?

So I have an android phone that I'd like to put a clean rom onto, but it looks like there aren't any good kernels ported to it yet. I've done some reading into the android architecture, and come to ...
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How to install custom kernel from source? - Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 (GT-P5113)

I have modified the kernel code in attempts to add a driver for USB to Ethernet. I have successfully compiled the code and am trying to install it onto my tablet. I am following the README that came ...
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Where is the current_now measurement generated

If you go into the adb shell, you can check what the amount of current the battery is discharging by using the following command cat /sys/class/power_supply/battery/current_now When the current is ...
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how can I change the contents of /proc/product_name_extra?

I have a rooted device and need to change the contents of /proc/product_name_extra from Prod to Eng. I have tried cp, mv, echo, and vi. I get IO error most commonly and no matter what perms I set I ...
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Cannot find HTC One in ADB, SD card not mounted, incorrect kernel for installed ROM, no backup

Pretty much what the title says. I have messed up big time. Because I am switching carriers, I have to switch back to the stock ROM. It is stuck at the loading screen, most likely because of a kernel ...
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How do I find the kernel config for my ROM?

I'm very happy with CM11 ported to my phone(Samsung Galaxy Ace 2). One day I bought Bluetooth keyboard. When I tried to connect it, it paired and... wat? No connection!? I thought that this ROM has ...
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Nexus 5 takes forever and a day to charge

Since I have installed franco Kernel on my device, charging takes longer than normal (I'd guess 4-5 hours?). But today charging became extremely slow. I plugged it in overnight and this morning it ...
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Can't mount SMB folders on rooted device

Android 4.3 on a rooted Samsung galaxy note. Astro file manager can work with my network (SMB) folders but the CIFS Manager app says "mount: no such device". (Mount Manager app doesn't seem to support ...
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Go back to Stock Kernel

I upgraded to faux kernel not a long time ago and I am having a lot of issues with it. I want to go back to the original kernel. I even tried restoring to factory defaults but it didn't restore the ...
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I installed an incompatible kernel with CyanogenMod - what do I do?

I installed Faux kernel on my Nexus 5 with CyanogenMod 11. I forgot about CM's special kernel setup when installing Faux - how do I uninstall, or wipe my phone to reinstall CyanogenMod? I use ...
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Nexus 4, ART vs Dalvik Runtime: Which provides a lower battery consumption?

I'm using a Nexus 4 and currently using the Cyanogen Mod 11 ROM. I was using Paranoid Android Beta 4 for KitKat before but switched to Cyanogen Mod due to the stability that Cyanogen Mod offers right ...
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Given that every application runs as a separate user, what happens when you want to add a new user account?

According to this, every application in Android runs as a separate kernel-level user, with a unique user ID and group ID. So, what happens under the hood when you add a new user (e.g. to your shared ...