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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What are the differences between Perseus and Adam kernels

I have a Galaxy S4 i9500 and have started looking into Android development and custom ROMS to get a feel on how they are made, what changes they provide and to what they focus on. But I always end up ...
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Touchpad buttons do not respond after flashing Kernel

I flashed a new ROM and Kernel on my Galaxy Player 5.0 USA version (YP-G70). I since then tried several kernels and the capacitive buttons (Menu/Home/Back - no physical buttons - just part of the ...
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What is the default Kernel Governor in Stock Samsung Galaxy Mega Android ROM?

I have rooted my phone recently and just installed ROM Toolbox which has several Governors available. It is using OnDemand by default, but I switched to Interactive. I just need to be as close to ...
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boot.img doesn't contain source code

I have a MTK soc phone rocking JB 4.2.2 with kernel 3.4.0. I have extracted the boot.img in Ubuntu using dsixda kitchen, however the extracted boot.img folder doesn't contain C source code. I have ...
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Signature verification failed when flashing custom kernel (Siyah)

I am trying to flash a custom kernel (Siyah-s2-v6.0b5-CWM) to my Samsung Galaxy S2. When I go to recovery mode, click apply update from sdcard, and select the file, it shows this: Finding update ...
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One S reboots with new CM 3.4 Kernel

This is something that's been bugging me ever since the 3.4 kernel was released: Problem: I am getting intermittent reboots when using any ROM which is based on the 3.4 kernel. It happens totally at ...
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Where can I configure SELinux in Cyanogenmod 10.1.3?

Cyanogenmod released the stable version 10.1.3 yesterday and it apparently includes SELinux enhancements running in permissive mode per default. I thought that you could change the mode in the ...
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How CF-Autoroot works?

How CF-autoroot Theoretically is able to root android devices ? I'm wondering on what technics it use to run su ? Do it use a custom/patched Linux kernel ? or it is based on local root exploit ? I ...
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How to interrupt Android boot sequence to force it boot to Linux kernel only

I am trying to do some low level performance testing related to device processor cores through adb which I feel it is affected by Android background services and system stuff. As I know that the ...
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Android early boot console over usb

I'm trying to port newer kernel versions onto my Nexus S device. Most newer kernels panic very early on in the boot process. I would like to debug this. However, since the phone has been provided to ...
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Is is possible to install a new CM version and a custom kernel in one go?

Currently my workflow to update to a new CM nightly and reinstall my custom kernel is this: Install the CM update using the CM updater Boot into recovery manually and install the zip file containing ...
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Which Android runs which Linux kernel?

Is there a list of which kernel version comes in each Android AOSP version? Or lets say, which version /proc/version would spit out.
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Where can I find the stock kernel for my Samsung Galaxy S2?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S2 phone (GT-I9100). I installed clockworkmod, a custom kernel and rom (Resurrection Remix) earlier this year. One day I couldn't boot it anymore. I restored a backup of the ...
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Samsung Note 10.1 USB Ethernet

I'm trying to get USB Ethernet support on my tablet, which for some reason is apparently disabled even though 4.1.2 directly supports it. (My Note II can use it...) I've come to the conclusion that ...
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Does Android 2 support swap space?

With Android 2.3 being Linux-based, can Android 2.3 use a swap partition without being rooted?
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What is the difference between the Linux Kernel and the Android Kernel?

What are the modifications done in linux kernel to make it an android kernel ? By this question I mean what are the differences between linux kernel and android kernel ?
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How can I update the Linux kernel of my Android device?

I am using Sony Xperia E Dual with the kernel that identifies as 3.0.8-perf administrator@ubuntu-scm01 #1 and now I want to update it to the latest and the best one. Please help me understand it can ...
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Why is EXT3 not supported on Android?

Android uses the Linux kernel instead of some "Android kernel", so why is ext3 not supported on Android 2.3?
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Sound on Power-On

I want a sound to be played when the user presses the power button, Since I am customizing Android for Visually Challenged people this feature might let them know if the tablet has actually powered on ...
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Updating Siyah Kernel to 1.9.1 on Galxy SIII i9300 ends in black screen after Siyah logo

I currently run Siyah 1.8.9 Kernel with CM 10.1 nightly (20130218), and I've tried to flash Siyah 1.9.1 with both Odin (PC) and through CM recovery. Both ways end up with a black screen after the ...
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How to find PHYS_OFFSET value for mkbootimg

As i was following instructions here. I found a problem that my /proc/config.gz does not contain CONFIG_PHYS_OFFSET setting. But my /proc/iomem contains 40000000-5bffffff : System RAM. What value i ...
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What is the method to debug Android kernel from booting in tablet?

I have to test a custom Android build on a tablet and I need to know the method to debug the Android kernel from booting in the tablet? The tablet has only a screen, 2 USB ports and an HDMI port.
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get wireless tools in Android devices?

i see this link about enable wireless tools on android. but i can't understand the way he follow to enable tools on what terminal or adb shells for the device or on linux platform !! also from ...
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LorDModUE - How to configure

I have installed Lordmodue* to under volt my android device by downloading the .zip, booting into recovery mode, browsing the sdcard and selecting the .zip file. The install was successful and under ...
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Which custom or official kernel should I use on SGS2?

I'm using SGS2 with latest stock ICS ROM, but it has few bugs which I really hate, so I want to look at custom kernels which could help me in this. The main headache for me at the moment is I ...
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Samsung S2 kernel change

On my Samsung Galaxy S2, I have Android 4.0.4 running with Kernel 3.0.15-1114882. I need to change to kernel 3.015-1157945 or 3.015-1056084 . Is this possible? If yes How?
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Why are some files under /proc are universally readable?

Why are some files under /proc are universally readable by anyone using adb? e.g. /proc/<pid>/statm /proc/<pid>/maps /proc/<pid>/smaps We can even cat the content of these files, ...
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My phone reboots after a kernel oops, what can I do?

I use the CyanogenMod firmware on my phone (CM7.2 on a HTC Wildfire) and when I take photos it sometimes reboots. I found out that a kernel oops happens due to a null pointer dereference in the ...
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Where to find the Kernel Source code for my Samsung Epic 4g device? [closed]

I'm trying to recompile a module for my Android device (I'm pretty new to both kernel level stuff and android stuff) I have an Epic 4G CM9 with a Kernel 2.6.35.7-g502e35e, pinky-ghost@cyyanogenmod#1 ...
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How to change the display refresh rate of an android device

I am creating a custom ROM for my android device (MT6577 + ICS 4.0.4).The base ROM I'm using is the stock ROM of the device. My device's display refresh rate is pre-configured at 30Hz. Now, I want to ...
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How to get setting information before booting Android devices like in BIOS?

Is there any method by which we could get the system information before booting android OS. Like wise in PC/laptop, we can get into BIOS setting before booting and get the system information. Do ...
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Upgrading Kernel

I am somehow confused about the kernel and how it plays out. I have a couple of questions: Let's assume my device kernel reports its kernel as 3.0.8 (using uname -r). How can I figure out what ...
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My Huawei u8160(Vodafone 858) supports usb-host although not working?

I have a Huawei u8160 running Psyke83's Cyanogenmod 7.2 14/8/2012 which had a package with it to apply usb-host mode kernel called usbhost1-cm-7-20120814-MADTEAM-u8160.zip. So I flashed the zip using ...
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Custom Kernels on Stock ROMs?

The General Question: Is it possible to install custom kernels on a Rooted Stock ROM? The Example: I have a Nexus 7 which I have rooted running 4.1.1 (Jelly Bean JRO03D) would it be possible to just ...
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Faster CPU means higher battery consumption?

A friend of mine and I have the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. His tab is flashed with a custom kernel giving 1.2Ghz instead of the 1Ghz I have by default. Using antutu benchmark, we saw what we expected, ...
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l2_hsic prevents my device from Deep Sleep. How to fix it?

I have installed BetterBatteryStats and CPU SPY, because I noticed that I had a faster than normal battery consumption when the tab was left alone. I made a 30 mins test Wifi OFF, Flight Mode On, ...
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Get root or re-install the OS without a USB cable?

Usually, the guides for getting root or re-installing the OS on an Android device (I have a Samsung Galaxy S, which I'm mostly inetersted about) tell to flash the device from another computer through ...
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Why are there so many different Android kernels (technical answer please)

Isn't Android a common kernel that is used across all devices? For example CentOS will install on Dell, HP, and a variety of other hardware. Sure there are different modules but it's still CentOS ...
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Is the kernel flashed automatically from CWM?

By this, I mean, while flashing a firmware (update.zip) from ClockworkMod recovery, is boot.img also flashed or do I need to use fastboot separately?
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Extract boot.img

I have pulled boot.img from my phone's CWM backup. How do I extract it? I tried split_bootimg.pl. But throws an error - Android Magic not found in boot.img. Giving up.
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How to find out if my Device's Kernel has Loop Device Support

I would assume most all of you know why I am asking this, but for those who don't, Loop Device Support of a Kernel on an Android device is utilized to mount a Linux Distro IMG file (Ubuntu or Debian, ...
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What are the technical differences between bootloader, recovery, kernel and ROM? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the difference between: Rooting, Jailbreak, ROM, Mod, etc.? I'd love a reference (or an explanation if anyone has the time) on what characterizes these different ...
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Flashing an official Samsung galaxy tab kernel

I have a Galaxy Tab 10.1 (GT-P7510) with Android 3.2 and kernel 2.6.36.3 installed. I'm building a customized kernel using Samsung's official kernel source code for research purposes. I do not need to ...
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Can someone recommend a ROM and kernel for the Galaxy S2 that works fully? [closed]

I have installed a kernel and ROM onto my Samsung Galaxy S2. However, it's been giving me a lot of problems. First the Compass didn't work, then when the compass was fixed by installing a patch the ...
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rmt_storage keeps polling and spam logcat

In logcat I can see rmt_storage keeps doing something every 2/3 seconds I/rmt_storage(15279): rmt_storage open success I/rmt_storage(15279): rmt_storage shared memory ioctl success ...
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Where can I get the stock Android Kernel configuration for Galaxy S3 running ICS?

Question: We are trying to find the kernel configuration on a currently running Samsung Galaxy S2, with Android 4.0.3 (Ice-Cream Sandwich). We do not wish to root the phone. We checked /proc/config.gz ...
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Boot custom kernel via phone

I can currently boot a custom kernel (without flashing it) for test purposes by using fastboot on my computer via: cmd> fastboot boot customkernel.img Which works great. I've found great kernels ...
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Cannot turn on LG GT540 due to kernel panic

I cannot turn on my LG GT540. When I try to turn it on it displays a message which says: Linux Kernel Panic Process swapper (pid : 1 ) What does this mean? How can I fix it?
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Samsung Galaxy S2 bricked?

I own a galaxy sII. 3 weeks back, I downloaded and flashed the MIUI ICS rom on my phone. A week later I tried to update the ROM through ROM Manager. Everything went fine except when after flashing the ...
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Android USB Gadget Driver

I am trying to get Ethernet over USB working for my Nexus S. I am running Ice Cream Sandwich v4.0.3 and have rebuilt the kernel with USB Gadget support turned on. When I connect the phone to my ...