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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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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UVC compliant USB camera interface with non v4L2 compliant Android devices [on hold]

AFAIK, If I want to connect An UVC compliant USB webcamera to android device there must be UVC i.e USB Video Class driver and V4L2(Video for Linux2) is needed, If there is UVC but not V4L2 in kernel ...
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How to boost voltage of headphone jack from kernel?

I want to increase my headphone jack voltage from kernel . How I can find the sound folder and sound module files in android kernel ? I used viper and other softwares , they are not powerful as ...
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How can I backup and restore Cyanogenmod 12.1 rom installed on my Samsung Galaxy 2 i9100?

Cyanogenmod(12.1)'s recovery has no backup or restore option. As I read in the answer of a previous post, CyanogenMod recovery is basic, so we should flash another recovery. The easiest way would be ...
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Can't sideload some apps on some kernels (idlekernel, Cyanogenmod kernel)

I always wanted to use idlekernel but once I install it, the apps would disappear (also happened on Cyanogenmod kernel). Usually the apps that it doesn't want me to sideload are the ones that gets ...
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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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Unpack and Pack the Ramdisk.img

I want to make some change to the ramdisk.img file and use that to bring up the emulator. I unpacked the ramdisk.img with the following command: gunzip -c ../ramdisk.img | cpio -i Before making any ...
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Using android's BLOBs in GNU/Linux environment

I've successfully BOOTED to debian. I installed a regular debian file system under /data/debian with debootstrap, made a tiny init file in initcpio to tell it to switch_root to /data/debian and ...
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Extract boot.img from Emulator

I want to extract the boot.img from the android emulator. But I am not able to find it. I took the adb shell and read the proc/mtd file. This is content of the proc/mtd file. root@generic:/ # cat ...
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Galaxy S2 stuck at boot. Please help

Yesterday I flashed CM 12.1 on my Galaxy S2 gt-i9100. I rooted the device by flashing Siyah kernel via Odin. Then using cwm based siyah recovery I did the factory reset and wipe cache & dalvik and ...
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How to slow down boot on Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge

I made a custom boot animation in .qmg for my Galaxy but the system boots too rapidly, I try to slow it down. I searched in all the boot files how to do that but I did not found anything... One file ...
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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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How can I enable/add USB OTG support to my rooted and Cyanogenmod installed Huewei Honor 4x?

I have tried stickmount but did not succeed in getting otg mounted. I basically want to use wireless mouse or keyboard. I think the kernel that is installed presently does not support otg. What is the ...
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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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How do I use external web camera though USB OTG on Huawei Honor 6?

Built-in kernel does not come with USB Video support and when using sideloaded uvcvideo.ko the camera works very bad (image is distorted, the device often crash). I can barely get even single 160x120 ...
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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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Lenovo S6000 - Auto power on after connecting charger

I searched the web to automatically power on my lenovo tablet after connecting the charger, but all the guides are for samsung and some other brands. File /system/bin/playlpm doesn't exist in lenovo ...
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Correct build choice for Nexus 7 lunch

I've been trying to install a kernel/bootloader/etc for my Nexus 7 wifi only model tablet and got this error from fastboot flashall, Device product is 'flo'. Update requires 'msm8960' or 'deb'. ...
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How to unroot and remove a custom kernal on android

I have had my Samsung s5 mini (G800F) for some time now and am looking to sell it. I rooted the phone and used a custom kernal that allowed OTG support for the phone. How do I remove the root and the ...
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Forcing Higher USB Current

The Big Problem: Like a lot of people we are finding that our tablet does not maintain charge when connected to USB (PC or other device, not AC jack, we need data and charging simultaneously). What ...
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What is the difference between: Rooting, Jailbreak, ROM, Mod, etc.?

What is the difference between: Unlocking the bootloader (prerequisite for doing many, though not all, other things below) Rooting Jailbreaking ROM NAND and Nandroid Operating System Mod (e.g. ...
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Android kernel decompiling?

I want decopile kernel to add futures like OC. I extracted ram disk ,dts (device tree source) and copiled kernel from boot.img. I also have other files like recovery ,system ,data etc. How decopile ...
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Do I have a FUSE-enabled kernel?

I would like toknow if my kernel supports FUSE. If not, how do I build or download one with FUSE support, where on the FS do I place the kernel? I don't want to install CyanogenMod. I have a Samsung ...
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How to get Kindle Fire HD out of boot loop

I was trying to change the lockscreen image on my Kindle Fire HD 7 [rooted] using a guide on xda-developers, when I copied framework-res.apk using ES File Explorer, the Kindle rebooted. It now has ...
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What is the point of separating the kernel and the rest of the operating system?

With all of the Android devices that I've seen, the Linux kernel and the initial RAM disk are placed in (the poorly named) boot.img and the rest of the operating system is placed in system.img or ...
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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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How can I find the name of the Kernel and its version that is running in my phone?

I had flashed Android 6.0 Marshmallow in My Nexus 5. As a part of a rooting process, I had to flash the kernel to allow SU binary to work. All is fine and root works well. Kernel is a intangible ...
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Can we modify or replace kernel and shell of an Android Device? [closed]

Is it possible to modify the kernel and shell of an android device? Devices like Samsung Galaxy S6 or Xiaomi Mi4i? If yes, how is it possible? Does the Manufacturer need to provide the Kernel before ...
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Run custom Android image in Qemu

Is it possible to compile and run a Samsung Android image (e.g., kernel for Galaxy S6 or older version) in a mainline Qemu? Samsung has released the source code for most of its mobile devices ...
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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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How to determine if my device supports USB Ethernet controller?

I'm about to purchase USB-OTG Ethernet controller, but I read what it doesn't work on all devices. Furthermore, I've read what this functionality depends on Linux kernel been compiled with Ethernet ...
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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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How to run 2 shell scripts from ramdisk?

I am attempting to setup my ramdisk to fire off 2 sets of scripts. 1 is ramdisk /sbin only, the others are user allowed scripts # Check Properties on property:dp.early_init.done=1 chmod 0777 ...
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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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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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Run Bash Script from Terminal

I have modified a kernel's ramdisk to include a "settings" terminal run bash script. However, when I type in terminal su dp I get file is not found. dp exists in the ramdisk as /sbin/dp I've ...
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How practical the number of cores in Android

I've often wondered how practical the cores usage in Android smartphones. I'm looking from technical perspective. The articles that I've read so far claimed either more cores is good or more cores is ...
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set pr_set_dumpable value to any apk on android device

I am trying to debug sigsegv errors in different apk files and found that many apps disable dumping the logs by setting prctl(pr_set_dumpable,0). Is there any way to get around this and get the ...
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How to modify appsbl

I want to modify the appsbl partition for my device, I know the danger but I want to learn how to unpack and repack it. What method and tools can I use ?
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Why one cannot download the drivers of the Android OS like we do in our pc's

I know that i sound kind of a noob but i had this question from the day i started tweaking my phone .I know that without kernel sources it is very hard to get drivers for the phone for the sake of ...
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How to debug “wlan_wake kernel wakelock” on an unrooted device?

The question is as short as the title. I've a Samsung Galaxy Note 3 & it has started showing issues where the CPU remains in lowest possible frequency (250Mhz) and it doesn't go to deep sleep. I ...
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Can I flash a kernel without flashing a ROM?

Does flashing a new kernel require flashing a new ROM? Will flashing a new kernel wipe the data? Because if so, I might as well flash a new ROM. How can I see which kernels are compatible with ...
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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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How does CF-Autoroot work?

What's the theory behind how CF-autoroot is able to root android devices? I'm wondering on what techniques it used to run su? Does it use a custom/patched Linux kernel? Or it is based on local root ...
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Devices names from android system

for several days I'm trying to find devices ( accelerometer, g-sensor etc ) names and placement of theirs drivers? I'm new to android and linux and can't figure out where can I find this info. I was ...
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Why does the Kernel and Android System/Android OS drain my battery?

3 hours since unplugging my phone, and at light usage it's at 61%. It is the kind of problem I've had with my previous phone, and I have with my current phone, often starting a few months in and ...
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What does it mean if I can't find a kernel date?

I want to root my ZTE Grand X Max and it asks if the kernel date is before or after a specific date but when I go and look is has no date by the kernel version (3.4.0). What does that mean? Or do I ...
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From where can i download Android kernels [duplicate]

I have installed androido86 on my lenovo pc and i want to download extra kernels and flash it into my pc. So where can i find them. Also how to flash them directly without using update meyhod
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What is the Despair kernal for Nexus 5 and 6?

I'm rooting my nexus 5 with android m and it asks me to install Despair Kernel. I can't find any info on what does the despair kernel actually do. Is it safe? What improvements does it have vs stock ...
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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!