I am running a Android device with a kernel version of 3.4.5 on a soc made by mediatek (MT6582). Now recently I found a within post with the stock untouched KitKat based kernel for MT6582. This new KitKat kernel is version 3.4.67 I believe. And in the github page the guy mentioned a thing about upgrading the kernel version without having to necessarily make a new one. It didnt have any steps and I didn't really understand much if someone can help on how to upgrade the Linux kernel it would very very helpful. Here is what it read:
Unlike patches for the 3.x kernels, patches for the 3.x.y kernels (also known as the -stable kernels) are not incremental but instead apply directly to the base 3.x kernel. Please read Documentation/applying-patches.txt for more information.
Alternatively, the script patch-kernel can be used to automate this process. It determines the current kernel version and applies any patches found.
The first argument in the command above is the location of the kernel source. Patches are applied from the current directory, but an alternative directory can be specified as the second argument.
If you are upgrading between releases using the stable series patches (for example, patch-3.x.y), note that these "dot-releases" are not incremental and must be applied to the 3.x base tree. For example, if your base kernel is 3.0 and you want to apply the 3.0.3 patch, you do not and indeed must not first apply the 3.0.1 and 3.0.2 patches. Similarly, if you are running kernel version 3.0.2 and want to jump to 3.0.3, you must first reverse the 3.0.2 patch (that is, patch -R) before applying the 3.0.3 patch.
So does anyone know how I can upgrade my kernel version...if yes can you please tell me how another related info to help me would also be appreciated. Thanks