1. Blazalin's Avatar
    I want to flash a new kernel and was wondering what matters when I flash it? Do i need the kernel to be 4.4.2, galaxy s3, and d2tmo based? Or just have it linked being 4.4?
    03-15-2014 11:37 PM
  2. Aquila's Avatar
    They way I understand it, you can use a kernel that's from the same API level as your ROM and it'll work, it just won't be optimized if it's not for the specific build or base build that your ROM is on. For example, you can use a 4.4 kernel on a device running 4.4.2, but a 4.4 kernel won't work properly (or at all in some cases) on a 4.2.2 ROM, and vice versa, etc.

    Edit: For clarification, 4.4 and 4.4.2 are both API level 19.
    03-16-2014 12:23 AM
  3. Blazalin's Avatar
    What about the phone model? What if the kernel is given for nexus 4. can i use it for galaxy s3?

    They way I understand it, you can use a kernel that's from the same API level as your ROM and it'll work, it just won't be optimized if it's not for the specific build or base build that your ROM is on. For example, you can use a 4.4 kernel on a device running 4.4.2, but a 4.4 kernel won't work properly (or at all in some cases) on a 4.2.2 ROM, and vice versa, etc.

    Edit: For clarification, 4.4 and 4.4.2 are both API level 19.
    03-16-2014 12:47 AM
  4. Kevin OQuinn's Avatar
    What about the phone model? What if the kernel is given for nexus 4. can i use it for galaxy s3?
    The hardware is not the same, so no. The OS would also be different (mostly AOSP vs TouchWiz).
    03-16-2014 12:52 AM
  5. Blazalin's Avatar
    What kernel would you recommend for galaxy s3 cm11 4.4.2? I'm looking for best battery life.

    The hardware is not the same, so no. The OS would also be different (mostly AOSP vs TouchWiz).
    03-16-2014 01:00 AM
  6. UJ95x's Avatar
    What kernel would you recommend for galaxy s3 cm11 4.4.2? I'm looking for best battery life.
    Franco kernel

    Sent from my Galaxy S4 running SlimKat 4.4.2
    03-16-2014 01:14 AM
  7. Blazalin's Avatar
    Do you mind providing me the link the kernel download?
    Franco kernel

    Sent from my Galaxy S4 running SlimKat 4.4.2
    03-16-2014 01:17 AM

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