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    Default can a kernel brick a phone?

    im using the thundershed rom. yesterday i flashed a different kernel. after flashing the kernel, the phone booted up fine,and i used it all day and has it on until about 2:30am. thats when i shut it and put it on the charger. when i woke up, it wouldnt boot past HTC screen. tried pulling battery a couple times, finally i just booted into recovery and loaded a retsore point, and phone booted fine after that. just wondering if the kernel could cause that?
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    Default Re: can a kernel brick a phone?

    I don't know if a kernel can completely brick a phone, but I do know that an incompatible kernel can cause all sorts of problems like the one you experienced.
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    Default Re: can a kernel brick a phone?

    Yes it will

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    Default Re: can a kernel brick a phone?

    Quote Originally Posted by viper31573 View Post
    im using the thundershed rom. yesterday i flashed a different kernel. after flashing the kernel, the phone booted up fine,and i used it all day and has it on until about 2:30am. thats when i shut it and put it on the charger. when i woke up, it wouldnt boot past HTC screen. tried pulling battery a couple times, finally i just booted into recovery and loaded a retsore point, and phone booted fine after that. just wondering if the kernel could cause that?
    Happened to me just loading a kernel version that was too old...didn't brick it but it messed it up

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    Default Re: can a kernel brick a phone?

    Quote Originally Posted by jlibis View Post
    Happened to me just loading a kernel version that was too old...didn't brick it but it messed it up

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    I guess that's why we make back ups

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    Default Re: can a kernel brick a phone?

    Thx for the replies

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