Kernel Devs: Introducing the "Any Kernel" update.zip template

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  1. koush

    koush Premium Member Premium Member Developer

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    Here's an update.zip template that lets you flash a kernel to ANY ROM, regardless of ramdisk. How it works:

    updater-script runs and extract the boot.img from your current ROM.
    It unpacks the boot.img into kernel and ramdisk.
    It repacks newboot.img with the new kernel and the same ramdisk.
    It flashes the newly created boot image.

    If you distribute your zImage and kernel modules (wifi, etc) in this format in this format, it will work with *any* ROM. No need to repack per ROM anymore!

    Use the following repository to create an update.zip!

    koush's AnyKernel at master - GitHub
     
    Last edited: Apr 16, 2010
  2. R1Lover

    R1Lover Senior Member

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    Thanks for sharing..... nice work!
     
  3. wuyanks

    wuyanks DF News Team Premium Member

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    wow very interesting... kudos to you, koush
     
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    finally! top notch work
     
  5. samir5421

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    awesome! should we just put the zimage in the proper directory and replace the file that is currently there and then flash?
     
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    Great! Successfully used this utility to flash my custom kernel into HTC Wildfire.
     
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    i dont get what exactly it does in dummy terms..lol...can someone explain a lil better..i just read up on ramdisk talking bout it speeds up internet and a few oter things but i dont get what this does exactly or if it will be useful to me
     
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    My intention is to extract a kernel of a rom and offer it as an update to an existing rom. I can unpack the boot.img to get the zimage. However, how do I know what modules to include. There are many in the system folder.
     
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    What an awesome tool!
    I signed up just to say thanks.
     
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