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Do you mean the french kernel?

Or if your referring to martin's custom kernel, if its the custom one, then have a look at post 94, Martin has kindly detailed all his changes there.

Oh, my bad =] thanks. Yes I did mean the custom one.

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Can anyone possibly test a build of the kernel without the wifi patch on the U8230 system\wifi files

I've noticed a few file size differences between the U8220 files and those on the U8230,

data.patch.hw2_0.bin

ar6000.ko

are the 2 files

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Just ordered a pulse as i couldn't hold out waiting any longer for the perfect smart phone to come out. This will tide me over untill the new wave of HTC phones/Xperia X10.

Once it arrives i'll lend a hand.

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Thanks! Just to be sure: I can put this on my Pulse at the boot screen, with the command 'fastboot flash boot bootimagename.img', right?

I usually erase and flash from within an adb shell but I think your method will also work.

Martin

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Care to post instructions?

Flashing your new image back onto the phone

You will probably only ever be flashing boot images directly to the phone, given the fact that /system/recovery.img automatically flashes the recovery device for you (as noted above). If you have created a new recovery image, just stick it in /system/recovery.img and reboot. If you are flashing a boot image, stick it on your phone via adb (a tool included in the Android SDK):

adb push ./mynewimage.img /sdcard

Then, open a shell to your phone via 'adb shell', get root, and do the following two commands to flash your new boot image:

# cat /dev/zero > /dev/mtd/mtd0

write: No space left on device [this is ok, you can ignore]

# flash_image boot /sdcard/mynewimage.img

# reboot

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Nice work.... few questions

This isn't a rom right? So you can just install this kernel inside Pauls rom for example?

Thanks.

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Thanks,

Been using it for a few hours now (Flashed using Fastboot) on Paul's u8230 MCR1.0

Working without problems and converted my Ext2 partition to Ext3, again no problems at all.

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Thanks,

Been using it for a few hours now (Flashed using Fastboot) on Paul's u8230 MCR1.0

Working without problems and converted my Ext2 partition to Ext3, again no problems at all.

Used same method also with MCR 1.0 now converted ext3 with no issues!

Thanks!

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Used same method also with MCR 1.0 now converted ext3 with no issues!

Thanks!

My pulse was flashed in the same way, but only works with ext3 with the new kernel - when I use ext4, no apps are recognised at all (apart from in-rom ones), apart from in the market, but I can't open them, and no apps/games can be installed either.

I don't know if anyone else has the same problem?

Thanks anyway Martin, wifi still works great with your modified kernel, and using ext3 reduces the amount of installation unsuccessful errors I get! :D

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I guess ext4 has to be supported in the stack above the kernel. I notice that the recovery image does not have any ext4 related menu items.

My pulse was flashed in the same way, but only works with ext3 with the new kernel - when I use ext4, no apps are recognised at all (apart from in-rom ones), apart from in the market, but I can't open them, and no apps/games can be installed either.

I don't know if anyone else has the same problem?

Thanks anyway Martin, wifi still works great with your modified kernel, and using ext3 reduces the amount of installation unsuccessful errors I get! :D

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Are there any plans to add support for the wifi teather app in the kernel i understand that some bits have to be added in?

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Yeah it needs netfilter. I might give it ago.

Incidentally to give you an amusing insight into the insanity of some linux developers, some of the netfilter source files differ only in case! I.e. there is some_FILE.c and some_file.c and *they are different*! How messed up is that?

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