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Aug 28, 2012, 11:26:33 PM via Website
Aug 28, 2012 11:26:33 PM via Website
For the past weeks I've been reading a lot about how to root my device, flash ROMS, get CWM recovery etc and today I read AndroidPIT's article on how to root the Galaxy SII ( https://www.nextpit.com/rooting-galaxy-s2 ). The instructions are pretty straight forward so I have no problem understanding them but I had another problem: I couldn't find a kernel (insecure and secure) that matched my device's build number's last 5 characters which are XXLQB. After some quick research I came across the Siyah kernel ( http://www.gokhanmoral.com/ ) which matches my build number and I just wanted to ask if it is OK to use it instead of the kernels at XDA and if there is any difference/disadvantage. Could a kernel for my device be released at XDA if I wait for a few weeks?
One more thing; the siyah kernel doesn't state if it's "insecure" or "secure" so I don't really know if I can use it or how I should use it. Actually, can someone explain to me what insecure and secure mean when it comes to custom kernels? Thanks a lot in advance guys.
PS: My phone's running ICS 4.0.4, you could read that in my info though.
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