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    (Original post by Gofre)
    Hi guys, I'm in the middle of putting a custom kernel on my Nexus 7 for the first time and I've hit a slight speed bump. The guide I'm using is asking me to copy the kernel into the /sdcard/ of the nexus, and the kernel I'm using has an entire folder called kernel. Is it a case of copying that whole folder or a specific file over? Any help would be appreciated!
    Well what files are in the folder?

    I'd do both. Whatever process you're using will know where to look.
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    (Original post by Gofre)
    Hi guys, I'm in the middle of putting a custom kernel on my Nexus 7 for the first time and I've hit a slight speed bump. The guide I'm using is asking me to copy the kernel into the /sdcard/ of the nexus, and the kernel I'm using has an entire folder called kernel. Is it a case of copying that whole folder or a specific file over? Any help would be appreciated!
    Every time I've installed a new Kernel, I simply copy the NewKernel.ZIP to the root of /SDCARD then flash it in a custom recovery (CWM/4EXT etc). I don't see any reason why it'd be any different for the N7 tbh...
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    (Original post by G8D)
    Well what files are in the folder?

    I'd do both. Whatever process you're using will know where to look.
    Three Unix Executables, one document, one plain text doc and a NDIF disk image.

    It would also help if I could find the /sdcard/ location through my Mac :holmes: any idea?


    (Original post by mikeyd85)
    Every time I've installed a new Kernel, I simply copy the NewKernel.ZIP to the root of /SDCARD then flash it in a custom recovery (CWM/4EXT etc). I don't see any reason why it'd be any different for the N7 tbh...
    Oh, you send the entire .zip over?
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    (Original post by Gofre)
    Three Unix Executables, one document, one plain text doc and a NDIF disk image.

    It would also help if I could find the /sdcard/ location through my Mac :holmes: any idea?




    Oh, you send the entire .zip over?
    Yeah - I'm assuming you've got a custom recovery loaded already though... Is that the case? If not, I'd look at going down that route - it makes life a **** load easier...

    Try looking in /MNT if your phone only shows "it's" drive in OSX.
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    (Original post by Gofre)
    Three Unix Executables, one document, one plain text doc and a NDIF disk image.

    It would also help if I could find the /sdcard/ location through my Mac :holmes: any idea?




    Oh, you send the entire .zip over?
    As far as I know it's just the root folder of the SD card (ie, all you can see when you connect your device or plug in the SD card).
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    (Original post by mikeyd85)
    Yeah - I'm assuming you've got a custom recovery loaded already though... Is that the case? If not, I'd look at going down that route - it makes life a **** load easier...

    Try looking in /MNT if your phone only shows "it's" drive in OSX.
    Not sure to be honest, this pretty much sums me up! I haven't felt this technologically inept in a while haha. I'm following this guide, and the issue is that the tablet isn't showing up in Finder at all, pre or post-unlock.
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    (Original post by G8D)
    As far as I know it's just the root folder of the SD card (ie, all you can see when you connect your device or plug in the SD card).
    Something's just dawned on me, will the sdcard contain all of the other folders on the Nexus, in this case Alarms, Android, DCIM and so on?
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    (Original post by Gofre)
    Not sure to be honest, this pretty much sums me up! I haven't felt this technologically inept in a while haha. I'm following this guide, and the issue is that the tablet isn't showing up in Finder at all, pre or post-unlock.
    Hmmm....

    Well, that guide looks like it installs the custom recovery, assuming you checked that option!

    If you already have the NewKernel.ZIP file in the root of /SDCARD, power off your N7, connect it to PC via USB and turn it on using Power + Vol Up. You then should be presented with the bootloader. This will have an option of recovery mode, select that using the Vol keys to scroll and power (I guess) to select. This will take you in to the custom recovery. From there, you should be able to install/apply a .ZIP file. You may need to wipe cache / dalvik cache before flashing your new kernel.
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    (Original post by Gofre)
    Something's just dawned on me, will the sdcard contain all of the other folders on the Nexus, in this case Alarms, Android, DCIM and so on?
    Some, but not all. Typically, flashing a new Kernel wouldn't wipe the SDCard though.

    Edit: WRT not being able to see the SDCard in OSX, why not just DL the new kernel via the N7 directly?
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    (Original post by mikeyd85)
    Some, but not all. Typically, flashing a new Kernel wouldn't wipe the SDCard though.

    Edit: WRT not being able to see the SDCard in OSX, why not just DL the new kernel via the N7 directly?
    Haha I've just done that =P is that it in the correct location now?
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    (Original post by Gofre)
    Haha I've just done that =P is that it in the correct location now?
    It might be in /SDCARD/Download but most modern (if not all) recoveries allow you to select the update.ZIP from any location anyway.
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    (Original post by mikeyd85)
    It might be in /SDCARD/Download but most modern (if not all) recoveries allow you to select the update.ZIP from any location anyway.
    Cheers. I've gone into recovery mode and now it's now hanging on the startup screen. Is this normal?
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    (Original post by Gofre)
    Cheers. I've gone into recovery mode and now it's now hanging on the startup screen. Is this normal?
    Did you make any changes in recovery? Did you make a backup of your system first?

    Edit: Hanging isn't normal per se... but it is half the fun! :lol:
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    (Original post by mikeyd85)
    Did you make any changes in recovery? Did you make a backup of your system first?

    Edit: Hanging isn't normal per se... but it is half the fun! :lol:
    Yeah I've got all the things I want backed up.

    No changes, it went straight from choosing recovery mode to this! Guessing that's not normal :ahee:
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    (Original post by Gofre)
    Yeah I've got all the things I want backed up.

    No changes, it went straight from choosing recovery mode to this! Guessing that's not normal :ahee:
    Hmmm.... 3 fingered salute methinks. Hold power, vol up and vol down to force reboot.

    Upon reboot, first thing I'd do is try find a simple guide to rooting your device, then installing a custom recovery. Once you've done this, your custom kernel should be much easier to install.
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    (Original post by mikeyd85)
    Hmmm.... 3 fingered salute methinks. Hold power, vol up and vol down to force reboot.

    Upon reboot, first thing I'd do is try find a simple guide to rooting your device, then installing a custom recovery. Once you've done this, your custom kernel should be much easier to install.
    Success =D I derped and had forgotten to install the custom recovery. I now have glorious audio performance to save me from a boring stopover at a train station tomorrow night [=

    Rep will be handed out next time I can rep you two.
    (Original post by G8D)
    Cheers!
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    (Original post by Gofre)
    Success =D I derped and had forgotten to install the custom recovery. I now have glorious audio performance to save me from a boring stopover at a train station tomorrow night [=

    Rep will be handed out next time I can rep you two.
    Excellent!

    I give you a fortnight before you break it all by installing some other ROM... :lol: Such is the way it goes!
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    (Original post by mikeyd85)
    Excellent!

    I give you a fortnight before you break it all by installing some other ROM... :lol: Such is the way it goes!
    To be fair I've never been interested in ROMs, the Nexus has done everything I want it to straight out of the box. The inly thing missing was the ability to interface with USB DACs and now I can do that =P
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    I miss being excited about ROMing and stuff.
    Blade development is more or less dead. No stable ICS, no JB.

    I had ICS on my HD2 before the screen died as well

    And a quick look at XDA.. http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1930240
    :cry:
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    (Original post by Gofre)
    To be fair I've never been interested in ROMs, the Nexus has done everything I want it to straight out of the box. The inly thing missing was the ability to interface with USB DACs and now I can do that =P
    See, now you've got that ROM with your USB DAC, all you need to do now is use the inbuilt CIFS module in that kernel to map a network location to a local mount point, thus enabling your favourite media application to stream from your local NAS device.
 
 
 
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