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6991 Views 29 Replies 16 Participants Last post by  gamesandluv
Hey guys,it's nice to see people working on custom ROMS (special thanks to ECOTOX!), but could anyone explain why we won't just compile a new kernel at all or just take a compiled one? I'm just a linux USER, so sorry for my ignorance.There a drivers for the components and we know the architecture of the CPU. On the other hand we know a way of booting and modifying the flash. So can't we just grab a compiled arm-linux-kernel or even linux itself (e.g. debian), "bind" the drivers and flash it? Why won't this work?Thank you :)Friedrich
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And I really don't understand why they don't it. I mean, there is no disadvantage for them except they are using (illegally) proprietary source code and don't want us to see it ;)But perhaps there is a chance of the getting the code from the person who already sent the firmware update.
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