Custom Kernel For LG G-Slate On Honeycomb 3.1 [Download & Install]

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tm_b004wf63bo-prod2lgThe G-Slate development is picking up pace. This newly released custom kernel meant for the G-Slate running Honeycomb 3.1 is testament to that. RootzWiki forum member ChifzReloaded, who was also responsible for bringing us the bootloader unlock, has released a custom kernel, that, for now isn’t fancy at all, but according to him, it is faster than the current stock one. The kernel offers no OC support right now, and whether that would be added to it or not in the future, is unclear for now. More on the kernel and how you can install it on the G-Slate, after the break.

The kernel is CIFS enabled, has USB host support, NTFS support and CFQ and deadline IO. So if you wish to give this kernel a go, here’s how you can do that.

Disclaimer: Please follow this guide at your own risk. AddictiveTips will not be liable if your device gets damaged or bricked during the process.

Requirements:

Instructions:

  1. To begin, download the kernel from the link above and copy it to the folder where fastboot.exe is.
  2. Boot the device into fastboot mode and connect it to the computer via USB.
  3. Open up terminal or command prompt, navigate to the location of fastboot.exe and enter the following commands (for Windows and Linux respectively):
fastboot flash boot CRF-Bawse-CFQ-DL-CIFS-3.1.img

fastboot reboot

or

./fastboot flash boot CRF-Bawse-CFQ-DL-CIFS-3.1.img

./fastboot reboot

Once the device reboots, it should be running the new custom kernel. For updates and queries, head over to the forum thread at RootzWiki.

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  • My first problem was rushing through the root and custom Kernel flashing to the G-slate. I rooted through ADB and had zero issues as well as flashing CWR. I skipped the bootloader unlock purely on accident and flashed the custom Kernel. I obviously booted up and got stuck in fastboot with an error that the kernel didnt match. At the time i didnt have the charger and as the battery percentage dropped I lost all ADB connection. I really thought all hope was lost. So after a night of frantically researching I got a hold of a charger and finally got connected again through ADB once it got enough juice. I then downloaded the bootloader-unlock.zip and extracted the boot.img and placed it in platform-tools folder. I then ADB flashed the boot.img to the G-Slate and everything came back on line. This took me far too long to figure out and hopefully this helps anyone else with this error. Lesson learned! Take my time and always make a recovery backup asap.