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Flash Kernels Easily With Kernel Update Utility Tool!
If you’re a frequent kernel flasher or just starting out, there is now a lightweight Kernel Update Utility Tool for Windows, courtesy of XDA forum member jkoljo.
The tool takes a kernel in either zImage or CWM flashable zip format and flashes it to your HTC Desire HD. The tool is also capable of pushing and applying kernel modules. The dev reassures that he has used the tool multiple times to flash kernels – more than he can count – and has not experienced a single bootloop or failed flash.
So, if you do not want to mess around with command lines and just want the job done fast and easy, take a look at jkoljo’s Kernel Update Utility Tool.
Requires Windows XP SP2 or higher, .NET 3.0 or higher and HTC Sync (or ADB drivers).
For more information and to download the tool, visit the application thread.
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