mic_888 · Apr 30, 2011 at 06:00 pm

How To Compile Your Own Kernel From Source

Seen all the threads at XDA about kernels? Waiting for a new release? Well, if you fancy having a go at compiling your own, take a look at the comprehensive guide that XDA forum member adrynalyne has helpfully put together.

If you don’t feel up to the challenge just yet, the guide is also a good read for those interested in what goes into compiling a kernel.

You’ll need Linux, dsixda’s kitchen (to easily split and repack kernels), a source, and a cross compiler toolchain.

The XDA member gives an introduction from installing Ubuntu to getting the source code, grabbing the toolchain, grabbing and setting up the kitchen and finally compiling and packing the kernel.

For the detailed guide including download links, head on over to the tutorial thread.

 


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mic_888 is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. I've been around XDA since 2007 when I bought the HTC Touch, well things have moved on a lot since then, and I've tried my hand at developing for WM and Android (still learning), but wanted to contribute more by becoming a News Writer for XDA. I write mainly Android articles, and some Windows Mobile. We're always sifting through the masses of threads for front page news, but do let me or the other guys know if you think anything is newsworthy including any breaking news! View mic_888's posts and articles here.
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