Promo codes giveaway & Big things coming soon for Nexus & One Plus One users
First things first I'll be giving away 50 promo codes for FKUpdater
as a token of appreciation for all the support you've been giving me through the years. The app's worth ~$4/3€ (un-taxed)!
Details about the app:FKUpdater
Just share this post with all your circles and communities and I'll choose a winner in 7 days using random.org
That said, there's some great news following some recent developments (which is why I've been quiet about Kernel updates since the last week).
I've been shipping FK for all my devices since the Nexus S using a full boot.img, which is the Kernel binary + ramdisk. For me that was always convenient since it's very straightforward, but with the increasing number of custom roms and modifications FK has been almost incompatible with all custom roms, specially the ones who build from CyanogenMod or make a lot of SELinux changes. It's been a terrible experience for my users (and I have a lot of them, thankfully). So with osm0sis's guidance (that you probably know from +xda-developers
) we've been working on migrating FK to use the anyKernel2 method, which allows me to ship zips with the Kernel binary without a full ramdisk, but still applying my changes.
Our biggest challenge was adding auto-flash to FKUpdater with this new method since it's not a full boot.img that can't be written to the boot partition. After we nailed it I started shipping these zips for the Nexus 6P, 6 and 5 while getting feedback about this change and perfecting things as we go. This is why I've been delaying One Plus One FK release, I want to be able to ship the same (or relatively same Kernel binary that could work on both CM12.1 and CM13 without building different boot.img with different ramdisks.
This going forward you'll be able to enjoy FK in all your favourite roms without fearing of major breakage or bootloops during flash or the usual "does FK work with X or Y rom?". Magic
Starting with the next FKUpdater release you'll be able to auto-flash these new things! And official release for 6P, 6, 5X, 5, 7 2013 and One Plus One FK's will also start sometime along FKUpdater's new release.
Thanks for reading and I hope you'll like these news! And throw some donations to osm0sis, not only has he been crucial for this to happen, but he helps the Android community a lot with his work. Paypal: email@example.com
You're f***ing welcome.