Originally Posted by gupti
Ok. Do I need to have my SGP rooted to install this kernel? I'm just really worried of bricking my device, since I have it from the US.
not sure on that one, but it super easy to do:
first download and install USB drivers from here : http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=961956
second follow the superoneclick method here: http://anythingbutipod.com/forum/showthread.php?t=66748
if during rooting it asks any yes or no questions say yes (I think there was one)
as for flashing the Kernel I used Odin 1.85 from this link : http://hotfile.com/dl/141079601/fb98...v1.85.rar.html
Rooting takes about 10 minutes give or take, i'm brand new to Android and did it within the first 6 hours of having opened the box my player shipped in, if you follow the directions its pretty hard to screwup. It is literally just hit the giant button that says ROOT and just choose yes on any prompts that follow till it says its done.
Flashing the kernel, well lets put it this way, I think it takes longer to reboot from the flash then it does to flash.
The only thing that goofed me up for a minute was winrar sees the .tar (kernel) as a "unzippable" file do not unrar, use the .tar in odin as described and you should be fine, I know I am.