For many Android fans who have been around the site for awhile, especially for flashaholics, you may have heard of wipe scripts. If you have not, many devices have a script somewhere that, when flashed in a recovery, will wipe your data, cache, dalvik-cache and system partitions for you so you don’t have to traverse the various menus to do it yourself. They are extremely convenient, and many flashers keep one in their flash folder to prepare for the next flash. In the recent past, users have been coming up with more effective and complete ways of removing old ROM clutter. So what about old kernel clutter?
Just like flashing ROMs, kernels can leave clutter as well. With that in mind, XDA Senior Member jblanc has developed a script for the International Galaxy Note that will clean all that clutter for you. Like many of the ROM cleaner and wipe scripts, the kernel cleaner script comes in a recovery-flashable update.zip. So, what does a kernel cleaner script find and remove? Says jblanc:
- some init.d scripts
- modules that might be left from older kernel
So much like the ROM wiper scripts, the kernel cleaner script removes just junk left over from previous flashes. In terms of init.d scripts, it only searches for and removes a few. XDA Forum Member jayGGjay was kind enough to list them here.