I'm trying to find the source for version 3.12.20, but the current 3.12.y version on GitHub is 3.12.24. I understand I can just update my current version, but shouldn't downloading the source for my current version surely be faster?

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You can do: sudo rpi-update hash with the hash being the kernel version from here: https://github.com/Hexxeh/rpi-firmware

For example: sudo rpi-update ba43047bec24d5f0a4150f09a37884240f8926d2 would install 3.12.35


Try sudo apt-get install linux-image-### linux-image-extra-###

Where ### is the version number (eg. 3.11.0-15-generic)

You can check your kernel version with uname -r

  • This is the generic Debian/Ubuntu way of doing it, yet not for the Raspberry Pi. The above answer (rpi-update) is correct as the kernel images are not installed via apt-get under Raspbian. – Christian Dec 20 '15 at 9:35

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