Go Back   Android Forums > Android Phones > HTC Desire S > Desire S - All Things Root

New Forums: Nexus 6 | Nexus Player | Nexus 9
test: Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old November 7th, 2011, 11:34 AM   #1 (permalink)
HYCAET
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Default Kernels and Set CPU

I'm just settling into this rooting Lark, and I've tried out several ROMs already, but I really want to know more about Set CPU and kernels.

What does a Kernel do? Can I use any, or are they phone specific?

And Set CPU. I've read up on it a little, but I'm not sure if it's a matter of staying within certain parameters or just whacking it to the top setting?

As always, any advice would be warmly received.

Ta.

Advertisements
 
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Old November 9th, 2011, 11:31 AM   #2 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 731
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 27
Thanked 178 Times in 165 Posts
Default

Simply put, a kernel is a bit like the phone's manager. It enables apps to work with the phone's processor, memory and hardware. It's in charge of all the running processes, how memory is allocated and used and how the hardware is resourced. Different kernels boast different abilities and functions, e.g. in under/over-clocking for power and performance, although some ROMS offer these too, as they come with their own kernels or modded versions of others.

You can't use just any kernel. It has to be compatible with your phone and ROM/source code. Some will be compatible with Sense, some will work on Android-only ROMs and specific OS versions.

Overclocking should always be done with some caution, especially if you're going to clock it at a level where the processor gets hot. This can lead to your phone temporarily misbehaving or even permanently damaging it. It will also reduce the lifespan of your phone and battery.

And overclocking to the maximum amount is never a good idea, that's a quick way to ruin your phone. Unless you're heavily into gaming on your phone, then I can't see much point in overclocking; the stock speed on the Desire S should be plenty enough for practically all the apps available for it. If you're going to try overclocking, then I'd go slowly and in small amounts.

SetCPU has profiles so you can configure the CPU to run at various speeds according to various parameters, e.g. temperature, battery level, time of day, etc - good if you want to get more out of your battery throughout the day, e.g. by underclocking. See this link for more on how SetCPU can be used with a custom ROM.
notebook is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to notebook For This Useful Post:
Reply


Go Back   Android Forums > Android Phones > HTC Desire S > Desire S - All Things Root
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:27 AM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.