Root New to Root Community. Kernel Info?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by AMTrombley0924, Aug 12, 2010.

  1. AMTrombley0924

    AMTrombley0924 VIP Member
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    So I just rooted my FRG01B Droid. I did it mostly to OC my phone so it can run faster and smoother, since it got a big laggy when I force update the Froyo 2.2 FRG01B. However, the stock kernel I have only let's me OC to 800mHz. My Droid is still a bit choppy at times. I am trying to decide on how else I could speed it up.

    I was hoping someone could explain custom kernels to me. I have many questions such as:
    -Where do I get them?
    -Which are the most stable/safe that can get me to 1GHz?
    -Is 1 GHz a safe speed for a Droid 1 Processor?
    -Can I get them without using a custom ROM?
    -Do I need to backup my phone before installing a kernel just like I would before doing a ROM?

    I just want to understand what kernels are and how they work.

    Thank you to anyone who can help! I'm trying to take this new root world slowly. I can't afford to bust this phone right now.
     

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  2. GideonX

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    Stickied thread in this forum - http://androidforums.com/all-things-root-droid/98988-froyo-kernels.html

    Each Droid is different and will react differently to a kernel. Try them all and see which one yours prefer? I run ChevyNo1s, no complaints at 1.25Ghz (YMMV). Again, try the kernel and see. Some will happily do 1Ghz, others won't on your handset.

    You can try it on a non custom rom. Backups are not really required, but if it's your first time, just nandroid the whole thing first just in case.
     

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