Newly rooted user... What are Kernals?


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  1. ctwilson123

    ctwilson123 Member This Topic's Starter

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    Sorry for the noob question please be gentle... Can someone explain kernals? I recently rooted my phone and am running froyo, but I am still in the dark on what kernals are...
     

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  2. nstallion

    nstallion Well-Known Member

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    Kernels are the software that directly controls the CPU of the phone. They are used to adjust clock speed and voltage, and to unlock wifi tethering. They can be controlled with SetCPU from the market.

    GirLuvsDroid made a nice collection of Froyo kernels here: http://androidforums.com/all-things-root-droid/98988-froyo-kernels.html

    Two things to keep in mind:

    1. Everyone's Droid responds differently to each kernel. If you have instability or boot loop issues you might need to use a higher voltage or a lower clock speed kernel.

    2. It's usually a good idea to make a nandroid backup before you install your first kernel.
     
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    Nicks88 Well-Known Member

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    Lol...I'm thinking you should start keeping a copy of standard replies saved on your desktop so you can cut and paste.
     
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    IxI Dan IxI Well-Known Member

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    Kernel?
     
  5. nstallion

    nstallion Well-Known Member

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    Or they could do something like make a section of guides with lots of useful information that they have stuck at the top of the forums.
     
  6. Nicks88

    Nicks88 Well-Known Member

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    That is a great idea! Maybe they should do that!

    These replies have been brought to you today by the letters S, A, R C, and M.
     
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    can you give me any hellp on tethering to windows vista
     
  8. nstallion

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    LOL I don't think this is meant to be a joke but it's still funny. Probably the most random post I've seen on here.
     

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