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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by KsKnightmare, Jul 27, 2010.

  1. KsKnightmare

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    Hello,
    I just installed on a new ROM on my Droid and so far so good, but i see a lot of stuff about Kernels. what exactly are they and why would you change the current one?
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    Kernel is an advanced term that many windows users have never heard. as Android is Linux based its a more popular word.

    The Kernel is the thing that boots up your phone, basicly its the brain of the operating system. i use the reliable Samdroid Kernel on my Rooted Portal.

    I can tell i am using Samdroid because i get the Samdroid logo on boot up, i assume most Kernels make themselves known like this.

    A custom Kernel can be unstable and really is for advanced technical people to play with, not for the likes of us lol :p

    I hope that that helped.
     

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