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Root kernels and radios?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by escalade6103, Mar 26, 2011.

  1. escalade6103

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    Ok so what are the kernels and why change them?
    What are the radios and why change them?
    And their purposes. Thanks
     

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    Basically, kernels tell the hardware how to behave with the software. The main reason to change them is if you want to overclock the processor, undervolt, etc. for battery life. Some kernels work better with different roms/phones than others. And there is specific kernels for AOSP(cyanogen, MIUI etc.) roms vs sense roms.

    Radios mainly control how the 3g/1x operates. Some people report better signal/call quality with other radios. In my opinion it's best to stick with the official froyo radio.
     
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    Thanks. I'm coming from the dx and it was pretty simple to root, rom, and everything else. I just gotta learn the new lingo over here.
     
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    You'll find the incredible to be much simpler.
     

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