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Root Kernel's vs ROM's Android seems complicated to this webOS junkie

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by offsprg01, Nov 29, 2010.

  1. offsprg01

    offsprg01 New Member
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    ok so i'm more or less happy with the htc spin on the android interface. it's not webOS good but, i'm learning to deal with it since the evo has some hella nice hardware.

    so i've got the basics down followed thisnewb walk though on rooting the evo and installing the cyanogen rom/kernel just to see if a i could and ofcourse the rom crashed on install, go figure.

    then i got to reading a bit, and turns out most of the roms break the camera, bluetooth, and 4g. i could careless about 4g as it is slower than 3g for me and sucks battery like none other, but the camera and bluetooth i've got to have. i use the camera for live streaming our automotive show and i'm addicted to audio books for my 1.5 hr long commute. so i think what i've decide i want to do is run a different kernel but leave the stock htc rom in place or at least use a rom that was built on the htc code. my problems is i can't find out how to tell which kernel is compatible with which rom, and which rom's are built from the htc code.

    so my question is this: where does one go to read up on kernel and rom compatiablity and what source was used to develop the rom?

    webOS is pretty much plug and play thanks to the guys at webOS internals making it easy for us arm chair tech junkies to muck about with. android seems to have a much steeper learning curve, and with all the diffrent rom and kernels out there and it's a pain to figure out how things work. i'm trying like hell to figure this all out, so please bare with me while i try and transcend my newbdom.
     

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  2. Mr. Ed

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  4. Mr. Ed

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  5. Why So Serious?

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    I used to use Virus Rom Base.
     
  6. jersey221

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    most roms dont break anything when you start flashing aosp roms like miui or cm6 then that will have some broken things.


    and to flash cm6/miui im pretty sure you need a certain hboot. i know i needed it when i flashed cm6 not sure if thats changed or not.
     
  7. edwelly

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    You really should check out Myn's Warm TwoPoint Two - [ROM] Myn
     
  8. madiom

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    I don't think any of the Sense based Roms break anything. I have tried Virus, Baked Snack, and am now on Myn's Warm 2 point 2. IMO Myns seems to be giving me the best performance, looks and battery life.
     
  9. akazabam

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    The only issues I've heard of are people on the newest hw version using different kernels.
     
  10. carhauler1969

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    I'm using this Rom & the included kernel, that came highly recommended from the author of this thread (http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=790559), he also has a website (http://home.comcast.net/~evobenchers/):

    [ ROM ][ 11-23 ] Calkulin's EViO 2 ROM v1.6.2 [ FroYo l FRG83 l OC l UV l Themeable ] - xda-developers

    It's rock solid stable now that I switched from ClockWorkMod (dalvik cache wiping issues) recovery to Amon Ra. It's a sense based ROM with a modified HTC kernel, with custom profiles for setcpu embedded, it is noticeably faster than the stock ROM / kernel. Battery life seems improved as well, hard for me to tell because I use Hotspot a LOT so I usually have the phone charging.

    FWIW, most of the ROM threads on XDA have recommended, & or compatible kernels listed in the orignal post. A lot of the sense based ROMS have custom kernels included in the .zip file that are automatically installed when you flash the ROM. ;)
     
  11. Mr. Ed

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    Myn's is sooooo awesomes! I can't believe I waited so long to try it out
     
  12. wayne8888

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    Hi Just wanted to know if anyone has used both Myn and Vael Pak 2.3a and which they like more? I am using Vael Pak now which I like (was using BeliEVO_frosty_2.1b for a couple of days which was ok too) but always looking for greener grass. Thanks in advance! I guess what I am looking for is improved battery life although I have chargers everywhere and carry an external battery (LOL). Also I seem to have gotten slower 4G download speeds with both of the custom Roms compared to the pre-rooting stock. I preferred 4G speed over battery life! Thanks again! Cheers all!
    Wayne
     
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