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Root ROM's and Kernal's

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by DunKONGx8, Apr 8, 2011.

  1. DunKONGx8

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    Hey all,
    Been playing with my android latley, and I am left pondering a question.
    "Dose upgrading ROM's actually copy an updated Kernal?"
    I have experience with PC's only, so I would say yes, of course. But after installing floyo I am not quite sure. I have all and only the same kernal errors, same firmware version, and a feeling the new ROM's are not the whole deal.
    I understand the new Kernal would be close to the old one, no diffrent then Sony Ericsson re-hashing the old crap for a new product release. But can someone please conferm if it is new, or if the ROM's are only an operating system running on the original Kernal and BIOS?

    Another question that just poped into my head, if i know exactly what hardware is in this dumb phone, can i just install Red Hatt (sorry lol) or any other UNIX shell on the phone, is it really a "mini computer"? I imagin no, but has me thinking haha,

    Hope to hear your thoughts, sorry for mentioning that linux shell, I know it's cheap n crap lol
     

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    Kernel is not the same thing as Rom ;) And no upgrading ROM doesn't affect kernel version :p to change kernel you need to unlock bootloader and flash custom kernel ;) (Work in proggress)
    any UNIX shell ? :D I cant imagine how you will be making calls via red hat :D It will also need a lot of development :p

    Update : about that red hat ... sorry I have forgotten that it also has and GUI :D I am forced to use only the command interface at school :p But still it is usseles to try such a thing on this device :p
     
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    Pointless most deffinatly lol But i think dialer.apk is open sorce haha, beond my brain. I'll do some research on flashing a new Kernal, unless someone posts a link to where this has already been done.
    cheers mate
     
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    It hasn't been done yet, but as I said devs on xda forums are on a good way ;) Your welcome and nwm.
     
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