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What is a kernal compared to a ROM

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by zackman2091, Oct 27, 2010.

  1. zackman2091

    zackman2091 Well-Known Member
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    So i rooted my phone about 2 or 3 weeks ago and then after a day of having the stock ROM i flashed fresh or what ever it is and i have always read up on rooting and stuff but i have no idea what a kernal is compared to a ROM and should i change the kernal i am running because all i have done is flash the ROM nothing else

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  2. goodboy

    goodboy Well-Known Member

    A kernel is the first layer of programming right above hardware. It tells the hardware how to function basically. Where as a ROM is the OS layer; It's like the wrapping paper for a gift. You don't have to flash the kernel, but flashing a kernel could improve battery life and performance on your phone as opposed to the stock kernel.

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The HTC EVO 4G release date was June 2010. Features and Specs include a 4.3" inch screen, 8MP camera, 512GB RAM, Snapdragon S1 processor, and 1500mAh battery.

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