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Root what is radio?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by sudeki300, Jul 25, 2010.

  1. sudeki300

    sudeki300 Member
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    as you can tell i'm new to the rooting scene as i only have had my first android phone (desire) for two days, i have done quite a bit of reading as i like to know the ins and outs before doing something. the thing is a see alot of people talking about installing radio first before installing the rom but i cannot find anything that tells me what radio is used for or if it is needed at all. can some kind person please enlighten me.thanks....................sudeki300
     

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  2. lob

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    This probably isn't very helpful;
    I have no idea........

    However, I have rooted my Desire and it seems like the 'radio' is something you should install from your SD card just before flashing a ROM.

    And I believe that every ROM has a different radio...

    I think thats a fairly good guess! :D
     
  3. sudeki300

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    thanks for the reply, i know that it has to be installed before the rom and that it is needed and that every rom has a different version of radio but i was wondering what it is and what is does on the device. i think it as something to do with 3G but i'm just taking a wild stab in the dark so to speak.............................sudeki300
     
  4. Nodders

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    The radio is used to underpin all the wireless gubbins i.e. wifi, bluetooth, 3G. Not sure if this extends to voicecalls as well as data.
     
  5. sudeki300

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    thanks nodders for your reply......................sudeki300
     
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