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    Default What is the benefit to...

    flashing a kernel, the MIUI camera, the radio etc? I just rooted on Independence Day (lol) and am running CM7 126, so why not keep going, I guess...
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    Default Re: What is the benefit to...

    A custom kernel can improve your battery life tremendously (I swear by Incredikernel, but there are other great kernels out there as well. Since your on CM7 just be sure you use an AOSP kernel and not a Sense kernel). The MIUI camera is superior to the stock camera that comes with CM7, it takes better pictures and has more options (though to be fair, the CM7 camera has made some improvements lately). As for the radio, unless you have to update/change your radio for some reason I would recommend that you don't mess with it.
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    Default Re: What is the benefit to...

    That's what I figured...unless I heard some compelling reason to update my radio, I was going to leave it alone.
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    Default Re: What is the benefit to...

    Quote Originally Posted by tmettler5 View Post
    That's what I figured...unless I heard some compelling reason to update my radio, I was going to leave it alone.
    Defiantly the smart way to go. You can easily brick your phone messing around with the radio if you aren't careful.
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    Default Re: What is the benefit to...

    i swear my battery life has taken a nose dive since rooting and using cm7

    brightness is down, what else can i do?
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    Quote Originally Posted by coco savage View Post
    i swear my battery life has taken a nose dive since rooting and using cm7

    brightness is down, what else can i do?
    I have noticed the exact opposite...my DInc is making it the whole day without a charge on stock battery...I have also been in a low signal, High battery suckage area...
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    Default Re: What is the benefit to...

    I flashed radios to be "part of the cool crowd", but I will say this. There are areas where I live that have dead zones. Everyone has them. But with 11.19 radio, the places I had no signal I now have at least 1 bar, and although the signal bar really isn't the best way to judge signal, I can make/receive calls and use data in these same areas, so it was worth it to flash a new radio, for me anyway.

    But as usual, DWM is correct. You can very easily turn your Inc into a paper weight.
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    Default Re: What is the benefit to...

    Quote Originally Posted by coco savage View Post
    i swear my battery life has taken a nose dive since rooting and using cm7

    brightness is down, what else can i do?
    There are a LOT of features with CM7 that you may need to go through and make sure they are set correctly. As for brightness, check out thread on CM7 auto-brightness settings.

    You may also want to look into the latest Incredikernel. I swear my battery life more than doubled after flashing it.
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    Default Re: What is the benefit to...

    Quote Originally Posted by coco savage View Post
    i swear my battery life has taken a nose dive since rooting and using cm7
    Could be because you're using it more playing with the settings and exploring the ROM?

    Just a thought.
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    Default Re: What is the benefit to...

    my brightness is set pretty low......anything else i can do?
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    Default Re: What is the benefit to...

    Quote Originally Posted by coco savage View Post
    my brightness is set pretty low......anything else i can do?
    YUP! flash a power saving kernel.

    i recommend incredikernel, custom built to our phones.


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