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    Default Kernels

    I'm still relatively noobish at all this stuff. What is the function of a kernel, and what are the advantages of flashing a custom one?
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    Default Re: Kernels

    Quote Originally Posted by atomic_squid View Post
    I'm still relatively noobish at all this stuff. What is the function of a kernel, and what are the advantages of flashing a custom one?
    this is not accurate description but i find it the easiest comparison to make to people unfamiliar with what it exactly is. i usually tell people a Kernal is like a Device driver in windows.
    It allows the device software to communicate with the device hardware.
    Flashing custom kernal has many advantages. Some allow you to over or unclock your devices processor or Over/under Volt your devices power consumption. Some simply allow custom boot animation. Some are designed for smoothness others for longer battery life. My advice is to find the kernal you are interested in and ask what it was designed for .
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    Default Re: Kernels

    Also, make sure you don't flash Sense kernels with AOSP kernels or vice versa..they are not compatible...whatever rom you run, just look on the op of the rom thread, that should give you a good idea with what's best for that rom
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