Question about Kernel/Radios...

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Right now I'm on stock ICS and I've been thinking about flashing AOKP. Do I also need to flash updated radios/kernels? I've flashed custom roms before but have never messed with radios or kernels. I'm not quire sure if this is required or the benefits/harms that go along with doing this.

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A custom rom will usually come with a kernel--you can still flash your own, but sometimes rom devs like throwing their fave kernel devs a bone by including a kernel.

For radios, they are almost always separate, so you can flash a radio package found in zero neck's threads.

For more info, check out the radio and kernel sections of my Don't Panic guide, found in my signature.
 

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Thanks for the info!

Do I need to flash a new radio before flashing a ROM or does it matter?

I, personally, don't think it matters. However, it's usually customary to flash the radios first.

However, I've flashed plenty of radios on top of a rom (meaning, essentially, after the rom), without any ill effects.
 

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Ok, I'm looking at zero neck's thread and there are radios listed with and without a bootloader. What is the difference? Which one should I use?

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Ok, I'm looking at zero neck's thread and there are radios listed with and without a bootloader. What is the difference? Which one should I use?

Thanks again!

Use the 4.0.4 package featuring the bootloader. It's put together by a guy named DroidTh3ory, and it's very straight forward. Just flash it and it does the rest ;).

It's always good practice that the radio version (i.e. 4.0.4) matches the bootloader version (i.e. 4.0.4). That being said, I don't what effect it has if they don't match up, if any.
 

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