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can anybody tell me what android kernel is?

Discussion in 'Android Questions' started by aimvideo, Oct 24, 2010.

  1. aimvideo

    aimvideo New Member

    Oct 24, 2010
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    can anybody tell me what android kernel is? help me plz.
     
  2. bberryhill0

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    Feb 14, 2009
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    It's the OS.

    Swyped from my Eris running xtrSense 3.
     
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  4. aimvideo

    aimvideo New Member

    Oct 24, 2010
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    i want to know how it works.do u know?
     
  5. bberryhill0

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    Feb 14, 2009
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    It runs the phone.

    Swyped from my Eris running xtrSense 3.
     
  6. aimvideo

    aimvideo New Member

    Oct 24, 2010
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    ah,yes,i know it runs the phone.i means that the features of android kernel.thank u all the same. ^.^
     
  7. n99hockey

    Moderator

    Feb 7, 2007
    111
    Maybe this can help.
    wikipedia.org/wiki/Android_(operating_system)
     
    #6 n99hockey, Oct 25, 2010
    Last edited by a moderator: Aug 15, 2013
  8. Weapondrift

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    Feb 1, 2008
    20
    basically the kernal is what controls the battery life and the Operating System. Why are you wanting to know?
     
  9. Woofus

    Woofus New Member

    Oct 16, 2010
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    The leader of the Android Army?
     
  10. bberryhill0

    Silver

    Feb 14, 2009
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  11. bberryhill0

    Silver

    Feb 14, 2009
    0
    Trying to get link in sig

    Swyped from my Eris running xtrSense 3.
     
  12. Weapondrift

    Gold

    Feb 1, 2008
    20
    I see the link but can't click on it

    Sent from my ADR6300 using Everything Android App
     
  13. bberryhill0

    Silver

    Feb 14, 2009
    0
    Long click on the link....

    Just odd. I must have mis-written the url again.

    Swyped from my Eris running xtrSense 3.
     
  14. Weapondrift

    Gold

    Feb 1, 2008
    20
    Nope long clicking doesn't do anything. Maybe someone else with an incredible might have better luck.


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  15. bberryhill0

    Silver

    Feb 14, 2009
    0
    Works to click for me now.

    Swyped from my Eris running xtrSense 3.
     
  16. darkdomino

    darkdomino New Member

    Jun 2, 2008
    2
    If your phone is a ferrari, the kernel is the "driver" ... the kernel you use can be tweaked to allow you to overclock your process. By default, overclocking is not possible (usually) on stock kernels because phone makers don't want you effing up your phone.

    Other kernels can let you run "low voltage" or "ultra low voltage" settings for the processor. This allows you to send less power to the processor but still get the same amount of oomph out. The result is greater battery life, and no cost to performance. Obviously this can be dangerous to some hardware... so be careful and know what you're doing. It can be as bad as damaging hardware, or as minor as getting your phone stuck in a boot loop. DO A BACKUP with Rom Manager before installing a kernel. Always do a backup before you do anything to your phone.

    The kernel you use can also affect some functions of the phone. For example, the stock Droid kernel does not place nicely with "Wifi Tether for Root Users" so you will need a different kernel if you want to use that app for 3G mobile hotspot.

    How do I install a kernel?

    Well, the lazy answer is... "ROM Manager" ... this app makes downloading kernels a snap. In fact if you are thinking of flashing a custom ROM or kernel of ANY kind, you're doing yourself a favor using ROM Manager.

    Hope this helps.




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  17. bberryhill0

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    Feb 14, 2009
    0
    Need report in the app.

    Reporting a useful post. Please remove my test posts. I can't do that from the app either.

    And while you're at it, please put my avatar on eWM and delete this post too. :)

    Thanks!

    Swyped from my Eris running xtrSense 3.
     

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