I'm trying, but I don't understand kernels.

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    The more research I do, the confuseder I get.

    Prime, deprime, re-prime?

    SV, LV, UV, IV?

    If I'm using a 250-1000 kernel on a D1, is anything over 550 considered overclocking?

    7 slots?

    And I could just install one (7 at a time?) or I'm supposed to use a script?

    I'm using SS 5.4, so I guess I selected some kind of kernel during install (I think it's 1.0 gHz). Am I best sticking with Chevy kernels?

    With so many variables (speeds, voltages, designers) how can you adequately evaluate a ROM?

    Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
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    Lol, you are confused, confuseder is not a word, sorry I had to

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    Nah, he got it right the first time.

    Here OP, let me google that for you.

    http://lmgtfy.com/?q=android kernels 101
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    Really?

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    Well now I'm confused, lol, what's does confuseder mean?

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    Btw..Fakecharles, I think there is a guide on the forums here somewhere. Anyone got a link?

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    Ok to answer ur questions :

    Prime, deprimed...etc are different types of 1 kernel made my prime, each has its own tweak and hacks...they r defiantly not "beginner friendly" for some.

    The LV, SV, ULV are referring to the voltage level (low voltage, standard voltage, ultra low.voltage)

    7slots are the levels....125, 250, 550, 700, 1000, etc... They r the levels u choose either with setup or the overclock built into the ROM.

    Chevys ROMS always include his own kernels, and he has a separate section for them. He usually Includes the LV 1000mhz kernel is his build as it is usually the most stable across the board.

    Switching kernels is as easy as downloading one and flashing it in recovery, try some see which works best for ur phone specifically. Becarefull with the ULV (ultra low voltage) kernels not all phones can run those.

    Any more info needed...just ask :)

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    That's just one persons opinions. That's y u should flash diff kernels and make ur own assessment for ur specific phone, as they r not all the same.....for me and my phone Chevys kernels were always well above the others. Especially his latest set with the logging turned off by default. BLAZING fast and stable for me personally. But find what works best for u....is what I guess im gettin at ;)

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    Okay, so I flashed Chevy ULV 1.1 gHz. Got an M logo bootloop. Flashed ULV 1.0 gHz. It booked then crashed. 900 mhz ulv. Booted and works fine. but I'm still getting crappy battery life yes the battery is new. Now what?
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    Go up in voltage....try a LV instead of ULV. Not all phones can handle ULV kernels


    My Droid could handle them, but my wife's could not...switched hers to LV and no issues

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    LOL best one I've herd all day.

    I needed that Google search too.

    Thanks. :)