Need help with Kernels for Droid 1

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  1. JeffDenver

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    Upgraded to Cyanogen 7 ROM (7.0.3) on a Droid 1.

    I like it but the kernel tops out at 800mhz. I know for sure my phone can handle 1ghz...I was running the slayher kernel on Ultimate Droid ROM before just fine. For whatever reason, Cyanogen doesnt like the Slayher kernel I was using before.

    What 1ghz kernel will work with Cyanogen 7? Also, where do we find and download these things? I found LOTS of references on Google, but no one ever posted actual download links. I am kinda surprised there are no websites that cater to kernels since so many people use them.

    Are kernels specific to the ROM or the OS version or both? I assume you need to use a kernel designed for your OS and phone model at the very least.

    I have tried google and came up with nothing. Lots and lots of pages with people saying how much they like such-and-such kernels...NO information on where to actually get them. It is quite frustrating. Any help would be appreciated.
     
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    You should try ChevyNo1's kernels. And its available in Rom manager.

    SENT FROM THE OG DROID THAT STARTED IT ALL, RUNNING SIMPLY STUNNING ROM 5.4
     
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    Yeah, I've read that. And I have a full version of ROM manager. But I cannot find any "kernel" section in it. Just ROMs and recovery.

    How do you find kernels in Rom Manager?
     
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    Go to rom manager,hit dwnld rom,scroll to ChevyNo1. Roms and hit it. Then when it opens scroll all the way dwn to the bottom and you'll see kernels for froyo/gingerbread. Hit that. It will bring up a menu of what voltage and kernals you want. May I suggest chevy's 1.1 lv its pretty good on my droid but every droid is a little differant. Lol

    SENT FROM THE OG DROID THAT STARTED IT ALL, RUNNING SIMPLY STUNNING ROM 5.4
     
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    Ok...I didnt know it was mixed in with the ROMs. I found it. Thank you.
     
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    Your welcome. Good luck. :)


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    Chevy's kernels are outstanding, no question. but, every phone reacts differently. you may also want to check out CorCor's kernels if you have any issues.
     
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    I installed the 1ghz chevy kernel and it is working fine.
     
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    So here is what I would like to know about kernels:

    1) Does a given kernel only work with a specific Phone CPU?

    2) Does a given kernel only work with a specific OS version? (Froyo, Gingerbread ect..)

    3) Does a given kernel only work with a specific ROM or ROMs? (Cyanogen, Bugless Beast, whatever)

    4) Are kernels applied on AFTER the ROM boots (where you can see the lock screen or the boot animation)? Or are they applied immediately as soon as the phone is powered up?

    I am concerned that if I install the wrong kernel it will fry my CPU or brick my phone.
     
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    usually, it's best to wait until you boot up the rom and go thru the set up process before flashing a kernel. i've always had better luck that way, and a lot less boot loops. you won't fry your CPU, so don't worry about that. you might end up in a boot loop if your phone doesn't like a particular kernel. if that happens, just do a batt pull, reboot into recovery, and flash a different kernel. here's the process i've been using, and it never fails me:
    1. backup your apps with TiBu (or thru Astro)
    2. create a backup/nandroid of your current rom (so you have something to fall back on if you experience any serious problems flashing a new rom)
    3. boot into recovery
    4. wipe data/factory reset
    5. wipe cache
    6. format boot and format system.
    7. install rom zip from sdcard
    8. reboot
    IMPORTANT – after you sign into Google, and Google syncs all of your data, do not use your phone until the market completely downloads all your apps. let it complete the process before flashing any themes, kernels, whatever. (or, you can bypass this process by restoring apps thru TiBu.)
    9. boot into recovery
    10. flash theme (if you desire something other than stock)
    11. reboot
    12. boot into recovery
    13. flash kernel (if you want something other than the stock kernel)
    14. reboot
    15. enjoy!

    kernels are phone specific. D1 kernels won't work on other devices, and vice-versa. they aren't generally OS version specific, altho some kernel dev'rs will make separate kernels for froyo and gb. but, chevy has kernels that are both for froyo and gb. some kernels are designed with specific roms in mind, but that doesn't mean that they won't work for other roms as well. overall, the kernel that works best will depend on your particular phone. that's why you have to experiment to find the best one.
     
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    Ok...so Rom Manager knows what phone I have I assume. So I can download any of those and expect them to work? I mean, I can expect that they are designed to work with my CPU?


    The only thing that has stopped em from experimenting is the fear of bricking my phone with a kernel that locks up the CPU...so that I cant even boot into recovery.

    Thats why I was wondering when the kernel was applied in the boot up process. If it is applied at the boot animation, then it isnt a big deal. If it is applied when the power goes on, that is more of a big deal because it could prevent me from using the recovery console.
     
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    Its not a bad idea to load a few different kernels to the sd. That way if you bootloop, and kernels can make you do that, just boot into recovery and flash another one. Just saves time by not having to flash a backup. I never bricked my phone with a kernel, just bootlooped.
     
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