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question about kernels

Discussion in 'Android Hacks and Help' started by mjl4878, Mar 18, 2010.

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    Ok so I'm comfortable rooting/unrooting my droid and using sprecovery to do nandroid backups. When I'm looking at these different rom options I see multiple kernels to pick from as well. I've done a little searching but what do these do exactly and how would I go about adding these in to go with the roms?
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    You flash them, in the same method as you would sprecovery.

    Code:
    flash_image boot /sdcard/boot.img
    
    Be careful, the wrong kernel can ruin your day.

    Kernels add all sorts of things, such as overclocking or wifi tethering.

    For instance, I compiled my own a while ago from the latest 2.6.29 source, and its newer than the ESE53 kernel, supports 600mhz, and wifi tethering.

    But there is a decent chance it will not work on 2.0.1.
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    See that's what I don't understand. I finally rooted and installed UltimateDroid 7.8 but I do not know how to install all the other things such as kernels or other files on top of the rom. I know I'm a total noob but help would be awesome at this point.