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SS 5.3 (5.2 with patches) kernal questions

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    I installed 5.2 on my wife's D1 and now am curious about what kernal comes stock with it and what kernal might be better. LGB just seemed faster for some reason. I am thinking that a different kernal might make the difference.....what do you guys think?

    Sorry this is a bit odd for me as I have had a Droid 2 for a while now and haven't dealt with other ROM's outside of LGB for longer than a few minutes.
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    I didn't even know there were patches for 5.2.

    I'm running the lv 1.1 kernel. I don't know what the stock one is. I was running this kernel when I was on BB and it was great, so I immediately flashed it after flashing SS 5.2.

    This kernel has been smooth as silk for me. Are the links for the patches in the 5.2 release thread?

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    Well, my preferred kernel is the one I listed above.

    This is my install method. Others may do it differently...
    1) download kernel (I use ROM manager to download, but install manually)
    2) charge battery to 100%
    3) reboot into recovery with clockwork
    4) make a nandroid backup
    5) wipe cache
    6) wipe cache
    7) wipe cache
    8) wipe dalvick cache (under the advanced menu)
    9) wipe battery stats (optional, I do this when installing a new kernel just because each one has a different affect on battery. This is also under "advanced")
    10) install zip from sd card
    11) choose zip
    12) install
    13) reboot system now

    That's how I do it anyway. I've never had any problems. If I'm doing something wrong, someone chime in.

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    What are the speeds of this kernal? Is it 1GHz or higher?

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    The one I'm running is the lv 1.1 Ghz. I tried the lv 1.2 Ghz, but I got some bootloops. I can run any frequency of the mv kernels, but I get another few hours of battery life with the lv ones.

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    Do you have link to kernal

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    Why is it necessary to wipe cache?
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    Maybe it isn't? I always do it though. I read some say they do, some don't. I just figured if anything it wouldn't hurt.

    Do I not have to?

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    Well usually when I flash a rom I don't generally wipe cache, I just install right over it. But I only use what I know my phone likes (rz lv 250/1100 kernal) and I install it after I flash the rom while still in rz recovery. I have never had any issues with doing it that way. And saves time from having to do it over after setting up everything. If that's what you use, then use what works for your phone everyone knows by now org droids are all different when it's rooted. Lol

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    You should not HAVE to wipe cache when installing a new kernel - however, it can't hurt either!

    And FYI - all my ROM's come with the 1.0LV kernel - but downclocked (on fresh install) to 600 ...