Skip to main content

Difference Between a Rom and a Kernel Android Noob Question

Many new comers to the rooted android phones world don't know the difference between a kernel and a rom, or can't exactly tell, my self cannot answer this question clearly so I decided to look around, and I found a nice answer for you guys.
Let me say first that the Kernel is the system it self, connected and manages the hardware directly, the rom is the software that have the looks, themes, and the rest of what you see on screen.
the following quated from: http://www.everythingandroid.org
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.
and to understand more about what is a ROM click here

Just a word of advice, before flashing any roms or kernels specially in locked bootloader phones read, then read and read before doing it, and if possible ask in XDA forums http://forum.xda-developers.com
there is a big chance that you will brick your phone and cannot get it back, specially if it doesn't have recovery or you screwed the flashing process.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Free Online Anti-Mosquito, Pest, Rats and Bugs Ultrasonic Generator

No need to download any files or apps, just open this page on any device no matter PC, Mac, Android, iOS, Palm OS, anything really can run this page, so make sure to bookmark it!

Ultrasonic Generator Features
Anti Mosquito.Anti Bugs like Cockroaches.Anti Other kinds of Pest.Anti Rats and other small animals.Anti Teens, yes it annoyed them too much they will leave you alone. Usage:Just open this page, scroll down and click start on any handheld, PC, MAC and others.Turn on the volume of your device up to max.Do not use headphones.You might not hear the sound if you are older than usually 20, if you have a good hearing than you will.
Click start below to get the ultrasonic started.

STARTSTOP

Is tor2web.org Safe and Anonymous

Websites like tor2web.org are handy when it comes to quick access to any onion domain aka darknet, deepweb and hidden web, however by using this websites you are giving the chance to the proxy server which is on this case tor2web or tor2web alternatives to it to log your IP and what exact domains within the TOR network you have browsed and for how long, also what files you have downloaded.

In other words nothing beats the real deal using TOR and or TOR browser bundle complete package where you can become also a rely and help the network while being anonymous "Kind of".

Read the below from onions wiki at reddit.
Are sites like onion.to and tor2web.org safe? Sites such as onion.to and tor2web.org will allow you to access Tor hidden services (.onion sites) with out using Tor itself. While this can be handy it is generally not advised as the people operating onion.to and tor2web.org will know what .onion sites you accessed and what your IP address is. If they keep logs, or were …