The kernel is a central component of most computer operating systems. It acts as bridge between applications and the hardware and also manages the systems's resources.

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Powersave governor VS Marshmallow Doze

After searching on Google and XDA for an answer (which I didn't find), I decided to pose this as a question here. So, I guess that the majority of us know about the so-called big difference between ...
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Does Android x86 support any PCI E WiFi cards?

In the Android x86 drivers list found at https://sourceforge.net/p/android-x86/device_generic_common/ci/marshmallow-x86/tree/firmware/ It seems that the only WiFi chipsets listed were laptop WiFi ...
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What does the ROM files (FACTORYFS, HIDDEN, CACHE, PARAM, etc.) mean?

Flashing my Galaxy S 2 i9100 (after breaking with CyanogenMod update CM-13.x) I used the following command: sudo heimdall flash \ --FACTORYFS factoryfs.img \ --CACHE cache.img \ --HIDDEN ...
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Which one to install- 32 bit or 64 bit kernel?

Although I'd flashed my phone with new ROMs several times, I've never tried flashing the kernel before. When I searched for a custom kernel, saw 32bit and 64bit version. So how am I supposed to ...
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How to read/interpret Bluetooth HCI snoop log?

... to continue troubleshooting to my previous question: bluetooth - Nexus 6p - kernel wakelock - bluesleep - Android Enthusiasts Stack Exchange, I Enable Bluetooth HCI snoop log via (Settings -> ...
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Samsung I9300 Galaxy S 3 CPU default clock speed info Changed after installing Boeffla-Kernel

Original Clock Speed: Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A9 Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III - Full phone specifications But after installed Boeffla-Kernel it changed to Quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A9 Looked up the ...
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Can I flash another phone's ROM or Kernel on my phone? [duplicate]

Can i flash another phone's kernel or ROM on my phone and what would happen is i did so?
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Is it possible to flash a boot.img kernel with twrp?

I'm looking to flash a cm based rom's boot.img on another cm based rom for my device both based on android L 5.1 with twrp 3.0 is that possible?
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linux kernel not seen from android filesystem?

I'm reading 'embedded linux' and in chp.6 "filesystems" there is a figure that I do not understand. here it says that the 'linux kernel' is not seen from android filesystem. This give me some ...
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How to boost voltage of headphone jack from kernel?

I want to increase my headphone jack voltage from kernel . How I can find the sound folder and sound module files in android kernel ? I used viper and other softwares , they are not powerful as ...
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Can't sideload some apps on some kernels (idlekernel, Cyanogenmod kernel)

I always wanted to use idlekernel but once I install it, the apps would disappear (also happened on Cyanogenmod kernel). Usually the apps that it doesn't want me to sideload are the ones that gets ...
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Unpack and Pack the Ramdisk.img

I want to make some change to the ramdisk.img file and use that to bring up the emulator. I unpacked the ramdisk.img with the following command: gunzip -c ../ramdisk.img | cpio -i Before making any ...
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Extract boot.img from Emulator

I want to extract the boot.img from the android emulator. But I am not able to find it. I took the adb shell and read the proc/mtd file. This is content of the proc/mtd file. root@generic:/ # cat ...
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Galaxy S2 stuck at boot. Please help

Yesterday I flashed CM 12.1 on my Galaxy S2 gt-i9100. I rooted the device by flashing Siyah kernel via Odin. Then using cwm based siyah recovery I did the factory reset and wipe cache & dalvik and ...
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How to slow down boot on Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge

I made a custom boot animation in .qmg for my Galaxy but the system boots too rapidly, I try to slow it down. I searched in all the boot files how to do that but I did not found anything... One file ...
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How can I enable/add USB OTG support to my rooted and Cyanogenmod installed Huewei Honor 4x?

I have tried stickmount but did not succeed in getting otg mounted. I basically want to use wireless mouse or keyboard. I think the kernel that is installed presently does not support otg. What is the ...
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How do I use external web camera though USB OTG on Huawei Honor 6?

Built-in kernel does not come with USB Video support and when using sideloaded uvcvideo.ko the camera works very bad (image is distorted, the device often crash). I can barely get even single 160x120 ...
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Lenovo S6000 - Auto power on after connecting charger

I searched the web to automatically power on my lenovo tablet after connecting the charger, but all the guides are for samsung and some other brands. File /system/bin/playlpm doesn't exist in lenovo ...
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Correct build choice for Nexus 7 lunch

I've been trying to install a kernel/bootloader/etc for my Nexus 7 wifi only model tablet and got this error from fastboot flashall, Device product is 'flo'. Update requires 'msm8960' or 'deb'. ...
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How to unroot and remove a custom kernal on android

I have had my Samsung s5 mini (G800F) for some time now and am looking to sell it. I rooted the phone and used a custom kernal that allowed OTG support for the phone. How do I remove the root and the ...
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Android kernel decompiling?

I want decopile kernel to add futures like OC. I extracted ram disk ,dts (device tree source) and copiled kernel from boot.img. I also have other files like recovery ,system ,data etc. How decopile ...
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Do I have a FUSE-enabled kernel?

I would like toknow if my kernel supports FUSE. If not, how do I build or download one with FUSE support, where on the FS do I place the kernel? I don't want to install CyanogenMod. I have a Samsung ...
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How to get Kindle Fire HD out of boot loop

I was trying to change the lockscreen image on my Kindle Fire HD 7 [rooted] using a guide on xda-developers, when I copied framework-res.apk using ES File Explorer, the Kindle rebooted. It now has ...
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What is the point of separating the kernel and the rest of the operating system?

With all of the Android devices that I've seen, the Linux kernel and the initial RAM disk are placed in (the poorly named) boot.img and the rest of the operating system is placed in system.img or ...
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How can I find the name of the Kernel and its version that is running in my phone?

I had flashed Android 6.0 Marshmallow in My Nexus 5. As a part of a rooting process, I had to flash the kernel to allow SU binary to work. All is fine and root works well. Kernel is a intangible ...
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Can we modify or replace kernel and shell of an Android Device? [closed]

Is it possible to modify the kernel and shell of an android device? Devices like Samsung Galaxy S6 or Xiaomi Mi4i? If yes, how is it possible? Does the Manufacturer need to provide the Kernel before ...
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Run custom Android image in Qemu

Is it possible to compile and run a Samsung Android image (e.g., kernel for Galaxy S6 or older version) in a mainline Qemu? Samsung has released the source code for most of its mobile devices ...
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How to determine if my device supports USB Ethernet controller?

I'm about to purchase USB-OTG Ethernet controller, but I read what it doesn't work on all devices. Furthermore, I've read what this functionality depends on Linux kernel been compiled with Ethernet ...
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How to run 2 shell scripts from ramdisk?

I am attempting to setup my ramdisk to fire off 2 sets of scripts. 1 is ramdisk /sbin only, the others are user allowed scripts # Check Properties on property:dp.early_init.done=1 chmod 0777 ...
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Run Bash Script from Terminal

I have modified a kernel's ramdisk to include a "settings" terminal run bash script. However, when I type in terminal su dp I get file is not found. dp exists in the ramdisk as /sbin/dp I've ...
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How practical the number of cores in Android

I've often wondered how practical the cores usage in Android smartphones. I'm looking from technical perspective. The articles that I've read so far claimed either more cores is good or more cores is ...
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How can I backup and restore Cyanogenmod 12.1 rom installed on my Samsung Galaxy 2 i9100?

Cyanogenmod(12.1)'s recovery has no backup or restore option. As I read in the answer of a previous post, CyanogenMod recovery is basic, so we should flash another recovery. The easiest way would be ...
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set pr_set_dumpable value to any apk on android device

I am trying to debug sigsegv errors in different apk files and found that many apps disable dumping the logs by setting prctl(pr_set_dumpable,0). Is there any way to get around this and get the ...
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How to modify appsbl

I want to modify the appsbl partition for my device, I know the danger but I want to learn how to unpack and repack it. What method and tools can I use ?
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Why one cannot download the drivers of the Android OS like we do in our pc's

I know that i sound kind of a noob but i had this question from the day i started tweaking my phone .I know that without kernel sources it is very hard to get drivers for the phone for the sake of ...
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Devices names from android system

for several days I'm trying to find devices ( accelerometer, g-sensor etc ) names and placement of theirs drivers? I'm new to android and linux and can't figure out where can I find this info. I was ...
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Why does the Kernel and Android System/Android OS drain my battery?

3 hours since unplugging my phone, and at light usage it's at 61%. It is the kind of problem I've had with my previous phone, and I have with my current phone, often starting a few months in and ...
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What does it mean if I can't find a kernel date?

I want to root my ZTE Grand X Max and it asks if the kernel date is before or after a specific date but when I go and look is has no date by the kernel version (3.4.0). What does that mean? Or do I ...
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From where can i download Android kernels [duplicate]

I have installed androido86 on my lenovo pc and i want to download extra kernels and flash it into my pc. So where can i find them. Also how to flash them directly without using update meyhod
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What is the Despair kernal for Nexus 5 and 6?

I'm rooting my nexus 5 with android m and it asks me to install Despair Kernel. I can't find any info on what does the despair kernel actually do. Is it safe? What improvements does it have vs stock ...
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How to decompile android kernel within android itself?

How do I decompile kernel.bin of my android 4.1.2 kernel on android itself? Is there an app that can decompile kernel.bin or any methods for decompiling kernel.bin? Thank in advance!
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Activating and loading kernel modules (uinput.ko) on CM12.1 sgs3

I recently installed CyanogenMod 12.1 on my Samsung galaxy s3 i747 (cm-12.1-20150526-NIGHTLY-d2att.zip to be exact). I want to use Synergy to share my computer mouse with my phone and to do this ...
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Is it possible to compleately and utterly brick a phone with no chance of repair?

As i have recently gotten into some research about android kernel development and would like to fiddle around my phone and of course i have seen all the warnings about "bricking your device" but it ...
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How to disable SELinux completely without recompiling the kernel?

When trying to port CyanogenMod 12 to my LG L9II, I experience problems with the wireless modem (3g/2g). I believe to have traced it back to the driver/kernel module not being loaded properly due to ...
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Will updating the kernel reset the phone memory?

I updated my OnePlus One phone to the company-owned system, Oxygen OS. The battery now is miserable - it depletes within 5 hours. I am looking for a solution to fix that without wiping and ...
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RCA tablet want to watch on monitor

I have an inexpensive tablet (RCA), and I want to hook it up to a monitor with a VGA hookup, I got the adaptor, micro USB on one side and VGA on the other. Hooked it all up, and nothing....I can't ...
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Is there any kernel requirement for installing Android Lollipop?

Is there a special requirement for a newer kernel in Android Lollipop? Can I use it with 3.4 kernel?
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How do I mount an NFS share on an CM 12?

I'd like to mount an NFS share on my Android cell phone, with perhaps a mount-unmount button on the home screen. Any ideas of how to accomplish this? My /system/lib/modules is empty. It doesn't have ...
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Is “Host GPU on” on android emulator same as GPU passthrough?

I see that there's "Host GPU on" for standard Android emulator(which is incidentally qemu-based) from Google. Is it same as the hardware acceleration obtained by successful GPU-passthrough in ...
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What do you mean by kernel [duplicate]

I have many times come across this word. I even know a little about it but don't know exactly what it is.