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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Kernel HTC Hero

I have an HTC Hero GSM with CyanogenMod 7.1.0 (stable). Before i had elelinux mod (http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=10956118) This thing is, after installing CyanogenMod i still have ...
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Create Defy Kernel Backup

I own a Motorola Defy and it is running 2.2.2. I was wondering if i could create a backup of my kernel by any means! Is there any software/application/method which can help me achieve this? Thanks
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Install zImage on Android 2.2 devcie

How do I install zImage on Android 2.2 device? I have one galaxy tab 7.0 and one NVIDIA Tegra 250 delvel kit. I was trying to using fastboot on NVIDIA Tegra 250 but I failed. I could load zImage ...
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How to install kernel module for android?

I currently have a custom kernel and ROM installed on my android device. The kernel I'm using comes with a separate download with kernel modules that you are to install yourself if you want. However ...
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Can I flash a kernel without flashing a ROM?

Does flashing a new kernel require flashing a new ROM? Will flashing a new kernel wipe the data? Because if so, I might as well flash a new ROM. How can I see which kernels are compatible with ...
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Does Cyanogenmod Kernel support loop devices?

Since I am failing to mount a Nandroid image and since I have read that the kernel needs to support loop devices for that I need to know if anybody has managed to mount a loop device on CM7 or ...
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What is special/different about CyanogenMod's kernel? (especially compared to. DroidX GB kernel)

In an Phandroid article announcing the first successful attempt to run CyanogenMod on DroidX thanks to cvpcs's breakthrough, I noticed the following quote: CyanogenMod 7 will unfortunately be ...
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Is there any userspace NFS client for stock android kernel(Galaxy Tab)?

I have tried kernel-mode things but it is not going to work. Actually i've reached my limit for seeing errors in one day: mount: unknown filesystem type 'nfs' mount.nfs: No such device and many ...
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Can not flash LK2.08 for original firmwares on my spica

Can not flash LK2.08 for original firmwares. I try like this: http://www.addictivetips.com/mobile/root-samsung-galaxy-spica-i5700-with-leshaks-kernel/ i am using this kernel: ...
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Baseband and radio in Android

In the below picture 1, It seems that the radio firmware don't need a linux driver in Android, It just need a user space shared library, is it? 2, what is baseband?
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What linux distribution is Android based on?

Did Google use some existing distribution (Debian, Red Hat, etc.) to create Android, or did they use the bare essentials (kernel, file system and some mandatory files)?
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Flashing a New Kernel

If I'm going to flash a new Kernel with ROM Manager Pro, do I need to reinstall my MOD, delete my data, or delete my cache? I am running CM 6.1 and want to flash one of ChevyNo1's kernels but will ...
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What is the difference between: Rooting, Jailbreak, ROM, Mod, etc.?

What is the difference between: Unlocking the bootloader (prerequisite for doing many, though not all, other things below) Rooting Jailbreaking ROM NAND and Nandroid Operating System Mod (e.g. ...
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Where can I find a comparsion of non-offical cooked rom/firmware of Galaxy S i9000?

I've been searching around for the topic these few days. However, I am getting into a problem of information overflow - there are too many different version and custom kernal around. Most of them are ...
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Where are custom kernels being flashed to in internal memory?

I've unzipped zip files for custom kernels and noticed that the majority of the files that are being applied are in a /kernel folder. However that folder is unlisted when listing the root directories ...