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  Reply # 454383 1-Apr-2011 21:55 Send private message

Man I wish Hardcore would update his kernel with Voodoo Sound v7. I really don't want to switch to the DamianGTO Kernel - he seems like a tool.




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  Reply # 454416 2-Apr-2011 00:16 Send private message

lokhor: Man I wish Hardcore would update his kernel with Voodoo Sound v7. I really don't want to switch to the DamianGTO Kernel - he seems like a tool.


its so funny you mention it. he really does come across that way doesnt he




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  Reply # 454464 2-Apr-2011 10:35 Send private message

lofreq:
lokhor: Man I wish Hardcore would update his kernel with Voodoo Sound v7. I really don't want to switch to the DamianGTO Kernel - he seems like a tool.


its so funny you mention it. he really does come across that way doesnt he


I use his kernel and find it to be excellent. I have tried all the others.

I do not think it is fair that his work be judged by his personality. he seems like a young guy, and yet to learn how to ignore the trolls.




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  Reply # 454471 2-Apr-2011 10:56 Send private message

He refuses to put BLN in because it's his kernel. he could have easily added the option.




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  Reply # 454478 2-Apr-2011 11:13 Send private message

lokhor: He refuses to put BLN in because it's his kernel. he could have easily added the option.


The solution is simple then. YOU get the source code, add BLN, and distribute.

open source in action...




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  Reply # 454531 2-Apr-2011 14:57 Send private message

Sadly I lack the expertise for that. Hardcore's Speedmod is nearly perfect but lacks the latest voodoo sound




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  Reply # 454540 2-Apr-2011 16:11 Send private message

lokhor: The custom ROMs we talk about are all based on Samsung's firmware releases which include everything needed to run the phone including a specific version of Android. Typically the "chefs" will cook up a rom by deodexing the files in the operating system to allow for modifications such as themes and optimising speed by removing files intended for other resolutions. The other thing they often do is provide a customised kernel that supports such things as extra filesystems (ext4 for speed & stability), improved image quality, improved sound quality.

So basically if you want to have different themes (and this is for the status bar, notification bar etc) and also want extra speed, better image quality and better sound quality then there is going to be a custom ROM that will fit you.

Typically if you start with a stock 2.1 ROM it's pretty easy to upgrade to a custom ROM and you never have to use Kies or even Odin again (unless things go pear shaped).

This guide tells you how to do a clean install - it would pay to read through all of the different options. if it gets confusing you can ask here.
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=926399

and you can read about Doc's Rom Kitchen here:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=817703

He also has a site for cooking the custom Roms yourself here: www.romkitchen.org



So these custom ROM that Darky etc cook up are changes to the kernel?

And I take it a good analogy around kernals would be Samsung Android Software is to Ubuntu 10.10 as Motorola Android Software is to FreeBSD?

Do these custom roms, mean you need to reinstall apps? contacts? sms?

-Al


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  Reply # 454547 2-Apr-2011 17:01 Send private message

bigal_nz:
lokhor: The custom ROMs we talk about are all based on Samsung's firmware releases which include everything needed to run the phone including a specific version of Android. Typically the "chefs" will cook up a rom by deodexing the files in the operating system to allow for modifications such as themes and optimising speed by removing files intended for other resolutions. The other thing they often do is provide a customised kernel that supports such things as extra filesystems (ext4 for speed & stability), improved image quality, improved sound quality.

So basically if you want to have different themes (and this is for the status bar, notification bar etc) and also want extra speed, better image quality and better sound quality then there is going to be a custom ROM that will fit you.

Typically if you start with a stock 2.1 ROM it's pretty easy to upgrade to a custom ROM and you never have to use Kies or even Odin again (unless things go pear shaped).

This guide tells you how to do a clean install - it would pay to read through all of the different options. if it gets confusing you can ask here.
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=926399

and you can read about Doc's Rom Kitchen here:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=817703

He also has a site for cooking the custom Roms yourself here: www.romkitchen.org



So these custom ROM that Darky etc cook up are changes to the kernel?

And I take it a good analogy around kernals would be Samsung Android Software is to Ubuntu 10.10 as Motorola Android Software is to FreeBSD?

Do these custom roms, mean you need to reinstall apps? contacts? sms?

-Al


My understanding is that the changes that Darky and Doc make to the ROMS are more like to tweaking them, customising some of the scripts etc. Both Darky and Doc roms have options to install different kernels.

Yes installing the custom rom will mean that you will have to reinstall apps. The contacts will be deleted if they are on the phone, sms will be deleted.

You can use the following apps to backup sms to the phones internal SD card or gmail address.

https://market.android.com/details?id=com.riteshsahu.SMSBackupRestore&feature=search_result

https://market.android.com/details?id=tv.studer.smssync

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  Reply # 454581 2-Apr-2011 19:18 Send private message

lokhor: Sadly I lack the expertise for that. Hardcore's Speedmod is nearly perfect but lacks the latest voodoo sound


I too lack the skills. guess we'll both have to take what we can get lol.

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  Reply # 454591 2-Apr-2011 20:05 Send private message

Just received an email from Zagg with two discount codes of 25% off.  Each code good for up to 3 items.

The codes expire in 7 days.  If anyone wants a code just give me a shout.  Apparently not all their products are eligible for the discount like ZAGGmate.




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  Reply # 454623 2-Apr-2011 21:13 Send private message

How much do the Zagg shields cost?




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  Reply # 454625 2-Apr-2011 21:17 Send private message

lokhor: How much do the Zagg shields cost?


Ohhh, I've been wanting to do this for a while.  Here you go.




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  Reply # 454628 2-Apr-2011 21:21 Send private message

so $24.99 USD and you have 25% off so $18.75 USD or $24.44 NZD + Shipping presumably costs extra?




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  Reply # 454631 2-Apr-2011 21:24 Send private message

lokhor: so $24.99 USD and you have 25% off so $18.75 USD or $24.44 NZD + Shipping presumably costs extra?


Yeah the shipping on the Zaggsparq was US$13 I think.  So it's not cheap to get to little ole NZ.





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  Reply # 454650 2-Apr-2011 22:21 Send private message

Neets: Just received an email from Zagg with two discount codes of 25% off.? Each code good for up to 3 items.

The codes expire in 7 days.? If anyone wants a code just give me a shout.? Apparently not all their products are eligible for the discount like ZAGGmate.


how did everyone get on with their "best shields ever" skins for there she's?

mine is still going strong, the screen protector alone is still flawless. and its been in and out my pocket 1000's of times.

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