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    Question Kernel 3.0 on Thrive's Android

    Hi everyone
    I have read about some devices that are now running android 4.0.X but with the Linux kernel 3.X, but I'd like to know what advantages have those kernel if I compare it vs the kernel 2.6, and I'd like to know too how I canna install it on my thrive ???
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    Per this thread on xda (Linux 3.x kernel - xda-developers)

    kernel 2.6.40 became kernel 3.0.x
    We are running 2.6.39, which is standard for nVidia products and only one step behind 3.0.0. I don't know of any real advantages list, but I am sure there are some. There is no way currently to install a new kernel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rtfw View Post
    Per this thread on xda (Linux 3.x kernel - xda-developers)

    kernel 2.6.40 became kernel 3.0.x
    We are running 2.6.39, which is standard for nVidia products and only one step behind 3.0.0. I don't know of any real advantages list, but I am sure there are some. There is no way currently to install a new kernel.
    That's correct, you could could compile a newer kernel and apply some of the patches that Toshiba has more than likely made to the 2.6.39 kernel, but that would be a big mess to sort through for little gain. Also if they've changed any of the Kernel ABI then your 2.6.39 proprietary drivers that you would be trying to load with the 3.x kernel would fail miserably.

    There are probably not many optimizations made in the 3.x kernel that Toshiba hasn't applied to the 2.6.39 kernel they ship with. The biggest reason they've kept with the version they are at is that it's stable, the drivers have been tested thoroughly with the kernel and are reasonably stable, and they'd have to do all the work that I just described in the last paragraph as well as making sure the supplied NVidia drivers for the 3.x aren't full of all kinds of new bugs to work through.

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    AFAIK, the biggest proprietary driver is the Tegra chipset. I think NVidia's got some drivers on their site.

    Then there's GPS. Hmmmm...
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    Ok, so I´ñll kep my 2.X kernel and I´l, wait for the fix of the 3.0 kernel for the Nvida products, Thanks and sorry for the la te rely, I was disconected of internet since a lot time ago

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    Just a chime in:

    I know that there's a 3.1 kernel for the Asus Transformer Tegra 2 tablet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AmEv View Post
    Just a chime in:

    I know that there's a 3.1 kernel for the Asus Transformer Tegra 2 tablet.
    WOW, coukd be intresing know what are the advantages of use it un the thrive, later I'll search for it and I'll look too for a way to install it on the thrive, by now I'll be disconnected cus I've lots of things to do here but I'll try to be updated at the forum :P

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    Re: Kernel 3.0 on Thrive's Android

    Quote Originally Posted by XeBuZer0 View Post
    WOW, coukd be intresing know what are the advantages of use it un the thrive, later I'll search for it and I'll look too for a way to install it on the thrive, by now I'll be disconnected cus I've lots of things to do here but I'll try to be updated at the forum :P
    Tybar was back porting the 3.1 kernel I think, not sure how far he got. Its not an easy task, long hours and it gets messy in there fast.

    Long run though, we get maybe another android update out of it. Like 4.2. There's kernel changes this time around.

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    Speaking of TYBAR, I wonder how he got read access on the bootloader? AFAIK, it's only accessible via nvflash.
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    Re: Kernel 3.0 on Thrive's Android

    Quote Originally Posted by AmEv View Post
    Speaking of TYBAR, I wonder how he got read access on the bootloader? AFAIK, it's only accessible via nvflash.
    With nvflash

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