amaruk, on 05 December 2012 - 06:52 AM, said:
Hi guys, if you'll indulge me for a minute I have some n00b questions for you. I'm coming from a Droid X so I'm having to learn a whole new way of doing things and I want to make sure that I understand all of this before I try. (I'm planning on getting a SGIII in the near future.)
As I understand it, when I complete steps 1-10 in the OP I will have a SGIII that:
1. is Rooted
2. has an custom, unlocked bootloader
3. still has the stock kernel
4. has a custom recovery (i finally get to use CWM touch!)
Correct, just do one more thing...backup your IMEI via the sticky right titled "IMEI - Backup NV with QPST."
From this point I can:
1. flash a custom kernel
2. flash a custom rom
3. flash a modem
4. use Triangle to clear the flash counter
Is there any point to flashing a custom kernel? Should I be asking this question in the forum of whatever rom I'm planning to use?
Do I need to flash a custom rom immediately after I root/unlock (like you do after you bootstrap/flash cwm on the droid x) or can you install the rom at your leisure (not that I want to be on stock any longer than I have to *LOL*)
Thanks for your help everybody!
You probably only need to worry about "Triangle Away" when returning/exchanging your device. Other than that, at least on Verizon (my carrier), it's not a big deal unless you're in the above scenario.
I've never had a Moto device but the GSIII is relatively easy in comparison I imagine. You install roms at your leisure and these do come with their own "stock" or custom kernel. You can flash a separate custom kernel to see if you can increase performance, longevity in battery life, etc. Flashing kernels is a preference and one that I think you won't see immediate improvements with unless you invest time into modifying settings to improve your respective usage. My custom kernel settings may not be best for you and vice versa. Lastly, obviously match AOSP kernels with AOSP roms, and TW kernels with TW roms AND JB with JB, ICS with ICS.