[Q] Firmware question not new to Android but OMG!
Recently ditched my Desire HD which I've had alot of fun with for (what I considered to be) a far superior phone but basically got a little fed up with the display after catching a glimps of the SGS2's screen, haven't had the HD on since!
Although I considered myself adapt at flashing and rooting, I have to admit to finding myself a little confused here as to what exactly I can do with my phone. Yep, I've searched, nope, I don't want flamed, just need a few things cleared up then I'm off to have some fun!
Details from my phone...
I'm rooted using CF matched Kernel and have remained on that, does no harm as far as i'm aware except for yellow triangle at boot..
I'd like to go from 2.3.3 to 2.3.4 too and wondering about what to flash and what would fit, my CSC is Carphone Warehouse would that be correct? How important is it to match CSC?
Regards Baseband, doesn't really matter does it but no harm in trying modems is there?
And firmware, thought about Frankenstein XXKF3 or 4 or am I getting things totally wrong? Think it's the WK to XX and not sure what impact that'll have.
And on that note, does the firmware version stiplulate which ROM I can load? So if i go to 2.3.4 (XXKH3 or 4) am I then limited to flashing only XXKH3 or 4 ROM's? Does it matter what I flash over my phone? I've also read that some ROM's contain Kernels and may have to flash a stock kernel after flashing the ROM to match firmware or even re-root?
Actually the more I read back on that, appears I know nothing at all and that's not even funny! Even went back to the original SGS forums in the hope that I'd find what I need there.
I know that unless I move back to stock (which I am at the moment), Kies wont off the eventual 2.3.4 update but to be honest I'm not fussed as developers and cooks here do a much better job and that's experience from my HD days.
I have flashed MIUI as that's the ROM I used longest on the HD, loved it but quickly went back the more I satrted to read and to be honest, would prefer to stay stock for a while and get used to the phone, is that do-able with a flash from the developers forum?
So does the ROM have to match the firmware I'm currently using, can I upgrade to 2.3.4 firmware, choose a kernel of my choice and any rom?
Obviously not picking something up, hopefully someone has the answer I need without the links to pages read allready, want to start having some fun and soon!