So the NC5 update comes with a new modem (modems are labled as Baseband in settings I believe, correct me if im wrong)
So with the new NC5 update, with the focus being the new modem, it has me wondering about the effect that flashing new AOSP roms have on the modem.
AOSP roms for the note 3 have been merged to be compatible with all variants of the Note 3. So im wondering when one of these AOSP roms are flashed to touchwiz software... what remains as touchwiz and what is AOSPifed (for lack of a better word)
Im asking specifically because of the modem, if NC5 comes with a new modem, and AOSP is compatible with all variants, wouldn't the modem be changed? And a simple twrp backup of Boot, system, data wouldn't include the original modem... would it?
so far this is my understanding of what is and what is not effected by flashing an aosp rom on a toucwiz device-
Bootloader- not effected: note3 touchwiz kitkat booloater is compatible with all kitkat note3 roms, aosp or touchwiz
kernel- yes, changed to an aosp kernel, but a simple twrp restore of boot and/or system will restore the correct kernel you were previously on
rom- Yes you will not longer be on toucwiz based rom, but again easily restored correctly with twrp
and then theres modem/baseband- will the baseband/modem remain the same? how would that work if the roms are universally merged?
and I believe the standard twrp boot, system, data will not restore the baseband, as there is a separate modem option.
and I would be weary of restoring the modem on the note3 because after doing some reading in the note3 forums changing/replacing, or even jumping to older modems (NC5-NAB )without the engineering bootloader can be catastrophic (for lack of a better word lol)
So hopefully this post makes sense as I have tried very hard to explain the dilemma, any input would be greatly appreciated.