[Q] help with prep for long overdue update
I posted several months ago that I am really behind on updates.
I am running
HTC Sense 4
I broke my charging/usb port and couldn't connect to a pc at all because one of the data pins was broken and the DNA would not be recognized.
I was subsequently advised to not try to update to anything because if things went bad... i would have limited to no way to recover without being able to connect to a PC.
Well, I finally ordered a replacement charging port board and last night i disassembled the DNA, replaced the charging port, and im now back in business and it works
Could someone give me a clear concise answer to the following questions?
If now, lets say i want to try to install THIS ROM
or one thats similar in the way that is very new... do i need to worry about the fact that im coming from a very old state? like, do i need to worry about reverting to some level of current stock before upgrading to a newer rom? If a rom's install instructions dont mention a kernel or baseband with specific download links and instructions... do i assume its included in the rom install or that the one i may have is good enough?
Im not sure how roms, radios, and kernels play together... and im hoping someone can briefly clarify or point me to a topic... i just want to make sure i dont follow the directions to install a rom but have something bad happen because other parts of my phones SW/FW are old.