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28th July 2014, 04:47 PM   |  #1  
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I noticed that LG has the following kernel source sitting out on the web:

http://goo.gl/KHNwYf

It's listed as the LG-D850, which I imagine is very close or the same as the 851. I own the T-Mobile variant, as most of us here do; does anyone know if the other variants run the same kernel?
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Originally Posted by prata

I noticed that LG has the following kernel source sitting out on the web:

http://goo.gl/KHNwYf

It's listed as the LG-D850, which I imagine is very close or the same as the 851. I own the T-Mobile variant, as most of us here do; does anyone know if the other variants run the same kernel?

It's because you searched for the wrong thing. It'd be better to search for "D85", keeping in mind that the T-Mobile variant is the D851.

https://www.lg.com/global/support/op...ALL&search=D85

As you can see, all variants that I'm aware of are listed.

Now, my findings have been that the D851 kernel source has had all of its comments stripped, making it a pain to merge stuff in to. The D850 has the comments in, as does the D855 source. So, I don't know what's up with that. I do know however that between the kernels, LG removed support for a panel or two between the D850, 851, and 855. Couldn't even get the damn thing (any kernel source) to compile until I did this:
https://github.com/ConnorBaker/lge_k...a057a200b94cd2

I'd use the D850 source as base for the T-Mobile variant, since the T-Mobile variant (via my research on the webz) tends to be the closest to the international version. Also, keep in mind that the defconfigs, although they share the same names through the different kernel sources, are different: i.e., the D850 T-Mobile defconfig won't match up with the D851 or D855 one's. Furthermore, there are defconfigs for Broadcom compatibility, which leads me to believe that LG is using both Qualcomm and Broadcom chips for Wi-Fi.

To my knowledge, no one has tried to build and boot the D850 kernel on the D851. So, only time will tell if the kernel sources, are in fact, interchangeable.

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28th July 2014, 07:13 PM   |  #3  
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It's because you searched for the wrong thing. It'd be better to search for "D85", keeping in mind that the T-Mobile variant is the D851.

https://www.lg.com/global/support/op...ALL&search=D85

As you can see, all variants that I'm aware of are listed.


Derp....foolish of me. Thanks for clarifying.
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Now, my findings have been that the D851 kernel source has had all of its comments stripped, making it a pain to merge stuff in to. The D850 has the comments in, as does the D855 source. So, I don't know what's up with that. I do know however that between the kernels, LG removed support for a panel or two between the D850, 851, and 855. Couldn't even get the damn thing (any kernel source) to compile until I did this:
https://github.com/ConnorBaker/lge_k...a057a200b94cd2

I'd use the D850 source as base for the T-Mobile variant, since the T-Mobile variant (via my research on the webz) tends to be the closest to the international version. Also, keep in mind that the defconfigs, although they share the same names through the different kernel sources, are different: i.e., the D850 T-Mobile defconfig won't match up with the D851 or D855 one's. Furthermore, there are defconfigs for Broadcom compatibility, which leads me to believe that LG is using both Qualcomm and Broadcom chips for Wi-Fi.

To my knowledge, no one has tried to build and boot the D850 kernel on the D851. So, only time will tell if the kernel sources, are in fact, interchangeable.

Warm regards,
Connor Baker

Now that I'm at a desktop. Thanks so much for all this information. I really appreciate it. I'm poking around at the source,because I'm a glutton for punishment apparently. You've really provided me with some great feedback, and again I'm highly appreciative.
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I realize this thread isn't new, but has anyone figured out if you could put the T-Mobile kernal on an AT&T device?
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I realize this thread isn't new, but has anyone figured out if you could put the T-Mobile kernal on an AT&T device?

Why would you want to?
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