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Can we expect the same Custom RoM and kernels like Nexus 5 support for Pixel, I mean to ask if Pixel is Open enough for developers to develop roms and kernel
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Can we expect the same Custom RoM and kernels like Nexus 5 support for Pixel, I mean to ask if Pixel is Open enough for developers to develop roms and kernel

Depends. As with other phones, the cost to upgrade for some is a big deal or just don't choose to. I am no developer, but in the past Nexus phones from personal experience, they were open enough. Google welcomes tinkering. Just the fact work has already been done on the bootloader and for root is impressive. But remember, the developers all volunteer their time to this site. We should be grateful. Just my 2 cents.
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Noob questions since they're allowed. :D
Im glad this is here newb thread here! I have a Pixel and love it so far. One thing Im trying to understand is exactly what a kernel is? Is the "boot" image and the kernel the same thing? Can i flash any of the Pixel kernels on my Verizon Pixel?

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Im glad this is here newb thread here! I have a Pixel and love it so far. One thing Im trying to understand is exactly what a kernel is? Is the "boot" image and the kernel the same thing? Can i flash any of the Pixel kernels on my Verizon Pixel?

Thx!

What is a kernel? Is a very generic Android question
try Www.rootjunky.com he has some general Android videos
bootloader will need to be unlocked before flashing different kernels, and still will need to be careful about compatibility

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http://www.rootjunky.com/learn-android/

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when in doubt ask in the specific kernel thread about compatibility

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Im glad this is here newb thread here! I have a Pixel and love it so far. One thing Im trying to understand is exactly what a kernel is? Is the "boot" image and the kernel the same thing? Can i flash any of the Pixel kernels on my Verizon Pixel?

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Remember Windows 95? Remember how it ran on DOS 3.1 (a command prompt)?

A kernel is like DOS and Nougat 7.1 is like windows but Android is based on Linux, not Microsoft Windows...

A kernel is like a command engine that goes between hardware and the upper level user software.

That's simplified, but so it goes..

The boot image does hold the kernel, and some other stuff perhaps. The kernel needs to load pretty much as soon as powering device, then the Operating System loads

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Can you clear the recent file history from the download app? I tried clicking on the file in there and deleting, but that deletes the actual file.
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Can you clear the recent file history from the download app? I tried clicking on the file in there and deleting, but that deletes the actual file.

When you're in the "Downloads app" you are actually looking directly at the /sdcard/Downloads/ folder. That download app is just a simple file browser. If you hit the upper left menu button in the downloads app, you'll see what I mean. A list of locations.. It isn't just a history log but a browser, to repeat for emphasis....

Does that make sense?

I think you might be able to clear any history or cache from a web browser app, but I don't think that's what you're talking about.

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When you're in the "Downloads app" you are actually looking directly at the /sdcard/Downloads/ folder. That download app is just a simple file browser. If you hit the upper left menu button in the downloads app, you'll see what I mean. A list of locations.. It isn't just a history log but a browser, to repeat for emphasis....

Does that make sense?

I think you might be able to clear any history or cache from a web browser app, but I don't think that's what you're talking about.

Cheers, nerB

Okay, thanks. I moved files from my internal storage to my drive, I just didn't want those files to be shown.
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Remember Windows 95? Remember how it ran on DOS 3.1 (a command prompt)?

Haha, I had to Google DOS. I've heard of Windows 95. Either way, thx for the explanation. That makes sense.
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