Chimera Notes – Three is a Five is a Three
While I’m compiling the 4 versions of ShinTo Kernel for 5.0.1 and 5.1.1 I thought I’d explain what’s going on behind the scenes and also give my own opinion about all this latest craze.
First of all I’d like to personally thank DARKERA13 for taking upon himself the task of putting a 5.1.1 rom for a NOTE5 into a NOTE3.
That’s a lot of work per se and it becomes a monumental task when you don’t have the Android OS source code to properly fix stuff.
Those who complain should be aware that there’s quite a big hardware difference between the NOTE3 & the NOTE5; 32 vs 64 bits, camera modules are way different, some hardware from Note3 has been removed from the Note5, etc etc…
The Kernel is not running the show alone; it provides services (let’s call it that for simplicity’s sake!) (storage,ram,video,network,camera,sensors,etc…) by abstracting the underlying hardware so it becomes easier to use by the consumers, that is, the software.
Android OS is comprised of two distinct blocks; the Linux Kernel on one side and the Android stack on the other. To simplify, Android stack is responsible for running the many services and software/apps that it needs to get things done. It’s the part that talks to the Kernel and makes all the different requests. It’s also TAILORED for the specific phone and it’s specific hardware and features, so it WILL SEND SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS to the kernel to get it’s work done.
What ShinTo Kernel does is detect those instructions and circumvent them, nothing more so it’s is NOT a kernel issue if the Android OS is sending the WRONG instructions for the NOTE3 camera.
It doesn’t matter what app you use to make videos as all of them will ask for the camera service from the Android OS, period!
If someone feels the urge to complain then don’t complain to Darkera13 or any other developer that is putting an insane amount of hours into (his) work and sharing it FOR FREE, but rather complain to SAMSUNG as they have the key (source code) and knowledge to produce a 5.1.1 rom that fits like a glove to our Note3 but that wouldn’t be a wise business choice for them as they need to keep the wheels of profit turning…