Kernels


  1. MizzouBrent

    MizzouBrent Well-Known Member

    In an effort to stir up conversation on here, the most amazing thing about the Gnex is the ridiculous amount of kernels we have to choose from. Somebody correct me if I'm wrong, but all kernels will work across toro, toropolus and maguro. My top ones are

    1) Franco (my personal fave ATM)
    2) AK (in the plain ol' Gnex subforum on xda...not in the sprint section)
    3) Trinity - love the colors, performs great on my phone
    4) Air
    5) Lean

    Plus there are tons more. Faux has a kernel that is stock and a second version that's stock with some tweaks. Jame Bond, FuguMod, INK.

    Anybody had especially good luck with anything?

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  2. frenchy714

    frenchy714 Well-Known Member

    Great topic Mizzou! There are still many kernels I haven't tried yet....Fugumod, Air (tried once but didn't boot so never got to really try it), Faux, INK, James Bond, and I'm sure there are more I'm missing. Cool thing about the kernels on our device is that they're all great in their own regard! I would also like to hear other AF member's feedback on their kernel experiences and what runs great on their device.
  3. slyd

    slyd Well-Known Member

    Stock kernel on RUJellin was the best battery life and smooth performance for me. On team EOS and Purely Android, I use Lean exp 180. My phone likes Lean. Haven't tried any others. I look for deep sleep, good battery with no lag or stuttering, just subjective to me - don't do any testing except cpu spy for deep sleep.
    Been tempted to try Franco but got a bit put off by a tweaks app of the same name - did bizarre things to my headphones... So I stayed away from the kernel..
  4. MizzouBrent

    MizzouBrent Well-Known Member

    I would highly recommend battery monitor widget by 3c to monitor sleep draw rates.
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  5. NaterTots

    NaterTots Well-Known Member

    I'm running the Franco Milestone 5 with CNA 3.6.

    Running pretty well. Haven't really given it time to set yet but we'll see. I do have to say that I was doing better battery wise with the EVO LTE.
    Although I'm letting Google Now run.

    I've got the Air Kernel running with BB4 on the Nexus S. I can't belive how well that thing sleeps. BMW shows it at -3 ma draw. Crazy.
    I'll probably try that one next.

    I like this phone a lot though. But I'm going off topic.


    Naters
  6. AARONONE

    AARONONE Well-Known Member

    Right now running air. Just flashed so I don't have an opinion as it needs to settle. Franco milestone is a great (better w/ his app). Trinity is great too. Lean is good but I started to have issues with it rebooting.
  7. NaterTots

    NaterTots Well-Known Member

    Does the Kernel make a huge difference in the phone seeming to run hot?

    Currently on CNA 3.6 w/ Franco 5 and the min is at 230mhz with max 1036 and Deadline governor on BFQ.

    Default Voltage settings.

    While browsing the playstore today for 10-15 minutes, with Pandora streaming on 3G, Battery monitor widget says the battery temp is up to 113 F. It goes up quickly it seems. Will different kernels help with that or is that more the CPU while pulling data?

    I'm not sure if BMW is totally accurate but the phone felt hot. What would you guys consider too hot? I usually put it down when it gets close to 110 f.

    Oh as a side point- The Playstore has Nova launcher listed as one of the 25 cent apps today.:D
    I hope Apex is tomorrow!


    Naters
  8. MizzouBrent

    MizzouBrent Well-Known Member

    Yeah picking up Nova was great because I almost bought it earlier in the day for $4. I will say that I have noticed some cases of my phone running pretty hot, but with my combo of blackbean and the latest franco nightly, I have not noticed it nearly as much as of late. I would recommend giving that combo a try. Blackbean has a lot of stuff inverted, and from what I understand, on our super amoled screens, this will save battery. BB has a ton of customization options....similar to aokp almost. And a new version just dropped yesterday.
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  9. NaterTots

    NaterTots Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I saw BB updated. I'm debating if I should pry the Nexus S out of my wife's hands and update it from BB4 or not.

    I'm going to try Air next I think and see how that does tomorrow.


    Naters
  10. flammenwurfer

    flammenwurfer Well-Known Member

    I've only tried Glados and the kernel that comes with CM10. I've had better battery life on the stock CM10 kernel so I switched back.
  11. NaterTots

    NaterTots Well-Known Member

    Air seems to be doing alright but weirdly I can't change the Scheduler. It is only stuck on BFQ. It didn't matter which Governor I was using either.

    So I'm going to try something else I think.

    I was wondering why there is no Tiamat Kernels for the GNex.


    Naters
  12. NaterTots

    NaterTots Well-Known Member

    The other night while on Air I woke up to the BSoD. According to the battery widget it was fin from 10pm -2 am. Then it just shows no records.

    I ended up pulling the battery. (is there a button push to reset it?)
    I didn't have any weird UV going on. I dropped the 230 and 350 setting by 25mv to the 900 range I think and that was it.

    So I updated CNA from 3.6 - 3.6.6 and am running the stock Faux kernel on it. Which has 350mhz as a minimum. I'll give it a couple of days.
  13. bigbear6708

    bigbear6708 Well-Known Member

    I love me some Franco..I've tried just about all the kernel you listed in op but keep coming back to Franco...this gnexus is amazing..No need to under clock or volt as it seems the phone will find its own sweet spot...running the latest Franco nightly at 230_1228, 512 gpu interactive i can get no less than 2.30 screen time on WiFi...at least 2 hrs 3/4g
  14. MizzouBrent

    MizzouBrent Well-Known Member

    I think if you under volt at all, you run the risk.
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  15. MizzouBrent

    MizzouBrent Well-Known Member

    I'm seeing about the same. I think the 4.1.2 updated ROMs are easier on battery than the 4.1.1 ROMs.
  16. NaterTots

    NaterTots Well-Known Member

    Yeah, That's what I''ve been reading about 4.1.2.
    I haven't tried any yet though.

    I'm currently on Franco's Build #281 and haven't had any issues in over a week.
  17. MizzouBrent

    MizzouBrent Well-Known Member

    What ROM are you on now? CNA 3.8 is awesome, but I guess the other ones I'd recommend are Eclipse (if you like dark themed stuff), Slim Bean and JellyBro.
  18. NaterTots

    NaterTots Well-Known Member


    Just flashed CNA 3.8 last night.

    I'll see how it runs today. I did flash EOS last night too but it seemed to be missing things I like in CNA.
  19. MizzouBrent

    MizzouBrent Well-Known Member

    I've been on Franco, Air, Samurai, Lean and FuguMod all within the last week. I honestly can't say what has given me the best battery life because I can almost never allow anything the time to settle. I miss the days of the OG Evo and having the option of the stock kernel or the Freedom kernel and having to live with it. Or Tiamat or SavagedZen. Well not really, but it certainly helped with not flashing so much.
  20. bigbear6708

    bigbear6708 Well-Known Member

    I agree...i havent been through a full battery cycle in the last week without flashing or restoring a nandroid...lol

    Have you tried faux yet??? This thing flies!
  21. MizzouBrent

    MizzouBrent Well-Known Member

    Isn't it basically the stock kernel?
  22. bigbear6708

    bigbear6708 Well-Known Member

    I guess... but from the op had a few Linux tweaks put in?! I don't know... but its the smoothest my phone had been
  23. MizzouBrent

    MizzouBrent Well-Known Member

    What else have you tried? Everything?
  24. bigbear6708

    bigbear6708 Well-Known Member

    Yeah..all the big ones at least... lean. Trinity, Franco..
  25. MizzouBrent

    MizzouBrent Well-Known Member

    With or without smart reflex?
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