My personal kernel findings.


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  1. bose301s

    bose301s Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Well, I have been experimenting with Bekit's and Chevy's 1GHz kernels and have found some interesting results. On my phone performance on BB V1 is the same whether using the Bekit or Chevy 1GHz kernel, however battery life is SIGNIFICANTLY shorter under Bekit, we're talking 20-30% less remaining battery after the same period of time while using Bekit's kernel instead of Chevy's kernel. I may test this under JRummy Cyanogen ROM as well, but not sure if I want to yet, just figured I would report this here.
     

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  2. tom108

    tom108 Well-Known Member

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    you may want to try one of the p3droid kernels. i have had great temps and battery life with them. P3Droid Kernels
     
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    bose301s Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I've had 0 problems with Chevy's kernel so I am going to stick with it.
     
  4. tom108

    tom108 Well-Known Member

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    i have always been able to run any kernel i installed. i used to run adams and chevys but since i started with P3 its the best my phone has performed.
     
  5. shadowdude777

    shadowdude777 Well-Known Member

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    I need to try P3Droid's kernel one of these days because bekit's kernel doesn't agree with my phone at all. Every low voltage kernel since AdamZ's and Chevy's has been fine for me up to 1200MHz so far but bekit's LV kernel only gets me up to 800MHz. I have to use standard voltages to hit 1200MHz.
     
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    can you link to a chevy kernal? preferably a 1GHz one? I'm running the beckit on bb1.0 and my only complaint is battery life
     
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    bose301s Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    ronaldramsayii Well-Known Member Developer

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    Do you have BB V1.0 or are you using something else?
     
  10. Fabolous

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    I've been using P3Droid's 1.2GHz kernel over NexBeast (BBV1) for the last 2 days now, and the battery life is superb and it runs cool.

    So far today, 11h off the charger: 1 hr screen on, 10 mins talk time, some texts, some emails, some browsing, some music, etc (moderate usage)

    and still 50% !

    Pretty impressive, IMO.
     
  11. ronaldramsayii

    ronaldramsayii Well-Known Member Developer

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    I just installed the 1GHz on mines running 900MHz. When I had your previous ROM based of Pete's ESE81, it ran superb. So I'm gonna stick with it now. My phone was definitely cooler, and battery went a long time.
     
  12. johninbigd

    johninbigd Well-Known Member

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    I just started out with custom ROMs a couple of days ago. I've been using CM 5.0.6.2 with a low voltage bekit kernel, but I just decided to try a P3Droid kernel. I was able to select a voltage with the bekit kernels. Are all of the P3Droid kernels low voltage?
     
  13. ronaldramsayii

    ronaldramsayii Well-Known Member Developer

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    Yep. All of them. They run pretty cool though. My Droid being on the charging profile on SetCPU at 700Mhz my temp is 25 degrees C, or 77 degrees F. If I were to bring it out of sleep it may get even cooler. There's been a few cool nights lately, so in the mornings I'm sometimes waking up with 60 something degrees F, or like 18 degrees C. I have mines set at 900MHz as a max setting, and I generally get around 110 degrees F tops after browsing or playing a few games. But yeah, all of them at LV.
     
  14. johninbigd

    johninbigd Well-Known Member

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    Sweet. I was using the low-voltage five slot 1.1 GHz kernal, as I recall. I know I was at 1.0 for a bit, but I think I moved it up to 1.1. At the moment I'm using the P3Droid 1.0 kernel. We'll see how it goes. i'll probably go faster tomorrow. It seems to be pretty snappy at the moment.
     
  15. ronaldramsayii

    ronaldramsayii Well-Known Member Developer

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    Yeah, it's a pretty consistent kernel. I actually like it. Works best out of all of the kernels I've used....(Chevy, Adamz, BeKit, and P3Droid). It's ran the coolest for me, plus I get wired tethering, something BeKit also offers, but it's still cooler temp wise. Battery life was always good for me also.
     
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    johninbigd Well-Known Member

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    Weird. I just downloaded the 1.1 GHz P3Droid kernel, but SetCPU will still only go to 1.0 GHz. I wonder what's up with that?
     
  17. ronaldramsayii

    ronaldramsayii Well-Known Member Developer

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    You may have to auto detect again.....Try and see what it does....
     
  18. johninbigd

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    That didn't work. I'll apply the kernel again and see what happens. I'm 99% sure I selected the 1.1 GHz kernel, but maybe I accidentally did the 1.0 again. I don't think so, but I'll do it again just to make sure.
     
  19. johninbigd

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    No luck. I'm definitely on the 1100 kernel, but SetCPU won't go higher. I'll mess with it some more tomorrow when I'm awake. :)
     
  20. Rodeojones

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    I just switched from the Bekit 1.0Ghz LV kernel to a P3Droid 1.2Ghz kernel (running NexBeast). I've definitely noticed a decrease in temperature and better battery life. When I was running the Bekit kernel I'd lose 20-30% of my battery while it was sitting at standby most of the day when I'm at work. Running the P3Droid kernel (at nearly the same max/min setting for standby) I lost 10% throughout the day.
     
  21. johninbigd

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    I'm still trying to figure out why SetCPU won't go over 1.0 GHz on the P3Droid 1100 kernel. I'll try the 1.2 GHz kernel and see what happens.

    EDIT: Okay, 1200 works for me. I can go up to 1.2 GHz with SetCPU with this kernel. I'll give this a spin for a while and see what happens.
     
  22. calbruc

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    I had the same issue with the P3 1.1 kernel. Couldn't go over 1 GHz.

    The 1.2 seems to be okay in regard to setting the speed, but now I'm seeing a bug that occurred for me in I think it was Chevy's LV kernels -- "Battery Usage" isn't reporting apps, just native Android processes -- Display, Cell Standby, Phone Idle, etc.

    Anybody else getting this with the P3Droid kernels?
     
  23. Rodeojones

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    I'm using the 1.2Ghz P3Droid kernel as well and I just checked and I'm seeing the same thing. My battery usage is being reported as DISPLAY, PHONE IDLE, CELL STANDBY, ANDROID SYSTEM, VOICE CALLS, and ANDROID OS. It no longer lists apps I have running in the background (like Helix Launcher 2, SetCPU, Beautiful Widgets, live wallpapers, etc.). Yet all of those things are indeed running when I check the list of running services. Anyone know why this might happen?
     
  24. Redflea

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    The title of the thread is apt, as it seems pretty common for folks to have differing results w/the same kernels, likely due to variables that they don't realize are affecting results, and differences between phones (like the type that allow some to run really fast kernels that send other phones into boot loops)...

    I think the only kernel feedback that really matters is what you see from results on your own phone - I'd encourage folks to try different kernels for themselves and see the results, and not assume that other's results are going to be mirrored on their phone.
     
  25. OMJ

    OMJ Bazinga VIP Member

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    Agreed personal kernel findings are just that personal. Other droids will have completely opposite findings.
     

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