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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by worknman, Sep 6, 2011.

  1. worknman

    worknman Member
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    Hey guys,

    I'm currently using Ruby (Froyo AOSP ROM) and have been for months, so figured I'd try out some Gingerbread AOSP roms this weekend. Just a couple of questions:

    1. I remember having to update the radio when I rooted for 2.2, and my phone says I'm currently using radio version Do I need to update this again? And if so, where/how? Think it's been a year since I did it last, and I've slept since then, so have no idea how I did it the first time :)

    One of the roms I am especially interested in is Gingerbread Deck, and folks have reported that they're getting great battery life with 'Chad's Incredikernel'. I've never installed a custom kernel before, but as I understand it, you install it in recovery mode from a zip file, just like roms. That being the case, will I have to do a lot of tweaking to see any noticeable results, or will it have some sort of visible impact right out of the box? To be quite honest, I don't know a thing about tweaking voltage settings, and sounds about as interesting as watching paint dry.

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  2. BlankDEP

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    I am actually using Gingerbread Deck with Chads Kernel and the same radio you are using right now. It is very easy to get battery savings with this kernel without many voltage changes at all.

    You have the steps to install the kernel correct, just wipe data, cache, dalvic, and then flash the rom. After the rom flashes, flash GAPPS and then the kernel. I believe he has these steps written in his rom post on XDA.

    Once the phone boots, when you go into the settings you will see an Advanced option. In Advanced, click on performance, click OK to the warning, and then click on CPU settings.

    In CPU settings, make sure the governer is SMARTASS. Chad recommends setting the minimum frequency to 128. I don't like to overclock so I keep the maximum frequency at 998. Finally, check set on boot.

    That is all that I ever do with Chad's incredikernel and I my battery lasts a couple days easily with moderate use.

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The HTC Droid Incredible release date was April 2010. Features and Specs include a 3.7" inch screen, 8MP camera, Snapdragon S1 processor, and 1300mAh battery.

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