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(Q) Popular kernels?

21st May 2014, 09:46 AM   |  #1  
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Hello. I've been using faux kernel ever since I got my device. It just seemed to work and provide stability, smoothness and battery life. I like the app too.
But lately there has hardly been any updates, and my phone gets hot even when watching low quality YouTube videos, which in turn causes really bad battery drain. It's fine for light use, as I can easily get 4 hours+ s.o.t browsing Facebook and xda etc. Videos and games are a no no.

So, I want to try a more up to date and popular kernel.
My choices are Franco, Elemental and Trinity as they have the most xda thread views.
I want to know what's different about each one from peoples personal views. I'm not interested in which is "best".

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Hi,

There is already a thread about kernels: Kernel discussions... You should find what you are looking for (or ask in the thread).

But better is still to test by yourself and make your own opinion.

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Kernel does not affect battery life as much as you think, it depends way more on wakelocks/screen usage.

Of all the kernels I've tried on the Nexus 5, I've managed to get a whole day out of them with 3-4 hours of SoT and around 2 hours of music with the screen off. Deep sleep time with no wakelocks is also 1% battery loss over 12 hours.
21st May 2014, 10:15 AM   |  #4  
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I don't really have the time to test each kernel individually as doing so requires days if not weeks to draw out all the conclusions.
That thread you linked to returns an error "invalid thread id is 5"...

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Quote:
Originally Posted by iKlutz

I don't really have the time to test each kernel individually as doing so requires days if not weeks to draw out all the conclusions.
That thread you linked to returns an error "invalid thread id is 5"...

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Works fine on a browser, Tapatalk does that sometimes with links.
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