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Noob questions, ROMs are different from kernels? Can I have the energy ROM installed and still keep sense and still have great battery life (prob throw in an Anker battery as well).
 
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A slightly off-topic question (sorry, due to rules I am not allowed to post in the Energy ROM thread): does Energy ROM include the mod to reduce/eliminate soft buttons light bleeding by turning their back-lit off or dimming it significantly? I was under impression that the latest version of Energy addresses this problem but I still can see the significant light bleeding coming from soft buttons?
 
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A slightly off-topic question (sorry, due to rules I am not allowed to post in the Energy ROM thread): does Energy ROM include the mod to reduce/eliminate soft buttons light bleeding by turning their back-lit off or dimming it significantly? I was under impression that the latest version of Energy addresses this problem but I still can see the significant light bleeding coming from soft buttons?
Slightly? lol I think this thread has what you want/need to fix the bleedthrough.

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Noob questions, ROMs are different from kernels? Can I have the energy ROM installed and still keep sense and still have great battery life (prob throw in an Anker battery as well).
The kernel is part of the rom, you can flash different kernels on different roms, but most of the time the devs have a built in a pretty good kernel. The Energy rom does still include Sense, so you wouldn't lose that. As far as battery life, that's something you'll have to investigate (as well as which kernel to use) in the Energy thread, someone may have posted luck with a specific kernel or overclock/underclock setting.

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Loving this latest energy rom! Still on my first charge. Might have to try the faux kernal next. Are you guys uv and uc the faux kernal?

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The kernel is part of the rom, you can flash different kernels on different roms, but most of the time the devs have a built in a pretty good kernel. The Energy rom does still include Sense, so you wouldn't lose that. As far as battery life, that's something you'll have to investigate (as well as which kernel to use) in the Energy thread, someone may have posted luck with a specific kernel or overclock/underclock setting.
I found the faux kernel doesn't have powersave governor which the stock kernel have ?
NRGZ's OC Daemon settings use the powersave governor when sleeping, I'm wondering if removing this governor would have negative impact on the battery life in faux kernel ?
 
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I found the faux kernel doesn't have powersave governor which the stock kernel have ?
NRGZ's OC Daemon settings use the powersave governor when sleeping, I'm wondering if removing this governor would have negative impact on the battery life in faux kernel ?
I hope you weren't asking me,lol. I know nothing about dev related stuff
But I would think that removing a governor so that you can underclock would not have a negative effect.




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I found the faux kernel doesn't have powersave governor which the stock kernel have ?
NRGZ's OC Daemon settings use the powersave governor when sleeping, I'm wondering if removing this governor would have negative impact on the battery life in faux kernel ?
That makes logical sense to me. I would try them both and see. It would be good knowledge to share once you found out... And its not like you'll hurt your phone.

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even though i use faux's and have used it for a while, I used to find that I would get better battery with the stock kernel. I don't know a lot of things play a factor in this though.
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That makes logical sense to me. I would try them both and see. It would be good knowledge to share once you found out... And its not like you'll hurt your phone.

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Yes, I've been using the Faux kernel from yesterday on my Amaze with NRGZ ROM. Right now, its hard for me to say if there is any improvement or loss of battery life with this kernel as I hardly used the NRGZ rom with stock kernel.

What makes it more complicated is Faux kernel supports UV, which the stock kernel doesn't. However, I don't know if its activated by default on the faux kernel, because OC Daemon doesn't support UV on faux kernel. To make any changes, you would have to use system tuner.

Also there also isn't any straight forward method to measure the idle current drain on the phone as softwares like the current widget don't report the right numbers on Amaze. I'm thinking of purchasing BetterBatteryStats app to monitor it, as its supposedly the best software to do it. I can't base my judgement on my usage as its highly irregular to make any sort of comparison.
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Yes, I've been using the Faux kernel from yesterday on my Amaze with NRGZ ROM. Right now, its hard for me to say if there is any improvement or loss of battery life with this kernel as I hardly used the NRGZ rom with stock kernel.

What makes it more complicated is Faux kernel supports UV, which the stock kernel doesn't. However, I don't know if its activated by default on the faux kernel, because OC Daemon doesn't support UV on faux kernel. To make any changes, you would have to use system tuner.

Also there also isn't any straight forward method to measure the idle current drain on the phone as softwares like the current widget don't report the right numbers on Amaze. I'm thinking of purchasing BetterBatteryStats app to monitor it, as its supposedly the best software to do it. I can't base my judgement on my usage as its highly irregular to make any sort of comparison.
There's a free app made by an xda dev called "My Battery Drain Analyser," by Waza_Be. It may work for what you're looking to test

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