Please read it!
I also need to thanks all the awesome people that have made this possible, therefore thanks to @soniCron and @Alcolawl for being the creators of the original guide and all the fantastic tweaks that you have made.
Thanks to @flar2 for his great app (EXKM) and his kernel and to @patalao for his superb tweaks and all the help he has provided me.
All that you are about to read is based on THIS THREAD so go there and thanks @soniCron for it.
I'll go ahead and copy and paste some of the firsts paragraphs so those who don't know what this all is about can understand a bit.
I'm about to tell you how to get buttery smooth, lag-free performance with insanely good battery life, using an old school governor featured in practically every kernel... This tweak is applicable to every phone with any ROM or kernel--stock or custom--that provides the Interactive Governor.
Yeah, yeah... everyone promises good battery with great performance, but who actually delivers? Maybe it isn't as smooth as you want, or maybe it requires something your kernel or ROM don't support. Or maybe the battery life promises just aren't what you expected. There's always some awful compromise. Not here!
This isn't a guide to get 36 hour battery life... provided you never use your phone. That's deep sleep optimization, which is lovely and all, but what good is the phone if you can never use it?! And with the new Marshmallow Doze feature, this strategy is becoming a thing of the past. What I'm talking about is 7-14 hour screen on, actual hands-on usage times! Without compromising anything, you can get 7-8 hour screen on usage with regular, no-compromise usage habits: daytime visible screen brightness, both radios on, sync on, network location on, all the regular usage features, the whole kit and kaboodle... all smooth as a baby's butt and snappy as a Slim Jim! (Up to 14+ hours if you can stand minimum brightness and WiFi-only with a custom ROM and other stuff turned off! And this is with stock voltages and full frequency range--you'll likely get even more if you choose to optimize those as well!)
However, it should be noted that this does not apply to gaming, heavy camera use, etc. Anything that is an automatic battery killer in and of itself. There's nothing that can be done about anything that forces the phone to utilize its maximum resources all the time. But you should know that by now. Further, this guide is about optimizing the CPU as much as possible. It does not cover things like eliminating wakelocks so your phone sleeps well, removing unnecessary and battery draining stock apps, keeping your screen brightness down*, and all that stuff that's been covered in other posts ad infinitum. Those optimizations are up to you.
If you really want to know the principles of this tweaks, please go to this thread since there everything is really well explained and I know you guys just want to apply the tweak and forget about everything behind it, so just keep scrolling!
- Voltages and Frequencies:
I have made a little spreadsheet with the Nominal and Efficient frequencies for you guys, so you can take a look and maybe modify our tweaks to your needs, since, all of them have been tested by @patalao, our tester and me, which involves that are tested without usage and not yours.
No much to say about frequencies so we move right away to the voltages
We have more to talk about this, as you can see OverClocking have
Notice that the voltages on CM ROMs are higher that on OOS and that the values were shown there are from OOS. We are already working on a flashable zip or script for modifying those values since cannot be modified anyway else.
On the Snapdragon 820 (Our chipset) things have changed a lot from the previous chipsets like the 808 (Nexus 5X) and 810 (Nexus 6P). Now we are back to the Quad-Core, which is good, more cores= more battery consumption but we continue with the Little.BIG set up, where we have a Little Cluster (really efficient and fast) and a Big Cluster (slow but good for heavy loads). On previous chipsets, the Little kernel was really good on low-mid clock speeds and the Big cluster was really good on high frequencies and bad on low. Well, this is still true, but not we don't have such difference than before. Our Little cluster is going to be "the main thing" as it was before, but now the Big cluster has a really low consumption on lower frequencies so can be really good for sustained loads which only demand low~mid clock speeds as well it will be used as a quick burst for help the Little cluster to not reach High freq here it's not that efficient anymore.
- How this affect your device (ROM/KERNEL)
Not all the tweaks work the same way for certain kernel, what I mean with this is that the battery life/performance might be better running X kernel with X tweak, but the same tweak applied to another kernel might not be that good at all
Wait what? What you want to tell me is that some kernel is better than other, right?
Yes and No, Some kernel is better than other but also, some kernel perform better with certain tweaks as can be seen in the following screenshots (This test have been performed using AnTuTu tester with a clean install of last RR + the Kernel, nothing else. I know is a benchmark and the perfect thing whole be a real life test but that takes days, so If somebody wants to do it, I'll post the results)
Disclaimer:: This is just a profile (tweaks) for the interactive governor. If you experience any unexpected fc, reboots, massive stuttering/lagging, etc, this profile isn't most likely not responsible for that.
- What About Touchboost?
" Touchboost is a nifty feature in a lot of kernels (including stock on Nexus 5X) that jumps up the frequency so that you experience minimal lag. However, with all the above settings, touchboost is usually detrimental to the efficiency of the device!
We generally want to keep the CPU on the lowest possible frequency as much as possible, and touchboost interferes with that. Further, because we've set up the maximal and minimal efficient clock rates, as well as burst processing from the 2nd CPU core, we don't need touchboost!
If your kernel allows you to shut it off, try to do so and see if the responsiveness of your device is acceptable. On the OP3 (and pretty much all the devices), touchboost adds no perceptual performance gain and only hurts efficiency and battery life. If your kernel doesn't allow you to turn off touchboost, try another one.
Your battery life will thank you! "
With all that been said, you shouldn't confuse Touchboost with CPU Boost and more specifically Input boost. Both are used to boost the clock speed of our device whenever we touch the touchscreen, so we don't suffer any lags.
The difference is that Input boost can be configured and Touchboost cannot, making it a really inefficient.
- MY DEVICE LAGS!!! WHY?!?!
And yes, this can be fixed. We have a couple of ways of fixing it:
- First of all, Check If the tweaks have been applied correctly
- Our first one is modifying the Input boost (not touchboost) most of our tweaks have an already established Input boost clock speeds and time, you can incise does too a bit. For example, we have 960(Mhz) for all the CPU at 40ms you could bump it up to ~1036(Mhz) and 42ms, don't modify too much this values since it will potentially increase your battery drain.
- Our second tool for fixing lags is min_sample_time , my recommendation is to increase the value by 5000 each time till you no longer suffer any stutter or lag.
- Try another tweak, for example;
If you are using Project X.A.N.A Battery, try using Balanced option...
- Get rid of unnecessary (background-)apps
- Try a different IO-Scheduler
- Try another profile
My phone still uses too much battery
- First of all, Check If the tweaks have been applied correctly
- Make sure that you have disabled touchboost.
- Set brightness to a lower level.
- Use a dark / black theme
- Don't play games all day
- Try other tweak, for example;
If you are using Project Zhana Balanced, try using Battery option...
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