Originally Posted by THEBANDIT420
It really depends what you're looking for in a ROM/kernel. For you it seems you really care about battery life so you're definitely going to want both a custom ROM and kernel. I recommend purity ROM or clean ROM and either Franco or elementalx kernel for battery. As far as UC and UV underclocking can save heaps of battery but at the significant cost of performance while undervolting can save a bit at no cost to performance but may cause stability issues.
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Yes, battery is probably the most important aspect for me and second to that I love customization and tinkering with stuff.
I've been running Francos
kernel as well, I actually just reverted back to r16 from elemental
As far as those two roms go, which one would you pick and why?
It appears I'm a sucker for AOSP
, not sure why, but it seems widely more customizable, especially since I'm already very used to have the KK gravity box
with the xposed framework
; I've been mucking about with the voltages and I think I've found a pretty good balance so far, I have undervolted by -75mv
across the board with Franco
. I tried going to -100mv
but I found out that Spotify can't start under those conditions, it crashes on boot.
I have also underclocked down to 1242mhz
while keeping the lowest 384mhz
It feels stable, the battery has been alright today, but I'd like to squeeze more out of it.
So how much more effect would having another ROM really have? I've read on this site that it's little to no effect at all. But then again, I've seen skeptical people writing that underclocking and undervolting doesn't really do that much.
I have to tell you, it's quite a noticeable difference, but people will tell me it's placebo.
Someone with a bit more ROM experience than me, feel free to step in and give me an educated review of what you feel works.
Update2; I have a follow up question, do the CPUs have to work harder when it's undervolted? I have seen a rise in the workload for them, very sporadic.
It's sort of like peaks and valleys in the diagrams.
Which brings me to the next question, if that's the case or not, will there be a decreased lifespan in them?