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Modified kernel image to use 4 cores on Android Wear 2.0

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By pablotiss, Member on 7th April 2017, 11:08 PM
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UPDATE: THIS VERSION SEEMS TO BE WORKING WITH JULY SECURITY PATCH UPDATE, HOWEVER, ANY CHANGE THAT HAS BEEN APPLIED TO THE KERNEL BY LG WITH LATEST VERSION WILL BE DISMISSED, MEANING THAT YOU CAN FLASH THIS KERNEL WITH NEW VERSION, OR YOU CAN WAIT UNTIL FURTHER INVESTIGATION IS DONE

ATTENTION: When trying to update from the March version, flash original kernel (https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=457095661767152691) and then apply OTA, if not, bootloop will occur.

Flashing instructions:
  • Unlock your recovery if not already done
  • Download the latest boot.img available below and double check you are running the necessary build number
  • run "fastboot flash boot nameoffile.img"
  • run system

Latest modified kernel for NXH19X (choose between 1, 2 or 4 cores): https://www.androidfilehost.com/?w=files&flid=194196
Original image (for rollback) for NXH19X: https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=817550096634782071

Older versions: https://www.androidfilehost.com/?w=files&flid=170587

Modified kernel runs 1, 2 or 4 cores without frequency limit and ondemand governor, during boot only 1 core is enabled to prevent the watch from turning off due to low battery

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I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY PROBLEMS CAUSED TO YOUR DEVICE, FLASH AT YOUR OWN RISK
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7th April 2017, 11:18 PM |#2  
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the responsiveness is not the best .. I will give it a try tomorrow
7th April 2017, 11:38 PM |#3  
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Originally Posted by pablotiss

Due to the horrible responsiveness of the latest version of AW, I have created a modified boot.img which enables the 4 cores and a ondemand cpu governor for better performance, haven't tested battery life yet, that's the link to the img file:

https://mega.nz/#!Fl9WHQwa!vV8mumNt0...-Tvtsef51kl430

Boot with:
fastboot boot boot.img

Flash with (NOT RECOMENDED):
fastboot flash boot boot.img

I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY PROBLEMS CAUSED TO YOUR DEVICE

Installing, giving feedback in few minutes

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Originally Posted by pablotiss

Due to the horrible responsiveness of the latest version of AW, I have created a modified boot.img which enables the 4 cores and a ondemand cpu governor for better performance, haven't tested battery life yet, that's the link to the img file:

https://mega.nz/#!Fl9WHQwa!vV8mumNt0...-Tvtsef51kl430

Boot with:
fastboot boot boot.img

Flash with (NOT RECOMENDED):
fastboot flash boot boot.img

I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY PROBLEMS CAUSED TO YOUR DEVICE

WOW!!!!! 2x faster speed (at least),looks similar responsiveness as before the update, good work Pablo. I m going to test battery during tomorrow all the day and giving feedback at night
8th April 2017, 01:10 AM |#4  
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Wow thanks, this is exactly what is needed to make 2.0 usable, less than 24h after its release too!

I'll feed back with battery efficiency on 4 cores.

Is anyone able (and willing) to resurrect one of the battery efficient multicore kernels of the past?

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8th April 2017, 04:26 AM |#5  
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Just for battery drain/responsiveness test, if you can do even a 2 core version, only if u have time to waste, u have already done a great work doing a 4 core version in a couple of hours after official release

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8th April 2017, 07:39 AM |#6  
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How do I actually get this on my watch? Haven't done any playing with flashing things on a watch only phone.

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8th April 2017, 08:05 AM |#7  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by pablotiss

Due to the horrible responsiveness of the latest version of AW, I have created a modified boot.img which enables the 4 cores and a ondemand cpu governor for better performance, haven't tested battery life yet, that's the link to the img file:

https://mega.nz/#!Fl9WHQwa!vV8mumNt0...-Tvtsef51kl430

Boot with:
fastboot boot boot.img

Flash with (NOT RECOMENDED):
fastboot flash boot boot.img

I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY PROBLEMS CAUSED TO YOUR DEVICE

Good work i will wait for battery report and will flash it.

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8th April 2017, 08:20 AM |#8  
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After 8 hours overnight, 6% battery drained.
More results this night.
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8th April 2017, 10:10 AM |#9  
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After 8 hours overnight, 6% battery drained.
More results this night.

What about always on and more time because i use my watch always on.

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8th April 2017, 10:16 AM |#10  
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How do I actually get this on my watch? Haven't done any playing with flashing things on a watch only phone.

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Google "How to flash kernel to Android device" and you'll find it
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8th April 2017, 11:54 AM |#11  
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Google "How to flash kernel to Android device" and you'll find it

https://forum.xda-developers.com/g-w...tch-r-t2946955

I'm going to assume that I need to unlock the boot loader and once I flash this boot.img OTA updates will no longer work? Wish I never updated the watch, it used to be somewhat useful but now it's a laggy pile of crapola

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