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pkgnex

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It seems the kernel manager app isn't recognizing Android 12 beta 3. I get an error when refreshing the ElementalX tab saying the app cannot find a compatible version even though I see on github that you've built one.
 

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Significant update to EX Kernel Manager version 5.70. Now you can choose a directory for kernel downloads and backups. This will make it a lot easier to access your kernel backups and kernel downloads.

This required a lot of refactoring and new code, so let me know if there are problems.

Also, please check out my new app, it's the ultimate apk tool, app manager and backup solution. You can backup your apps, including data. It can install, analyze and extract split APKs, XAPK, APKM, etc. It will show you the most detailed info about any app or apk, including the full manifest.
 
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Feature Request: Add integrated OTA updates for other custom kernels via EX Kernel Manager using JSON

Example JSON link: https://raw.githubusercontent.com/nem0-z/dora_kernel_oneplus_sm8150/master/ota/update.json

I've been using EX Kernel Manager for a couple years now, and it's been absolutely essential for my OnePlus 7 Pro (and before it was Pixel XL and OP5). Kernel backups and installs, adjustments to GPU clock (when using a kenel that allows this), and more. Thanks to this app (and another flar2 app "AppDash"), I have no need for a custom recovery. flar2's active development and support is much appreciated!

Thank you flar2!
 
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Significant update to EX Kernel Manager version 5.70. Now you can choose a directory for kernel downloads and backups. This will make it a lot easier to access your kernel backups and kernel downloads.

This required a lot of refactoring and new code, so let me know if there are problems.

Also, please check out my new app, it's the ultimate apk tool, app manager and backup solution. You can backup your apps, including data. It can install, analyze and extract split APKs, XAPK, APKM, etc. It will show you the most detailed info about any app or apk, including the full manifest.
Sir after update I can no longer backup my kernel. It will backup, but it disappears and is not located in the file I have set. I cannot find my backups
 

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Ok, what phone is it, what version of Android, what ROM are you using and what directory did you choose?
OnePlus 8t, OOS beta7. I selected a folder that I created. When I backup kernel it creates a "kernel backup" folder in the selected directory bit it doesn't actually save the kernel in the folder I can't find where it's actually putting it
 

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OnePlus 8t, OOS beta7. I selected a folder that I created. When I backup kernel it creates a "kernel backup" folder in the selected directory bit it doesn't actually save the kernel in the folder I can't find where it's actually putting it
 

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It's likely because you have commas, spaces and apostrophes in the file name. I will fix it to handle that. In the meantime, change to a simple name for the directory

I'm an old school computer guy, so I keep forgetting that people use weird file names

It's likely because you have commas, spaces and apostrophes in the file name. I will fix it to handle that. In the meantime, change to a simple name for the directory

I'm an old school computer guy, so I keep forgetting that people use weird file names.
I named the backup OB7 with no commas or anything and it still doesn't work
 

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You need to go back into EXKM Settings and set the directory again.

This is how it is on Android now, apps are no longer allowed to ask for file system permissions. The user has to specifically give permission to use a a directory.
I've given permission again. I save kernel, it saves but as soon as you exit exkm it disappears. It's not in the directory chosen or in Exkm at all.
 

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There are still a few bugs left to fix on my end, but the Android storage framework is extremely convoluted and I expect weird things will happen even after I tighten everything up.
That's ok sir. It's a great feature. I've changed the name of my folder and it seems to be working as expected now. Thank you for your quick responses, and also the great work. I've also just downloaded your new app, it looks very promising.
 
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    Hi, pixel 4a 5g owner here. We haven't had an update since p5-1.07 in may. I'm wondering if we'll get an updated kernel soon? It's almost September.
    I haven't been able to build the latest versions. 1.07 should still work fine until I figure out the problem.
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    EX Kernel Manager


    I get a lot of feature requests and questions for this app, so I've decided to make a thread here. Feel free to make feature requests, report bugs, ask questions or post useful information and feedback.





    EX Kernel Manager (EXKM) is the ultimate tool for performance tuning, maximizing battery life, tweaking color, sound, gestures and other kernel settings. EXKM gives you total control over your hardware with premium features and a beautifully optimized material design user interface.

    *** Your device must be ROOTED to fully use this app

    *** Universal! Compatible with all kernels and all devices.

    *** Works with stock kernel, however, some advanced features such as wake gestures, color and sound settings require a custom kernel

    Fully supported on the Google Pixel, Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus 7 (2013), Nexus 9, HTC One m7/m8/m9, HTC 10, OnePlus 3/3T, Asus ZenFone 2, Samsung Galaxy S6/S7, Moto G4/G4 Plus, Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 and many other devices.


    Includes instant powersave mode and performance mode. Including widgets and quicksettings tiles (on Nougat)

    Dashboard: your homepage within the app, Dashboard summarizes your current settings and shows real-time CPU and GPU frequencies, temperatures, memory usage, uptime, deep sleep, battery level and temperature, governors, and i/o settings.

    Battery Monitor: the most accurate way to measure battery life. EXKM's Battery Monitor is designed to show battery statistics that you can use to improve battery life scientifically. EXKM Battery Monitor measures % battery use per hour and gives separate statistics for screen off (idle drain) and screen on (active drain). It automatically measures only when the battery is discharging so you never have to remember to reset the stats or create markers.

    CPU Settings: easily create, share and load CPU governor profiles for maximum battery life. Adjust max frequency, min frequency, CPU governor, CPU boost, hotplugging, thermals and voltage (if supported by kernel or hardware)

    Graphics Settings: Max frequency, min frequency, GPU governor and more.

    Advanced Color Control: RGB controls, saturation, value, contrast and hue, Save, load and share custom profiles. (requires kernel support, most custom kernels for Qualcomm devices implement this driver)

    Wake Gestures: sweep2wake, doubletap2wake, sweep2sleep, haptic feedback, camera gesture, wake timeout and more (requires kernel support). Asus ZenFone 2 gestures are fully supported.

    Custom User Settings: This feature allows you to add any kernel setting you want. Kernel settings are located in the /proc and /sys directories. Simply navigate to the desired path and you can quickly and easily add the setting to the app where it can be changed on the fly or applied at boot. Plus you can easily import/export your custom settings and share with other users.

    Memory Settings: adjust zRAM, KSM, lowmemorykiller, and virtual memory settings

    Sound Control: adjust speaker, headphone and mic gain. Supports elementalx, fauxsound, fanco sound control, and others (requires kernel support).

    CPU Times: Show CPU frequency usage and deep sleep, and optionally sort by most used frequencies.

    Update or Install ElementalX: Get notified and quickly download and install the ElementalX Kernel on your Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 7 (2013), Nexus 9, HTC One m7, HTC One m8, HTC One m9, HTC 10 and OnePlus 3.

    Kernel Backup: save and restore kernel backups

    Many other settings: i/o scheduler, readahead kb, fsync, zRAM, KSM, USB fastcharge, TCP congestion algorithm, last kernel log, magnetic cover control, memory settings, entropy settings and much more!

    Other features: configurable, one-click Powersave mode and Performance modes, CPU temperature notification, language chooser (English, French, German, Dutch, Finnish, Italian, Portuguese, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Turkish, Traditional and Simplified Chinese), theme chooser, auto-powersave mode and more!
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    Just got the new update from the Play Store. Liking the little visual differences, the graph behind the current frequencies, the little coloured wheels for battery and ram. Just finishes the look off a little bit better. Not noticed any functional differences yet but I've only had a quick glance through. Any specific functional differences between the new version and the previous?

    I made a lot of changes under the hood, optimizing code and improving things like device detection, and showing more info on the updater screen. There is also the advanced and simple modes, for people who are overwhelmed by a lot of settings. I have a lot more changes planned over the coming weeks.
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    I built a bunch of kernels today, all now available through EX Kernel Manager

    Pixel 4/4XL:
    -November security patches

    Pixel 3/3XL:
    -November security patches
    -restore sound settings

    Pixel 3a/3aXL:
    -November Security patches

    Pixel 2/2XL:
    -November security patches

    Essential PH1:
    -November security patches

    HTC U11:
    -initial release for Android Pie

    Pixel/Pixel XL is now end-of-life from Google, so no updates
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    Soon. Actually, 3.08 is the one you guys should be waiting for. It's way faster and has a really cool new feature.