some of you know me from the other OnePlus (One and Two) or Samsung devices areas, where I provide my kernels already for more than two years to OnePlus One, OnePlus Two, Galaxy S5, S3 and Note 10.1 users for all sort of platforms (Samsung, Cyanogenmod, Omnirom etc.)
I am notheading to have as many features as possible implemented, this is not my design goal. If you are more into that, move on to other kernels. If you are searching for a good mix of improvements and new functions while not sacrificing stability, you are welcome here (see below the history section for more info).
Important: This kernel is only meant to be compatible with official OnePlus OOS and nothing else.
So when the kernel does not run on custom rom XYZ, do not even bother me with it or ask hundred times in the thread for compatibility.
I could not care less about it !!
]When using new anykernel concept Boeffla-Kernel: Flash stock kernel of rom first !
Make sure you flash the correct kernel version, depending on whether you really use Oxygen OS or a different OS !!!
Also note: You have to use Boeffla-Config app which I provide on my homepage to tweak the kernel. 3rd party apps will not be able to unleash the full power of the kernel.
Saying that, the Boeffla-Sound app in Play Store is not designed to work on the OPX, neither was it developed by me, hence it will never work on the OPX ever. Boeffla-Config is the way to go here !!!
Click here to learn about all possible kernel settings in the config app (quite outdated, as it is focused on S3 still). Click here to learn about using the config app (quite outdated, as it is focused on S3 still).
I will refuse to give support if you do any undervolting and experience freezes or hot reboots.
I will also not provide any support if you do not use Boeffla-Config app to tweak the kernel, other 3rd party tweaking apps are known (and intended) to cause issues.
I will refuse to give support if you have xposed framework installed and reporting any kind of weird issues. My opinion to xposed it quite clear: too powerful for >90% of the users that just mess up their system with it.
Otherwise, you can get in touch with me via the support e-mail address: [email protected]
Please provide kernel version, rom version, a detailed issue description and ideally supporting screenshots or log files.
(you can also access them directly in Boeffla-Config V2 by pressing menu and selecting "change log...")
Change log for Oxygen OS 3.x.x kernel - Click here
Change log for Oxygen OS 2.x.x kernel - Click here
Support of anykernel concept (only latest kernels) - flash stock kernel before flashing Boeffla
Full integration with Boeffla-Config V2 (you need at least version 2.2.29 or higher !!!) configuration app (get it from http://www.boeffla.de) to configure all kernel settings
Note: I do NOT upstream the kernel to higher Linux kernel versions anymore as this usually has zero benefit but likely introduces new issues + is a waste of effort in the end
For all information and downloads (stable AND testing versions), visit the Boeffla-Kernel homepage: www.boeffla.de
History and design targets
Basically I created my first Boeffla-Kernel in 2012 as there was no kernel for the Samsung Galaxy S3 around that had exactly the mix of functionalities that I wanted. I wanted to have full flexibility in undervolting and charge rates for instance, but did not like the sharpness and/or brightness tweaks many kernels have implemented as per default.
Hence, I began to create my own kernel after a while, adding all the features I like. This is the result of my work, which in the end I decided to share with you. I hope you like it as much as I do.
The objective of this kernel is to have a kernel for daily use. It does not aim for best battery life, or best smoothness or best benchmark scores. Also it does not aim to have the broadest feature set available everywhere.
It aims more for a good mix of all, not sacrificing stability and functionality in the end.
And - most important: It aims to stay quite close to stock !!!
These design targets are also valid for the OnePlus kernel here!!!
This said, I will definitely NEVER implement:
things I do personally not need
things I do not like
things that are in any way dangerous
anything which is highly experimental
f2fs - it is known to cause various issues and compatibility problems
custom hotplugging algorithms
a CAF based kernel
anything that requires upstreaming of kernel parts to a higher kernel major version
So do not even ask for it if it falls into the listed categories. Everything else I am happy to check and decide.
And: I do not really care about benchmark numbers, they say almost nothing as long as something is not completely wrong. Important for me is the feel-good factor.
I am also not interested in gaming at all, so never expect a gamer kernel. It will just not happen...
To reiterate it again: Flash the correct kernel depending on whether you are using Oxygen OS or another rom !!!
Configuration of the kernel
To tweak and configure the kernel, manually load and install the app "Boeffla-Config V2" from the downloads section on www.boeffla.de.
You need at least version 2.2.29 or higher for the OnePlus X Boeffla Kernels.
If you donate at least 2,49 EUR (to be in line with the donation app prices on Google Play store), you will receive a personal donation code which unlocks some nice little comfort functions in Boeffla-Config V2 on top.
Of course, I had never been able to create all that by my own. So I want to give credits to the really good developers around, that have given me all the inspiration and from which I cherry picked lots of the implemented functionalities:
double tap on notification bar to sleep (note: there is a known glitch when doing that on lock screen as OOS also tries to do switch off the screen, this leads to screen coming back on again - tap a bit slower on the notification bar on the lock screen, this triggers only the kernel implementation and then it works)
swipe screen gesture to sleep (touchscreen swipe from right lower area of touchscreen diagonal down to left)
P.S. Don't forget to update Boeffla-Config to latest version 2.2.31 !!