[KERNEL] [A.9] A2N Kernel for Galaxy S8/S8+/Note8 (Exynos) [CPU/GPU OC/UV] [Charger Control] [Thermal Control] [R62]

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My pc has LPDDR4 and I did an oc to get it from 2666mhz to a tiny bit less than 3000 so yea. But just to be noted here: LPDDR4X is the memory interface, not the speed or quality of the actual ram dies and this is getting pretty old so I would not be suprised if the memory caps out at something like 2000 mhz.
That would still suffice.
 

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What concerns me is what happens when kernel actually reaches EOL. What will be of the app? Will it keep working? Will it die? This is a Kernel I paid for so at least I’d like to keep its functions.
I'm still using my S8. You don't need to worry about EOL. I'll keep this kernel and app alive as long as possible. R62 is ready and actually we are testing the stability.

If someone want a preview of R62 can test the attached kernel for S8.
 

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I'm still using my S8. You don't need to worry about EOL. I'll keep this kernel and app alive as long as possible. R62 is ready and actually we are testing the stability.

If someone want a preview of R62 can test the attached kernel for S8.
Ooo spicy

Ace is unstoppable. He is now the S8Nutzer
 

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@ace2nutzer ehm, this is my first time doing a kernel and I have this annoying issue that I can't find an answer to by googleing my device does a pretty massive oc on bootup and crashes pretty quickly as a result. I'm guessing you dong have this issue?
 
Maybe a thing that Ace could do to slightly improve UX experience on this E8895 is to implement hotplugging mechanism similar to what is seen on E9810. But that might not be worth it and would only help a few benchmarks. Also would need to be meticulously well tuned in order to properly use boost frequencies for exampel when opening an app.
 

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@ace2nutzer ehm, this is my first time doing a kernel and I have this annoying issue that I can't find an answer to by googleing my device does a pretty massive oc on bootup and crashes pretty quickly as a result. I'm guessing you dong have this issue?

Sorry, but I've no longer the time for teaching newcomer developers.

Maybe a thing that Ace could do to slightly improve UX experience on this E8895 is to implement hotplugging mechanism similar to what is seen on E9810. But that might not be worth it and would only help a few benchmarks. Also would need to be meticulously well tuned in order to properly use boost frequencies for exampel when opening an app.

Nope, the current algorithm is already fine.
When you open an app it'll be moved to big CPU and all 4 cores are at max_freq for 1 or 2 secs. I don't see the reason why it should improve speed by hotplugging cores. And this works even without "CPU boost (incl. input booster)" enabled.
 
Sorry, but I've no longer the time for teaching newcomer developers.



Nope, the current algorithm is already fine.
When you open an app it'll be moved to big CPU and all 4 cores are at max_freq for 1 or 2 secs. I don't see the reason why it should improve speed by hotplugging cores. And this works even without "CPU boost (incl. input booster)" enabled.
But is the workload of the app opening spread evently across all 4 Big cores or is it depending from the app? Because if it depends on the app, an app that relies on single thread from opening would benefit from 1 of the 4 Big Cores hotplugging to 2808MHz for example.

If task is shared across cores makes me wonder why E9810 has an hotplug mechanism in the first place. Maybe **** Samsung software as always

Either way I hope Little core hotplug and game mode come back soon. Game mode is essentially the best for performance. A fixed frequency is always better for performance than an algorithm that scales. No matter how fast and efficient. It's like comparing a car that has gas pedal constantly pressed vs a car with a driver that only accelerates when needed
 

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But is the workload of the app opening spread evently across all 4 Big cores or is it depending from the app? Because if it depends on the app, an app that relies on single thread from opening would benefit from 1 of the 4 Big Cores hotplugging to 2808MHz for example.

It doesn't matter at all. The more cores you have ready for a process, the more faster the app will appear. You can test yourself, even if you hotplug only one core from the big CPU, you will already notice that everything will be slightly slower (no matter what you do with the phone), but never ever faster my friend.
Because it's never just one thread = 1 core. There are always tasks from the ROM and kernel backend that are required to make the app open.

If task is shared across cores makes me wonder why E9810 has an hotplug mechanism in the first place. Maybe **** Samsung software as always

The kernel has a CPU scheduler that tries to balance load on all available cores, at least on the same CPU. This is to improve performance and efficiency. Hotplugging cores is never a good idea.
Even if only 2 cores are actually loaded at 100 % and the other 2 are loaded at 5 % each others .. then it's not a big problem to keep them running at max_freq .. because a core that's not loaded at 100 % will never cause too much heat. Also it's not possible to run any core with different clock from the others on the same CPU domain. So if you hotplug them, then the other 2 cores that was already loaded at 100 %, will need to serve the tasks from the other 2 cores .. so in the end performance drops at 90 % (minus 2 x 5 %). And this is by hotplugging 2 cores from the same CPU. Oh chit!, next painful problem: it doesn't even save much battery, because it's not possible to power off some cores without to power off the whole CPU. They are only offline, but still powered up.
As you can see, there is almost no advantage on doing so.

Either way I hope Little core hotplug and game mode come back soon.

You mean big cores hotplugging. I had to remove this feature because the power consumption just increases instead to decrease. Test case was to measure the power consumption while streaming music over wi-fi with screen OFF. One time normal and one time with big cores offlined. Therefore ....

Game mode is essentially the best for performance. A fixed frequency is always better for performance than an algorithm that scales. No matter how fast and efficient. It's like comparing a car that has gas pedal constantly pressed vs a car with a driver that only accelerates when needed

Yeah I agree with you, but it's actually a battery powered phone and not a PlayStation with constant power.
Anyways, a real gaming mode doesn't required kernel support at all.
You can write a simple script that uses same min_freq as max_freq for CPU and GPU. This will keep RAM as well at max_freq.
Just put this script to your homescreen and then use an app like SMANAGER or TASKER to run the script or even to automatize the process.
 
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Yeah I agree with you, but it's actually a battery powered phone and not a PlayStation with constant power.
Anyways, a real gaming mode doesn't required kernel support at all.
You can write a simple script that uses same min_freq as max_freq for CPU and GPU. This will keep RAM as well at max_freq.
Just put this script to your homescreen and then use an app like SMANAGER or TASKER to run the script or even to automatize the process.
This is will be my next project using s8 for mining crypto direct peltier to the SOC it must be no throttling at all must hmmmmm soon i will find cheap mobo s8 hehe

And you @TechNoobForSale
My benchmark will be in world recors
 
It doesn't matter at all. The more cores you have ready for a process, the more faster the app will appear. You can test yourself, even if you hotplug only one core from the big CPU, you will already notice that everything will be slightly slower (no matter what you do with the phone), but never ever faster my friend.
Because it's never just one thread = 1 core. There are always tasks from the ROM and kernel backend that are required to make the app open.



The kernel has a CPU scheduler that tries to balance load on all available cores, at least on the same CPU. This is to improve performance and efficiency. Hotplugging cores is never a good idea.
Even if only 2 cores are actually loaded at 100 % and the other 2 are loaded at 5 % each others .. then it's not a big problem to keep them running at max_freq .. because a core that's not loaded at 100 % will never cause too much heat. Also it's not possible to run any core with different clock from the others on the same CPU domain. So if you hotplug them, then the other 2 cores that was already loaded at 100 %, will need to serve the tasks from the other 2 cores .. so in the end performance drops at 90 % (minus 2 x 5 %). And this is by hotplugging 2 cores from the same CPU. Oh chit!, next painful problem: it doesn't even save much battery, because it's not possible to power off some cores without to power off the whole CPU. They are only offline, but still powered up.
As you can see, there is almost no advantage on doing so.



You mean big cores hotplugging. I had to remove this feature because the power consumption just increases instead to decrease. Test case was to measure the power consumption while streaming music over wi-fi with screen OFF. One time normal and one time with big cores offlined. Therefore ....



Yeah I agree with you, but it's actually a battery powered phone and not a PlayStation with constant power.
Anyways, a real gaming mode doesn't required kernel support at all.
You can write a simple script that uses same min_freq as max_freq for CPU and GPU. This will keep RAM as well at max_freq.
Just put this script to your homescreen and then use an app like SMANAGER or TASKER to run the script or even to automatize the process.
I can tell already that if Ace ever worked on Exynos 9810 devices, first thing he will kill off is cpu single/dual/triple core load frequency hotplug lmfao. Anyway thank you for the informations 🙏

Hotplug in some cases can be useful in my experience, but it’s far from the most efficient strategy. Meanwhile you look to do everything perfect as always. I think it’s good this way 🤣
 
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    I think that A2N Kernel Manager app needs to change the way profiles are applied. For example, due to my weak battery, if I run Big at 2652MHz and I crash while I'm at it, once I reboot and A2N Manager tries to apply the settings, my phone immediately crashes again, and it starts doing this cycle infinitely. In my humble opinion, I think people should have the chance to use the more traditional Profiles menu where they can choose separately the one they want to load from the ones they make AFTER the A2N Manager loaded and did the license check. That way the phone won't crash in these circumstances unless the user makes it happen again.
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    I think that A2N Kernel Manager app needs to change the way profiles are applied. For example, due to my weak battery, if I run Big at 2652MHz and I crash while I'm at it, once I reboot and A2N Manager tries to apply the settings, my phone immediately crashes again, and it starts doing this cycle infinitely. In my humble opinion, I think people should have the chance to use the more traditional Profiles menu where they can choose separately the one they want to load from the ones they make AFTER the A2N Manager loaded and did the license check. That way the phone won't crash in these circumstances unless the user makes it happen again.
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    Correct. Because currentl the A2N App simply loads the latest config and that causes me to crash endlessly and forces me to wipe app data.
    Check in debug menu. There are 2 options. Read carefully what they do.
    It's even possible to use both at the same time.
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    Thing is that option will completely reset my profile. At the end of the day it's the same as wiping app data. My point here is that I don't want to lose all my settings to an unstable CPU frequency. Resizing ZRAM is a pain everytime.

    Either way I understand that implementing a profiles system in the app would probably be very taxing. So that's no big deal. This "disable restore settings" options will still come in fairly useful. Thanks for pointing it out :cowboy:
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    Revive your Samsung Galaxy S8 / S8 Plus phone in 2023!
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    A2N Kernel Special Features

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    • Settings --> Phone Info --> Software info --> build number (tap 7 times)
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    Buglist - A2N Kernel R62
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    Changelog

    A2N Kernel R62
    • Fixed instability issues
    • Fixed performance regression
    • Updated LMK driver and optimized memory management
    • CPU/GPU: updated ondemand gov
    • CPU/GPU: updated DVFS driver to handle even little CPU if needed lol
    • Updated HMP driver for higher performance on multi-thread
    • Updated input booster for max smoothness
    • Fixed some bugs in video/camera driver
    • GPU: updated mali driver
    • Updated devfreq driver (system clocks)
    • Enabled TDMB for korean models - required for FM radio
    • Enabled zRam @ 75 % by default
    • CPU boost + input booster enabled by default
    • Set boot DVFS temp @ 75 °C (to speed up dalvik-cache compilation) and @ 55 ° on boot_completed to reduce the device heat for normal daily usage
    • Updated ramdisk

    A2N Kernel Control V62
    • added game boost level - from low to high+
    • updated powersave profile
    • CPU/GPU: updated voltage control
    • updated theme to my custom dark-mode
    • better handling of restoring app settings
    • updated app defaults

    Older Changelogs

    A2N Kernel R61
    • RAM: improved memory management and fixed bug
    • USB: fixed tethering instability issue (needs more testing)
    • GPU: trigger kernel panic on GPU fault instead to issue a soft-reset
    • Removed buggy gaming_mode
    • GPU power-policy: force to use "coarse_demand" on suspend if "always_on" is enabled - saves battery (around 30 mA!)
    • CPU/GPU DVFS: reduced "gpu_dvfs_sleep_time" from 8 to 4 ms
    • GPU: fixed soft-reset issue caused by buggy HMP driver - this should fix GPU freezes and lags!
    • HMP: fixed bugs and adjusted tunables to be more aggressive - (faster and smoother)
    • CPU: updated ondemand gov
    • CPU: updated input-booster driver to be more efficient (more smooth, less battery draining!)
    • GPU: disabled shader cores hotplugging for better performance!
    • Updated ramdisk

    A2N Kernel Control V61
    • CPU/GPU DVFS: added ability to check "Peak Temperature"
    • Misc: LED-RGB: added power control
    • CPU-BIG: removed CPU-Hotplug feature (redundant)
    • GPU: replaced "Gaming Mode" with "Boost"
    • GPU: added power-policy for "Always On"
    • CPU-BIG: merged "Input Booster" into "Boost"
    • CPU-LIT: removed "Boost" (redundant)
    • Audio: moved "PM-QOS" to "Debug" menu
    • Fixed bugs and improved performance
    A2N Kernel R60
    • RAM: Fixed regression from R59 in memory management
    • RAM: improved multitasking
    • LED-RGB: added a new sysfs interface to force low_powermode_current
    • CPUSETS: moved "surfaceflinger", "systemui" and "InfinityWallpaper" to little CPU to save battery

    A2N Kernel Control V60
    • RAM: optimized zRam routine
    • Misc: optimized red LED (ability to force low_powermode_current instead of dynamic_current)
    • Updated strings (help text)

    A2N Kernel R59
    • Re-enabled CONFIG_MEMCG - to reduce memory usage
    • LMK/HPA: updated driver for better memory management - by me
    • CPU/GPU: updated voltages - increased a bit for stability
    • Fixed USB-JIG feature
    • SELinux: fake enforcing enabled by default
    • LMK: updated minfree values to work more efficient with updated LMK driver
    • Init: removed init.d.a2n - instead we use now default init.d folder

    A2N Kernel Control V59
    • GPU: improved "Gaming Mode"
    • RAM: simplified swap control
    • CPU/GPU: added ability to check temperature
    • Updated defaults & fixed bugs
    A2N Kernel R58
    • Source update to LK 4.4.302 (only memory management)
    • zRam: updated driver to LK 4.9.337
    • zRam: tiny bug fix

    A2N Kernel Control V58
    • Fixed bugs

    A2N Kernel R57 (Hotfix)
    • Fixed low FPS in games
    • Improved RAM
    • Improved DVFS for CPU/GPU
    • Added "gaming mode"
    A2N Kernel Control V57
    • CPU: allow input booster up to 5000 ms
    • GPU: added "gaming mode"

    A2N Kernel R56
    • Updated wireguard to the latest version
    • CPU DVFS: removed hardcoded voltages for stock Freqs (since it's painful)
    • CPU: re-added Samsung patch for app launch boost (all cores at max Freq while opening an app)
    • CPU: fixed big CPU hotplug feature
    • A2N: removed kernel settings lock caused by 3rd-party apps or (wrongly applied) user init.d scripts
    • Memory management: sync with Android kernel 4.4.194 + some other optimizations
    • LMK: updated driver
    • CPU/GPU: reduced device heat (since it's painful for the battery)
    A2N Kernel Control V56
    • CPU: disabled CPU input booster by default
    • CPU/GPU: disabled CPU boost by default
    • Audio: set PM-QOS-BIG to 741 MHz (if you face audio issue, increase it)
    • CPU/GPU: removed voltage control for stock Freqs (still possible over shell script)
    • CPU: fixed CPU boost and up_threshold doesn't able to change after using CPU hotplug feature
    • CPU/GPU: set DVFS temp to 60 °C
    • Fxed other minor bugs
    • Debug menu: added DRM L1/L3 patch (only in demo version available or Google will kill me!!!) :LOL:
    A2N Kernel R55
    • Camera: fixed lags
    • GPU: re-added 260MHz-step
    • GPU: relaxed aggressive powersaving (using GPU power-policy "always-on" is no longer needed!)
    • RAM: optimized CMA/RBIN usage (more efficient RAM usage)
    • CPU: fixed cpu-hotplug instabilities
    • CPU: added ability to hotplug big CPU or only while suspend(screen OFF)
    • Screen: reverted to 214MHz while screen ON - caused screen tearing while scrolling in chrome-browser
    • Fixed "memory allocation failure order: 0" warnings
    • Added upstream patch to fix read_ahead_kb performance
    • Overall improvements (performance, battery life, memory management etc)
    • Improved boottime
    A2N Kernel Control V55
    • GPU: re-added 260MHz-step
    • CPU: added ability to hotplug big CPU or only while suspend(screen OFF)
    • Bug fixes
    • Improved app performance

    Kernel R54
    • CPU/GPU DVFS: improved stability & performance
    • Improved boottime

    A2N Kernel Control V54
    • Fixed zRam
    • Bug fixes
    • Improved app performance

    Kernel R53 (Hotfix)
    • HMP: fixed overheating issue
    • CPU: improved stability for 2,8 GHz step

    Kernel V. 2022.10.14
    • Audio: re-added PM-QOS 1170 MHz for big CPU
    • Fixed random reboots introduced from previous release
    • CPU/GPU: updated voltage table
    • Lowered last_kmsg size from 2MB @ 1MB
    • Fixed tiny bugs in various drivers
    • DTS: updated source code and added korean DTS for S8/S8+/Note8
    • Korean devices: set proper WLAN_REGION= 200 for proper WiFi power
    • Screen: reduced min_freq 214 MHz @ 134 MHz for power save
    • Network: re-added PM-QOS to fix some issues
    • CPU/GPU: removed useless freq steps and updated governor
    • CPU/GPU: updated logic of DVFS driver
    • Devfreq: fixed wrong suspend/resume Freq settings for RAM, INT, LCD and so on
    • CPU: use min_freq = 832 MHz for LIT (CPU IDLE fix)
    • HMP_CUSTOM: optimize up/down-threshold more aggressive
    • Charger Control: updated chg_float_voltage from 4.35 V to 4,40 V for properly charging battery to 100%
    • DTS: user proper thermal zome name for CPU, so apps can detect CPU/GPU/BAT temp properly (remove also useless/duplicate temp sensors for better view in stats apps !!)
    • Updated kernel config

    A2N Kernel Control V5.2
    • CPU/GPU: added voltage control for stock max_freq and OC Freq steps
    • Audio: add both pm-qos for lit/big CPU
    • Fixed bugs
    • Updated app defaults
    • Improved app performance
    Kernel V. 2022.08.23
    • Audio UHQ: re-implemented on big CPU
    • Fixed deep sleep issue (caused by UHQ audio patch)
    • HMP_CUSTOM: tiny optimizations
    • Re-enabled several kernel security features
    • Re-enabled all HID drivers as suggested by Google
    • CPU/GPU OC: updated custom DVFS table for better OC stability - thanks @PORTER2002 for testing 2,8GHz stability
    • Fixed Samsung DexPAD - S-PEN works now - thanks @Illutorium for testing
    • Fixed as well other Samsung accessoires
    • Dex should still work with 3rd-party adapters as well
    • GPU: added some more optimizations, especially for Vulkan render
    • Optimized various system clocks for higher efficiency
    • Optimized input booster for higher efficiency - it uses now Freqs from "balanced" profile to be more power efficient
    • GPU: slow screen orientation should be fixed as well
    • Audio: fixed audio scratching when adding a lot of filters

    A2N Kernel Control V. 5.1
    • GPU: voltage control: synced voltages from kernel release
    • Performance Profiles: updated all profiles
    • CPU: updated "little only" switch
    • Audio: UHQ: replaced PM-QOS-LIT with PM-QOS-BIG since we use now audio on big CPU
    • Updated defaults

    Kernel V. 2022.07.01
    • DEX: bug fix for 3rd-party HDMI adapters
    • DVFS table: removed hardcoded OV for big CPU by me
    • Reduced power consumption for IDLE + low Freq steps (especially for Note8)
    • UHQ Audio: exported pm_qos_lit to userspace (to fix audio scratching)

    A2N Kernel Control V. 5.0
    • Audio: added UHQ pm_qos_lit control (to fix audio scratching)
    Kernel V. 2022.06.24
    • Charger Control: fixed bugs in LPM and battery IDLE feature
    • CPU/GPU/RAM/etc...: added voltage control
    • CPU/GPU: improved OC stability (CPU lit works stable @ 2 GHz for me)
    • Sound: updated pm_qos - should reduce sound scratching while idle and screen off
    A2N Kernel Control V. 4.9
    • GPU: added voltage control for OC steps (stable up to 839 MHz)
    • CPU: added "little only" (for powersave)
    • updated defaults
    Kernel V. 2022.06.12
    • GPU: updated voltage table - stable OC up to 839 MHz !!!

    Kernel V. 2022.05.13
    • HMP_CUSTOM: updated driver
    • Audio: fixed stuttering - thanks @MUNISH MONGA for report and tests
    • DRM switched to L3 (Netflix fix)
    • Improved stability

    A2N Kernel Control V. 4.8
    • Debug: added "fix permissions" (useful if you use this app with other kernel manager apps)
    • Improved stability
    • Bug fixes

    A2N Kernel Control V. 4.7
    • Improved stability
    • Bug fixes

    Kernel V. 2022.04.26
    • USB: fixed MTP/PTP/USB-tethering connections
    • USB-OTG: fixed SSD/HDD connection - thanks @PORTER2002 for testing
    • HMP_CUSTOM: updated driver - reduced delay on task migration - fixed background tasks that was sometimes going back to BIG CPU !
    • Disabled stacktrace
    • Changed dexopt to "speed" - for quick app launch

    Kernel V. 2022.04.20
    • Improved stability
    • Improved memory management
    • Improved multitasking
    • Fixed BT issues
    • Fixed MTP Android version
    • Fixed compatibility issues with emulators apps like Windows emulator
    • Optimized USB-OTG driver
    • USB: improved speed for USB-tethering
    • Added support for F2FS
    A2N Kernel Control V. 4.6
    • Screen: added HDMI/DEX custom resolution changer (to fix low resolution / refresh rate)
    • Misc: fixed MTP driver version Android
    • Screen: moved input booster to CPU
    • Source update
    • Reduced startup time
    • Improved stability
    • Fixed bugs
    Kernel V. 2022.04.06
    • Stability fix
    • Improved memory management
    • Improved multitasking
    • CPU/GPU: updated DVFS driver - allowed again up to 100 °C
    • Compiled with -O3 - for higher speed
    • Enabled CONFIG_SYSVIPC - required for some emulator apps
    • DEX: allowed all resolutions (presets) as well for HDMI 1.4b (experimental)
    • USB-OTG: enabled support for HID, PRINTER & MASS_STORAGE (experimental)
    • Added better support for secure folder in kernel - not tested yet
      (to enable it on custom ROMs with secure folder support, after you flashed this kernel and Magisk, write this simple cmd to your init.d script: "start secure_storage", save and reboot.)
    A2N Kernel Control V. 4.5
    • CPU/GPU: DVFS max allowed 100 °C
    • Stability fix (kernel & app)
    • MISC: added MTP version changer
    • Improved performance (kernel & app)
    • Know issues: MTP version changer is broken in kernel and will be fixed soon.

    Kernel V. 2022.03.11
    • Fxed lags with and without zRam enabled
    • CPU/GPU: ondemand gov --> updated scaling logic
    • CPU/GPU: decreased Freq switching delay from 40 to 20 ms
    • I/O: increased throughput - read_ahead_kb: 32 @ 256 KB
    • Overall improvements (speed, responsiveness, lagfree and battery life)
    A2N Kernel Control V. 4.4
    • RAM: added page-cluster and read_ahead_kb tunable
    • Updated defaults
    Kernel V. 2022.03.05
    • Improved stability - needs some testing now
    • Improved memory management
    • Improved performance & battery life
    • CPU/GPU: updated DVFS driver - reverted to max 95 °C
    • CPU/GPU: updated ondemand boost logic - uses only min/max freq to reduce freq switching related lags !
    • Fixed potential deep sleep issues
    • NET: moved L2TP & Wireguard to modules - (you can load modules over A2N full app or over init.d script)
    • GPU: updated driver - memory allocation improvements
    • USB-OTG: should support now also USB 2.0 & USB 1.1 devices (not only USB 3.0) - needs testing
    • Dex: re-added patch: enable Dex with any HDMI adapter (was accidentally removed)
    • Experimental: Dex: support more resolutions
    A2N Kernel Control V. 4.3
    • Network: added L2TP & Wireguard support
    • Updated defaults
    • Bug fixes
    • Improved stability
    Kernel V. 2022.02.06
    • Improved stability
    • Optimized memory management
    • Enabled CONFIG_USER_NS
    • Added Note8 support - (DUG6)
    • Source code update --> DUG6 (jul 2021)
    • Tiny updates to WiFi and HMP driver
    • Charger Control: increased default Max charging Temp: 35 @ 40 °C
    A2N Kernel Control V. 4.2
    • Added Note8 support
    Kernel V. 2022.02.02
    • Improved stability
    • HMP: improved for battery and speed
    • CPU/GPU: updated DVFS driver
    • Lib: sync LZ4 LZO ZLIB with LK 5.16.2
    • Ashmem: sync with AK 4.9.194
    • Samsung Dex: WQHD support with every adapter - thanks @ craftingmod
    A2N Kernel Control V. 4.1
    • Improved stability
    • Updated defaults (swappiness=175)
    • CPU/GPU: DVFS Max 95 @ 100 °C
    Kernel V. 2022.01.16
    • Improved stability
    • zRam: backport from Android kernel 4.9.194 (incl. zsmalloc and lz4 lib)
    A2N Kernel Control V. 4.0
    • Bug fixes
    • Improved performance
    Kernel V. 2022.01.10
    • Improved stability
    • CPU: updated HMP driver
    • Optimized MIF & INT Freqs qos-requirements
    • Removed F2FS driver
    Kernel V. 2021.12.20
    • Fixed random reboots
    • CPU/GPU: governor update
    • CPU/GPU: DVFS update - for stability & performance
    • SELinux: removed fake enforce (enable MagiskHide in Magisk)
    • Phone status: official (fake)
    • Wireguard: source update
    A2N Kernel Control V. 3.9
    • Bug fixes
    • Improved performance
    • Improved stability
    • Updated settings
    Kernel V. 2021.12.06
    • Another attempt to fix random reboots
    • Swap: reverted zRam driver to stock - with some fixes by me
    • Improved LPM charging
    • Updated torch sysfs interface - for ultra bright torch
    • Updated kernel config
    • Disabled CONFIG_MEMCG (memory resource controller)
    • Optimized LMK driver (minfree values - should fix bad multitasking)
    • Wireguard: source update
    A2N Kernel Control V. 3.7
    • Re-added autostart on boot
    • Torch: increased Max value: 15 @ 17 (Stock: 10)
    • Bug fixes
    • Improved stability
    • Reduced mobile data usage
    • Updated defaults
    Kernel V. 2021.10.29
    • Fixed random reboots
    • Fixed apps force close
    • Reduced device heat
    • Improved memory management - especially multitasking
    • Updated Wireguard to the latest version
    • Fixed minor bug in Wi-Fi driver
    • Updated USB OTG drivers
    • CPU/GPU: updated DVFS (OC driver) and ondemand governors
    • Updated / fixed moisture detection for USB and jack port
    • HMP_CUSTOM: updated to allow to use all 8 cores at the same time for just one app (if the app has at least 8 threads)
    • Disabled "CONFIG_RT_GROUP_SCHED" as suggested by Google AOSP upstream, for the proper handling of real-time tasks
    • Added support for CIFS/SMB V2 + V3 and NFS V.4.2
    • CIFS: Fixed infinite loop when using hard mount option
    • SELinux: optimized "fake enforce" hack
    • Swap: updated zRam driver
    A2N Kernel Control V. 3.6
    • RAM: LMK: added 64 MB choice,
    • added "Swappiness" tunable
    • CPU: Little: re-added "Disable Boost" and "up_threshold"
    • Switched to "DarkMode"
    • Bug fixes
    • Improved stability
    • Reduced mobile data usage
    • Updated defaults

    Kernel V. 2021.06.03 (Hotfix)
    • Charger Control: Fixed AFC regression
    • Kernel Config: re-enabled CONFIG_PGTABLE_MAPPING
      Disabled CONFIG_RBIN - maybe this will fix zRam random reboots (needs some testing)
    Kernel V. 2021.05.30
    • CPU/GPU: updated ondemand gov
    • Charger Control V. 2.9: optimized AFC handling
    • Kernel Config: re-enabled CONFIG_SECURE_OS_BOOSTER_API for maximum speed for iris, fingerprint and face unlock
      Disabled CONFIG_PGTABLE_MAPPING - maybe this will fix zRam random reboots (needs some testing)
    Kernel V. 2021.05.22
    • zRam: set to 50 % size by default
      improved stability
    • Memory Management: optimized low-memory-killer to have min 192 MB free RAM
      for quick response even if RAM is in high pressure state
    • Torch: fixed torch control interferences with Android's quick settings
    • SELinux: added ability to fake enforce status (in demo app)
    • CPU big/lit: updated ondemand gov for the better smoothness and battery life - up_threshold 95 by default
    • CPU big/lit: up_threshold=95 and disabled boost always fixed on suspend for more power saving
    • CPU little: increased min_freq to 598 MHz, up_threshold 95 and enabled boost but on suspend it'll use 455 MHz for power saving
    • GPU: updated ondemand gov for more powersaving - up_threshold 95 - boost enabled
    • GPU: removed unused governors
    • Input Touch Booster: disabled by default for more power save
    A2N Kernel Control V. 3.5
    • New: check for new A2N Kernel release on app launch
    • Misc: fixed torch control interferences with Android's quick settings
    • Updated defaults
    • Bug fixes
    • Removed redundant buttons
    • Reduced network traffic and debugging
    Kernel V. 2021.04.17
    • Source code update: DTF1 -> DUA3 - thanks @ Samsung
    • HMP_CUSTOM: update - should fix several bugs e.g. with BT
    • zRam: updated driver for higher efficiency in MM and higher security (encryption) - thanks @ minchank
    • zRam: improved performance and compression ratio
    • MM: optimized CMA*/RBIN* usage - for the better memory allocation
    • MM: saved around 100 MB of a wasted RAM from RBIN - zRam driver will use it now
    • Debug: reverted some debug log buffers sizes to stock - probably it caused some instabilities
    • Fixed BT disconnections - thanks @traversone for testing in Android-Auto !
    • Improved stability
    • HMP_CUSTOM: updated driver
    • Optimized MM
    • zRam: updated LZ4 lib
    • Encryption: enabled hardware acceleration
    • Optimized boot-script for boot glitch fixup (needs some testing) ;)
    • Added some patches e.g. EXFAT support provided by @ remilia15
    • Some more minor kernel tweaks
    • Uploaded also patched stock kernel - DUA3
    • Uploaded twrp with latest a2n kernel inside
    *MM = Memory Management
    *CMA = Contiguous Memory Allocator
    *RBIN = recyclable reserved RAM for camera (228 MB)

    A2N Kernel Control V. 3.4
    • Charger Control: added USB-CDP ( for USB charging in cars)
    • CPU/GPU: optimized DVFS
    • Profiles: Performance Plus: allow custom Freqs
    • Network: added more TCP congestions algorithm
    • Advanced Power Menu: updated
    Kernel V. 2021.03.24
    • Fixed audio call recording - thanks @rostifaner for help
    • Charger Control: added support for USB-CDP (used in cars) - thanks @traversone for report and log
    • Thermal Throttling: driver update and allow up tp 95 °C stable CPU/GPU Temp (adjustable over the app or script) and add a proper overheat protection
    • Added more TCP congestions algorithm
    • lib/lz4: updated to LK 4.11.12 (for zRam stability and performance)
    • zRam: decreased overhead and reduced memory usage
    • I/O: increased read_ahead_kb for max speed
    • mm/zsmalloc: removed all samsung changes
    • Enable WQ_POWER_EFFICIENT_DEFAULT & MALI_DMA_FENCE
    • Custom HMP: update
    Kernel V. 2021.02.06
    • Fixed device heating up - this time for real ;)
    • CPU/GPU: added my custom (DVFS) thermal throttling driver
      range: 45 - 85 °C
      default: 65 °C**
      adjustable temperature separately for CPU/GPU !
      STABLE OC up to 2.8 GHz !! ***
    • Fixed random reboots - thanks @rostifaner for the hint !
    • Swap: added more optimizations for zRam
    ** Max possible performance only @ 85 °C for CPU/GPU !
    *** I was able to pass Geekbench + 3DMark @ CPU 2.8 GHz / GPU 572 MHz with DVFS 85 °C

    A2N Kernel Control V. 3.3
    • CPU/GPU: replaced "Cool Freq" (DVFS) with "Max Temperature"
    • Profiles: updated "Performance Plus" BIG-CPU 2.5 @ 2.8 GHz :cool:
    • Optimized reboot routine

    Kernel V. 2021.01.26
    • Fixed device heating up
    • CPU/GPU: optimized thermal throttling (performance)

    A2N Kernel Control V. 3.2
    • CPU/GPU: updated "Cool Freq" (DVFS)

    Kernel V. 2021.01.20
    • Optimized system clocks
    • Fixed stability issues with/without zRam from previous release
    • Charger Control: added battery volt & battery (charge) max_temp interface
      Reverted all temperature settings to stock
      HACK: allow to reset battery capacity without JIG :cool:
      FIX: fast charging in LPM and any issues with fast charging, likely with wireless fast charging
    • CPU: updated ondemand governor
    • GPU: added a simple ondemand governor ;)
    • Source code cleanups
    • Reduced log buffer to the Min
    • Reenabled touch booster driver
    • Swap: improved zRam performance (page-cluster reset to stock)
    • Wi-Fi: allow to disable 5 GHz or 2.4 GHz band (this will fix severe issues with Wi-Fi routers that doesn't allow to use different SSID for 2.4 GHz / 5 GHz band)
      Extended driver
    • RAM: 3724 MB

    A2N Kernel Control V. 3.1
    • Power: added "Battery Voltage Check"
      fixed 3500 mA current for S8+
      added "Battery Cycles" & "Real Battery Capacity" and allow to reset it
      added "Max Charging Temperature"
    • CPU/GPU: readded "up_threshold" & "Disable Boost"
      added "Increase Sampling Rate"
    • Added more dialogs / checks
    • RAM: optimized "Drop Caches / Buffers"
    • Screen: readd "Input Boost Duration"
    • Added a quick 3-way reboot menu
    • Network: added "Wi-Fi Band Set"
    • Stability fix
    • Grammar fixes
    • Updated defaults
    A2N Kernel Control V. 3.0

    • Improved stability

    Kernel 2020.11.06
    • Fixed graphical screen glitches at resolutions > 1080
    • Optimized system clocks
    • RAM: Allowed to use higher RAM Freq - 1794 @ 2093 MHz (if Supported by binning)
    • CPU: updated cool freq logic - by default it uses system default (depending on binning)
    • GPU: improved stability, performance and readded OC up to 839 MHz
    • GPU: added "Cool Freq" Interface as well like on CPU for better handling of the higher Freqs > 572 MHz (since fully disabling DVFS would overheat the Phone)
    • CPU: Fixed Suspend Max Freqs feature
    • Power: Updated Charger Control to V. 2.6
    • Charger Control 2.6: increased default charging current to:
      AC/USB-PD: 1500 @ 2200 mA(S8) / 1800 @ 2600mA (S8+)
      Wireless: 900 @ 1200 mA
    • Disabled a lot of excessive debugging / log spamming / tracing
    • RAM: 3710 @ 3727 MB (with latest stock kernel it's 3679 MB) :cowboy:
    • Source cleanup
    • Fully disabled INPUT_BOOSTER to avoid painfully battery draining even when it's not needed e.g, if you just keep your finger on the Screen
    • CPU: switched from conservative gov to ondemand (conservative gov was cool but it's time for the new sh!t !)
    • SWAP: improved zRam Stability (disabled PGTABLE_MAPPING ... caused freezes and random reboots for me)
    • Patched system binary "dex2oat" to run only on big CPU - faster Apps optimization after wiping dalvik-cache and in general also it speeds up usual app installation and updating time from Play Store :cool:
    • More responsive, smoother and better performance ..... better battery life as well ?? - Let me know as i didn't test it yet :D

    A2N Kernel Control V. 2.9
    • GPU: re-added OC up to 839 MHz
    • GPU: added GPU Cool Freq
    • Power: added Battery Cycle Info
    • Apply settings earlier on boot
    • Updated defaults / text
    • Fixed crashes
    Kernel 2020.09.27
    • RAM: Optimized memory management - higher memory pressure for better multitasking even without swap
    • Charger Control V.2.5: increased max allowed batt temp to 45 °C - faster charging for Wireless and Cable
    • LED-RGB: allowed also to disable lowpower-mode for RED and GREEN LED
    • BIG CPU: enabled BOOST by default
    • CPU: enabled touch booster by default with 500 ms duration
    • Charger Control V.2.5: fixed battery level wrongly increasement when battery level is high at around 95 % and battery idle mode is active
    • Fixed all bugs with Battery iDLE, Battery Care and the mess with RGB-LED (now it finally works properly)
    • GPU: Removed Freq steps > 572 MHz since it doesn't work stable
    • GPU: added some useful sysfs interfaces to /sys/kernel/gpu (for debugging)
    • More responsive and smoother

    A2N Kernel Control V. 2.8
    • RAM: added very easy and fail-safe control over Low-Memory-Killer
    • CPU: added CPUSET Control - ability to disable some unstable cores in order to get higher stable overclock rate
    • CPU: added ability to set a custom max_freq for Screen OFF
    • Misc: added ability to optimize also GREEN and RED LED
    • Reworked App layout
    • Updated defaults / Profiles
    • Removed unnecessary features
    • Simplified usage
    Kernel 2020.08.27
    • Charger Control: increased high_temp_recover from 40 @ 43 °C (faster charging)
    • Battery Care: Fixed Blue LED / Non-Charging randomly

    A2N Kernel Control V. 2.7
    • Compiled with SDK 29 (Google Play requirement)
    • Power: fixed "Battery IDLE mode" description

    Kernel 2020.08.24
    • Improved Performance - also more smoother
    • LED-RGB: Proper handling of BLUE LED for Battery Care / Battery IDLE :D
    • Extended Input Support for mouse, keyboard, joysticks and touchscreen panels

    A2N Kernel Control V. 2.6
    • Misc: LED-RGB: replaced "disable low-power-mode" with "Optimize Blue LED" (higher brightness in the darkness)*
    * Since only the Blue LED needs an increasement

    Kernel 2020.08.11
    • Fixed Call Audio

    Kernel 2020.08.06
    • Source update DTC6 --> DTF1
    • Ramdisk Update DTEA --> DTF1
    • Partially enabled HMP Driver for proper handle of both CPU's
    • Updated Charger Control to V. 2.4: added support for battery idle* and battery care
    • LED-RGB: added ability to adjust blink delays for missed notifications
    • LED-RGB: added ability to disable low_power_mode - higher LED brightness in the darkness
    • Power: USB: ability to disable water detection
    • Drivers: enabled support for Xbox / Sony PS / Nintendo Wii / Gamepads
    • CPUSETS: moved some tasks and services (e.g. Audio encoder) to the little CPU in order to relieve the big CPU, improving performance for foreground Apps !
    • Optimized some system clocks
    *= when battery is in idle, the LED will light up BLUE :D

    A2N Kernel Control V. 2.5
    • Power: added battery care support (e.g. stop charging at 95 %)
    • Power: added battery idle feature (power your phone over cable-only)
    • Power: added ability to disable water detection (to deal with wrong water detection)
    • Misc: added ability to adjust LED-RGB blink delays (for missed notifications)
    • Misc: LED-RGB: added ability to disable low-power-mode (higher LED brightness in the darkness)
    • RAM: added ability to drop all caches and buffers (to free some RAM)
    Kernel 2020.06.03

    • Ramdisk Update DTC1 -> DTEA
    • defconfigs: switched back to EXT4_FS_ENCRYPTION *
    • Build.prop tweaks (dalvik-heap)
    * if you are using device encryption and your device can't boot with this release, then flash previous release

    A2N Kernel Control V. 2.4

    • CPU: DVFS: unlocked all Frequencies - allows to disable CPU DVFS entirely
    • GPU: DVFS Fix

    Kernel 20200519

    • Source Update DTA6 -> DTC6
    • Charger Control: allowed higher chg_temp - should charger faster, especially for 3000+ mA
    • defconfigs: re-enable Gear VR related drivers
    Kernel 20200513

    • Memory Management: reverted to stock minfree values - slightly optimized
    • Dex with any HDMI Adapter - thanks @ Barna Keresztes from GitHub
    • zRam: stability Fix
    • init.d Fix
    • Improved Demo App auto installation - stability fix
    Kernel 20200509

    • Memory Management: decreased memory pressure since it caused hangs
    • init.d Fix
    • Improved Demo App auto installation

    Kernel 20200507

    • FIXED: VoLTE and Wi-Fi Calling for all ROMs and SIM Cards (especially Jio 4G VoLTE) - thanks @Orangelelo for testing
    • Charger Control: AFC Fix
    • enabled CONFIG_IP_NF_TARGET_TTL
    • FIXED: random reboots from previous version
    • FIXED: Lags from previous Version
    • Wi-Fi: Driver bug fix
    • Improved Demo App auto installation
    Kernel 20200427

    • Charger Control: Driver update to V. 2.2
    • Charger Control: Auto AFC - user friendly
    • Charger Control: Fixed Wireless Charging overheat issue - thanks @Ranbir7878 for testing
    • Charger Control: Reduced heat when charging with > 5 V (AFC aka fast charging)
    • Charger Control: Fixed S8+ max charging current 3000 -> 3500 mA
    • RAM: optimized multitasking - fixed (restarting) notifications
    • Kernel config: disabled MPTCP
    • Binary Code Optimizations (CRC, Crypto, FPU, NEON)
    • Fixed init.d interferences with A2N App Full Version
    • Fixed Demo App auto installation - thanks @ChronoMonochrome for help

    A2N Kernel Control V. 2.3

    • Updated Defaults
    • Power: Auto AFC (removed switch)
    • GPU: DVFS Fix (3D improvement)
    • Power: added batt temp
    • Bug Fix - Fixed interferences with init.d scripts

    A2N Kernel Control V. 2.2

    • Request Root on App startup
    • Bug Fix
    Kernel 20200403

    • FIXED: moving Apps to micro-sd card
    • FIXED: USB-PD Charging
    • RAM: optimized memory management - especially improved Multitasking
    • RAM: increased dalvik heap from 512 to 768 MB
    • Updated Kernel Config
    • Disabled HMP - this Kernel uses hardcoded CPUSETS (background tasks only on small CPU and foreground tasks only on big CPU)
    • Optimized system Clocks
    • CPU: conservative gov update - added Boost Control - in order to switch from min to max freq immediately
    • UFC/CPU: use stock cool_freq by default - 1469 MHz (but you can increase it over the App up to 2002 MHz)
    • GPU: Optimized OC - now Freq's higher than 572 MHz are also available but uses the same Voltage like 572 MHz (before the voltage wasn't set at all)
    • GPU: Enabled DVFS by default - (but you can disable it in A2N Kernel Control App if you need higher 3D Performance even on high temps)
    • Charger Control: updated driver to V. 2.1
    • SWAP: optimized zRam
    • Re-Added Wireguard importer - latest version
    • Updated kernel source to DTA6
    • Updated Ramdisk to DTC1

    A2N Kernel Control V. 2.1

    • GPU: unlocked all steps up to 839 MHz
    • CPU: added Boost Control - in order to switch from min to max freq immediately
    • GPU: allows to disable DVFS - for higher 3D Performance
    • Updated defaults and Performance Profiles

    A2N Kernel Control V. 2.0

    • Improved Stability
    • Allowed to use the App in Offline-Mode - Check "INFO" in the App description in google Play
    Kernel 20200117

    • Fixed Device Encryption
    • NET: total available tcp congestion algorithm: cubic(default), reno, bic, westwood
    • Fixed Wifi-Calling (VoLTE already worked in previous release)
    • HMP: re-eneabled and reworked / optimized for max speed + Battery life
    • zRam: optimized for full speed (use all 8 cpu cores at the same time)
    • added choice for loading one of the three sizes: 25, 50 or 75 % of the RAM size
    • Improved Memory Management + Multitasking
    • Cooling Control: Added interface for adjusting the cool down CPU Freq max limit
    • Optimized input booster - enabled hmp_boost by default
    • Default USB Config is now sec_charging (if u need MTP or else, enable yourself in statusbar)
    • Higher performance + Better battery lifetime + smoother
    • Uploaded also new TWRP powered with this kernel release inside + fixed USB MTP

    A2N Kernel Control V1.9

    • Performance Profiles: optimized for higher efficiency
    • Network: added TCP Congestion Control (cubic, reno, bic, westwood)
    • RAM: Swap / zRam: added choice for size 25 %, 50 % and 75 % of total RAM
    • CPU: Device Cooling Control: allows to change the CPU Max Freq limit for cool down
    • Cooling Control: check if there is currently an cooling event
    • Screen: Reworked Input Boost Control - Adjust Freq and duration
    • Bug Fix: Fixed back arrow
    Kernel 20191224

    • Fixed Audio in Calling
    • Fixed VOLTE / Wifi-Calling
    • Fixed boot loop if magisk canary was installed
    • Charger Control: added support for USB-PD and increase default charging current for S8+ from 1500 to 1800 since it has higher capacity
    • Charger control: increased max charging current from 3000 to 3500 mA for S8+
    • Swap: optimized zRam
    • RAM: optimized Multitasking
    • Overall improvements - performance, battery, scrolling
    • Removed Wireguard
    • Improved my TWRP Version stability
    • Uploaded also updated/optimized twrp for S8/S8+ and stock kernel for reference purposes
    • This Version may fix a bunch of other bootloop issues with custom ROMs - Needs testing!

    A2N Kernel Control V1.8

    • Power: added USB-PD current control
    • Charger control: increased max charging current for S8+ from 3000 to 3500 mA
    • Charger control: increased default charging current for S8+ from 1500 to 1800 mA
    • CPU: added all available overclock frequencies steps - for both CPUs

    Kernel 20191216

    • Kernel source code update DSI1 --> DSJC
    • Ramdisk update DSI1 --> DSK9
    • Updated conservative gov
    • Re-enabled input_booster by default since it makes scrolling on chrome browser smoother (Home Tab)
    • Disabled HMP driver since it caused randomly overheating issue
    • Foreground tasks will run only on big CPU while background tasks will run only on small CPU - this will eliminate tasks migration relates delays between both clusters completely
    • Updated GPU config
    • Optimized system clocks like MIF clock and so on
    • Reduced boottime: cluster0 @ 1,9 GHz and Cluster1 @ 2,5 GHz during boot sequence
    • Reverted all the network stuff to stock (only the disabled ones .., not new enabled features)
    • Changed back to stock: ECRYPT to EXT4 encryption
    • Added filesystem encryption support for F2FS
    • Fixed USB Tethering (tested on win xp lol)
    • Cluster0 min_freq 715 @ 455 MHz back for screen ON in order to save some power
    • Fixed several errors from logs
    A2N Kernel Control V1.7

    • Screen: updated input booster (for max smoothness)
    • CPU/Profiles: Cluster0 is back stock min_freq of 455 MHz (still smooth :cool:)
    • Perf. Profiles: added Performance Plus and updated the other profiles
    • Fixed app reset settings if stock kernel was installed (now settings will survive if u go back to a2n kernel)
    • Added new menus RAM + Network and sorted things properly into it
    Kernel 20191118

    • Attempt to fix randomly heating up
    • HMP: Calibrated Tunables - now it works properly when the Small Cpu is overclocked
    • Removed OC Freqs for the Big CPU - not stable (caused miscalculations)
    • Improved performance and battery life
    • More smoothly and more responsive
    • Extras:
    • Uploaded also twrp recovery including this kernel version for S8 / S8+ (fixed instability and improved speed)

    A2N Kernel Control V1.6

    • CPU/Profile: Removed OC Freqs for Big CPU (was not stable)
    • Performance Profile works properly now

    Kernel 20191114

    • Fixed stability + performance issues from previous Version
    • Charger Control: set AC / WC current 1200 @ 1500 mA by default
    • Updated kernel config
    • Enabled CONFIG_NETFILTER_XT_TARGET_NFLOG and CONFIG_NETFILTER_XT_TARGET_LOG to support Afwall
    • Optimized CPU/GPU Governor
    • Disabled input booster by default - but it can be enabled in userspace (e.g. over scripts or App)
    • Re-enabled HMP Driver - but this time patched to finally work PROPERLY :eek:
    • Added KVM Support - (low-level VM support for max performance)
    • Optimized zRam - max_compression_streams = 4 @ 8
    • Optimized memory management
    • Improved performance and battery life
    • More smoothly and more responsive
    • Extras:
    • Uploaded also twrp recovery including this kernel version for S8 / S8+
    • Uploaded also patched stock kernel - Fixed Camera

    A2N Kernel Control V1.5

    • Power: AC / WC current 1200 @ 1500 mA by default
    • Removed unsafe Frequencies Steps
    • Updated defaults and strings
    • GPU: added min Freq control
    • Screen: added input booster control (Freq and time)
    Kernel 20191019 BETA

    • FULL Android 9 Pie Support
    • Based on Stock Source Code DSI1
    • Ramdisk DSI1
    • Compiled with the OFFICIAL ARM/Linaro GCC 8.3
    • Optimized Memory Managent
    • Improved Performance
    • Improved Battery Life
    • Reduced Device heat
    • More Responsive
    • Fixed Laggs (especially for some 2D Games)
    • Increased Efficiency
    • RAM: 3485 @ 3711 MB
    • Unlocked higher CPU/GPU Freq Steps - Thanks @Noxxxious
    • SELinux in permissive mode - Thanks @Noxxxious
    • Disabled SSWAP
    • Added zRam Support with fast LZ4 Compressor
    • Added KSM Support - patched for Android by me
    • Optimized Input Booster
    • Fixed very bad CPU IDLE
    • CPU: Interactive @ conservative gov - for higher efficiency
    • Added Wireguard Support
    • CPU: Cluster 0: Screen ON min_freq 455 @ 715 MHz to Fix Lags - 455 MHz Step is used for Screen OFF
    • Compiled with DEFAULT_USE_ENERGY_AWARE / WQ_POWER_EFFICIENT_DEFAULT - for better Battery Lifetime
    • Optimized Crypto, NEON SIMD Hardware Acceleration (e.g. faster device encryption due of hardware acceleration)
    • Disabled HMP since it serves nothing - Hardware doesn't allow to use real cpu_hotplugging ...
    • Added Charger Control 2.0 by me - Allows to configure custom max input current from 100 - 3000 mA in 100 mA Steps separately for AC / USB 2.0 / USB 3.0 / Wireless - that means real Fast Charging even with Screen ON - Allows even to charge at max current possible with 3rd-party Chargers !!
    • Added Flashlight Torch Control - You can adjust Brightness of your Torch from 1 - 15 - Default/Stock Kernel is just 5 :p
    • SELinux: Removed Audit dependency - Thanks @ kerneltoast && arter97
    • Added Support for F2FS
    • Accurate remaining time to full charged battery
    • init.d Support
    • And many more Kernel Tweaks - i can't list them all here ... changelog is already too long isn't it ?! :laugh:

    A2N Kernel Control V1.4

    • The best Way to manage this Kernel for full functionality (3rd-party Kernel Manager Apps will not work properly with this Kernel)
    • Compiled with API 28 Android 9 Pie
    • Power: Charger Control - Allows to configure custom max input current from 100 - 3000 mA in 100 mA Steps separately for AC / USB 2.0 / USB 3.0 / Wireless - that means real Fast Charging even with Screen ON - Allows even to charge at max current possible with 3rd-party Chargers !!
    • Added switch for "Adaptive Fast Charging" so u can directly toggle AFC in the App.
    • Ability to check actual accepted charging current and Input Voltage
    • CPU: OC Control: Cluster 0: up to 2002 MHz and Cluster 1: up to 2808 MHz
    • CPU Governor tuning: Adjust up_threshold to balance between Battery Lifetime and Performance separately for each Cluster
    • GPU: OC Control up to 839 MHz
    • Hardcoded Performance Profiles:
    • --> Powersave (Underclocked)
    • --> Balanced (Kernel Default)
    • --> Performance (Overclocked)
    • Misc: switch for zRam, KSM
    • Misc: Torch Brightness Control - up to 3 times brighter flashlight than with a stock Kernel !!
    • Misc: Ability to load kernel Module for CIFS and NFS with just one Tap
    • Misc: Accelerometer Calibration
    • Debug: u can call this Menu over the App built-in Menu (3 dot) - ability to save logcat and dmesg with one tap to your sdcard ..
    Kernel 20190105

    • Patched ramdisk to fix Copy & Paste and maybe VoLTe too ?
    • Enabled 12 usb_audio drivers for testing (Modules)
    • Disabled some left overs useless drivers

    A2N Kernel Control [G95x] V1.2

    • Compiled with API 26 instead 28
      We use still API 26
    Kernel 20181231

    • Sources update - CRGH -> CRL3
    • Fixed WifiCalling / VoLTE (not confirmed yet)
    • Compiled with latest GCC 8.2 ARM Toolchain
    • Fixed ADB
    • Re-enabled USB Sound Card Drivers
    • Optimized Memory Management
    • USB-OTG: Updated Max Vbus draw Current from 500 mA -> 900 mA, since USB 3.0 Spec allows 900 mA
    • Updated AC Charge Current from 1000 -> 1200 mA
      and AC Fast Charge Current from 2000 -> 2200 mA


    A2N Kernel Control [G95x] V1.1


    • Supports now all Galaxy S8 & S8 Plus with Exynos Chip :cowboy:
    • Adjusted AC Charge Current according to the CRL3 Source from 1000 -> 1200 mA
      and AC Fast Charge Current from 2000 -> 2200 mA
    • Updated Tips for CPU-Max-Freq on Suspend

    Kernel 20181209
    • Fixed mount ext-sdcard
    • Uploaded new Packages: stock kernel, twrp fully patched with latest A2N Kernel
    • Full Version of A2N Kernel Control for Galaxy S8 is now available!

    A2N Kernel Control [G950] V1.0
    • Initial Release - All Features you can see in the built-in Demo App by flashing the Kernel package
    • Supports for now only G950F

    Kernel 20181205
    • Initial Release - All changes compared to the Stock Kernel u can find it in Post #1 "A2N Kernel Features"
    • Based on Stock CRGH Source
    • Compiled with GCC Linaro 7.3.1
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    FAQ

    Q: With which ROMs this Kernel is 100 % Compatible ?
    A: Currently only with Android 9 custom ROMs, but Samsung stock ROM is recommended.

    Q: Is this Kernel 100 % Safe ?
    A: Yes.

    Q: Will this Kernel Overheat the Phone if I use Highest Settings ?
    A: No, you can't do anything wrong. Your phone has hard- and software overheat protection.

    Q: How to Revert all Changes Made by this Kernel ?
    A: Flash latest 3-parted stock ROM with ODIN or flash the Samsung kernel from my download site.

    Q: How to bypass SafetyNet ?
    A: Anable MagiskHide in Magisk app.

    Q: How i can Tune this Kernel ??
    A: Everytime you install or update this kernel you will face an red (demo) app "A2N Kernel Control..." open this app, and it'll redirect you to Google Play to get the full version (blue app).

    Q: Can i use and Tune your Kernel with other Kernel Manager Apps ?
    A: Yes, but you need first to unlock kernel with the A2N app full version.

    Q: I've Installed the Full Version of the App, Will it Change any Kernel Settings by Default if i do not Change them ?
    A: No, default app settings = default kernel settings.

    Q: I've the Full Version of the A2N Kernel Control App, Do i still need the Demo Version of the App ?
    A: Yes, there are some special features in-app-menu like "Fake Enforce" and debugging features for easy bug reports.

    Q: How to Charge from 10 % to 100 % In just 1 h ?
    A: E.g. set "AC Current Max" and "Maximum Charging Temperature" to the Max.

    Q: How to get Max Speed for e.g. Highest FPS in Games ?
    A: Set BIG / LITTLE CPU and GPU Freq to the Max, but avoid to use "unsafe" Freq's.
    Then set CPU / GPU --> DVFS --> "Maximum Temperature" to the Max.
    Now you can even cook an egg on your phone !

    Q: Will my Custom A2N Settings Survive if i install Stock Kernel and then going back to A2N Kernel ?
    A: Yes, as long as you don't uninstall it.

    Q: Can i use your Kernel Control App with other Custom Kernels ?
    A: No, it's not universal kernel manager app.

    Q: My A2N App is Crashing after an Update, how to fix it ?
    A: Re-install it. If it doesn't help, wipe dalvik-cache in recovery.

    Q: My A2N App shows: "Please check your internet connection" - But i've good internet connection. - How to fix it ?
    A: Settings --> network settings --> use private DNS server like "dns.adguard.com" - confirmed to work by user @Arnz09 - see his post here.
    Otherwise send me a pm with the screenshot and you current location (city)

    Q: Why I get lower benchmark scores with this kernel compared with the Samsung kernel ?
    A: This kernel uses by default Max CPU/GPU DVFS Temp 65 °C to reduce the device heat. You can buy the full version of the A2N app to set the DVFS Temp up to 100 °C to get higher scores than on stock kernel.

    Q: Why the Android Battery setting "fast charging" has no effect on this kernel ? - It charges always with around 1500 mA.
    A: Because it would conflict with the built-in charger control.
    The default charging current of approx. 1500 mA means no fast charging by default, even if you actually see "fast charging" in the notification section. This is also useful to reduce battery stress and device heat. To charge even with higher speed/current than on stock kernel you need to buy the full version of the A2N app.

    Q: Why I've to pay money for just changing kernel settings ?
    A: Well quality has its price. Also nobody forces you to use this kernel.
    You can flash other custom kernels or flash the Samsung stock kernel from my download site. Good luck !

    Q: When we get an update ?
    A: This kernel is almost 100 % stable and works very well. Also this phone is now a bit "old" and therefore don't expect frequent updates.
    Also don't ask for ETA's and if you do anyway, I'll ignore.

    Q: How to fix audio stutering ?
    A: Increase the PM-QOS-LIT / PM-QOS-BIG Freq in A2N app in debug menu --> "Audio" section.

    Q: What is the benefit of editing the voltage table ?
    A: to increase OC stability increase voltage and to decrease the device heat, decrease voltage. Last one will improve performance due to less throttling ! So it depends on your needs.

    Q: How much is safe to undervolt ?
    A: approx -50 mV is considered to be "safe".

    Q: How to Report Bugs ?
    - Please DO NOT report bugs if you are:

    --- using "unsafe" Freqs
    --- not using the latest release !
    --- not using Samsung stock ROM (based stock ROMs are custom ROMs !)

    A: Open the red A2N Kernel Control demo app and check in-app-menu (3 dots) then "Debug" and then on "logcat and dmesg" if you faced an app crash or if some features didn't work.
    If the phone rebooted randomly, then tap on "last_kmsg". You will find the logs in your internal storage. After that you can attach them here in your bug report, by clicking "Attach files".

    ROM:
    Kernel version:
    A2N app version:
    BUG:
    How to reproduce:
    Same bug with stock kernel ? :
    YES / NO

    Download stock kernel for bug reference: S8 / S8+ / Note8

    BUG REPORTS THAT DO NOT FOLLOW THESE RULES WILL BE IGNORED !!!
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    Hello dear Friends i'm back with a great Changelog ...

    Kernel 20191019

    • FULL Android 9 Pie Support
    • Based on Stock Source Code DSI1
    • Ramdisk DSI1
    • Compiled with the OFFICIAL ARM/Linaro GCC 8.3
    • Optimized Memory Managent
    • Improved Performance
    • Improved Battery Life
    • Reduced Device heat
    • More Responsive
    • Fixed Laggs (especially for some 2D Games)
    • Increased Efficiency
    • RAM: 3485 @ 3711 MB
    • Unlocked higher CPU/GPU Freq Steps - Thanks @Noxxxious
    • SELinux in permissive mode - Thanks @Noxxxious
    • Disabled SSWAP
    • Added zRam Support with fast LZ4 Compressor
    • Added KSM Support - patched for Android by me
    • Optimized Input Booster
    • Fixed very bad CPU IDLE
    • CPU: Interactive @ conservative gov - for higher efficiency
    • Added Wireguard Support
    • CPU: Cluster 0: Screen ON min_freq 455 @ 715 MHz to Fix Lags - 455 MHz Step is used for Screen OFF
    • Compiled with DEFAULT_USE_ENERGY_AWARE / WQ_POWER_EFFICIENT_DEFAULT - for better Battery Lifetime
    • Optimized Crypto, NEON SIMD Hardware Acceleration (e.g. faster device encryption due of hardware acceleration)
    • Disabled HMP since it serves nothing - Hardware doesn't allow to use real cpu_hotplugging ...
    • Added Charger Control 2.0 by me - Allows to configure custom max input current from 100 - 3000 mA in 100 mA Steps separately for AC / USB 2.0 / USB 3.0 / Wireless - that means real Fast Charging even with Screen ON - Allows even to charge at max current possible with 3rd-party Chargers !!
    • Added Flashlight Torch Control - You can adjust Brightness of your Torch from 1 - 15 - Default/Stock Kernel is just 5 :p
    • SELinux: Removed Audit dependency - Thanks @ kerneltoast && arter97
    • Added Support for F2FS
    • Accurate remaining time to full charged battery
    • init.d Support
    • And many more Kernel Tweaks - i can't list them all here ... changelog is already too long isn't it ?! :laugh:

    A2N Kernel Control V1.4

    • The best Way to manage this Kernel for full functionality (3rd-party Kernel Manager Apps will not work properly with this Kernel)
    • Compiled with API 28 Android 9 Pie
    • Power: Charger Control - Allows to configure custom max input current from 100 - 3000 mA in 100 mA Steps separately for AC / USB 2.0 / USB 3.0 / Wireless - that means real Fast Charging even with Screen ON - Allows even to charge at max current possible with 3rd-party Chargers !!
    • Added switch for "Adaptive Fast Charging" so u can directly toggle AFC in the App.
    • Ability to check actual accepted charging current and Input Voltage
    • CPU: OC Control: Cluster 0: up to 2002 MHz and Cluster 1: up to 2808 MHz
    • CPU Governor tuning: Adjust up_threshold to balance between Battery Lifetime and Performance separately for each Cluster
    • GPU: OC Control up to 839 MHz
    • Hardcoded Performance Profiles:
    • --> Powersave (Underclocked)
    • --> Balanced (Kernel Default)
    • --> Performance (Overclocked)
    • Misc: switch for zRam, KSM
    • Misc: Torch Brightness Control - up to 3 times brighter flashlight than with a stock Kernel !!
    • Misc: Ability to load kernel Module for CIFS and NFS with just one Tap
    • Misc: Accelerometer Calibration
    • Debug: u can call this Menu over the App built-in Menu (3 dot) - ability to save logcat and dmesg with one tap to your sdcard ..

    If u've any Questions, feel free to ask here.

    Enjoy your new A2N Kernel ! :)
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    New Build is Up !!

    Changelog

    Kernel 20200519

    • Source Update DTA6 -> DTC6
    • Charger Control: allowed higher chg_temp - should charger faster, especially for 3000+ mA
    • defconfigs: re-enable Gear VR related drivers

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    Updated also TWRP Kernel.