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[KERNEL][FORK]Radioactive Kernel V2.2.5 [2021.07.28][OOS/CUSTOM ROMS][UNIFIED OP8/OP8Pro/OP8T] 295-920Mhz GPU + WL Blocked + Adreno Boost

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mslezak

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Can I get a link to try this? Tia
Updated 7/31/2021 rebased on Acuicultor's v2.2.5 rebase (OOS) and rebase_custom (custom ROMs).

[NOTE: Bug reported - with a Magisk Module I created to fix it. For some strange reason (code looks fine), some systems are setting the default GPU frequency to 920mhz and default power level to 0 (max). I have posted a small Magisk Module that waits 5 seconds then corrects these values (295mhz default and power level 8). It's on the GitHub release page - MOD-GPU-Set-Min-Freq.zip. Just install with Magisk Manager as a module / install from storage after downloading.]

This is a tweaked version of RadioActive kernel by acuicultor modded for higher performance and lower idle drain. All source commits and releases are on my GitHub fork:


PLEASE read the Readme as well as the disclaimer. Whenever you flash a custom kernel, you do so at your own risk. I recently rebased on the dev's work (GPU_OC OOS branch, never released) and set the wakelock blocks up myself (lower idle drain, tested over a week with no loss in functionality), dropped the base GPU frequency to 295mhz and raised the top ones (800/920mhz) acuicultor you're an awesome dev, great to have you around! All credits should go to him other than my tweaks.

I also merged all the same changes into the Custom ROM branch which didn't have GPUOC or AdrenoBoost - several people are using it now but it's marked as a BETA since I am on OOS (latest Global) and can't test it myself. NOTE: many people on the TG channel I posted to have tried it and have had no issues on Op8, Op8 Pro, and Op8T.

Note if you are one of the rare people who see artifacts in games or benches, the easiest fix is to go into your kernel manager and set the max GPU frequency to 800mhz and apply on boot. Not all 865 Adreno GPUs are created equal. I haven't seen one that couldn't handle 900mhz to date, but enough people have had no issues at 920mhz so that's where I put it.

Be sure to flash Magisk before installing, then use EX Kernel Manager or FK Kernel Manager to Flash the kernel zip. It has all the same optimizations of RadioActive kernel, just modded for really nice performance and low battery drain. Adreno Boost is set to low on default which makes it react faster as the GPU scales. If you already have Magisk installed, there is no reason to reinstall it - the AnyKernel 3 zip installer will use what's installed already.

I put one out there you can just flash from: fastboot flash boot 4.19.110.RadioActive-WL-295_UC-920-GPU-2.2.5.img (OOS only) as it saved my a$$ a couple times when flashing or trying to apply an incremental update when rooted (no success, although I posted the incremental update on TG, the payload just won't extract properly to update using fastbootd scripts)... Maybe I'll post it here on XDA and see if anyone can extract the latest Op8T update.

Also someone sent me a PM about using KonaBess app to change frequencies even more, or change regulators, or change the DDR clock speeds. Yes, it works. Note you probably should only play with that if you have a fastboot image available in case it doesn't boot! I did just upload one for OOS to the repo as I mentioned above. Be warned, you're on your own there.

Hope you all enjoy!

- MattOfTheDead / Red Magic 5G MOD kernel (Q) / Xiaomi Mi9 / Mi9T Pro MOD kernels (Pie/Q) / next in line is probably a 2022 device - 888s didn't make the cut
 
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Join the Telegram group called OnePlus 8 | 8T Series and you'll find that and my modded versions there as well. Just search for 920 the latest one will pop right up. Actually about to rebase on the dev's excellent work and set the wakelock blocks up myself, dropping the base frequency and raising the top one. acuicultor you're an awesome dev, great to have you aboard! - MattOfTheDead / Red Magic 5G MOD kernel (Q) / Xiaomi Mi9 / Mi9T Pro MOD kernels (Pie/Q) / next in line is probably a Realme GT.
Kernel for custom A11 or OOS only?
 
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I just built the OOS one... custom I don't think there's a GPU_OC branch to rebase on. I deleted my other repo with changes and just switched to the dev's work since it was nicely done. I'm always running OOS I don't really care to run a custom ROM. Although I imagine it would be pretty easy to add his commits from the OC branch to the custom one, you never know what issues you'll encounter when doing so... And I don't really feel like building a kernel I won't use. I already converted it over from a carrier locked phone. Happy enough it runs on Global OOS ROM. I've run a few custom ROMs before like Lineage, Evolution-X, I always end up back on OOS. Just like having a fast phone with no lag where I can open any number of apps and get work done quickly without waiting for anything to load.
Thanks for this man. Will be looking for your kernel edit on telegram.
 

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Custom kernel for A11 or OOS only?

I just built the OOS one... custom I don't think there's a GPU_OC branch to rebase on. I deleted my other repo with changes and just switched to the dev's work since it was nicely done. I'm always running OOS I don't really care to run a custom ROM. Although I imagine it would be pretty easy to add his commits from the OC branch to the custom one, you never know what issues you'll encounter when doing so... And I don't really feel like building a kernel I won't use. I already converted it over from a carrier locked phone. Happy enough it runs on Global OOS ROM. I've run a few custom ROMs before like Lineage, Evolution-X, I always end up back on OOS. Just like having a fast phone with no lag where I can open any number of apps and get work done quickly without waiting for anything to load.
I mainly wanted the wakeloxk blockers, and other battery saver stuff lol. Don't care about OC
 

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Modded Custom BETA is out with the same features of the OOS kernel in the post above. 295/800/920Mhz GPU, Adreno Boost with Low default, default Wakelock block list. Go to the same location to download if you'd like to try it out. And please, please read the DISCLAIMER there. Whenever you flash a kernel, you do so at your own risk. I am liable for nothing. If you want to see what I changed, switch to the custom branch. So far I have 5 people that have said "it's awesome" on Telegram, no issues reported as of yet.

 
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Modded Custom BETA is out with the same features of the OOS kernel in the post above. 295/800/920Mhz GPU, Adreno Boost with Low default, default Wakelock block list. Go to the same location to download if you'd like to try it out. And please, please read the DISCLAIMER there. Whenever you flash a kernel, you do so at your own risk. I am liable for nothing. If you want to see what I changed, switch to the custom branch.

RadioActive-WL-295-920GPU-custom-2.1.4-BETA.zip is the file for custom ROMs BTW if you don't read the notes (which you should). As I mentioned to the unhappy user you can always drop the max GPU in any kernel manager to 800mhz and set on boot if you got an inferior 865 although artifacts have only been reported by 1 person period. A more productive approach rather than bad mouthing someone trying to provide a free service is "can you build a version that maxes out at 900mhz?"... Respect please in the forums.
 
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I mainly wanted the wakeloxk blockers, and other battery saver stuff lol. Don't care about OC
Well I put up custom and OOS just use a kernel manager to set the high frequency you want it to stop at on boot. But before you do, here's a day of basically using the phone a lot at 120hz with many apps open. Note someone here didn't look at the SOT DRAIN which is 100/8.27 = 12hrs SOT. I didn't start it with a full battery. I do that on purpose start at 60% or so to see how it drains in the middle of the discharge. So I'd advise those that are quick to criticize, make sure you actually calculate something before saying it's "horrible" when it's as good as stock.
 

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That's horrible, considering auto gives me 9-12 hours screen on time, depending on what I am doing obviously
You do realize that this is 12 SOT if you never let it sleep and use it all the time, look at the stats and do some math. 100%/8.27% = 12hrs SOT. Idle went up because I was on phone calls for an hour, and the screen turns off. It's usually 0.6%/hr if you're using it (on WiFi), 1%/hr on cell, turning it on and off every few minutes will cause more drain. I was using my phone a lot today that way. I would say that's amazing to get the same SOT on a modded kernel. I haven't optimized a thing in the ROM or notifications, just used the kernel. I don't care if you use it, do as you wish.
 
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You do realize that this is 12 SOT if you never let it sleep and use it all the time, look at the stats and do some math. 100%/8.27% = 12hrs SOT. Idle went up because I was on phone calls for an hour, and the screen turns off. It's usually 0.6%/hr if you're not using it, turning it on and off every few minutes. I was using my phone a lot today that way. I would say that's amazing to get the same SOT on a modded kernel. I haven't optimized a thing in the ROM or notifications, just used the kernel. I don't care if you use it, do as you wish.
 

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Anyway I'm tired of people requesting things and then getting completely incorrect information and yelling at me because they either can't do math or they don't know how to use a kernel manager. I can be reached on the TG group but you all are on your own now. All I hear are complaints for doing free work for people I don't even know, some of you need to learn some manners.

Ignore the haters and complainers...

I just flashed (RadioActive-WL-295-920GPU-custom-2.1.4-BETA.zip) over CR_Droid (CR 03/08 and 03/26 builds 8Pro) and it made a HUGE difference in smoothness, snappiness and performance. I don't worry too much about battery drain as we can top off our phones in less than 20 minutes a day. The under-clocking is also wonderful. I remember back in the G2 days we not only underclock, but would under-volt ALL the frequencies just a few ticks away from unstable for more battery life (dependent on the cpu bin ver), but not really that necessary anymore with larger batteries and super quick charges.

Much respect and appreciation and hope to see more tweaks and builds in the future :)
 
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Ignore the haters and complainers...

I just flashed (RadioActive-WL-295-920GPU-custom-2.1.4-BETA.zip) over CR_Droid (CR 03/08 and 03/26 builds 8Pro) and it made a HUGE difference in smoothness, snappiness and performance. I don't worry too much about battery drain as we can top off our phones in less than 20 minutes a day. The under-clocking is also wonderful. I remember back in the G2 days we not only underclock, but would under-volt ALL the frequencies just a few ticks away from unstable for more battery life (dependent on the cpu bin ver), but not really that necessary anymore with larger batteries and super quick charges.

Much respect and appreciation and hope to see more tweaks and builds in the future :)
Thanks bud, glad to hear good results with the kernel. On TG everyone has been full of compliments. Let's hope it stays that way here as well. We can conduct everything in a respectable manner.
 
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Now if you REALLY want to save battery and your cell provider supports Voice over WiFi, Google Messages enable enhanced chat features and keep it on WiFi only (i.e. Bluetooth only on while you're using it, Location off unless you're navigating somewhere, NFC off unless you're using GPay, mobile data off), here's what I get being on my phone all day today (started under 60% battery) at 120hz: 7% active drain, 0.84% inactive. If you're asleep it's more like 0.4%. You won't miss any calls or texts either.
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    Can I get a link to try this? Tia
    Updated 7/31/2021 rebased on Acuicultor's v2.2.5 rebase (OOS) and rebase_custom (custom ROMs).

    [NOTE: Bug reported - with a Magisk Module I created to fix it. For some strange reason (code looks fine), some systems are setting the default GPU frequency to 920mhz and default power level to 0 (max). I have posted a small Magisk Module that waits 5 seconds then corrects these values (295mhz default and power level 8). It's on the GitHub release page - MOD-GPU-Set-Min-Freq.zip. Just install with Magisk Manager as a module / install from storage after downloading.]

    This is a tweaked version of RadioActive kernel by acuicultor modded for higher performance and lower idle drain. All source commits and releases are on my GitHub fork:


    PLEASE read the Readme as well as the disclaimer. Whenever you flash a custom kernel, you do so at your own risk. I recently rebased on the dev's work (GPU_OC OOS branch, never released) and set the wakelock blocks up myself (lower idle drain, tested over a week with no loss in functionality), dropped the base GPU frequency to 295mhz and raised the top ones (800/920mhz) acuicultor you're an awesome dev, great to have you around! All credits should go to him other than my tweaks.

    I also merged all the same changes into the Custom ROM branch which didn't have GPUOC or AdrenoBoost - several people are using it now but it's marked as a BETA since I am on OOS (latest Global) and can't test it myself. NOTE: many people on the TG channel I posted to have tried it and have had no issues on Op8, Op8 Pro, and Op8T.

    Note if you are one of the rare people who see artifacts in games or benches, the easiest fix is to go into your kernel manager and set the max GPU frequency to 800mhz and apply on boot. Not all 865 Adreno GPUs are created equal. I haven't seen one that couldn't handle 900mhz to date, but enough people have had no issues at 920mhz so that's where I put it.

    Be sure to flash Magisk before installing, then use EX Kernel Manager or FK Kernel Manager to Flash the kernel zip. It has all the same optimizations of RadioActive kernel, just modded for really nice performance and low battery drain. Adreno Boost is set to low on default which makes it react faster as the GPU scales. If you already have Magisk installed, there is no reason to reinstall it - the AnyKernel 3 zip installer will use what's installed already.

    I put one out there you can just flash from: fastboot flash boot 4.19.110.RadioActive-WL-295_UC-920-GPU-2.2.5.img (OOS only) as it saved my a$$ a couple times when flashing or trying to apply an incremental update when rooted (no success, although I posted the incremental update on TG, the payload just won't extract properly to update using fastbootd scripts)... Maybe I'll post it here on XDA and see if anyone can extract the latest Op8T update.

    Also someone sent me a PM about using KonaBess app to change frequencies even more, or change regulators, or change the DDR clock speeds. Yes, it works. Note you probably should only play with that if you have a fastboot image available in case it doesn't boot! I did just upload one for OOS to the repo as I mentioned above. Be warned, you're on your own there.

    Hope you all enjoy!

    - MattOfTheDead / Red Magic 5G MOD kernel (Q) / Xiaomi Mi9 / Mi9T Pro MOD kernels (Pie/Q) / next in line is probably a 2022 device - 888s didn't make the cut
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    I posted an updated Radioactive kernel with various mods (GPU UC 295, OC 920, 11 Wakelocks blocked for idle drain, Adreno Boost set to minimum.) Built on request from a few people on TG it's just a "preset" version of Acuicultor's work, built with Proton Clang 12 instead. I did barely anything, just set it up the way I like it, but it's available here for anyone that wants it:


    As I said, I didn't do much so thank the real dev in this thread by supporting him!
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    Thanks guys for the kind words from those of you that like my kernel. I've been running it all the time and it's never crashed on me. It's still a good habit to reboot your phone every day, or every few days. But I've only tested OOS since I don't run custom ROMs.

    Sorry busy on other projects at the moment, no time to update to the newest release of Radioactive. Of course no one has paid me to do it, and I have an 888 phone now (Redmi K40 Pro Plus 12/256 from China, $600 delivered in 10 days to my house from China directly - PM me if interested, the place to order is 100% Chinese and my Chinese speaking friends can't even figure out how to order there, but somehow, I did thanks to Google Lens and Translate). I still use my Op8T 5G all the time though. It's a great phone.
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    Can't wait until this is updated with the newest source!
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    Modded Custom BETA is out with the same features of the OOS kernel in the post above. 295/800/920Mhz GPU, Adreno Boost with Low default, default Wakelock block list. Go to the same location to download if you'd like to try it out. And please, please read the DISCLAIMER there. Whenever you flash a kernel, you do so at your own risk. I am liable for nothing. If you want to see what I changed, switch to the custom branch. So far I have 5 people that have said "it's awesome" on Telegram, no issues reported as of yet.