[KERNEL][N5X] FrancoKernel ⚡️- r64 - 7th December - Oreo & Pie

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CLPose

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i am using nexus 5x and linegage os. from 3-4 months my device has been getting very heated and sluggish performance. jitterish all the time. i'm flashing this kernel now. should i just flash and that's it? nothing to change?
Yes, you can flash and forget about it, or you can use some kernel manager to tweak whatever you want.
 

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When using your kernel and app are the cores supposed to come back online at a reboot if they where turned off? If so is it possible to somehow make it stick/turn them off again automatically?


I'm seeing 0,44% active drain and a 1,12% idle drain and some notifications warning about above 5% idle drain. Something is off. Looks like active and idle has been switched. Around two hours screen off and 6 screen on. That's switched for sure ?

https://imgur.com/a/bE8myuh



I switched ROM months ago and totally forgot about your kernel and app. It's like getting a new phone, with all the stuff I can tweak now ? Already bought the FK app a long time ago so used the support 2018 option. I think it's great that you share with people that have developed features you use in the app. ?
 
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When using your kernel and app are the cores supposed to come back online at a reboot if they where turned off? If so is it possible to somehow make it stick/turn them off again automatically?


I'm seeing 0,44% active drain and a 1,12% idle drain and some notifications warning about above 5% idle drain. Something is off. Looks like active and idle has been switched. Around two hours screen off and 6 screen on. That's switched for sure ?

https://imgur.com/a/bE8myuh



I switched ROM months ago and totally forgot about your kernel and app. It's like getting a new phone, with all the stuff I can tweak now Already bought the FK app a long time ago so used the support 2018 option. I think it's great that you share with people that have developed features you use in the app.

Cores come back eventually, they go offline due to thermal throttle.
Show me your full stats.
Thanks for the support :)
 

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I think we are talking past each other here What I'm seeing is that cores I have turned off are back online after a reboot. Is that supposed to happen and if yes can I force them to go back offline again automatically?

OH that. Yeah that's intended. I'm going to add a set on boot thing for the next release, wanted to see how this feature worked with others before adding a restore on boot option :)
 

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@franciscofranco so now that the Nexus 5x won't receive any new security patches or software updates from Google, due to the end of the guaranteed support period, will you also stop developing your kernel for this device? May I ask about your plans about it?

When there are new things to add/improve I'll keep doing it. But I doubt this device will receive many improvements in the future. The chip is crap, the display response rate looks like a bloody monitor from the early 80s, and the battery is just ok. The only thing that saves it is the camera, it's really good even for today's standards. So yeah, don't expect magic :(
 

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When there are new things to add/improve I'll keep doing it. But I doubt this device will receive many improvements in the future. The chip is crap, the display response rate looks like a bloody monitor from the early 80s, and the battery is just ok. The only thing that saves it is the camera, it's really good even for today's standards. So yeah, don't expect magic :(
Can you at least keep wireguard up to date?
 

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Wireguard updates itself every time the Kernel is compiled, it fetches directly from their HEAD.
Yeah - but if you stop compiling and releasing the kernel then there won't be any updates ?
It is time for me to get a new phone, but that probably won't happen for a few more months. Plus I have to decide what to get - and the fact that you won't be supporting Pixel 3s doesn't make that choice any easier ?
 
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Yeah - but if you stop compiling and releasing the kernel then there won't be any updates
It is time for me to get a new phone, but that probably won't happen for a few more months. Plus I have to decide what to get - and the fact that you won't be supporting Pixel 3s doesn't make that choice any easier

OnePlus 6T is a good choice without destroying your bank account.
 
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Black Friday sale!
First things first, the app is on a 33% sale!!
Second, massive update:

3.8
1. New Per-App Profiles experience with a Simple and Advanced modes;
2. New Thermal Zones in System Health;
3. New CPU core control UI;
4. New Stune options;
5. New OP6 vibration options;
6. New CPU freq stats options;
7. Kernel logger overhauled;
8. Added underlying support for the OnePlus 6T and Pocophone;
9. The usual bug fixing

Get it now before the sale ends -> http://get.franciscofranco.xyz
 

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    Hi all.

    Compatibility:
    It should work on any rom by following this logic:
    Builds (starting with r1) are Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow only.
    Builds (starting with r17) are Android 7.0 Nougat only.
    Builds (starting with r28 up to r37) are Android 7.1.1 Nougat only.
    Builds from r38 up to r44 are for Android 7.1.2 Nougat
    Builds from r45 up to r48 are for Android 8.0.0 Oreo.
    Builds from r49 are for Android 8.1.0 Oreo.

    Download:
    https://francokernel.app

    Installation:
    Flash the zip in your recovery
    or
    Auto-flash from Franco Kernel Updater app

    Features:
    1 - Legendary battery life
    2 - Flash & forget
    3 - Typical interfaces like display adjustments, sound control, vibration control, and all that boring stuff
    4 - Bypasses the verified boot flag for Android Pay compatibility (root still breaks Android Pay but that's your own problem)
    5 - Idle power consumption reduced to the absolute minimum (if you have wakelocks from 3rd party apps you're obviously on your own)
    6 - Support for FKUpdater's Performance Profiles
    7 - Magical support, I'm here every day, checking posts almost hourly, ready to help anytime (well, unless you fail to read the OP, which contains most info you need)
    8 - Seemless integration with my app FKUpdater
    9 - No crap placebo patches, or "magical" optimizations
    10 - Probably more, check my github for all the details - the code speaks for itself

    Changelog:
    https://francokernel.app
    Scroll down, choose your device & select the latest release to see the changelog.

    Source:
    https://github.com/franciscofranco/bullhead

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    Kernel Manager for Franco Kernel demo

    Disclaimer to moderators:
    Slight OT is fine, but when users decide to act stupid they should be dealt with with the appropriate means - its really annoying for me when OT turns crazy. Please put the warning/ban hammer anytime any of you think there's lack of respect and/or too much unwanted OT crap - but if it doesn't meet this criteria let the OT posts alone. Thank you.

    Cheers!
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    Current r1 is not yet complete, I think it only lacks sound control, but it's pretty much done.
    Took me a little while to find the right balance, this little bastard lags easily, but this Kernel is pretty much a "clone" of FK for the 6P so I'm sure you'll have some fun with improved battery life.

    FKUpdater will be updated tomorrow to support this Kernel and the final r1 release will also be out.
    Any feedback about UI responsiveness and anything else that comes to mind, now's your chance to talk.

    Two things to note though, EIS video stabilisation is enabled automatically with FK, just check your Camera app and you'll see it, and FK ships with a slightly cooler display colour temperature, and a very slight saturation boost.

    I wasn't supposed to work on this device because I didn't want to shell out 450 euros for a device I wouldn't use outside Kernel/app development, but in the end I did it for you.

    Enjoy it & you're ducking welcome.
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    New Franco Kernel version for the Nexus 5X

    r35
    1. Offload a lot of background daemons to the system-background group, which only allows them to run on cpus 0, 1 and 2, freeing all other cores, specially the big cluster. This will reduce needlessly cpu wake-ups from idle, and largely reduce processing power requirements from cpu 3, 4, and 5 (4 and 5 are part of the big cluster, which uses a lot of energy)
    2. Lower power consumption from the big cluster by lowering the occurence of sample rate which'll in turn make the big cluster cpus less nervous and say in lower frequencies more often. In contrast little cluster is a little more forgiving and scales up a little easily. Since the little cluster uses 4 times less power, this is just fine
    3. Tweaked Performance Profiles, Power-saving now turns off the big cluster to save precious power, but the little cluster will be boosted for longer during input touch events

    zip: https://kernels.franco-lnx.net/Nexus5X/7.1/anyKernel/fk-r35-anykernel2.zip

    Franco Kernel Manager & Updater is the best companion for this Kernel (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.franco.kernel)

    If you don't (yet) have my full featured app you can always just download its free counter part which lets you seamlessly and automagically update Franco Kernel on your device. It's free and my cat approves! (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.franco.kernel.free)

    I also strongly suggest you install Naptime (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.franco.doze), for free, to achieve the best battery life through out the day. Try it, you won't be disappointed!
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    Alright r46 is out. Rebuilt everything from scratch like I should've done in the first place. Everything should be fine now. Sorry for the delay, been busy with lots of things and rebuilding the entire tree on top of the vanilla sources is just tiresome and a pretty long process.
    You can auto-flash it with my app http://get.franciscofranco.xyz or manually through the links in the OP.
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    Ok similar to what I've been doing to the 6P, 6 and 5, we are now able to flash r5 onwards on any available rom. This is not yet available through FKUpdater (it needs an update, working on it), but you can download it from my server and play with it. Instructions below and in the OP:

    Download:
    Flash the latest release in your recovery:
    http://kernels.franco-lnx.net/Nexus5X/6.0/anyKernel/
    If you're already on r5, or newer, disregard the messages below - if not:
    * If you're on stock rom + r4, or older, you should be flashing stock boot.img first, then r5, or newer;
    * If you're on a custom rom + r4, or older, you should dirty flash the rom (or extract its boot.img and fastboot flash it) and then r5, or newer;

    Installation:
    1 - Flash the bloody zip on your recovery

    As for the changes compared to r4 I added more ways to prevent memory starvation, reduced power consumption during screen off and other security related patches.

    You're ducking welcome.