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

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Creative9170

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Hi dear Franco, thanks a lot for your great work.
I've faced an strange issue by volume gain on my Hi-Fi system. I put the volume gain on 3, when I change it to 4 while playing music on my Panasonic hi-fi system, sound quality is ok but after several seconds music pause by phone! Can this hurt the phone pre-amplifier that phone pause music automatically?
 

franciscofranco

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Hi dear Franco, thanks a lot for your great work.

I've faced an strange issue by volume gain on my Hi-Fi system. I put the volume gain on 3, when I change it to 4 while playing music on my Panasonic hi-fi system, sound quality is ok but after several seconds music pause by phone! Can this hurt the phone pre-amplifier that phone pause music automatically?



Probably not. Boosting the output gain only helps so far and it gets to a point, depending on song and hardware, that'll start adding some noise artifacts. Don't boost it too much, be reasonable ;)
 

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With all options in Naptime enabled, i have some troubles with the app Pocket Casts. When i stop listening to it, even if i close the app it seems it leaves something active. In fact if i see battery stats i can see the active bar full, until i manually kill the app. Does it happen to anyone of you Naptime users?
 

franciscofranco

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With all options in Naptime enabled, i have some troubles with the app Pocket Casts. When i stop listening to it, even if i close the app it seems it leaves something active. In fact if i see battery stats i can see the active bar full, until i manually kill the app. Does it happen to anyone of you Naptime users?

I don't see how is that remotely related to Naptime...
 
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SKUndef

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I don't see how is that remotely related to Naptime...

You're right Franco, and that's why i didn't post here in first place.. But after investigating a bit, i haven't solved it yet. I know it's not Naptime fault, but i'm just trying to understand how this happens.
Pocket Casts leaves a playback service on even after closed, only after it played something. After a bit of time on screen off, i can clearly see that phone has been active in the meanwhile (from battery stats), and this stops only if i manually terminate the app.

I will try to collect some screenshots, if this doesn't bother you...

Edit: Of course what i meant is that this happens with Naptime enabled...
 
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franciscofranco

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You're right Franco, and that's why i didn't post here in first place.. But after investigating a bit, i haven't solved it yet. I know it's not Naptime fault, but i'm just trying to understand how this happens.
Pocket Casts leaves a playback service on even after closed, only after it played something. After a bit of time on screen off, i can clearly see that phone has been active in the meanwhile (from battery stats), and this stops only if i manually terminate the app.

I will try to collect some screenshots, if this doesn't bother you...

Edit: Of course what i meant is that this happens with Naptime enabled...

I don't need screenshots, you should report that to Pocket Casts instead, it looks like a clear bull**** on their end. They probably forgot to release a wakelock or something after playback has finished.
 

rmead01

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Just got the 5x and plan to keep the phone unrooted but I did unlock my bootloader to leave myself open for kernel flashing. That said, is this kernel good to go without needing FKU or any other additional tweaks? I've seen some reports that kernels for this phone can provide either battery improvement or smoothness but not both. I'm hoping this kernel can do both though without needing additional steps.
 

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Just got the 5x and plan to keep the phone unrooted but I did unlock my bootloader to leave myself open for kernel flashing. That said, is this kernel good to go without needing FKU or any other additional tweaks? I've seen some reports that kernels for this phone can provide either battery improvement or smoothness but not both. I'm hoping this kernel can do both though without needing additional steps.
Yes, just flash it
You should be good to go with the stock config.
 

rmead01

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Yes, just flash it
You should be good to go with the stock config.

Yeah, I'm ready to flash but don't have a way of flashing the stock kernel back in case of emergency so i'm holding off until I have that. I know FKU can enable more functionality but I just don't want to root right now for certain apps I use will break. I see this has options for naptime which is a newer, separate app. No issues if I choose not to use this (again because no root) or other apps to take advantage of features?
 

mathsz

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I had a strange bug with this kernel. On occasion when typing (and pressing other buttons) the phone wouldn't vibrate. It was like once every 20 presses or something. Haven't noticed this same behaviour on stock or ElementalX.

LOGS
CATLOGS
KERNEL LOGS.

every xda user needs to start logging before complaining reporting.

No offense meant.
 
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franciscofranco

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Yeah, I'm ready to flash but don't have a way of flashing the stock kernel back in case of emergency so i'm holding off until I have that. I know FKU can enable more functionality but I just don't want to root right now for certain apps I use will break. I see this has options for naptime which is a newer, separate app. No issues if I choose not to use this (again because no root) or other apps to take advantage of features?

Stock Kernel is inside the factory images. Without root you can't use apps that need root, which is obvious, and you don't need apps to have a Kernel do its job. Those apps are just add-ons to boost your experience with magical features.
 
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rmead01

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Stock Kernel is inside the factory images. Without root you can't use apps that need root, which is obvious, and you don't need apps to have a Kernel do its job. Those apps are just add-ons to boost your experience with magical features.

Thanks for the info. I've used your kernels before when I had a nexus 4 but you've been very busy with additional apps and features since then. Just wanted to verify I wouldn't have any issues running the kernel without root. I know the kernel works but never know if you truly need root to properly optimize the kernel.

Thanks for all you do as always.
 

franciscofranco

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Thanks for the info. I've used your kernels before when I had a nexus 4 but you've been very busy with additional apps and features since then. Just wanted to verify I wouldn't have any issues running the kernel without root. I know the kernel works but never know if you truly need root to properly optimize the kernel.

Thanks for all you do as always.

Root is completely separate. The Kernel itself doesn't need it.
 

kareemgonna

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Camera bug

I've been using EX kernel with CM13 and everything was running fine but I decided to give FR-kernel a shot and it was running perfectly but the camera app never works and keeps force closing. I flashed back EX kernel and everything is fine. Any idea why?
 

ulxerker

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I've been using EX kernel with CM13 and everything was running fine but I decided to give FR-kernel a shot and it was running perfectly but the camera app never works and keeps force closing. I flashed back EX kernel and everything is fine. Any idea why?

I don't know, but this cannot be kernel related. I'm on frank r19 and I run the camera very often without any issues. so maybe any third party app or setting is the reason.
 

kareemgonna

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I don't know, but this cannot be kernel related. I'm on frank r19 and I run the camera very often without any issues. so maybe any third party app or setting is the reason.

The camera issue was resolved once I reverted back to EX kernel, I don't know exactly what's going on, but once I flash FR-kernel it force closes but after reverting back to EX kernel it works as usual!
 

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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.