[KERNEL][N6P] FrancoKernel ⚡️- r77 - 7th December - Oreo & Pie

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Dec 26, 2014
r55 is up with August's security patchset!

Hi Francisco and thank you for your amazing work. Tried every single kernel for 6p and yours is absolutely the best one in terms of battery life/performances!

I also follow the work around Flash kernel in terms of upstreaming Linux version to guarnatee better security for our devices. I really would like to know your opinion about upstreaming with android. I know you are around this world for a lot of time and I completely trust you.

Thanks for your time!


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Jan 23, 2009
r55 is up with August's security patchset!

Hi Franco,
I fleshed latest stock image (only System, Vendor and Kernel), than flashed SuperSU to avoid encryption.
Once rebooted, I launched FK Updater and it said "R54 available" (I thought R55 was available). It downloaded it and flashed.
Once rebooted, I launched FK Updater again and it said "R55 installed".
Is it all ok?



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Apr 11, 2010
Hi Franco,
I fleshed latest stock image (only System, Vendor and Kernel), than flashed SuperSU to avoid encryption.
Once rebooted, I launched FK Updater and it said "R54 available" (I thought R55 was available). It downloaded it and flashed.
Once rebooted, I launched FK Updater again and it said "R55 installed".
Is it all ok?


I was wondering the same thing, but on Twitter he answered that the changelog was forgotten by accident. The kernel is indeed 55, and it works fine here. Impressed with the speed of the release!
Originally Posted by franciscofranco

Enjoy - you'll come back soon enough right after you realize bluesleep wakelock is present in every Kernel since that wakelock is unblockable unless you want to lose Bluetooth forever. But hey, what do I know.

No problem Francisco. June kernel is good enought for me, so I'm happy. Thank you for your great job. ;)

Hello again. After the August update (r55) it seems that everything came back to normal, no more bluesleep problems.
Many thanks.


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Jan 23, 2009
Hi @franciscofranco,
I noticed an error in Italian translation of FKUpdater (payed version): "You're up to date" is translated with the opposite "You're NOT up to date".
I can provide you the right Italian sentence if you wish.


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Dec 9, 2012
South Australia
Hey just wondering, is there anyway to disable touchboost or is it already disabled by default? I'm running current PN rom+, r54 Franco and using ex kernel manager as I'm using a governor profile. Cheers


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May 30, 2013
Do you have the source for AK2 commits? I'm modifying this kernel to work with 4 cores, and I'd rather build it from source, rather than modify a prebuilt zip.

Edit: Nevermind I found it.

Edit 2: Do you have the source for your tool binaries? In your kernel download, Mkbootimg, unpackbootimg, and busybox are all bigger than their counterparts in the stock AK2 source. For the mkbootfs, I built it from osm0sis' source here, but the file size was way smaller than the one in your zip, and my device didn't boot with it. I removed mkbootfs from the zip, and the device booted fine, but the values I had written to init.fk.rc weren't applied. If I use the tools folder from your Franco kernel release, everything works fine. Any idea why this is?

Edit 3: Found the source for the tools.
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Nov 3, 2016
What's the difference between interactive, conservative and powersave governors? And what's the recommended governor to use to maximize battery life but keep some of the fluidity of the ui?

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    Hi all.

    It should work on any rom by following this logic:
    Builds from r1 to r23 are Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow only (up until June's security patches)
    Builds from r24 are for Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow only from July's security patch up to the r28.
    Builds from r29 are for Android 7.0 Nougat.
    Builds from r40 up to r49 are for Android 7.1.1 Nougat only.
    Builds from r50 up to r55 are for Android 7.1.2 Nougat.
    Builds from r56 up to r64 are for Android 8.0.0 Oreo.
    Builds from r65 are for Android 8.1.0 Oreo.


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

    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

    Scroll down, choose your device & select the latest release to see the changelog.


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    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.

    Now that Oreo is out I'll be starting FK from scratch (as I always do).

    Expect at least 24-48 hours for a new build.
    FKUpdater users from previous phones: support for this device will be added as soon as realistically possible.

    My main focus on r1 release was to improve battery life as much as possible. I'm very happy with it.

    If you want a detailed change-log check my git.

    I'm sure you're going to love it.
    A little weekend treat: http://kernels.franco-lnx.net/Nexus6P/6.0/anyKernel/fk-r8-anykernel2.zip
    You can flash that on top of any rom and it'll work :) I strongly suggest that, if you're using a custom rom, you "dirty flash" your rom package so that you get back the default boot.img and then flash this zip on top of it. If you're on stock I wouldn't worry, but if you want a pristine installation flash stock boot.img from the nexus images and then flash this zip.

    Anyway, FKUpdater will be out sometime Monday/Tuesday supporting auto-flash of this new flashing method, so I'll hold off an official release of r8 until then, but you can go ahead and play with it, has lots of small changes (I won't bother you with the details). Enjoy and let me know how it works for you.
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