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PKkeys

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I, too, would love to hear from anyone who has used both. I think people in this thread *may* be biased towards Omega though
I have used both, here are my views!

BLU SPARK - FLawless, but slightly gets warm during normal usage (browsing, Spotify, and youtube videos (WIFI) ); Gaming experience - Top notch!

Omega - Best for day-to-day activities! It's buttery smooth with 0 hiccups! But if you consider gaming, Blu spark has a slight advantge but I'm not sure about the technical aspects! No heating issues in omega kernal

I did a 2-hour google meet session (HOST)
Battery lost with blu spark - 35% (40 deg Celcius)
Battery lost with omega - 33% (38 deg celcius)

Asphalt 9 with blu spark 30mins of gaming and room temp - 31 degree
Battery lost with blu spark - 12% (44 deg Celcius)
Battery lost with omega - 11% (41 deg celcius)

Day to day usage and SOT
Blu spark - Getting around 5 - 5.30 hours of SOT (Always 120Hz turned on by AutoHz App / 1440p with adaptive 1080p option enabled) - 16 Hour battery backup
Omega - Getting around 6 - 6.30 hours of SOT (Always 120Hz turned on by AutoHz App / 1440p with adaptive 1080p option enabled) - 1 Day battery backup

For some weird reason, I was getting Gmail notifications using blu spark kernal, but my notifications were missed when I was using omega kernal.

Hope this provides some insight! :D
 

r4p70r

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I have used both, here are my views!

BLU SPARK - FLawless, but slightly gets warm during normal usage (browsing, Spotify, and youtube videos (WIFI) ); Gaming experience - Top notch!

Omega - Best for day-to-day activities! It's buttery smooth with 0 hiccups! But if you consider gaming, Blu spark has a slight advantge but I'm not sure about the technical aspects! No heating issues in omega kernal

I did a 2-hour google meet session (HOST)
Battery lost with blu spark - 35% (40 deg Celcius)
Battery lost with omega - 33% (38 deg celcius)

Asphalt 9 with blu spark 30mins of gaming and room temp - 31 degree
Battery lost with blu spark - 12% (44 deg Celcius)
Battery lost with omega - 11% (41 deg celcius)

Day to day usage and SOT
Blu spark - Getting around 5 - 5.30 hours of SOT (Always 120Hz turned on by AutoHz App / 1440p with adaptive 1080p option enabled) - 16 Hour battery backup
Omega - Getting around 6 - 6.30 hours of SOT (Always 120Hz turned on by AutoHz App / 1440p with adaptive 1080p option enabled) - 1 Day battery backup

For some weird reason, I was getting Gmail notifications using blu spark kernal, but my notifications were missed when I was using omega kernal.

Hope this provides some insight! :D
And with the Omega Kernel, the device does not warm up when browsing, YouTube, etc.??
Unfortunately, my device gets warm as soon as I start doing something with it. No matter if Omega Kernel or Stock. That's a bit annoying. But with Omega I get more SoT.
 
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mgear356

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Side topic, how do I install this kernel without root? As in fastboot flash option. Is there a way to extract boot.img from the zip file? Sorry my bank apps are driving me crazy with boot detected.

And I found out DNs.adguard.com which is as good as adaway
 
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samwhiteUK

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Side topic, how do I install this kernel without root? As in fastboot flash option. Is there a way to extract boot.img from the zip file? Sorry my bank apps are driving me crazy with boot detected.

And I found out DNs.adguard.com which is as good as adaway
Your banking apps are going to detect the unlocked bootloader that you need to install this kernel, I would've thought
 

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Side topic, how do I install this kernel without root? As in fastboot flash option. Is there a way to extract boot.img from the zip file? Sorry my bank apps are driving me crazy with boot detected.

And I found out DNs.adguard.com which is as good as adaway
You need root and magisk for hide the banking apps or Netflix etc to the unlocked bootloader. Once installed magisk in magisk hide select all the apps give u the problem, force stop them and that's all.
 

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    My philosophy on the kernel is pretty simple, intended to replace the stock kernel, but with a lot of under-the-hood tweaks.

    Hopefully you will all enjoy!

    Important thread information!

    I refuse to acknowledge/respond to bug reports that do not include clear steps to reproduce, a logcat, and a console ramoops (if random rebooting) or a dmesg (any other issues). Follow this guide to do this.
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