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KERNEL ❯ PIXEL 5 ❯ Proton Kernel

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fuadhdmini

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I thought about it but wasn't sure. I flashed the Franken kernel and went back to Proton kernel after installing Magisk. Everything works.

Same here. Coming from Franken also. On Franken I can't cast my screen to chromecast enabled device.

With Proton I can cast. But hours after using it somehow now the animation seems laggy. Anyone experiencing the same?
 

ds78

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Jan 30, 2014
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i have one question. At present i use factory image with Proton kernel. When "will come" next update image, i'll must kernel installation too again?
 

dark_matters

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Jan 13, 2021
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New back to droid and just purchased Pixel 5 with the intent to load a custom rom. Should this rom still work as of mid-January 2021? Do I need to load the kernel first with a new stock image or the rom first? Instructions are pretty great except for the very first steps for a newbie
 

Jimmy Stat

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hey I'm still a little confused with how I'm supposed to properly flash this ROM and keep root.......... I've been reading this thread;

https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/guide-root-pixel-5-xl-android-11-r.4187609/

and I'm getting confused as F here. I'm sorry this is probably crazy annoying with all my questions but would u mind walking me through these steps?

now this is where I'm getting lost, when I unzipped the ROM's zip file to platform-tools I had to, also do this for the stock image when i tried to initially root and bricked it somehow.
I then was able to fix it by redownloading the stock image and using the flash-all.bat file.
But, what I don't get is if I've already unzipped all the files from the stock image file, as well as my patched image from Magisk when I later successfully rooted (after un-bricking phone), and now im also adding the rom zip files n platform-tools??
Will having all these files in platform-tools, cause an issue or am i supposed to remove some? Or is it still safe to use the flash-all.bat file without removing any of these files?
This is where I'm getting confused and then reading that thread above i just posed is telling me i have to go to stock, relock the bootloader, then unlock so I'm just getting myself lost even more here and a straight up broken down walkthrough would be much obliged!. I'm just getting extremely frustrated that I'm not understanding this. I feel dumb as **** right now sorry guys
 

elong7681

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hey I'm still a little confused with how I'm supposed to properly flash this ROM and keep root.......... I've been reading this thread;

https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/guide-root-pixel-5-xl-android-11-r.4187609/

and I'm getting confused as F here. I'm sorry this is probably crazy annoying with all my questions but would u mind walking me through these steps?

now this is where I'm getting lost, when I unzipped the ROM's zip file to platform-tools I had to, also do this for the stock image when i tried to initially root and bricked it somehow.
I then was able to fix it by redownloading the stock image and using the flash-all.bat file.
But, what I don't get is if I've already unzipped all the files from the stock image file, as well as my patched image from Magisk when I later successfully rooted (after un-bricking phone), and now im also adding the rom zip files n platform-tools??
Will having all these files in platform-tools, cause an issue or am i supposed to remove some? Or is it still safe to use the flash-all.bat file without removing any of these files?
This is where I'm getting confused and then reading that thread above i just posed is telling me i have to go to stock, relock the bootloader, then unlock so I'm just getting myself lost even more here and a straight up broken down walkthrough would be much obliged!. I'm just getting extremely frustrated that I'm not understanding this. I feel dumb as **** right now sorry guys
This is the kernel not the rom and in the rom just do as the OP says
 

BleckSocker

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Jan 30, 2021
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How could you compare this kernel to the proton kernel? What are the pros/cons of each one?
I'm planning to use one of the two kernels with stock rom.
Thank you!
 

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    The auto brightness is way too reactive which causes the screen to constantly flicker
    I noticed for the past hour there has been a constant flickering circle in the center of the status bar, I have no idea what it is.
    I have not had any screen brightness flickering in 6+ months of using this kernel.
    The 'flickering circle' is the proximity sensor checking if something is close, should not be related to this kernel. You may have a setting on that enables this check more often (call speaker phone detection, Flip to Shhh, others).
    reddit.com/r/the_pixel_5_and_the_mystery_of_the_flickering/
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    okay soooo can some one tell me how the hell yall install this kernel this kernel is outdated i try to install the latest one 2.0 and it didnt even boot up were is the latest link at
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    okay soooo can some one tell me how the hell yall install this kernel this kernel is outdated i try to install the latest one 2.0 and it didnt even boot up were is the latest link at
    Check the GitHub page in the OP for the most recent kernel version. Boot the kernel image from the bootloader and it will install itself and reboot.

    Code:
    fastboot boot imagename.img
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    Proton Kernel
    Performance-oriented kernel​

    Proton Kernel is a minimal kernel focused on improving overall UX with performance and battery tuning.

    Usage with my ProtonAOSP ROM is recommended to get the most out of your phone. The ROM does not include Proton Kernel, so you will need to flash it yourself. The kernel alone will work just as well on stock, but you will not get the benefits of the ROM. More tightly coupled features may be added in the future.

    Installation
    This kernel is provided as a bootable flasher image. It is not a boot image for flashing into the boot partition. Boot the image with "fastboot boot ProtonKernel-pixel5-VERSION.img" to flash it. The image is specially packed with a custom flasher that is fast and easy to use, so flashing it into the boot partition directly will not work.

    All versions of all ROMs are supported, as well as Magisk if you wish to use it. Magisk will be preserved after flashing if you already have it installed. If not, you can install Magisk by patching your boot image before flashing the kernel.

    DO NOT FLASH THE IMAGE DIRECTLY TO THE BOOT PARTITION! It will not work, no matter what you flash it with — fastboot, kernel managers, etc.

    Features
    • Advanced CPU tuning specifically for the Snapdragon 765G to improve performance and reduce jitter
    • Scheduler ramp/decay tuning for faster response to quick actions
    • Display power-saving tweaks (mostly Pixel 5 only)
    • Near-instant display wakeup (Pixel 5 only)
    • Reduced touch latency and motion jitter (at the cost of losing Deep Press)
    • ThinLTO optimizations for performance
    • TCP ECN, BBR congestion control, and fq_codel network scheduler for faster and more reliable networking
    • 80 MiB of extra RAM unlocked for apps to use
    • More linear and consistent battery percentage curve
    • Custom fast & easy kernel flasher with support for Magisk and all ROMs
    • Minimal debugging for better security, performance, and reduced size
    • Sultan's Simple Low Memory Killer to improve memory utilization
    • Tuning for F2FS garbage collection, low-level atomic operations, and more
    • System call filters compiled to machine code for 66% faster filtering
    • Reduced CPU usage when using cellular data (for testing with 5G mmWave networks)
    • Compiled with the latest Proton Clang 13 toolchain
    • zRAM disabled to reduce CPU waste
    • WireGuard VPN acceleration
    • Support for power user tasks: USB modem-like devices (e.g. RFID tools), custom virtual USB Ethernet networking, isolated Linux containers
    • SafetyNet basic attestation passing without Magisk

    Downloads
    Downloads and changelogs can be found on GitHub. The topmost release is the latest.

    Make sure you download a flasher image, not source code! Source code cannot be flashed.

    Join the Telegram group for support and extras

    Donate to support development: recurring donation to keep the project alive in the long term or buy me a coffee

    Source code
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    Proton Kernel 1.2 is now available with security updates, March feature drop compatibility, and many other improvements.

    This kernel was not updated in January or February because Google did not update the kernel. I didn't get a chance to work on the kernel in March, but it is now up-to-date for April.

    Usage with my ProtonAOSP ROM is recommended to get the most out of your phone. The ROM does not include Proton Kernel, so you will need to flash it yourself. The kernel alone will work just as well on stock, but you will not get the benefits of the ROM. More tightly coupled features may be added in the future.

    Changes:
    • March and April updates
    • Performance & battery improvements
    • Optimizations from Sultan
    • System call filters compiled to machine code for 66% faster filtering
    • Reduced CPU usage when using cellular data (for testing with 5G mmWave networks)
    • Fixed stuttering caused by scheduler task misplacement
    • Updated compiler to Clang 13

    This version is compatible with the March feature drop, so it will no longer falsely report that the battery is overheating.

    Download

    Donate to support development: recurring donation to keep the project alive in the long term or buy me a coffee
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    Proton Kernel 1.1 is now available with security updates, improved performance tuning, extra RAM, and more.

    This update is required for the kernel to work properly on December ROMs, including the new version of ProtonAOSP. It will not boot on older ROMs.

    Changelog:
    • Updated to stock December kernel base (will not boot on older ROMs)
    • Improved CPU frequency and energy model tuning for performance
    • Further reduced display power usage for both Pixel 5 and 4a 5G
    • Enabled TCP ECN for better handling of poor networks (similar to iOS 11+)
    • Unlocked 5 MiB of extra RAM for apps
    • Added support for full-blown isolated Linux containers
    • Added support for USB modem-like devices (e.g. RFID tools)
    • Reduced debugging overhead
    • Fixed fastbootd flashing

    Download

    Donate to support development: recurring donation to keep the project alive in the long term or buy me a coffee
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    Proton Kernel 1.4 has been released.

    Changes:
    • May security patch

    Download

    Donate to support development: recurring donation to keep the project alive in the long term or buy me a coffee
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    Thanks appreciate it, been a while since I am in the flashing game, your kernel is really good, I can tell by how it scroll in youtube. Anyway if you could look into swap space, and disable it, I know I done this in my Linux computer at work and I use to do it on android phones, not sure if they evolve into z-swap but that always give me an improve performance.
    Modern Android phones use zRAM for swap, which this kernel has disabled.