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*** NOTE THAT 3.16 NA OR 4.13 Red Magic 5G SPECIFIC ROMS SHOULD BE USED WITH THIS KERNEL! THE COMBINED ROM (WITH RM5S) HAS UPDATED KERNEL CODE THAT IS NOT FULLY COMPATIBLE AND NUBIA HAS NOT UPDATED THEIR SOURCE CODE ***

*** Please click Thanks (Thumbs up icon) on my post here if you like my kernel and rate the thread 5 stars, then just use it and enjoy - if you want to send me a beer or two feel free - you don't have to use PayPal - Revolut and Amazon.com (USA) gift cards avoid fees. I like to hear from happy users :) I hope you are glad that you have the fastest phone in the world currently. The active cooling in this device is utilized to the extreme with MOD kernel, meanwhile your battery usage will be much improved at the same time. How? Well, that's all in the source code, free for all to fork it on GitHub and modify to your liking. Just don't forget to credit me and the many great devs that made the improvements possible... without them, there would be no MOD kernel. This is just a hobby of mine and I like to produce a nice product that all can enjoy. I'm also quite friendly and although I may tell you no I won't add that feature (such as network hacking tools), I won't hold anything against you for asking. I have not been compensated other than by some generous folks on my Telegram channel, so this whole project is basically self funded. Red Magic will not support it, unfortunately, but you can if you feel the improvements are worth it. I believe they are, but I come from a biased point of view as the sole developer for RM5G ***

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NOTICE: YOU ASSUME FULL LIABILITY FOR ANYTHING THAT MAY HAPPEN TO YOUR PHONE USING THIS KERNEL. ALTHOUGH IT WORKS 100% ON MY PHONE, IT MAY NOT WORK THE SAME ON YOURS. THE PROCESS OF ROOTING A PHONE AND INSTALLING A CUSTOM KERNEL ALWAYS HAS RISKS, SO IF YOU ARE NOT COMFORTABLE ASSUMING THOSE RISKS, DON'T INSTALL THE KERNEL! THIS IS A TYPICAL DISCLAIMER FOR CUSTOM KERNELS I HAVE FOUND NO BUGS WITH IT AT ALL. USERS ON CN, GLOBAL, AND NA ALSO HAVE NOT FOUND ANY PERFORMANCE ISSUES OR BUGS (DO NOT USE V7.14 or V8.11) IF YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DOING, IT'S BEST TO REMAIN STOCK. OR JOIN THE TELEGRAM GROUP, AND GET SOME REAL HELP.
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Easy root method: https://forum.xda-developers.com/nu...nner-tutorial-unlock-bootloader-t4131585/amp/ although I suggest still using Magisk 20.4 for root.

Note: if you've already rooted and want to upgrade, people have had success saving the kernel as boot.img and TWRP as recovery.img in SmartPack, vbmeta skip as vbmeta.img and placing into the ROM update.zip using MT Manager (a root browser) and saving the updated file. Then do a Settings / System Update / click the 3 dots / local update and select your modified file. In fact I upgraded from 3.13 to 3.16 NA ROM without losing anything this way. Now for normal installation:

Custom kernels require root and Magisk to be installed. This is due to the signature not being signed by Red Magic (the company) itself. Following the above method you will still pass SafetyNet and most apps will work without trouble. If you have a specific app that detects root, well, Magisk Hide the app from Magisk Manager and see if that fixes it. You should also Hide Magisk Manager from various forms of detection (under Settings). Last case is to move the installation of Magisk under a random directory (which I have not had to do and all my banking apps still work), only if the root detection methods used by your app providers are more picky.

MOD KERNEL 1.4 STABLE:

RELEASE NOTES:

Block mode I/O has been changed to Multi-Queue from Single-Queue so your default scheduler is now MQ-deadline (credits to PappaSmurf, excellent kernel dev). You can choose between mq-deadline, kyber, and none in a kernel manager under I/O scheduler. From my benching with Androbench, it doesn't make much difference which one you use. Some have parameters you can tweak. None literally means no scheduler which is fine on an SSD, and has no overhead if you want to select it in a kernel manager. I always recommend SmartPack. To get settings to stick you Toggle "Apply on Boot" and it will go to what you've selected after 5-10 seconds on the next boot.

All debugging has been turned off completely on BBRv2 - thanks to PappaSmurf (I missed a few spots), and debug can't be turned back on from the userspace now. BBRv2 is selected as the default TCP algorithm which users have explained as a "no-lag" algorithm while gaming. It's just generally a fast algorithm all around. For me it works great, but you can still choose from many different algorithms in a kernel manager if you want to.

In SmartPack / Misc / TCP Congestion Algorithm, you have many choices: reno / bbr / bbr2 / bic / cdg / cubic / dctcp / westwood / highspeed / hybla / htcp / vegas / veno / scalable / lp / yeah / illinois. A SmartPack script is included below you can add in SmartPack to show the true TCP algorithm as it will always show Reno (a bug also shared by FK kernel manager). Below it's called Check_TCP.sh just go to SmartPack / Script Manager / Import / Check_TCP.sh. Afterwards, click Execute to see the active algorithm. If you set it on boot, this is the algorithm that will run, despite what the field says in Misc.

Battery is running very well on normal usage I'm getting around 7.5% active screen on drain over 7 hours and <0.7% screen off drain over 13 hours at 90hz screen setting. This is with actively using the phone for multiple "normal" purposes, reading emails, browsing websites with Chrome, reading news, streaming videos, etc. various shopping (Amazon/eBay) and tracking, Reddit feeds and live video, and other random "daily" tasks, up to 10 apps open at a time. Gaming of course will drain more, as will 144hz. I also have dark mode enabled in Settings. To get idle drain down I disabled 3 additional wakelocks that were causing high screen off drain, and so far I haven't seen an issue with blocking them. I also removed wakelocks that no longer exist since the Boeffla WL Blocker default list was created (it was quite old) so it now should be relevant for this device, with no interaction on the users part to disable anything via a kernel manager. Still, in SmartPack you will see a Wakelocks menu in case you install an app that causes idle drain to rise, this can be used to find and block wakelocks causing the problems. It can sort by wakeups and also by time. As it states though, you should be very careful what you disable. There can be unintended consequences and most wakelocks are not well documented as to what they actually control.

Dynamic Stune Boost is entirely removed from the kernel code now, as I didn't see any benefit from using it with this kernel.

Don't forget Dynamic Fsync is hidden under Misc in SmartPack which if you turn on will speed up your SQLite speeds. AnTuTu will penalize you for this, ignore it, your phone will be faster - but I leave it off by default. Androbench will show the true memory benefit. It is significant if an app does a lot of operations on databases. Journaling for the database is held in memory until the screen is off, then it is written. Although there is a chance of a data loss or corruption with this on if the device were to crash, it is safer than just turning off fsync. If you have any unstable apps, just leave it off - better to be safe. On a solid system though, you may notice better performance.

Also remember under SmartPack / GPU there is AdrenoBoost - it is set to low. You can alter to medium or high to get faster transfer between GPU frequencies, although it has worked great for me the way I use the phone. For you another setting may suit you better. Recall RedMagic OS only allows several frequencies which I spaced out as well as possible at 305mhz, 400mhz, 525mhz, 670mhz, 800mhz, and either 900 or 940mhz depending on the version you installed.

Overall I'm very satisfied with this kernel build and don't plan on adding or subtracting anything from it for the time being. It does what it should do, gives solid performance, and good battery life. My last score on AnTuTu setup with defaults 12GB/256GB was 682K which currently is still the top performing phone out there - running at 940mhz GPU. Not all phones can handle 940mhz so use 900mhz if yours cannot. If there are enough requests for an intermediate build (say 925mhz) I can add one later off the same code base. Also note in releases there are "gaming" builds that don't keep track of CPU times at each frequency, which was a request by users to remove any potential lag while gaming. I run the non gaming version, useful if you want to tweak battery usage, but nonetheless, both versions are there for you to use.

I'm on Telegram t.me/NubiaRedMagic5G_Mods as long as I have the phone. Which will be quite a while if Red Magic / Nubia decides to fix N41 5G in the USA.

Also note that all the features of this kernel (besides ones specifically added by me) are the creation of other developers whose contributions are all notated in the kernel source code. Some of the developers that have contributions here or helped me in some fashion: Resurrect88, DD3Boh, PappaSmurf, kdrag0n, Ayrton990, Flar2, Lord Boeffla, plus many more across the globe. Without them, I wouldn't be making any kernels! And I'm sure there are many other devs I've forgotten to mention, I thank all you guys for your help and support.

MOD 1.4 Download Link:
https://github.com/mrslezak/NX659J_Q_kernel/releases/tag/1.4


PRIOR RELEASES BELOW:

8th Release:
MOD KERNEL 1.35-BBRv2 STABLE:

RELEASE NOTES:

This is an intermediate release - I realized that the prior release was draining far more battery than it should, and I found the source was debug related code in BBRv2 from Google. So this is the updated kernel that gives you battery life like before this TCP algorithm was added.

CONFIG_CPU_FREQ_TIMES=y has also been added so you can see in a kernel manager how much time is spent in each mhz block for each set of processors. This can be useful if you set in a kernel manager (like SmartPack) a minimum CPU mhz to see how much time is actually spent at each level.

The code base also has Dynamic Stune Boost, but I haven't had time to optimize it for the device, so it's just on default settings. So there are 2 versions of this 1.35-bbr2 release. At some point it will be enabled as part of a regular release (some 17 commits squashed together into 1, Stune Assist was causing issues so I turned it off). The main idea of that set of code additions is to run the device at lower frequencies, saving battery, while still achieving the same performance level to the user of the phone. If you want to try different options for it in SmartPack or FK Kernel Manager you can.

Downloads:
https://github.com/mrslezak/NX659J_Q_kernel/releases/tag/1.35-bbr2

7th Release:
MOD KERNEL 1.3-BBRv2 STABLE:

RELEASE NOTES:

Added the 31+ commits for BBRv2 from Google. Squashed the commits down to 6 by author from Google (for easy code maintenance). It's said to be the best TCP (internet congestion) algorithm so this sets it by default. You can still select from the others added in 1.3, as mentioned only EX Kernel manager properly shows them. But SmartPack if you choose the one you want under Misc, then click Apply on Boot, it actually will load the TCP algo you selected. It's just a visual defect. I also made a script for SmartPack uploaded to show you the TCP algo that's selected in my repo you can install so you can verify for yourself. Give it 10 seconds (default on boot setting) before you check.

Downloads:
https://github.com/mrslezak/NX659J_Q_kernel/releases/tag/1.3-bbr2

6th Release:
MOD KERNEL 1.3 STABLE

RELEASE NOTES:

All this release adds is TCP congestion algorithms. The only kernel manager which correctly shows the algo set correctly is EX Kernel Manager. Using SmartPack or FK Kernel Manager will tell you that you're always on Reno, when in fact, you aren't. I'm not quite sure if this is bug related to 865 kernels as a fellow dev had the same experience (on an Op8 Pro). Now the default is set to BBR. Why? No reason specifically, although it is one of the better algorithms for internet usage. You can easily change in any kernel manager and set on boot which one you'd like to use (see above RELEASE NOTES if using SmartPack). But this gives you plenty of options:

BBR, BIC, CDG, CUBIC, DCTCP, WESTWOOD, HSTCP, HYBLA, HTCP, VEGAS, RENO, VENO, SCALABLE, LP, YEAH, ILLINOIS

You can Google the benefits of each and pick what you like. Or just leave it alone. The prime idea of MOD kernel is that you don't need to adjust anything it just works optimally without any intervention. Read the release notes for prior features that have been added. There are many just not summarized in a single place at the moment. All the optimization has been done for Red Magic OS.

Downloads:
https://github.com/mrslezak/NX659J_Q_kernel/releases/tag/1.3

5th Release:
MOD KERNEL 1.25BETA

RELEASE NOTES:

This release is mostly about battery savings. I'm averaging around 6.5% active drain on normal tasks with this version (90hz setting), and around 0.5% screen off drain. A big improvement over the stock kernel. So I ended up with about 13 hours SOT + 24 hours screen off on 1 charge! See the picture, I stopped at 11% left. Now I didn't say anything about gaming. If you want to game and have power saving benefits, don't enable any of the built in boosting modes in the game launcher - the Red Magic OS will override everything. Let the kernel do the work for you. And if you're seeing any graphics lag, go into SmartPack kernel manager (free) and go under GPU, Adreno Boost is enabled on low, you can set it to medium or high. That will increase the speed at which the GPU throttles up and down.

1) Switch to the Energy Model for CPUs: Several subsystems (thermal and/or the task scheduler for example) can leverage information about the energy consumed by CPUs to make smarter decisions. This config option enables the framework from which subsystems can access the energy models.

2) Added CPUMASKS for the Little, Big, and Prime cores from Sultan Alsawaf Sultan: SultanXDA, prime added by Danny Lin: kdrag0n.

3) Added kernel control of the minimum frequencies for the little and big clusters by Danny Lin kdrag0n. They are set to run at their minimum running frequencies when idle 691mhz (little) and 710mhz (big) which results in nice power savings when web browsing or just under low load in general. Prime cluster min is not set as it makes the CPU scheduler function poorly.

4) Added AdrenoBoost by Aaron Segaert: Flar2, with all its changes squashed into 1 commit. Defaults to low setting. As mentioned before, you can change in SmartPack, and set on boot if you need a higher value than low: https://github.com/SmartPack/SmartPack-Kernel-Manager/releases

5) Uploaded the various GPU OC files to the repo, It still will just build off the default one, but they are here to be complete. 940mhz version again is posted, Building direct from the repo will give you 900mhz max GPU.

Downloads:
https://github.com/mrslezak/NX659J_Q_kernel/releases/tag/1.25BETA

4th Release:
MOD KERNEL 1.2 BETA

RELEASE NOTES: (Note a 940mhz GPU clock edition is available, if you want to try it, a few of us have had good results on it. Likely the max an 865 GPU can run. You'll sacrifice the power savings, however):

1) Enable Power-efficient workqueues by default, add a toggle that can turn this off via a kernel manager (under CPU in SmartPack). Enabling this makes the per-cpu workqueues which were observed to contribute significantly to power consumption unbound, leading to measurably lower power usage at the cost of small performance overhead. Have also added many other power saving features to the defconfig. The phone is a beast, power savings is a good thing to implement.

2) Update the LZ4 decompressor algorithm with a much faster variant for the ZRAM swap, now version 1.8.3-9 credits Gao Xiang [email protected] and many others (check commits). Speed improvement below (should help on 8GB devices):

Compressor name Compress. Decompress. Compr. size Ratio Filename
lz4hc 1.7.3 -9 12 MB/s 653 MB/s 42203253 42.20 enwik8
lz4hc 1.8.3 -9 11 MB/s 965 MB/s 42203094 42.20 enwik8

3) Default scheduler is set to SQ deadline. Should see minimal improvements in speed until I get a MQ variant working. On the task list ahead.

Download Link:
1.2BETA: https://github.com/mrslezak/NX659J_Q_kernel/releases/download/1.2BETA/MOD-RM5G-GPUOC-Beta1.2.zip

940mhz GPU release here, it's still 1.2BETA, just with the max clock a few of us have been able to use. That doesn't mean your device can for sure handle it, but give it a try if you'd like! Note the power savings will likely not be there vs the other release at 900mhz:
https://github.com/mrslezak/NX659J_...oad/1.2BETA/MOD-RM5G-GPUOC-940mhz-Beta1.2.zip

3rd Release:
1.15BETA: https://github.com/mrslezak/NX659J_Q_kernel/releases/tag/1.15BETA

This is a HEAVILY updated release of the MOD kernel 1.10BETA - I realized the phone's software will allow 6 frequency clocks, although 1 did not have a regulator defined (now patched). NOW I VERY HIGHLY suggest installing SmartPack Kernel manager. It will give you insights into the kernel and how it's performing and it's free. It also will let you adjust added options now in the kernel. Just root your phone and flash from TWRP. If you haven't already installed Magisk, then install that too. There's a guide I posted on XDA about that. Use the experimental method there is no reason to unlock your bootloader. https://forum.xda-developers.com/nu...how-to-unlock-bootloader-redmagic-5g-t4081743

RELEASE NOTES:
1) Bugfix: there was 1 missing 800mhz GPU frequency regulator clock on the prior version. This has been set to TURBO, 1 level under the 900mhz regulator of TURBO_L1.
2) Boeffla WakeLock blocker (v1.10 + tweaks) has been added to reduce battery drain when the phone is not being used, using the latest version and all patches. A default block list is included. You can access in SmartPack Kernel Manager under the new menu that will appear "Wakelocks" - especially investigate if your phone has high idle drain, you can experiment with blocking other wakelocks (which don't allow your phone to sleep). Or you can leave as is. I get just under 1% drain (screen off) and the phone sleeps quite often with this version. Take a look at the screen shot! That's just normal phone usage, not gaming.
3) All debug entries (except those required) have been stripped completely out of the kernel. This results in less wasteful debug information being generated.
4) The default algorithm for ZRAM has been changed from LZO (high compression, but slow) to LZ4 (slightly less compression, but fast). LZ4 algo was added. It still defaults to 4GB.
5) Dynamic Fsync has been added to the kernel as well. This patch allows journal entries to be written only when the screen is off. I.e. they are cached and written afterwards. This increases database performance. It is disabled by default so in SmartPack Kernel manager, if you'd like to turn it on, go under Misc, select Dynamic Fysnc, and select apply on boot. There is always a risk of data loss when delaying writes, although I've personally never have had issues - it only happens if the phone crashes, and mine has never crashed on this kernel. This won't normally increase your benchmark scores (except AndroBench), it increases SQLite database access speed. Up to you to use or not, works fine on my device.
6) Here are the updated frequencies (note there is 1 more). Will have to wait for AOSP before I can add back more. Note the 670MHz is likely the 865+ max frequency per the release notes today on the device (which I assumed by the source code anyhow pre-announcement): 900MHz / 800MHz / 670MHz / 525MHz / 400MHz / 305MHz

AS ALWAYS, USE AT YOUR OWN RISK!!!

Github Source:
https://github.com/mrslezak/NX659J_Q_kernel

Initial Release:
https://github.com/mrslezak/NX659J_Q_kernel/releases/tag/1.0.BETA

Second release - gets over the "reset to 490mhz" bug caused by the system software, at the expense of reducing frequencies to 6 total:
https://github.com/mrslezak/NX659J_Q_kernel/releases/tag/1.10BETA

Newest release -> will be posted on the top from now on.

Telegram:
https://t.me/NubiaRedMagic5G_Mods

And note the AnTuTu benchmark is just a first run after installing. 670K is likely a record on any 865 phone. The last bench turning off 4GB ZRAM (12gb/256gb device) I got 673K. AnTuTu doesn't equal performance, but if you've benched you'll see this is an insane improvement over the stock kernel. Only when the demand is there will it scale up to 900mhz. I've been using for a while now and notice no difference in battery life. The Adreno driver is very good at handling extra clock frequencies efficiently without modification (despite an "Adreno Boost" that is often added to kernels). The gamers using the kernel are making statements that they couldn't imagine the game play any better than it already was, but now it's even smoother.

Unfortunately the way the Nubia software behaves, it auto-resets to power level 5 (which was 490mhz) on the 1.0BETA on boot and also after boosting the frequencies up. I tried every possible way to bypass this but eventually just gave in and removed frequencies. So the BETA1.10 and above have less frequencies but will always revert to 305mhz, the base minimum frequency of the device. Hopefully once we have AOSP ready I can add more.

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Kernel is fully functional no issues at all.
CN Rom to NA Rom v3.11

305mhz min to 900mhz max confirmed and using smart pack to control the frequency

Thank you for this hopefully there is more development i really appreciate ur effort
 

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Kernel building is just a hobby of mine, I was posting a minimal kernel to get some more kernel developers on board to hopefully add more features. I usually add Boeffla Wakelock Blocker and Dynamic Fsync and call it a basic kernel. The last super kernel I made took way too long, and I don't have that kind of time anymore - boost functions and underclocking to balance out the battery life and such. Development work doesn't pay anything, I didn't get the phone free, all my donations go to other developers. And I have a full time job and family. But if anyone wants to port over my MOD Kernel Q 1.5 Mi9 features, well that would be a super kernel. It's just really, really time consuming, time I don't have at the moment. And the merging of source has to be EXACT or you end up with a really slow phone rather one that balances underclocking, boost, and overclocking.
 
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Nice work. Do you notice any benefits to OCing the GPU like that? I don't think there are many games that would benefit atm.

All the gamers using the kernel are reporting that the games run smoother than before, which no one thought was possible. It is already a flagship device. But the GPU OC with the Adreno driver scales when needed up to the frequencies that it has in the table and has no issue on 670, 800, and 900mhz reported so far. There are gamers on NA, Global, and CN ROMs, with no bugs reported. No issues and everything works properly. I have tested myself and although I'm not a gamer, all the functions work as they should. It still connects via Bluetooth, it still takes photos and videos, etc. There is no lag whatsoever. Overall I think the frequencies are ideal for this device with it's advanced active cooling system. Other devices however, with passive cooling, are unlikely to handle the increased GPU clocks.
 
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I found an unusual bug where the GPU Minimum Frequency will reset on its own to 490mhz even if i set the minimum frequency to 305mhz im using smart pack kernel manager that you provided and cool tool btw to monitor the gpu frequency.

I also set the battery optimization to off on smart pack so it wont turn off itself.

This also happens when i played games that actually boost to 800 to 900mhz then after i close the game it sets back the minimum frequency to 490mhz so i have to set it again to 305mhz on the kernel manager to save more battery and lower the temps.

I also notice it sets back to 490mhz minimum frequency by just watching youtube videos so i have to set it back to 305mhz again. I tried different kernel manager too like Franco Kernel Manager and Kernel Audiator and still doesnt fix the issue

I think this was a minor bug for sure
I never touch the GPU governor btw

Performance was super nice thou i scored 645k on antutu on my first run but for now im going back to stock and gonna wait for your next update
 
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What to do to root the phone without breaking the fingerprint please. I read the article publish nothing understood someone can explain to me step by step. I am an amateur I never root a phone. I have cn 2.55 16gb.
 

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I don't have the same issue - I just tried to recreate it by watching a YouTube video and I went back to SmartPack and it still shows 305MHz GPU frequency. Although I'm using the debloated / optimized ROM I created Black Magic 5G which has everything setup properly, Nubia apps frozen, everything moved to 3rd party apps. NETFLIX patched to 4K HDR10, YouTube Vanced, a ton of root utilities, AdAway ad blocker, etc. You can find it on the Telegram channel (I'm using the NA/Global version of Black Magic 5G). Then I watched Netflix, still at 305mhz. As I have no idea how you've setup your phone, I just can't recreate it.

I found an unusual bug where the GPU Minimum Frequency will reset on its own to 490mhz even if i set the minimum frequency to 305mhz im using smart pack kernel manager that you provided and cool tool btw to monitor the gpu frequency.

I also set the battery optimization to off on smart pack so it wont turn off itself.

This also happens when i played games that actually boost to 800 to 900mhz then after i close the game it sets back the minimum frequency to 490mhz so i have to set it again to 305mhz on the kernel manager to save more battery and lower the temps.

I also notice it sets back to 490mhz minimum frequency by just watching youtube videos so i have to set it back to 305mhz again. I tried different kernel manager too like Franco Kernel Manager and Kernel Audiator and still doesnt fix the issue

I think this was a minor bug for sure
I never touch the GPU governor btw

Performance was super nice thou i scored 645k on antutu on my first run but for now im going back to stock and gonna wait for your next update
 

shaifabra5

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Yeah maybe because you modified the rom.

Im currently running Flash Global V3.11 when i tested your kernel no modification made im just rooted with TWRP Installed and i posted this kernel on red magic 5g group on facebook and 3 of us having the same issues as well.

Im gonna try it again on V3.13

UPDATE:
still returning to 490mhz as minimum frequency after gaming and after watching one youtube clip
kinda sad hopefully you can fix this bug on the global rom that nubia provided if you have the time, great kernel for gaming because of the 900mhz boost and the phone can sustain this boost because of the active fan
 
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Is it possible to overclock the CPU as well? They officially release the specs sheet of ROG Phone 3 it has overclocked CPU (3.091ghz) and an overclocked GPU. I know this phone can keep up with those clocks because of the cooling system but the problem is the battery life. But still, its worth it.
 
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Is it possible to overclock the CPU as well? They officially release the specs sheet of ROG Phone 3 it has overclocked CPU (3.091ghz) and an overclocked GPU. I know this phone can keep up with those clocks because of the cooling system but the problem is the battery life. But still, its worth it.

I believe Qualcomm blocked overclocking of CPUs quite a while ago from SD845. Only GPUs can be overclocked.

Though I don't know if devs have gotten tools to get around it.
 

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The 490 bug looks like it's related to the gaming mode APK resetting the min frequency. I can't decompile or recompile APKs so I don't have a way to get around the system reverting to 490 without removing 3 other frequencies. It seems hard-coded in the app that it only expects to see 5 frequencies so to have all working properly, 3 need to be removed. This is in contrast to what my buddy dev on the Op8 Pro can do, but this device is designed differently in how it boots and custom apps that increase frequency clocks. If any devs are good with APKs it's a very simple function call that sets the minimum GPU frequency. The only odd thing I see is that the minimum power level stays at 8 (minimum) which corresponds to the lowest clock speed. That number doesn't change in a kernel manager when the min GPU clock reverts to 490.

I'm off on vacation not near a PC but will try to come up with a stock # of clock frequencies that still scrolls smoothly between them and the Adreno GPU driver. May take a few tries but it's quite easy to modify. I already think 180mhz is too low from using it, it's more of a sleep frequency some suggested going this low but I think the phone design is for 300+. I prefer to use more clocks for better throttling but have to work with what we are given and do the best inside those boundaries.

No you can't raise CPU clocks on 865 devices that ROG device is supposedly using the 865+ or whatever the mid device is named between the 865 and 875. They have blocked CPU OC hardware wise for some time now.
 
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No you can't raise CPU clocks on 865 devices that ROG device is supposedly using the 865+ or whatever the mid device is named between the 865 and 875. They have blocked CPU OC hardware wise for some time now.

Qualcomm's Meizu’s CMO Wan Zhiqiang recently commented on Weibo saying that there won’t be a Snapdragon 865 Plus this year.

We will see!
 

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No 865+ this year..

Trust me whatever they call it it's already defined in the source code as a second GPU bin clock for another device ID. So maybe it won't be called an 865+ but there is some device between the 865 and 875 coming out. I have OEM confirmation as well this device exists the name isn't important. I can tell you the top GPU frequency is 670mhz that's it, vs. the 587mhz default on the 865. Still the 865 handles 900mhz GPU no problem the only benefit would be higher CPU clocks. And an extra GPU clock. Which I'll attempt to spoof next time I get near a PC.
 
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Trust me whatever they call it it's already defined in the source code as a second GPU bin clock for another device ID. So maybe it won't be called an 865+ but there is some device between the 865 and 875 coming out. I have OEM confirmation as well this device exists the name isn't important. I can tell you the top GPU frequency is 670mhz that's it, vs. the 587mhz default on the 865. Still the 865 handles 900mhz GPU no problem the only benefit would be higher CPU clocks. And an extra GPU clock. Which I'll attempt to spoof next time I get near a PC.

Is it possible to overclock the memory clock too? I assumed that 900mhz is the core clock.
 

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Trust me whatever they call it it's already defined in the source code as a second GPU bin clock for another device ID. So maybe it won't be called an 865+ but there is some device between the 865 and 875 coming out. I have OEM confirmation as well this device exists the name isn't important. I can tell you the top GPU frequency is 670mhz that's it, vs. the 587mhz default on the 865. Still the 865 handles 900mhz GPU no problem the only benefit would be higher CPU clocks. And an extra GPU clock. Which I'll attempt to spoof next time I get near a PC.

You're right, that makes sense.
I'm glad they are making a refreshed chip.

On another note, do you think we will see an overclocking tool in the future?
Possibly with a custom ROM?
 

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    Easy root method: https://forum.xda-developers.com/nu...nner-tutorial-unlock-bootloader-t4131585/amp/ although I suggest still using Magisk 20.4 for root.

    Note: if you've already rooted and want to upgrade, people have had success saving the kernel as boot.img and TWRP as recovery.img in SmartPack, vbmeta skip as vbmeta.img and placing into the ROM update.zip using MT Manager (a root browser) and saving the updated file. Then do a Settings / System Update / click the 3 dots / local update and select your modified file. In fact I upgraded from 3.13 to 3.16 NA ROM without losing anything this way. Now for normal installation:

    Custom kernels require root and Magisk to be installed. This is due to the signature not being signed by Red Magic (the company) itself. Following the above method you will still pass SafetyNet and most apps will work without trouble. If you have a specific app that detects root, well, Magisk Hide the app from Magisk Manager and see if that fixes it. You should also Hide Magisk Manager from various forms of detection (under Settings). Last case is to move the installation of Magisk under a random directory (which I have not had to do and all my banking apps still work), only if the root detection methods used by your app providers are more picky.

    MOD KERNEL 1.4 STABLE:

    RELEASE NOTES:

    Block mode I/O has been changed to Multi-Queue from Single-Queue so your default scheduler is now MQ-deadline (credits to PappaSmurf, excellent kernel dev). You can choose between mq-deadline, kyber, and none in a kernel manager under I/O scheduler. From my benching with Androbench, it doesn't make much difference which one you use. Some have parameters you can tweak. None literally means no scheduler which is fine on an SSD, and has no overhead if you want to select it in a kernel manager. I always recommend SmartPack. To get settings to stick you Toggle "Apply on Boot" and it will go to what you've selected after 5-10 seconds on the next boot.

    All debugging has been turned off completely on BBRv2 - thanks to PappaSmurf (I missed a few spots), and debug can't be turned back on from the userspace now. BBRv2 is selected as the default TCP algorithm which users have explained as a "no-lag" algorithm while gaming. It's just generally a fast algorithm all around. For me it works great, but you can still choose from many different algorithms in a kernel manager if you want to.

    In SmartPack / Misc / TCP Congestion Algorithm, you have many choices: reno / bbr / bbr2 / bic / cdg / cubic / dctcp / westwood / highspeed / hybla / htcp / vegas / veno / scalable / lp / yeah / illinois. A SmartPack script is included below you can add in SmartPack to show the true TCP algorithm as it will always show Reno (a bug also shared by FK kernel manager). Below it's called Check_TCP.sh just go to SmartPack / Script Manager / Import / Check_TCP.sh. Afterwards, click Execute to see the active algorithm. If you set it on boot, this is the algorithm that will run, despite what the field says in Misc.

    Battery is running very well on normal usage I'm getting around 7.5% active screen on drain over 7 hours and <0.7% screen off drain over 13 hours at 90hz screen setting. This is with actively using the phone for multiple "normal" purposes, reading emails, browsing websites with Chrome, reading news, streaming videos, etc. various shopping (Amazon/eBay) and tracking, Reddit feeds and live video, and other random "daily" tasks, up to 10 apps open at a time. Gaming of course will drain more, as will 144hz. I also have dark mode enabled in Settings. To get idle drain down I disabled 3 additional wakelocks that were causing high screen off drain, and so far I haven't seen an issue with blocking them. I also removed wakelocks that no longer exist since the Boeffla WL Blocker default list was created (it was quite old) so it now should be relevant for this device, with no interaction on the users part to disable anything via a kernel manager. Still, in SmartPack you will see a Wakelocks menu in case you install an app that causes idle drain to rise, this can be used to find and block wakelocks causing the problems. It can sort by wakeups and also by time. As it states though, you should be very careful what you disable. There can be unintended consequences and most wakelocks are not well documented as to what they actually control.

    Dynamic Stune Boost is entirely removed from the kernel code now, as I didn't see any benefit from using it with this kernel.

    Don't forget Dynamic Fsync is hidden under Misc in SmartPack which if you turn on will speed up your SQLite speeds. AnTuTu will penalize you for this, ignore it, your phone will be faster - but I leave it off by default. Androbench will show the true memory benefit. It is significant if an app does a lot of operations on databases. Journaling for the database is held in memory until the screen is off, then it is written. Although there is a chance of a data loss or corruption with this on if the device were to crash, it is safer than just turning off fsync. If you have any unstable apps, just leave it off - better to be safe. On a solid system though, you may notice better performance.

    Also remember under SmartPack / GPU there is AdrenoBoost - it is set to low. You can alter to medium or high to get faster transfer between GPU frequencies, although it has worked great for me the way I use the phone. For you another setting may suit you better. Recall RedMagic OS only allows several frequencies which I spaced out as well as possible at 305mhz, 400mhz, 525mhz, 670mhz, 800mhz, and either 900 or 940mhz depending on the version you installed.

    Overall I'm very satisfied with this kernel build and don't plan on adding or subtracting anything from it for the time being. It does what it should do, gives solid performance, and good battery life. My last score on AnTuTu setup with defaults 12GB/256GB was 682K which currently is still the top performing phone out there - running at 940mhz GPU. Not all phones can handle 940mhz so use 900mhz if yours cannot. If there are enough requests for an intermediate build (say 925mhz) I can add one later off the same code base. Also note in releases there are "gaming" builds that don't keep track of CPU times at each frequency, which was a request by users to remove any potential lag while gaming. I run the non gaming version, useful if you want to tweak battery usage, but nonetheless, both versions are there for you to use.

    I'm on Telegram t.me/NubiaRedMagic5G_Mods as long as I have the phone. Which will be quite a while if Red Magic / Nubia decides to fix N41 5G in the USA.

    Also note that all the features of this kernel (besides ones specifically added by me) are the creation of other developers whose contributions are all notated in the kernel source code. Some of the developers that have contributions here or helped me in some fashion: Resurrect88, DD3Boh, PappaSmurf, kdrag0n, Ayrton990, Flar2, Lord Boeffla, plus many more across the globe. Without them, I wouldn't be making any kernels! And I'm sure there are many other devs I've forgotten to mention, I thank all you guys for your help and support.

    MOD 1.4 Download Link:
    https://github.com/mrslezak/NX659J_Q_kernel/releases/tag/1.4


    PRIOR RELEASES BELOW:

    8th Release:
    MOD KERNEL 1.35-BBRv2 STABLE:

    RELEASE NOTES:

    This is an intermediate release - I realized that the prior release was draining far more battery than it should, and I found the source was debug related code in BBRv2 from Google. So this is the updated kernel that gives you battery life like before this TCP algorithm was added.

    CONFIG_CPU_FREQ_TIMES=y has also been added so you can see in a kernel manager how much time is spent in each mhz block for each set of processors. This can be useful if you set in a kernel manager (like SmartPack) a minimum CPU mhz to see how much time is actually spent at each level.

    The code base also has Dynamic Stune Boost, but I haven't had time to optimize it for the device, so it's just on default settings. So there are 2 versions of this 1.35-bbr2 release. At some point it will be enabled as part of a regular release (some 17 commits squashed together into 1, Stune Assist was causing issues so I turned it off). The main idea of that set of code additions is to run the device at lower frequencies, saving battery, while still achieving the same performance level to the user of the phone. If you want to try different options for it in SmartPack or FK Kernel Manager you can.

    Downloads:
    https://github.com/mrslezak/NX659J_Q_kernel/releases/tag/1.35-bbr2

    7th Release:
    MOD KERNEL 1.3-BBRv2 STABLE:

    RELEASE NOTES:

    Added the 31+ commits for BBRv2 from Google. Squashed the commits down to 6 by author from Google (for easy code maintenance). It's said to be the best TCP (internet congestion) algorithm so this sets it by default. You can still select from the others added in 1.3, as mentioned only EX Kernel manager properly shows them. But SmartPack if you choose the one you want under Misc, then click Apply on Boot, it actually will load the TCP algo you selected. It's just a visual defect. I also made a script for SmartPack uploaded to show you the TCP algo that's selected in my repo you can install so you can verify for yourself. Give it 10 seconds (default on boot setting) before you check.

    Downloads:
    https://github.com/mrslezak/NX659J_Q_kernel/releases/tag/1.3-bbr2

    6th Release:
    MOD KERNEL 1.3 STABLE

    RELEASE NOTES:

    All this release adds is TCP congestion algorithms. The only kernel manager which correctly shows the algo set correctly is EX Kernel Manager. Using SmartPack or FK Kernel Manager will tell you that you're always on Reno, when in fact, you aren't. I'm not quite sure if this is bug related to 865 kernels as a fellow dev had the same experience (on an Op8 Pro). Now the default is set to BBR. Why? No reason specifically, although it is one of the better algorithms for internet usage. You can easily change in any kernel manager and set on boot which one you'd like to use (see above RELEASE NOTES if using SmartPack). But this gives you plenty of options:

    BBR, BIC, CDG, CUBIC, DCTCP, WESTWOOD, HSTCP, HYBLA, HTCP, VEGAS, RENO, VENO, SCALABLE, LP, YEAH, ILLINOIS

    You can Google the benefits of each and pick what you like. Or just leave it alone. The prime idea of MOD kernel is that you don't need to adjust anything it just works optimally without any intervention. Read the release notes for prior features that have been added. There are many just not summarized in a single place at the moment. All the optimization has been done for Red Magic OS.

    Downloads:
    https://github.com/mrslezak/NX659J_Q_kernel/releases/tag/1.3

    5th Release:
    MOD KERNEL 1.25BETA

    RELEASE NOTES:

    This release is mostly about battery savings. I'm averaging around 6.5% active drain on normal tasks with this version (90hz setting), and around 0.5% screen off drain. A big improvement over the stock kernel. So I ended up with about 13 hours SOT + 24 hours screen off on 1 charge! See the picture, I stopped at 11% left. Now I didn't say anything about gaming. If you want to game and have power saving benefits, don't enable any of the built in boosting modes in the game launcher - the Red Magic OS will override everything. Let the kernel do the work for you. And if you're seeing any graphics lag, go into SmartPack kernel manager (free) and go under GPU, Adreno Boost is enabled on low, you can set it to medium or high. That will increase the speed at which the GPU throttles up and down.

    1) Switch to the Energy Model for CPUs: Several subsystems (thermal and/or the task scheduler for example) can leverage information about the energy consumed by CPUs to make smarter decisions. This config option enables the framework from which subsystems can access the energy models.

    2) Added CPUMASKS for the Little, Big, and Prime cores from Sultan Alsawaf Sultan: SultanXDA, prime added by Danny Lin: kdrag0n.

    3) Added kernel control of the minimum frequencies for the little and big clusters by Danny Lin kdrag0n. They are set to run at their minimum running frequencies when idle 691mhz (little) and 710mhz (big) which results in nice power savings when web browsing or just under low load in general. Prime cluster min is not set as it makes the CPU scheduler function poorly.

    4) Added AdrenoBoost by Aaron Segaert: Flar2, with all its changes squashed into 1 commit. Defaults to low setting. As mentioned before, you can change in SmartPack, and set on boot if you need a higher value than low: https://github.com/SmartPack/SmartPack-Kernel-Manager/releases

    5) Uploaded the various GPU OC files to the repo, It still will just build off the default one, but they are here to be complete. 940mhz version again is posted, Building direct from the repo will give you 900mhz max GPU.

    Downloads:
    https://github.com/mrslezak/NX659J_Q_kernel/releases/tag/1.25BETA

    4th Release:
    MOD KERNEL 1.2 BETA

    RELEASE NOTES: (Note a 940mhz GPU clock edition is available, if you want to try it, a few of us have had good results on it. Likely the max an 865 GPU can run. You'll sacrifice the power savings, however):

    1) Enable Power-efficient workqueues by default, add a toggle that can turn this off via a kernel manager (under CPU in SmartPack). Enabling this makes the per-cpu workqueues which were observed to contribute significantly to power consumption unbound, leading to measurably lower power usage at the cost of small performance overhead. Have also added many other power saving features to the defconfig. The phone is a beast, power savings is a good thing to implement.

    2) Update the LZ4 decompressor algorithm with a much faster variant for the ZRAM swap, now version 1.8.3-9 credits Gao Xiang [email protected] and many others (check commits). Speed improvement below (should help on 8GB devices):

    Compressor name Compress. Decompress. Compr. size Ratio Filename
    lz4hc 1.7.3 -9 12 MB/s 653 MB/s 42203253 42.20 enwik8
    lz4hc 1.8.3 -9 11 MB/s 965 MB/s 42203094 42.20 enwik8

    3) Default scheduler is set to SQ deadline. Should see minimal improvements in speed until I get a MQ variant working. On the task list ahead.

    Download Link:
    1.2BETA: https://github.com/mrslezak/NX659J_Q_kernel/releases/download/1.2BETA/MOD-RM5G-GPUOC-Beta1.2.zip

    940mhz GPU release here, it's still 1.2BETA, just with the max clock a few of us have been able to use. That doesn't mean your device can for sure handle it, but give it a try if you'd like! Note the power savings will likely not be there vs the other release at 900mhz:
    https://github.com/mrslezak/NX659J_...oad/1.2BETA/MOD-RM5G-GPUOC-940mhz-Beta1.2.zip

    3rd Release:
    1.15BETA: https://github.com/mrslezak/NX659J_Q_kernel/releases/tag/1.15BETA

    This is a HEAVILY updated release of the MOD kernel 1.10BETA - I realized the phone's software will allow 6 frequency clocks, although 1 did not have a regulator defined (now patched). NOW I VERY HIGHLY suggest installing SmartPack Kernel manager. It will give you insights into the kernel and how it's performing and it's free. It also will let you adjust added options now in the kernel. Just root your phone and flash from TWRP. If you haven't already installed Magisk, then install that too. There's a guide I posted on XDA about that. Use the experimental method there is no reason to unlock your bootloader. https://forum.xda-developers.com/nu...how-to-unlock-bootloader-redmagic-5g-t4081743

    RELEASE NOTES:
    1) Bugfix: there was 1 missing 800mhz GPU frequency regulator clock on the prior version. This has been set to TURBO, 1 level under the 900mhz regulator of TURBO_L1.
    2) Boeffla WakeLock blocker (v1.10 + tweaks) has been added to reduce battery drain when the phone is not being used, using the latest version and all patches. A default block list is included. You can access in SmartPack Kernel Manager under the new menu that will appear "Wakelocks" - especially investigate if your phone has high idle drain, you can experiment with blocking other wakelocks (which don't allow your phone to sleep). Or you can leave as is. I get just under 1% drain (screen off) and the phone sleeps quite often with this version. Take a look at the screen shot! That's just normal phone usage, not gaming.
    3) All debug entries (except those required) have been stripped completely out of the kernel. This results in less wasteful debug information being generated.
    4) The default algorithm for ZRAM has been changed from LZO (high compression, but slow) to LZ4 (slightly less compression, but fast). LZ4 algo was added. It still defaults to 4GB.
    5) Dynamic Fsync has been added to the kernel as well. This patch allows journal entries to be written only when the screen is off. I.e. they are cached and written afterwards. This increases database performance. It is disabled by default so in SmartPack Kernel manager, if you'd like to turn it on, go under Misc, select Dynamic Fysnc, and select apply on boot. There is always a risk of data loss when delaying writes, although I've personally never have had issues - it only happens if the phone crashes, and mine has never crashed on this kernel. This won't normally increase your benchmark scores (except AndroBench), it increases SQLite database access speed. Up to you to use or not, works fine on my device.
    6) Here are the updated frequencies (note there is 1 more). Will have to wait for AOSP before I can add back more. Note the 670MHz is likely the 865+ max frequency per the release notes today on the device (which I assumed by the source code anyhow pre-announcement): 900MHz / 800MHz / 670MHz / 525MHz / 400MHz / 305MHz

    AS ALWAYS, USE AT YOUR OWN RISK!!!

    Github Source:
    https://github.com/mrslezak/NX659J_Q_kernel

    Initial Release:
    https://github.com/mrslezak/NX659J_Q_kernel/releases/tag/1.0.BETA

    Second release - gets over the "reset to 490mhz" bug caused by the system software, at the expense of reducing frequencies to 6 total:
    https://github.com/mrslezak/NX659J_Q_kernel/releases/tag/1.10BETA

    Newest release -> will be posted on the top from now on.

    Telegram:
    https://t.me/NubiaRedMagic5G_Mods

    And note the AnTuTu benchmark is just a first run after installing. 670K is likely a record on any 865 phone. The last bench turning off 4GB ZRAM (12gb/256gb device) I got 673K. AnTuTu doesn't equal performance, but if you've benched you'll see this is an insane improvement over the stock kernel. Only when the demand is there will it scale up to 900mhz. I've been using for a while now and notice no difference in battery life. The Adreno driver is very good at handling extra clock frequencies efficiently without modification (despite an "Adreno Boost" that is often added to kernels). The gamers using the kernel are making statements that they couldn't imagine the game play any better than it already was, but now it's even smoother.

    Unfortunately the way the Nubia software behaves, it auto-resets to power level 5 (which was 490mhz) on the 1.0BETA on boot and also after boosting the frequencies up. I tried every possible way to bypass this but eventually just gave in and removed frequencies. So the BETA1.10 and above have less frequencies but will always revert to 305mhz, the base minimum frequency of the device. Hopefully once we have AOSP ready I can add more.

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    You have too many frequencies likely defined (if you're talking about RM5G/S). Look at my repo and what it says or this XDA thread. There are scripts Nubia runs in game mode that limit the frequencies available. You can't remove them.

    Probably they did the same on RM6 Pro.

    Try KonaBess (forked on my GitHub here: https://github.com/mrslezak/KonaBess ) and remove frequency entries until your phone can reach 840mhz normally. Look at what I did when I built the RM5G kernel, final version for RMOS:

    Recall RedMagic OS only allows several frequencies which I spaced out as well as possible at 305mhz, 400mhz, 525mhz, 670mhz, 800mhz, and either 900/925/940mhz. One guy told me he use the regulator low_svs_d1 to UC to 150mhz without issues. I attached a pic of his settings. He also was able to run the high MHz clocks up to 16 (from 11 default) for DDR (pic shows 13) with a 10% max 3D Mark frame increase. The max stable 888 frequency seems to be 850-855mhz.

    So Lahaina (888 codename) stock is defaulting to power level 5 (540mhz) max outside of AnTuTu you say. Level 0 is max speed, but Nubia rc scripts are likely blocking you. https://github.com/mrslezak/venus-r...rm64/boot/dts/vendor/qcom/lahaina-v2-gpu.dtsi is all the default 888 frequencies.

    You may have 1 additional frequency so stop before you delete down to 5 (try 6 first, what you choose to keep is up to you.). I'd just use stock defined frequencies. 6 may only come on if the radiator fan is attached, that's how the RM5S worked anyhow.

    If I just picked 5
    Level 0 840mhz
    Level 1 738mhz
    Level 2 676mhz
    Level 3 540mhz
    Level 4 379mhz

    You'll have to test to see how it works... It may throttle, who knows, but RM6 Pro is the only phone that doesn't from what I heard.

    So I'd stick with stock frequencies then delete down to 6, well spaced apart. Run your tests. If that works, you're done (report back what you did). If not, try removing 1 more. I'm not surprised if they inadvertently left the game mode to limit the frequencies, RMOS is a terrible OS.

    No way I'm making a kernel for a phone I don't have, especially with GKI 1.0 and ACK, it would take a hefty donation for me to even consider it + a phone. I've heard from devs spending 3 months just in-lining drivers to bypass the new format to get the phone running as it does STOCK. I have been working 7-11 every day for 2 weeks with no sign of let up. I don't have the time.... Good luck.
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    Just a note here - I'll make different versions of the kernel as I add features. 1) stock frequencies 2) OC to 900mhz 3) full 10 frequencies. I think I'm going to try to work on the power saving while the device is on in my next few updates. Note from my past kernel work: this is the very, very hard part. To underclock and add boost to make up for it is no easy task. So I may add a few simple updates before embarking on that. FYI all you need to do to use this kernel without modified GPU frequencies is remove the dtb file from the zip. It's that simple. I do it on my phone with File Manager +, it has it's archive tool built in and won't damage the zip file. My favorite file manager out there. Just delete the dtb, exit the file and it will autosave without changing GPU clocks on you.
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    Is this going to work on all roms like CN, NA or EU Roms? Im currently running NA 3.11 flash from CN rom with root and twrp
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    Nice work. Do you notice any benefits to OCing the GPU like that? I don't think there are many games that would benefit atm.

    All the gamers using the kernel are reporting that the games run smoother than before, which no one thought was possible. It is already a flagship device. But the GPU OC with the Adreno driver scales when needed up to the frequencies that it has in the table and has no issue on 670, 800, and 900mhz reported so far. There are gamers on NA, Global, and CN ROMs, with no bugs reported. No issues and everything works properly. I have tested myself and although I'm not a gamer, all the functions work as they should. It still connects via Bluetooth, it still takes photos and videos, etc. There is no lag whatsoever. Overall I think the frequencies are ideal for this device with it's advanced active cooling system. Other devices however, with passive cooling, are unlikely to handle the increased GPU clocks.