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champ14

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Cm12.1 stock with aj kernel v309 modified . I am getting same battery life as that of kitkat. Screen on time is around 6-7 hrs on WiFi .
PS. AK kernel may cause issue for Google music player . So you need to download modified version of ak kernel for CM12.1 .
 

BigLisy

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CM nightly as it gets updates/fixes fast. AK kernel to fix touchscreen and improve battery life. Sideload the DSP and Camera from CM11S if you want the 4K etc.

Hello. What AK Kernel should I get on my OPO to help with the touchscreen issues? I read about OLD-TC and NEW-TC and I don't know which one I'm supposed to get - now I also see they're gone from the AK site.

WIll using the latest one help with the touchscreen?

edit - just realized I quoted a 09/2014 message :(

Either way, the question still remains.
 

Tharun Gowd

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Hung issue with all other cm12.1 based roms other tham cm12.1 nightles !!

Ok, I'll bite. While I don't believe any ROM is better than the other, I've been running crDroid for a few weeks now and when used in conjunction with the AK kernel I get excellent performance and battery life. It has all the features that I like in a custom ROM and is rock solid in terms of stability.

The very best and most accurate way for any person to find out which ROM is best for them though is to do testing of their own, everybody has their own taste and their own needs.

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Hi Heisen

I am facing hung issue with all other cm12.1 based roms ( tried exodus and blisspop )other than cm12.1 nightles i think the problem resides with the firmware version mismatch not sure about this ........... i am currently on OnePlusFirmware-20150515.Zip.

Please provide me the link for firmware and modem which supports cm12/cm12.1 based custom roms.

Also one more thing to ask in one of the thread you have posted the screenshot of battery usage on CrDroid ROM ........So my question is its running on cm11s/cm12.1

Otherwise please suggest me the procedure to install a clean and fresh custom cm12.1 based.

Last but on least the worst thing is i am unable to take backup every time i try to take backup in TWRP it says backup failed i am using multirom feature as well but as of now i am using Sultan Bacon flashed directly not through advanced multi rom option.

Note: I am on TWRP recovery

Thanks in Advance
 

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Hi Heisen

I am facing hung issue with all other cm12.1 based roms ( tried exodus and blisspop )other than cm12.1 nightles i think the problem resides with the firmware version mismatch not sure about this ........... i am currently on OnePlusFirmware-20150515.Zip.

Please provide me the link for firmware and modem which supports cm12/cm12.1 based custom roms.

Also one more thing to ask in one of the thread you have posted the screenshot of battery usage on CrDroid ROM ........So my question is its running on cm11s/cm12.1

Otherwise please suggest me the procedure to install a clean and fresh custom cm12.1 based.

Last but on least the worst thing is i am unable to take backup every time i try to take backup in TWRP it says backup failed i am using multirom feature as well but as of now i am using Sultan Bacon flashed directly not through advanced multi rom option.

Note: I am on TWRP recovery

Thanks in Advance

You can download the latest stock images here:

https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=24052804347802352

Flash only the firmware components with fastboot:
Code:
fastboot flash modem NON-HLOS.bin
fastboot flash sbl1 sbl1.mbn
fastboot flash dbi sdi.mbn
fastboot flash aboot emmc_appsboot.mbn
fastboot flash rpm rpm.mbn
fastboot flash tz tz.mbn
fastboot flash LOGO logo.bin
fastboot flash oppostanvbk static_nvbk.bin

I can't remember what version of crDroid I was running when I posted that screenshot, I'm guessing CM11 though as I haven't used crDroid in quite a long time. Anyway, if you flash the above firmware you should have no problems on Lollipop ROMs. As for your TWRP backup problem, do you receive an error message? Can you show me the recovery log when you attempt to make a backup please?
 
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Tharun Gowd

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You can download the latest stock images here:

https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=24052804347802352

Flash only the firmware components with fastboot:
Code:
fastboot flash modem NON-HLOS.bin
fastboot flash sbl1 sbl1.mbn
fastboot flash dbi sdi.mbn
fastboot flash aboot emmc_appsboot.mbn
fastboot flash rpm rpm.mbn
fastboot flash tz tz.mbn
fastboot flash LOGO logo.bin
fastboot flash oppostanvbk static_nvbk.bin

I can't remember what version of crDroid I was running when I posted that screenshot, I'm guessing CM11 though as I haven't crDroid in quite a long time. Anyway, if you flash the above firmware you should have no problems on Lollipop ROMs. As for your TWRP backup problem, do you receive an error message? Can you show me the recovery log when you attempt to make a backup please?

Sorry to ask but to be frank i havent used fastboot even once i am using twrp to flash any file so pls help me out...... Do i have to wipe anything to slash firmware components.

I request you to suggest me some tricks or tweaks or even a rom to make my OPO battery life better i am getting only 4-4.5 hrs SOT :(

Coming to my Backup Issue it says
Updating Partition Details...........
.................Done
Full Selinux Support is present...
Updating Partitions details.......
..........Done
E: Unable to mount storage
Backup Failed
 
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Heisenberg

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Sorry to ask but to be frank i havent used fastboot even once i am using twrp to flash any file so pls help me out...... Do i have to wipe anything to slash firmware components.

I request you to suggest me some tricks or tweaks or even a rom to make my OPO battery life better i am getting only 4-4.5 hrs SOT :(

Coming to my Backup Issue it says
Updating Partition Details...........
.................Done
Full Selinux Support is present...
Updating Partitions details.......
..........Done
E: Unable to mount storage
Backup Failed

You don't need to wipe anything. You can find instructions on how to install and use adb/fastboot in my guide thread here:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2839471

That amount of SOT is actually pretty standard for Lollipop ROMs, so I can't really suggest anything. As for your TWRP problem, my guess is that it's related to Multirom. I refuse to use Multirom so I really can't help you there unfortunately. I can only really suggest you get rid of it and try again.
 

Tharun Gowd

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You don't need to wipe anything. You can find instructions on how to install and use adb/fastboot in my guide thread here:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2839471

That amount of SOT is actually pretty standard for Lollipop ROMs, so I can't really suggest anything. As for your TWRP problem, my guess is that it's related to Multirom. I refuse to use Multirom so I really can't help you there unfortunately. I can only really suggest you get rid of it and try again.

Thanks Heisen will flash those stock firmware images after sometime and will get back to you

I need to take a backup very badly bcz i have installing all apps everytime and customizing things its hactic pain you know.

Final One whats the ROM you are currently on ?
 
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Heisenberg

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Thanks Heisen will flash those stock firmware images after sometime and will get back to you

I need to take a backup very badly bcz i have installing all apps everytime and customizing things its hactic pain you know.

Final One whats the ROM you are currently on ?

Whoa, wait, don't use TWRP to restore data after changing ROMs. Restoring a TWRP data backup after changing ROMs is a big no-no, it causes major problems. If you want to backup and restore your apps use Titanium Backup from the Play Store. As for system settings, you need to set them up manually after flashing, there's no way around that. My current ROM is in my signature.
 

Tharun Gowd

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[QUOTE
=Heisenberg;63227314]Whoa, wait, don't use TWRP to restore data after changing ROMs. Restoring a TWRP data backup after changing ROMs is a big no-no, it causes major problems. If you want to backup and restore your apps use Titanium Backup from the Play Store. As for system settings, you need to set them up manually after flashing, there's no way around that. My current ROM is in my signature.[/QUOTE]

Will follow the same and will flash BlissPop Rom i really loved.

Where to find your signature ;):confused:
 

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I got my OnePlus One yesterday and I'm happy with the stock firmware, no need to unlock/root the device. But i recognized some lags (scrolling and some animations) When I see my brother's HTC One M8, it runs without any lags and he has Android 5.0.1 stock :eek:
@Heisenberg I see you everywhere in the OnePlus One forums and I love Breaking Bad :) :good:
 
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I got my OnePlus One yesterday and I'm happy with the stock firmware, no need to unlock/root the device. But i recognized some lags (scrolling and some animations) When I see my brother's HTC One M8, it runs without any lags and he has Android 5.0.1 stock :eek:
@Heisenberg I see you everywhere in the OnePlus One forums and I love Breaking Bad :) :good:

use cm12.1 caf of sultanxda and the lags will dead
 

Setting.Out

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Whoa, wait, don't use TWRP to restore data after changing ROMs. Restoring a TWRP data backup after changing ROMs is a big no-no, it causes major problems. If you want to backup and restore your apps use Titanium Backup from the Play Store. As for system settings, you need to set them up manually after flashing, there's no way around that. My current ROM is in my signature.

There is a system settings backup app, but it is for restoring similar ROMs. You will face issues for example going from slim to cm, but it's great for restoration if you needed a clean flash of the same ROM type...

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Heisenberg

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There is a system settings backup app, but it is for restoring similar ROMs. You will face issues for example going from slim to cm, but it's great for restoration if you needed a clean flash of the same ROM type...

Sent from my A0001 using XDA Premium 4 mobile app

Technically that wouldn't be a clean flash because you're restoring system data.
 

Bobbi lim

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There is a system settings backup app, but it is for restoring similar ROMs. You will face issues for example going from slim to cm, but it's great for restoration if you needed a clean flash of the same ROM type...

Sent from my A0001 using XDA Premium 4 mobile app

Never backup system settings! If you back them up and restore them onto another ROM, you're bound to face issues which only a clean flash can fix. Why go that extra step when it's just easier to setup them all up?
 

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    This is the "What is the Best or Favorite ROM or Kernel" Roll Up Thread.

    It has been decided recently after much debate that creating comparison threads can have the potential to be useful and informative for the members of this website.
    So in lieu of all the threads being created asking the questions, "What is the best rom? or "What is the best kernel?" for the OnePlus One device, this thread has been created.

    All other threads with these same topics are allowed now as preferred by the owners of this website.

    Thread Rules

    1. No Flaming and no arguing. Everybody has a favorite.
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    Please keep it clean and cordial.
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    Hey there, I've been digging for a few days and I still don't have answer to my question: "what is the best Lollipop ROM for now?".

    By the best I mean: stable and responsive.

    I'm using now BlissPop and when I tap twice on screen (or press unlock button), I need to wait a while (0,5-1sec) before screen wakes up. It's not responsive enaugh for me. There are also problems with recent menu in this rom, and some other glitches which I'm tired of mention about (going to post it in BlissPop topic).

    Maybe it's better to get back to KK, and wait some more time?

    Please experts, give me Your impartial answer!

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    But, If You Happen to Really Adore AOSP, Then as I Mentioned above, Go with @darkobas ROM with stock or Tyr Kernel
    (I Personally Love Tyr Kernel)
    And If You are hunting for Good ROMs, keep an eye out for SaberMod or Linaro Optimized ROMs. Many people say these are all placebo, but they really do speed up the entire system and result in far better memory handling, which in turn gives us the opportunity to multitask extensively. Note that am not saying that Stock GCC toolchain is bad or something, there are kernels like @savoca Furnace, which are very properly coded and have just the needed stuff and are quite a great kernel. (same applies to Franco kernel).
    Also, Everyone is like, "The Battery backup is adverse on Lollipop, switched back to CM11S or KitKat ROM". Well, the thing is that Lollipop is a new OS. It has lots of new features and also implements 100s of new animations which are purely 60FPS. These things will naturally consume more battery. It's not like CM12 is in early alpha stages that the battery is bad. The Battery will improve no doubt as CM will release more stable builds , but it won't be able to match up with all the KitKat ROMs.
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    My best wisdom on this subject is to always make backups, wipe clean, try new ROM, then rinse and repeat
    This is the advice I would give anyone searching for the best custom ROMs xda has to offer. Having said that I'm very keen to slim ROMs on all my devices ;)
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    Ok, I'll bite. While I don't believe any ROM is better than the other, I've been running crDroid for a few weeks now and when used in conjunction with the AK kernel I get excellent performance and battery life. It has all the features that I like in a custom ROM and is rock solid in terms of stability.

    The very best and most accurate way for any person to find out which ROM is best for them though is to do testing of their own, everybody has their own taste and their own needs.

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    Tom 2.0

    ---------- Post added at 11:14 PM ---------- Previous post was at 11:10 PM ----------

    I am new to the One plus One rom world...

    Looking for suggestions for favorite most solid daily driver roms with no issues.

    Currently have SU and rooted as well.


    Any suggestions would be great!


    Thanks!!
    This would be a great place to check out as it has everything you're looking for.

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