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{Sola} [Kernel] [ICS | CM9] Transcendence Kernel [v 1.1.6 - July 13]

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By vishnu, Inactive Recognized Developer on 9th June 2013, 10:02 AM
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Introduction :
This is a project I undertook to make sure that I don't waste time doing pointless things during my vacation.
The Kernel is still in its early developmental stages and I'm still learning. I'll be adding more features with time.
I request you all to report the bugs that are bound to creep in, to be a little patient for I do not own the device
and to ask intelligent questions

Kernel Features :
  • Based on latest source code from Sony : 6.1.1.B.1.54 / .56 / .75.
  • Based on Linux Kernel source code : 3.0.78.
  • Compiled Using Linaro 4.7
  • FXP Recovery
  • Reconfigured the frequency table to add more steps for increments :
    • Power Saver Edition : {200MHz, 300MHz, 400MHz, 500MHz, 600MHz, 700MHz, 800MHz, 900MHz, 1000MHz}
    • Performance Edition : {200MHz, 400MHz, 600MHz, 800MHz, 1000MHz, 1150MHz}
  • Custom Bootsplash
  • Auto Root
  • Updated Android Low Memory Killer
  • Init.d Support
  • KSM Enabled
  • Preinstalled Wi-Fi Modules
  • Google Snappy Drivers
  • Support for NTFS, CIFS, ext2/3/4
  • zRam enabled
  • WiFi 5GHz band support
  • Governors :
    • Conservative
    • Dynamic Interactive
    • HotPlug
    • HotPlugX
    • IntelliDemand
    • Interactive
    • InteractiveX
    • Lionheart
    • LulzActiveQ
    • MinMax
    • Nightmare
    • onDemand
    • PegasusQ
    • Powersave
    • Performance
    • Sakuractive
    • SmarassV2
    • Userspace
    • Wheatley
    • I wanted to keep the kernel as minimalistic as possible. So let me know if you require any more governors, I shall gladly include them
  • IO Schedulers :
    • Noop
    • VR
    • SIO
    • Row
    • Deadline
    • CFQ
    • BFQ
    • Zen


Known Bugs :
  • None yet. Report here if you do find any


Credits :
  • Thanks To Sony for providing the kernel source code
  • Thanks To @DooMLoRD for the Auto Root & Init.d Enabler Scripts
  • Huge thanks To @DeepUnknown for patiently helping me sort out bugs and for the ramdisk
  • Special thanks to @marcellusbe, @Dharam_Maniar and @munjeni for the priceless lessons and CWM Touch v5.5.04
  • Thanks to @hackerpower for designing the bootsplash logo
  • XDA Community as a whole for having taught me everything I know

Source Code : GitHub

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Instructions :
  • Either flash the downloaded zip file via CWM, or
  • Extract the kernel.elf from the zip file, boot the device into the bootloader and type in the Terminal/CMD :
    Code:
    		fastboot flash boot kernel.elf
  • If you have flashed the kernel using fastboot, you should wipe Dalvik Cache.

Change Log
  • v 1.1.6 (Released)
    • Doubled MinMax Readahead
    • Intelli Memory Writeback
    • Network Tweaks
    • CPU Performance Upgrade
  • v 1.1.5 (Released)
    • Optimized Android Memory Killer. Much much much better RAM management and performance
    • Changed the Debug levels of Low Memory Killer
    • Optimized Logger to preserve more RAM
  • v 1.1.3 (Released)
    • Changed OC Frequency to 1.15 GHz
    • Added Governors : IntelliDemand, HotPlugX
    • Minor changes in Ramdisk to increase over all performance
  • v 1.1.2 (First Release)
    • Reconfigured the frequency table and re-assigned ARM operating points :
      • Power Saver Edition : {200MHz, 300MHz, 400MHz, 500MHz, 600MHz, 700MHz, 800MHz, 900MHz, 1000MHz}
      • Performance Edition : {200MHz, 400MHz, 600MHz, 800MHz, 1000MHz, 1100MHz, 1200MHz}
    • Better battery life, smoother performance
    • New bootsplash logo (Courtesy : @hackerpower)
    • KSM enabled
    • Fixed the Wi-Fi issues in CM
    • Added OC to 1.2GHz
  • v 1.1.0 (Unreleased)
    • Added Google Snappy Drivers
    • Added Governors : MinMax
    • Removed OC to ensure stability
  • v 1.0.6 (Unreleased)
    • Added Governors : Nightmare, Sakuractive, Wheatley
    • Fixed the bug that caused the LED bar to always stay on
  • v 1.0.5 (Unreleased)
    • Fixed the bug that caused the screen to flicker while attempting to reboot into recovery
  • v 1.0.4 (Unreleased)
    • Added custom bootsplash
    • Enabled zRam
  • v 1.0.3 (Unreleased)
    • Overclock up 1.2 GHz
    • Added Custom Governors
    • Added IO Schedulers
  • v 1.0.2 (Unreleased)
    • Added auto-root
    • Support for init.d
    • Support for file systems (NTFS, CIFS, ext2/3/4)
  • v 1.0.1 (Unreleased)
    • Added Wi-Fi modules
  • v 1.0.0 (Unreleased)
    • Test version
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Since I do not own the device, I request users to kindly test the kernel and report back here. Thanks
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Can make one for sola JB? o.o
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Can make one for sola JB? o.o

I'll do that once I learn that the ICS version is booting
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Very smooooth and stable

I like it and I excited with cpu frequency

But unfortunately Wi-Fi can't turn on!

Please FIX Wi-Fi

Thanks a lot



I'm on CM9
9th June 2013, 12:07 PM |#7  
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very nice kernel and Wifi Not work
(please OC 1200 Mhz)
9th June 2013, 12:44 PM |#8  
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I'm using stock ICS .54
this kernel is fast, smooth, high scored with benchmark
interactiveX+sio

I don't have a problem with wi-fi

let see about the battery life..

good job dev
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Originally Posted by p3nkz

I'm using stock ICS .54
this kernel is fast, smooth, high scored with benchmark
interactiveX+sio

I don't have a problem with wi-fi

let see about the battery life..

good job dev

wifi not work cm9
9th June 2013, 01:38 PM |#10  
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Originally Posted by taylan08

wifi not work cm9

Can anyone else confirm this? If yes, I'll fix this in the next release. I'll also be adding OC

Tapatalked from XU
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good
working so far so good. thanx for this great work. by the way there is no ondemandx governor. i am using it with interactivex + sio. battery is really good. wifi, bt, mobile data working. couldnt test nfc.especially i was looking for a kernel with more speed steps. then i found yours.
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