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    Default Anyone using the Franco kernel on the stock ROM?

    I'm not quite ready to start ROMing this thing yet, but I was wondering if any of you have run Franco's nightly on the stock ROM? If so, how did it perform?
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    Default Re: Anyone using the Franco kernel on the stock ROM?

    I am using r15 but not on the stock rom. He has tweaked the color settings. They are a bit more vibrant but the whites really pop on a black background. The governor is set to interactive by default and I just leave it there. Runs fine.

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    Default Re: Anyone using the Franco kernel on the stock ROM?

    Quote Originally Posted by davey11 View Post
    I am using r15 but not on the stock rom. He has tweaked the color settings. They are a bit more vibrant but the whites really pop on a black background. The governor is set to interactive by default and I just leave it there. Runs fine.

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    Does the color multiplier part of his app not work yet? On the gnex, you could adjust it to any color you like.
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    Default Re: Anyone using the Franco kernel on the stock ROM?

    Quote Originally Posted by greydarrah View Post
    Does the color multiplier part of his app not work yet? On the gnex, you could adjust it to any color you like.
    I am not following his thread too closely but I don't think the color settings are implemented yet.
    I never got his app so I'm not real sure. You could ask in his thread although you risk getting slammed for asking. Lot of 'smarter than thou' ppl on xda.

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    Default Re: Anyone using the Franco kernel on the stock ROM?

    The color settings are now available in his app, running it on AOKP though, its smooth.
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    I am using it. Very smooth.
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    Default Re: Anyone using the Franco kernel on the stock ROM?

    On stock rooted, using Franco's kernels. Better battery life is noticeable but not a huge noticeable difference overall.

    I'm still waiting to run faster and jump higher.
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    r23 is nice

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    Quote Originally Posted by digitalslacker View Post
    r23 is nice

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    Default Re: Anyone using the Franco kernel on the stock ROM?

    So how does one install it?

    And what voltage settings are people using for longer battery life???
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    Default Re: Anyone using the Franco kernel on the stock ROM?

    Quote Originally Posted by sailflat View Post
    So how does one install it?

    And what voltage settings are people using for longer battery life???
    You can install it using the Franco kernel app in the play store

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    Default Re: Anyone using the Franco kernel on the stock ROM?

    I'm on stock rom and installed the r34 last night.

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    Default Re: Anyone using the Franco kernel on the stock ROM?

    Ditto, stock, rooted, r34.
    No issues, appears to be better battery than stock kernel. haven't done any tests. Worth a go as you can backup restore existing kernel with his app.
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    Default Re: Anyone using the Franco kernel on the stock ROM?

    Quote Originally Posted by fremoy View Post
    Ditto, stock, rooted, r34.
    No issues, appears to be better battery than stock kernel. haven't done any tests. Worth a go as you can backup restore existing kernel with his app.
    Thanks, and welcome to the forum! Franco's app is definitely worth the few bucks he charges.
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    Default Re: Anyone using the Franco kernel on the stock ROM?

    I tried to run this kernel, I could not get it to run acceptably for games. It would drop frames and just be unpleasant. It did help the battery though. I went back to stock, anyone know what could cause it run choppy?
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    Default Re: Anyone using the Franco kernel on the stock ROM?

    Went to Franco kernel and noticed battery life being substantially better. Wasn't too pleased with battery life on stock, but it's a lot better now.

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    Default Re: Anyone using the Franco kernel on the stock ROM?

    I'm running Cm10.1 with Franco Kernel and its very jittery for me. Not as smooth as running stock rom and kernel for me but I dont know if thats the ROMs fault or the kernel. Thinking of going back to stock ROM and keeping the kernel because it did help my battery life in terms of screen on time (only by about 1 and half though), but I cant deal with all this lag and jitters as if im still running a phone with Gingerbread on it. Its THAT bad with this setup I have right now. Folks here seem to be fine with stock rom and franco kernel so maybe ill go for that.
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    Default Re: Anyone using the Franco kernel on the stock ROM?

    Quote Originally Posted by DeadpoolJunior View Post
    I'm running Cm10.1 with Franco Kernel and its very jittery for me. Not as smooth as running stock rom and kernel for me but I dont know if thats the ROMs fault or the kernel. Thinking of going back to stock ROM and keeping the kernel because it did help my battery life in terms of screen on time (only by about 1 and half though), but I cant deal with all this lag and jitters as if im still running a phone with Gingerbread on it. Its THAT bad with this setup I have right now. Folks here seem to be fine with stock rom and franco kernel so maybe ill go for that.
    Which of the dozens of revisions are you running? There are some revisions that are jittery (e.g., r51, r52). You have to remember that the kernel is very much a work in progress.
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    Default Re: Anyone using the Franco kernel on the stock ROM?

    Quote Originally Posted by DeadpoolJunior View Post
    I'm running Cm10.1 with Franco Kernel and its very jittery for me. Not as smooth as running stock rom and kernel for me but I dont know if thats the ROMs fault or the kernel. Thinking of going back to stock ROM and keeping the kernel because it did help my battery life in terms of screen on time (only by about 1 and half though), but I cant deal with all this lag and jitters as if im still running a phone with Gingerbread on it. Its THAT bad with this setup I have right now. Folks here seem to be fine with stock rom and franco kernel so maybe ill go for that.
    Cm should be pretty stable. If you like the features that it adds, you might want to try reflashing the ROM (clearing data again). If by any chance you did not clear data, cache and dalvic when you initially flashed it, that's likely what your problem is. I use the Franco app quite often to make a backup of each kernel after I flash a new one. That makes is really easy to roll back if you get unexpected results.
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    Default Re: Anyone using the Franco kernel on the stock ROM?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bar81 View Post
    Which of the dozens of revisions are you running? There are some revisions that are jittery (e.g., r51, r52). You have to remember that the kernel is very much a work in progress.
    Think I was on r53. VERY jittery. Unbearably. Battery improved somewhat. Two days in a row I got 3hrs+ of screen on time on one charge, yet overall battery time was about 12hrs or so. I would get 12hrs on stock but with screen on time of 2 1/2 hours-3hrs so i'm not sure what to make of improved screen on times but overall use time being the same.

    Quote Originally Posted by greydarrah View Post
    Cm should be pretty stable. If you like the features that it adds, you might want to try reflashing the ROM (clearing data again). If by any chance you did not clear data, cache and dalvic when you initially flashed it, that's likely what your problem is. I use the Franco app quite often to make a backup of each kernel after I flash a new one. That makes is really easy to roll back if you get unexpected results.
    So I updated CM using the built in updater, so I could just have the stock CM kernel and ROM. VERY smooth, like stock smooth. That proves it was the kernel I was running which was Franco r53. Maybe i'll give another version of Franco a shot and see if the jitter continues.
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    Default Re: Anyone using the Franco kernel on the stock ROM?

    I wasn't particularly impressed with the r3x, r4x and the r5x branches of the kernel, preferring r23. Having said that, the new r6x branch seems to be much better with what appears to be equal battery life to earlier builds (i.e., better than the stock kernel) but with all cores online to keep things snappy and no obvious issues in my limited testing.
    Last edited by Bar81; 01-29-2013 at 02:20 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bar81 View Post
    I wasn't particularly impressed with the r3x, r4x and the r5x branches of the kernel, preferring r23. Having said that, the new r6x branch seems to be much better with what appears to be equal battery life to earlier builds (i.e., better than the stock kernel) but with all cores online to keep things snappy and no obvious issues in my limited testing.
    That's usually the cycle with his stuff, at least as long as I've been using it. The early builds post stable version are pretty good but as they progress he'll try new things until he eventually lands on a pretty stable combination and that'll be come the next stable build. My guess is we'll see a stable version soon, bout that time.

    I haven't noticed any issues with r53 but I really don't look that closely. If I'm not at work streaming music I'll easily get 15+ hrs vs 12 or so on stock. I'm running it with Minco v6.1 beta so that could play a part as that ROM is advertised as being built w/ Franco.
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    Default Re: Anyone using the Franco kernel on the stock ROM?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bar81 View Post
    I wasn't particularly impressed with the r3x, r4x and the r5x branches of the kernel, preferring r23. Having said that, the new r6x branch seems to be much better with what appears to be equal battery life to earlier builds (i.e., better than the stock kernel) but with all cores online to keep things snappy and no obvious issues in my limited testing.
    Where are you seeing the r6x branch? I just downloaded the franco app and flashed the kernel through the app. Appears much much smooth early on than when I flashed it before. This is great because the battery life is way better than stock CM10.1 kernel (which I ran all day today and the battery life was horrible! I got to 30% battery life in 7hrs with only 1.5 hours screen on time before I said screw it and just flashed Franco Kernel back). The Kernel is great, just the performance was horrible and felt like I was running Gingerbread on my phone. Things seem much smoother right now.

    But where do you see r6x? Because on the app it only showed me r53
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeadpoolJunior View Post
    Where are you seeing the r6x branch? I just downloaded the franco app and flashed the kernel through the app. Appears much much smooth early on than when I flashed it before. This is great because the battery life is way better than stock CM10.1 kernel (which I ran all day today and the battery life was horrible! I got to 30% battery life in 7hrs with only 1.5 hours screen on time before I said screw it and just flashed Franco Kernel back). The Kernel is great, just the performance was horrible and felt like I was running Gingerbread on my phone. Things seem much smoother right now.

    But where do you see r6x? Because on the app it only showed me r53
    If you hit the xda thread there is a link to his test builds that you can install manually.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeadpoolJunior View Post
    But where do you see r6x? Because on the app it only showed me r53
    Test versions here:
    [KERNEL][GPL][N4] franco.Kernel - r53 - xda-developers

    try r62
    Last edited by Bar81; 01-30-2013 at 01:07 AM.
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