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    Default Nexus 4 - Franco Kernel, my experience

    Finally decided to try this popular Kernel after reading about it for ages here and there, on my N4 4.4.2, with these amazing results, light usage with some whatsapp, skype, firefox, bbc, dailymail, couple videos and some youtube. Brightness on Auto adjust.

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    Would you say the battery life has improved over the stock kernel?
    Everything in this post is 100% accurate...I think

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    Yeah definitely, I was getting max 3.. 3,5h screen time with stock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Himeko7 View Post
    Yeah definitely, I was getting max 3.. 3,5h screen time with stock.
    Big improvement
    Wonder why these phones don't come with better kernels out of the box

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    Everything in this post is 100% accurate...I think

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    Quote Originally Posted by UJ95x View Post
    Big improvement
    Wonder why these phones don't come with better kernels out of the box

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    Its rather stupid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chetan Takyar View Post
    Its rather stupid.

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    It is. Not like it has a negative effect on performance or anything. Maybe they need new software engineers...

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    Everything in this post is 100% accurate...I think

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    Quote Originally Posted by UJ95x View Post
    It is. Not like it has a negative effect on performance or anything. Maybe they need new software engineers...

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    I mean I've undervolted by 100mv with no bad effects and NY phone runs cooler and therefore has less thermal throttling.

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    I'd say Google does an okay job with their kernel which actually have minimum cpu speed lock at 900mhz, it have a good compromise between speed and battery life, except for the ridiculous low cpu temperature throttling. It really depends on your settings, someone with the same setup could get bad battery life. I can't imagine getting 5hrs if I play games or do intensive tasks.

    I get 4hrs of battery life with stock kernel, but I remove most junk apps and use Greenify. The thing Google need to fix is more on the OS, like tissues with wakelock and background processes eating battery, doesn't matter what Android forum you're in, this topic pops up.

    Since you have franco kernel, I recommend installing TouchControl to enable swipe2wake and sleep module if you haven't tried that, it will embarress the LG G2. Some kernels have the feature built-in, but out of all of them most have issues with the touchscreen becoming unreponsive forever and had to reboot, there is only one kernel for the N4 I know this without the bug.

    You should try TricksterMOD if you haven't, it's one of the best app for changing kernel settings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by someguy01234 View Post
    Since you have franco kernel, I recommend installing TouchControl to enable swipe2wake and sleep module if you haven't tried that, it will embarress the LG G2. Some kernels have the feature built-in, but out of all of them most have issues with the touchscreen becoming unreponsive forever and had to reboot, there is only one kernel for the N4 I know this without the bug.
    I was going to, but the comments in the store put me off, many users with issues having to restore the OS and other problems.. idk, I thought this was already a feature of franco tbh before I installed it.

    I'm gonna give this a try also:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Himeko7 View Post
    I was going to, but the comments in the store put me off, many users with issues having to restore the OS and other problems.. idk, I thought this was already a feature of franco tbh before I installed it.

    I'm gonna give this a try also:

    You can use TricksterMod to enable s2w and s2s features if your kernel have it. I'm using which have doubletaps as well, but it's affected by the unresponsive screen bug for now if sweeps are turned on.

    I think you should simply enable ART, it really transform Android into something smoother and more reponsive, but don't make the conclusion immediately, use it for a day and you will feel the effect, you will feel it more if you set the animation speed to 0.5x or lower. I don't see a difference in battery life though. It is not a hack, and explains it better (sorry having to post a competing site link).
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    Default Re: Franco Kernel, my experience

    The only thing i want to know which version you test cause r199 doesnt works for me
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    r199 with stock 4.4.2, installed through franco's paid app

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    ART: I have this on now, everything seems ok so far and apps feel more responsive and faster to start up. Will post battery results later when it's drained.

    S2W: Installed TouchControl (Free) and it seems to be working so far, I hope it won't brick my Nexus whenever I reboot ><
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    I'm getting very good screen on time with the version KK242, I'm not using the N4 as my daily driver, so this result isn't realistic since mobile signal is off, but I'm still impressed. Should be able to get 4 hours+ with mobile signal on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by someguy01234 View Post
    I'm getting very good screen on time with the version KK242, I'm not using the N4 as my daily driver, so this result isn't realistic since mobile signal is off, but I'm still impressed. Should be able to get 4 hours+ with mobile signal on.
    Jesus Christ that's high

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    Couple more tests

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    this is amazing, i get with stock 4.4.2 3-3.5h of screen time,
    i'm gonna root my nex4 as soon as possible

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leart369 View Post
    this is amazing, i get with stock 4.4.2 3-3.5h of screen time,
    i'm gonna root my nex4 as soon as possible

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    Remember results really vary

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chetan Takyar View Post
    Remember results really vary

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    you mean i can get less screen on time than on stock?

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    you mean i can get less screen on time than on stock?

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    Hell no. Just that you might only get 4-4.5 hours depending on your usage and signal

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chetan Takyar View Post
    Hell no. Just that you might only get 4-4.5 hours depending on your usage and signal

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    that would be also great, every minute more than my stock can get would be a great result for me
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leart369 View Post
    that would be also great, every minute more than my stock can get would be a great result for me
    I understand. Just don't expect 6 hours for you. Just because other people are getting that

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    Used the free app to autoflash the kernel and that went great. After flashing I figured I'd like to try the paid app so I bought it and tried to open it, but it'll force close immediately as I try to open it.
    I'm running ART, and I think this might be the problem as I've been succesful in opening the app on Dalvik.
    How come the free app supports ART already but the paid app doesn't?

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    I'm running it on ART without any issues.
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