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  1. LeslieAnn's Avatar
    Yeah seems like there's a lot more OS/OV ROMS since this thread was updated. Really only interested in performance and battery life since I don't use any if the other mods. Any recommendations or should I just try them all?
    For the OS kernels, really the only ones to mess with are the 005, which has long been a good kernel and used in a few roms, 008 and 010 which have been shown to be a pretty good alternative, and 013 or 014, both of which are the latest, these have some usb issues.

    If you want a simple easy to mess around with setup:
    Aphrodite 1.3.3 uses 005
    2.0 beta uses the 013
    2.0 standard uses 008
    2.0.1 uses 010.

    Once you get one installed, you can flash between all of them without wiping.

    1.3.3 is by far the most popular, with 2.0.1 trailing it by quite a bit.
    It's sort of become the go-to rom for anyone not running Rodimus or CM7, though I suspect Harmonia may take over that duty. In less than 24 hours it has had almost 25% of the total downloads of 1.3.3. and closing in on 2.0.1


    If you want to play, try 013 or 014,
    If you want a usable phone to play with and experiment, 010
    If you just want a awesome running phone, go with 005, or one of the newer V based kernels like Picasticks.
    04-23-2011 09:05 PM
  2. Kreatur3's Avatar
    Leslie wouldn't it be better for everyone to use either Pica or Bumble kernels since they are based off the V source? I am currently using the Bumble kernel and my phone runs so much faster on Rodimus than with any of the Xionia kernels.
    04-24-2011 12:24 AM
  3. LeslieAnn's Avatar
    I see nothing wrong with it, and when this thread started, we didn't have those other kernels.

    I suspect that the S kernels will start to fade in favor of V kernels on their own but for now, these are still relevant. Pretty much every major rom is still based on Xionia and only one really built around the new kernels. We are in a transitional phase, give it a month or two and odds are these will be a thing of the past.
    04-24-2011 02:15 AM
  4. Kreatur3's Avatar
    I see nothing wrong with it, and when this thread started, we didn't have those other kernels.

    I suspect that the S kernels will start to fade in favor of V kernels on their own but for now, these are still relevant. Pretty much every major rom is still based on Xionia and only one really built around the new kernels. We are in a transitional phase, give it a month or two and odds are these will be a thing of the past.
    Sorry wasn't trying to imply that the Xionia kernels are worthless. The OV Source kernels are really new. I am just surprised, I guess, at how much better the ROMs run on our kernels. All the froyo roms I've tried with these kernels seem to respond faster with them.
    04-24-2011 02:21 AM
  5. Eollie's Avatar
    I see nothing wrong with it, and when this thread started, we didn't have those other kernels.

    I suspect that the S kernels will start to fade in favor of V kernels on their own but for now, these are still relevant. Pretty much every major rom is still based on Xionia and only one really built around the new kernels. We are in a transitional phase, give it a month or two and odds are these will be a thing of the past.
    Isnt the cm7/asop/2.3 roms suppose to run the xionia kernels?

    I mean I think picasticks said zefie says use the xionia for 2.3 roms and pica for 2.2 roms.
    04-24-2011 03:54 AM
  6. LeslieAnn's Avatar
    Isnt the cm7/asop/2.3 roms suppose to run the xionia kernels?

    I mean I think picasticks said zefie says use the xionia for 2.3 roms and pica for 2.2 roms.
    True, but after playing with the Cyanogen roms, I wouldn't go flashing a new kernel to it. Everything in them is quite integrated it seems. What you think won't be an issue, very easily can be.
    04-24-2011 04:14 AM
  7. Eollie's Avatar
    True, but after playing with the Cyanogen roms, I wouldn't go flashing a new kernel to it. Everything in them is quite integrated it seems. What you think won't be an issue, very easily can be.
    Right just wanted to make sure people understand picasticks is not really designed for 2.3.
    I would love to try these kernel and even the roms but I like the 2.3 roms. Froyo was/is awesome but the cm7 roms are what I was looking for on my DX. Just sucks that the DX users are stuck with basically themed roms. Having to intergrate certain motocrap with the asop sucks balls. Kinda defeats the purpose of having a custom rom IMO.
    04-24-2011 04:21 AM
  8. hfl12's Avatar
    I am on aospCMod, which version of this kernel should I use?
    05-24-2011 01:36 PM
  9. JerryScript's Avatar
    I am on aospCMod, which version of this kernel should I use?
    2.6.32.22-aospCMod The one it came with
    05-24-2011 01:51 PM
  10. hfl12's Avatar
    2.6.32.22-aospCMod The one it came with
    ??? so this kernel is already included in the aospcmod?
    05-24-2011 03:02 PM
  11. economichitman's Avatar
    aosp comes with a better, newer kernel built from the latest android source. Xiona is a 2.3 cm7 kernel if im not mistaken... Going from xiona 008 to bumblee (2.2 virgin source) made my phone a lot more stable and better battery life. Seems slightly more responsive too.
    05-24-2011 03:51 PM
  12. idbl_fanatic's Avatar
    aosp comes with a better, newer kernel built from the latest android source. Xiona is a 2.3 cm7 kernel if im not mistaken... Going from xiona 008 to bumblee (2.2 virgin source) made my phone a lot more stable and better battery life. Seems slightly more responsive too.
    So, can we install this kernel on Xionia ROM? Or is this a 2.3 Kernel?
    05-24-2011 04:29 PM
  13. mmarz's Avatar
    These kernels were created for the Optimus S and ported over to the V. This was done before a functional source was available for the V. They were the first kernels to allow overclocking and other goodies on the V. The newer kernels that were built from the original V source should work better on the V. I don't recommend using these xiona kernels. Not because there is anything "bad" with them, but they are no longer being developed. Any bugs that do pop up will never be fixed.
    05-24-2011 04:43 PM
  14. idbl_fanatic's Avatar
    I just answered my own question, I installed the BB kernal, 1st it worked fine, 2nd, it almost DOUBLED my internal storage. WOW
    05-24-2011 04:51 PM
  15. staticmaal's Avatar
    The port over to the Optimus V of these kernels was 99% the work of LeslieAnn. She should get all the praise. I guess zefie should get some credit seeing as how he created the kernels, debugged them, and put them online. Here is the original Optimus S thread for reference: http://forum.androidcentral.com/lg-o...2-33-v013.html

    Here are the kernels ported over for use with the Optimus V:


    xionia_kernel_005_bootimg_OptimusV_signed.zip (from Rodimus)
    xionia_kernel_008_bootimg_OptimusV_signed.zip
    xionia_kernel_009_bootimg_OptimusV_signed.zip
    xionia_kernel_010_bootimg_OptimusV_signed.zip (updated 4/13/2011)(use anykernel version for CM7)
    xionia_kernel_010_anykernel_OptimusV_signed.zip (updated 4/13/2011)(reload your backup and use this if you have issues with the bootimg version)(Works great on this S rom)
    xionia_kernel_011_bootimg_OptimusV_signed.zip
    xionia_kernel_012_bootimg_OptimusV_signed.zip
    xionia_kernel_013_bootimg_OptimusV_signed.zip (use anykernel version for CM7)
    xionia_kernel_013_anykernel_OptimusV_signed.zip (reload your backup and use this if you have issues with the bootimg version)
    xionia_kernel_014_bootimg_OptimusV_signed.zip (4/13/2011)(taken from Zefie's Scott Pilgrim rom)(use anykernel version for CM7)
    xionia_kernel_014_anykernel_OptimusV_signed.zip (4/13/2011)(reload your backup and use this if you have issues with the bootimg version)

    Bonus! This is the kernel from the aospCMod rom in flash-able form:
    aospCMod_kernel_OptimusV_signed.zip


    Installation instructions:

    1. Install the rom of your choice.
    2. Make a nandroid backup.
    3. Install the kernel on top using your recovery or Romtools.


    These have not been thoroughly tested yet. You must have a nandroid backup if you ever want to uninstall them. You can flash from one kernel to the other with no ill effects (with the exception of the anykernel version of 013, only install that over your original rom). They should also work with the Optimus S roms that already use a Xionia Kernel. Install the S rom, and then install the modified kernel on top before rebooting. The bootimg kernels will remove the Sprint boot animation and hopefully remove all incompatibilities besides the home-menu key swap. The anykernel version will work on the S roms too, but the Sprint boot animation will stay.

    Report bugs here, but I can't promise that we can fix them.

    Please report your success stories as well. We want to know which Roms these kernels will work with. Don't forget to write which Rom you are using and which kernel you installed.

    010 seems the be the most recent kernel that doesn't have the USB mass storage bug. Read here for the change log.

    Known issues:
    • 014,013,012,011 - "Turn on USB storage" never confirms that the mode has been enabled (even though it has been enabled and you can access your card from your computer). As a result, you must go to Settings -> SD Card & Phone Storage -> Mount, to turn USB storage mode off and get your card mounted again.
    • 010,013,&014 anykernel - Swaps the Home and Menu keys when used with aospCMod rom. Switch them back using a button remapper app or editing the keyboard file located in: /system/usr/keylayout/ or try flashing this.
    • all bootimg - They do not work with CM7 (aosp & zefie's). Use the Anykernel version instead.
    So will these kernels work with any rom besides the ones that says for CM7 and the other one?
    06-11-2011 02:24 AM
  16. mmarz's Avatar
    So will these kernels work with any rom besides the ones that says for CM7 and the other one?
    As far as I know, they should work with all of the Froyo roms.
    06-11-2011 02:55 AM
  17. bigcat73's Avatar
    Which one of these would work best for the stock ROM? I'm just looking for a good kernel to overclock with.
    06-22-2011 01:26 PM
  18. mmarz's Avatar
    Which one of these would work best for the stock ROM? I'm just looking for a good kernel to overclock with.
    I would recommend 010.
    06-22-2011 01:47 PM
  19. LeslieAnn's Avatar
    Which one of these would work best for the stock ROM? I'm just looking for a good kernel to overclock with.
    I would recommend going for a whole rom.

    A good rom at stock speed is just as fast as the stock rom with all bloat and junk overclocked by 150mhz. Even if you remove the junk, you will still have the TWS issue, less battery and less speed.

    You will spend weeks and months trying to get anywhere close to what a good rom will do for you in a 5 minutes.
    06-22-2011 03:52 PM
  20. bigcat73's Avatar
    I would recommend going for a whole rom.

    A good rom at stock speed is just as fast as the stock rom with all bloat and junk overclocked by 150mhz. Even if you remove the junk, you will still have the TWS issue, less battery and less speed.

    You will spend weeks and months trying to get anywhere close to what a good rom will do for you in a 5 minutes.
    Hmm I had no idea. Thanks for the heads up. I've been reading up on some here lately. I used to be scared to death of flashing a rom, but the more I read makes me realize that you just need to be careful and follow directions. Kind of off topic, but I haven't even activated my phone yet because I can't port my number from Verizon until the beginning of July. Can I root, flash a custom recovery, and start flashing roms before my phone is activated, or will this interfere with activation with VM?
    06-22-2011 09:58 PM
  21. pbailey212's Avatar
    Don't be intimidated, the devs are all helpful, besides aosp, but his cult followers have any answer you need. LeslieAnn Obijohn and mmarz are very helpful and polite... even to noobs. There really isn't much harm you can do. Just don't run system restore through your phone, use recovery to wipe your data, and any problems you have should be easy fixes
    06-22-2011 10:12 PM
  22. JerryScript's Avatar
    Hmm I had no idea. Thanks for the heads up. I've been reading up on some here lately. I used to be scared to death of flashing a rom, but the more I read makes me realize that you just need to be careful and follow directions. Kind of off topic, but I haven't even activated my phone yet because I can't port my number from Verizon until the beginning of July. Can I root, flash a custom recovery, and start flashing roms before my phone is activated, or will this interfere with activation with VM?
    You should be able to port your number at any time, regardless of contracts (you may have to pay out your contract, but the number can be ported ahead of time.

    If you flash a 2.3 or 2.3.4 ROM, you will have to flash back to a 2.2 ROM to activate. It's about a 20 minute process to flash back, activate, then reflash whichever ROM you prefer.
    06-22-2011 11:34 PM
  23. bigcat73's Avatar
    I was told by Verizon that I had to wait until the date the contract was up to avoid their early termination fee. We signed with Alltel originally so we'd have to pay the $200 ETF, not the Verizon one that decreases with each month completed.
    06-23-2011 12:02 AM
  24. LeslieAnn's Avatar
    Some of the 2.2 roms have the activation tool in them, but not all (Bumblebee, Aphrodite, and Harmonia do, Reborn and Stock + Xionia do not).

    2.3 roms do not, but as mentioned, nandroid backup, flash a 2.2 rom, activate, then restore your nandroid backup and you are fine, if you go that route.


    Make a Nandroid backup before you start, PLEASE!
    This can/will save you a lot of headaches (and maybe your phone) later.

    So long as you have a working recovery, you are fine playing with roms.
    So long as you have a working rom, you are fine playing with recoveries (using terminal emulator you can flash a recovery from inside the rom).

    If you break one, don't mess with the other until you fix the one. I have seen several make this mistake. So if your rom fails, do not go flashing a recovery. Fix the rom, then flash a recovery and vice versa. Always keep one working and you will be able to easily fix problems.

    And you WILL have a problem at some point because it will be addictive at first. Don't freak, and remember people here will help.


    Go slow, read and ask questions, you will be fine.
    06-23-2011 12:39 AM
  25. pbailey212's Avatar
    Reborn has the activation app on it
    06-23-2011 08:02 AM
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