In DESPERATE Need of Kernel Help

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  1. b-jammin21

    b-jammin21 Member

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    Hey guys. Lately I've been messing around on my phone a lot (to the point where not only is my girlfriend getting sick of it, but so am I, lol) trying to find a good kernel for my phone.

    Here are my issues:
    -HEAT, REALLY HOT HEAT. Seems that every kernel I try starts an oven in my phone. I hover around upper 80's, low to mid 90's consistently (at the absolute lowest), and frequently get into the mid to upper 110's. (That's Fahrenheit, lol obviously).

    -Battery life. Seems that no matter what I try, my battery WILL need to be charged at some point during the day.

    I have tried a lot of kernels now (deprimed, corcor67 with smartmod, PE EliteCPU, Chevy, etc) and I can't seem to find anything that gives good performance, good battery life, and no heat issues. I also get some FC's sometimes.

    Now I already know that "it depends on my phone and I will have to test some out to figure out works best for me." I've already been trying that story for some time now on SS 5.4 (which is the best ROM out there for me). I guess I've just finally hit the boiling point (pun intended) and I'm sick of testing out countless kernels and having every one of them not work out for me. I'd really love to just get my phone the way I like it with 5.4 and keep it that way and not have to mess around with it anymore.

    Any recommendations? Thanks a million in advance.
     
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    What speeds are you running at? What voltages?
     
  3. b-jammin21

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    I have usually always run at 1 ghz and go for LV or ULV, because I've been told that lower voltages increase battery life and decrease temps.

    Performance has not really been an issue, but heat and battery life has...
     
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    make/model of phone?
     
  5. b-jammin21

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    Sorry guys I should've given this info in the OP:

    Motorola Droid
    Simply Stunning 5.4
    Murder Remix Theme
    PE Elite CPU kernel (for now....)
    1ghz LV, interactive gov (which I mostly use)

    Thanks
     
  6. VingInMedina

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    Try Chevy's Medium voltage 900Mhz kernel. I went from LV to Med and I noticed that my phone is running a bit cooler now.

    Battery life didn't noticeably change when I went from LV to Med.

    I have also noticed that things I used to be able to run on my phone I can't any more. I think the phone has been pushed so hard for the last 8-9 months that it is starting to get picky in its old age.
     
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    I use chevys 1ghz lv kernel. What I have noticed really helps is the smartass governor. It really helps with battery life. I used to use the interactive but battery life sucked. I haven't noticed much change, if any, in performance going to the smartass governor.

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    Are you seeing cooler temps with the mv as opposed to the lv kernels?

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    That's what he said.

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    Lol, guess I had a brainfart! How much cooler is your phone running?

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    I don't have hard and fast numbers, but I have noticed since loading it (about a week ago) that it doesn't feel as hot to the touch as often as it did before. It also seems to be running smoother. I haven't had it do a hot reboot on me either.

    Like I said, my phone used to work great with LV, but then stated giving my trouble and someone else suggested that I might need a higher voltage. So, if you are shopping around for something that works for you I would give it a try.

    It is really amazing how differently phones will react to the same software. Something that will work great on one phone will cause another to crash all the time.
     
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    I've always been surprised at how our phones act so different. I tried a mv kernel a long time ago, on froyo I think. It didn't work well then, but, kernels have come a long way and so have the roms so maybe I'll give it a shot.

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    Just thought id add a little of my findings. I was running the 1ghz ulv kernal and my adroud os was usually at 5%. I switched to 1ghz lv kernal and now android os is at 3%.

    Battery temp seems to be the same. screen off with little to no use in the low 80's, moderate use and I'm in the 90's, heavy use and I'm in the 100's with 105 the top. I use interactive gov.

    I feel like the battery temps are too high, so I'm going to try a mv kernal.

    So, unfortunately you have no choice, but to spend hours testing for the right kernal.


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    I know and it really sucks. I'm working 3 jobs right now and it feels like I'm working another full time job trying to find a good kernel that works for me.

    And in theory, shouldn't a kernel that's higher in voltage run hotter too?
     
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    ? what temp should your phone run at my D1 has always been running in the high 80's to mid to high 90's since I got the phone 2 years ago. So I was just wondering what the temp should be...does any one know?
     
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