AK Kernel - Is it really worth it?

  1. msmilkshake
    Honeycomb Sep 29, 2015

    msmilkshake , Sep 29, 2015 :
    When I received my Oneplus Two I rooted and clean installed Oxygen 2.1.0. After playing with it for an hour I installed AK Kernel since I read that it was better at battery and core management.

    So in the past days I've read that AK Kernel was yes better than prior oxygen 2.0.2 stock kernels but the 2.1.0 kernel was as good as AK Kernel.

    My question is to who have tested both.

    Is it really worth it to continue with AK Kernel or stock Ox 2.1.0 kernel does the trick?

    Another thing that I don't know if it's a bug or not it is the fact that I don't have any cpu governors in AK Kernel.

  2. ogriff
    Jelly Bean Sep 29, 2015

  3. msmilkshake
    Honeycomb Sep 29, 2015

    msmilkshake , Sep 29, 2015 :
    Have you tried stock ox 2.1 kernel or are you using AK since previous versions?

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  4. ogriff
    Jelly Bean Sep 29, 2015

    ogriff , Sep 29, 2015 :
    The improvement is against stock, on 2.1

  5. msmilkshake
    Honeycomb Sep 29, 2015

    msmilkshake , Sep 29, 2015 :
    Good. Do you have cpu governors? My synapse doesn't show any...
    Last edited: Sep 29, 2015

  6. Gamm86
    Jelly Bean Sep 29, 2015

    Gamm86 , Sep 29, 2015 :
    Because the kernel is still under development. Yet, it is already much better than stock in regards to battery life and overall smoothness. Just leave it as it is, for now.

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  7. return.of.octobot
    Jelly Bean Sep 29, 2015

    return.of.octobot , Sep 29, 2015 :
    As @Gamm86, AK Kernel is still very early in development and currently does not resemble what you're used to seeing on the OPO, from a surface perspective it's not all that different from stock in terms of available tunables, synapse is only partially supported and Kernel Adiutor is being used to make the lions-share of configurations. With that said I do feel as though there is a noticeable improvement over the stock offering, but even if there wasn't, for me it's more about going along for the ride as this thing becomes what we new it to be on OPO.

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  8. mwayner
    Lollipop Sep 29, 2015

    mwayner , Sep 29, 2015 :
    Used as-is this infant AK kernel is already better than the stock. The most - and really noticeable - improvement is the idle drain. Not to mention that it configures the cpus as Qualcomm originally intended, without taking a hit in terms of heat or battery life.

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  9. gautamhans1
    Honeycomb Sep 29, 2015

    gautamhans1 , Sep 29, 2015 :
    Synapse doesn't support AK for OPT yet.
    Try Kernel Aduitor instead.:)

  10. njain2686
    Honeycomb Sep 29, 2015

    njain2686 , Sep 29, 2015 :
    I had just the opposite experience with AK.
    On stock kernel 2.1 I get around 4-5 hours of SOT.
    In AK I found
    1) The UI a bit smother than stock.
    2) All 8 cores online.
    3) idle battery drain very low. During 8 hours of sleep it would drain about 5-10%.
    4) SOT Fell below stock to about 3-4 hours.
    5) Finger print scanner seems buggier and unresponsive at times.

    I have no doubt that it will get better in subsequent updates.
    But for now I am sticking you stock.

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  11. ogriff
    Jelly Bean Sep 29, 2015

    ogriff , Sep 29, 2015 :
    I've not noticed any difference with fingerprint scanner, that said I'm using AK as it comes, nothing else being altered. Works as usual for me.

  12. fxguru77
    Jelly Bean Sep 29, 2015

  13. agodo
    Ice Cream Sandwich Oct 2, 2015

    agodo , Oct 2, 2015 :
    anyone has some profiles for synapse running ak kernel on the oneplus 2???

  14. nvt194
    Gingerbread Oct 3, 2015

    nvt194 , Oct 3, 2015 :
    what about AK kernel for CM - roms ?
    Anyone tried ? i'm running Mookee rom and it's blazing fast compared to Oxygen, but battery is drain faster

  15. Ewerton Melo
    Cupcake Oct 11, 2015

    Ewerton Melo , Oct 11, 2015 :
    I am running AK with 2.1. The only change that I have done is changing the governor of LITTLE to consrvative and change the GPU to Performance. I did these changes because I TRULLY hate micro stutter when scrolling. Thus as I have modified the Framework.Jar for smooth scrolling + the changes on kernel side, now the phone is a beast in fluidity. I will check if there will be any impact on battery life and report back.

    Jelly Bean Oct 11, 2015

    BOSSPDA , Oct 11, 2015 :
    did you install kernel autidor, from Grarak? How did you change the framework.jar?

  17. Ewerton Melo
    Cupcake Oct 11, 2015

    Ewerton Melo , Oct 11, 2015 :
    Yes, I did the changes using Kernel Auditor. For the Framework.jar there is a lot steps to decompile and edit the files to disable scrolling cache. I would post the edited file here but the forum is not allowing.

    Please see the link to the tutorial:


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  18. Ewerton Melo
    Cupcake Oct 11, 2015

    Ewerton Melo , Oct 11, 2015 :
    Guys, reporting back regarding the battery on AK + my tweaks. I am currently at 53% with 3h22 SOT.
    Last edited: Oct 11, 2015

  19. spencer1620
    Ice Cream Sandwich Oct 12, 2015

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    Oct 16, 2015