Kernel Franco VS AK Kernel

  1. knorkerGünther
    Gingerbread Apr 8, 2015

    knorkerGünther , Apr 8, 2015 :
    I wanted to ask what kernel is recommended for the CM 12 Nightlys at the moment. Since the Nightlys probably changed quite a lot from whenever they have started until now and I haven't read anything about these kernels on recent Nightlys.
    I am currently on the latest CM 12 Nightly. I am quite happy how the phone is running at the moment but I would like to try to get some extra battery life by undervolting etc.

    Thanks for helpful answers in advance :)

    Of course I could just try both but I don't see the point in paying for one when everyone recommends the other one.

  2. itsnguser
    KitKat Apr 8, 2015

    itsnguser , Apr 8, 2015 :
    You don't have to pay for AK nor Franco.

  3. knorkerGünther
    Gingerbread Apr 14, 2015

  4. itsnguser
    KitKat Apr 14, 2015

    itsnguser , Apr 14, 2015 :
    Well, I didn't know that. Actually I don't know which are the limitations of the free app because I bought the paid version. By the way I'm using AK Kernel right now ;)

  5. knorkerGünther
    Gingerbread Apr 14, 2015

    knorkerGünther , Apr 14, 2015 :
    Ok, I will start with AK kernel because I think it's completely free and later on I will give Franco kernel a shot. Thank you!

  6. ArdeXxX
    Ice Cream Sandwich Apr 14, 2015

    ArdeXxX , Apr 14, 2015 :
    Sounds like a plan. And the few (measly) euros you'd be paying for the FKU app are well worth the money!

  7. itsnguser
    KitKat Apr 14, 2015

    itsnguser , Apr 14, 2015 :
    No problem! Right now I'm using AK Kernel + UKM + Synapse and I'm loving this combo :D

  8. Knight_1183
    Honeycomb Apr 14, 2015

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  9. Knight_1183
    Honeycomb Apr 14, 2015

    Knight_1183 , Apr 14, 2015 :
    Hey buddy you can try this one in Synapse on Gamma:

    Kcal= Enabled
    Kcal Values= 236 248 256
    Min = 35
    Contrast= 258
    Hue= 0
    Saturation 282
    Value= 251

    This setting uses the real power of your screen. Colors and everything look crisper.

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  10. itsnguser
    KitKat Apr 14, 2015

    itsnguser , Apr 14, 2015 :
    I use CF.Lumen so I don't think I will benefit of those changes. I'm loving the actual screen settings actually.

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  11. ReRunRod
    Gingerbread Apr 14, 2015

    ReRunRod , Apr 14, 2015 :

  12. Amit Damodar
    Donut Apr 21, 2015

    Amit Damodar , Apr 21, 2015 :
    I want to know which kernel AK or Franco has better battery life ? I've currently installed franco. would like to know if AK is better in terms of battery life and performance thanks :)

  13. knorkerGünther
    Gingerbread Apr 25, 2015

    knorkerGünther , Apr 25, 2015 :
    I have just set up ak kernel, UKM, Synapse, BusyBox and the ak kernel updater. I am running COS 12 so the kernel I installed is AK.137.OPO.SKULL.CM12 since COS 12 isn't CM12.1.
    Now the updater is telling me that there is a new version but it is for CM12.1. Is this save to install?

    Also some Syanpse settings for COS 12 would be appreciated :D

    EDIT: Just tried the 12.1 kernel and it seems to be working. If anything happens though I will post it here to stop others from making the same mistake.
    Last edited: Apr 26, 2015

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  14. FXA
    Ice Cream Sandwich Apr 30, 2015

    FXA , Apr 30, 2015 :
    You can use UKM + Synapse. It works with Franco

  15. Chromer19
    Honeycomb Apr 30, 2015

    Chromer19 , Apr 30, 2015 :
    Latest Update from AK site :

    Download: AK.236.OPO.CM12.1

  16. arpakyna
    Gingerbread May 1, 2015

    arpakyna , May 1, 2015 :
    Yeah, definitely let us know how it goes! I'm wanting to try AK because of the expanded options for kernel management, but I'm kind of hoping and waiting for AK to make one directly for COS12 before biting the bullet.

  17. knorkerGünther
    Gingerbread May 2, 2015

    knorkerGünther , May 2, 2015 :
    @arpakyna Well i reverted back to the stock kernel because the battery life I got wasn't that much better than with AK. The profiles I found on the xda forum.

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  18. Pavankalyan
    Gingerbread Jun 4, 2015

    Pavankalyan , Jun 4, 2015 :
    flashed ak kernel 259 and UKM on COS12 and installed synapse app from playstore ........need best tweaks for synapse and reduce the wakelag issue when double taps the screen......

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  19. cosmogenium
    Eclair Aug 6, 2015

  20. Evokkimus
    KitKat Aug 22, 2015

    Evokkimus , Aug 22, 2015 :
    I want to flash AK kernel on COS12… do I flash the latest or the 137 version, which says CM12?