After the successful launch of the LG Nexus 4 E960, custom ROMs and kernels have quickly been developed for it. Optimizing battery use is one of the main goals of most developers especially for phone powerhouses like the Nexus 4. One of the many kernels geared towards decreasing battery usage is one developed by XDA Developers member _motley, the Motley Kernel.
The Motley Kernel has added performance tweaks designed to help you optimize battery usage. The kernel uses a Google 3.4 base allowing support for all stock features. Aside from that, it comes with compiler optimizations, I/O schedulers, voltage control, governors (OnDemand, Interactive, PowerSave, and [...]
The Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-I9100, Samsung’s former flagship device, refuses to be useless and obsolete. Even if this is inevitable, continuous developer support has kept the Galaxy S2 a usable phone especially because of ROMs with the latest version of Android and other custom tweaks. Speaking of tweaks, another custom kernel has found its way to the Galaxy S2’s circuitry and it is named the Dorimanx Kernel. It’s based on the famous Siyah Kernel with additional improvements and tweaks.
The Dorimanx Kernel works on CyanogenMod, AOKP, Sense4all, ported Jelly Bean, MIUI.us, and Samsung Ice Cream Sandwich stock ROMs. If your ROM is based on the new Jelly [...]
Android devices are some of the most popular gadgets around the world. The hottest one at the moment is Google’s latest release, the Google Nexus 4 made by LG. The Nexus 4 E960 is equipped with a great display, quad-core processor, the latest Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, and PhotoSphere. Affordable and sleek, the Nexus 4 is the perfect gift you can give yourself this yuletide season.
The Nexus 4 has already gotten a lot of attention in the XDA Developers community. Developers have been happily creating ROMs and kernels to optimize the phone’s capabilities. Faux123, an XDA Developer member known for his expertise in kernel development, is no stranger to the Nexus [...]
It’s been a year since the launch of the Verizon Samsung Galaxy Nexus SCH-I515. A lot of people were amazed by its 4G LTE capability and great performance. Of course, having an Android phone like the Galaxy Nexus would make you want to push it to the limits by flashing custom ROMs and kernels. Speaking of custom kernels, XDA Developers member tiny4579’s Tinykernel has just been released.
A kernel acts as a bridge between the software and the hardware. Having the right kernel is very important if you want your device’s performance to be optimized. There are lots of different custom kernels lying in wait for you to find in the XDA Developers Forum and [...]
Not everyone can bring home a Google Nexus 4 and have access to the latest custom ROMs and kernels in store for this wonderful device. One of the latest kernels to check out is the Matr1x 2.0, based on Google’s latest Jelly Bean operating system.
Matr1x 2.0 is a custom kernel developed by XDA recognized developer mathkid95 who is also the dev behind the Matr1x custom kernel for the Google Nexus S. This time, the said dev is ready to mod another Nexus device with this new custom kernel.
The recent build is still being updated by the developer and many have commented on the amazing battery optimization that comes with the package. Its recent version comes [...]
With the number of new Android devices released in the market, many developers have found themselves tinkering with new and famous phones or tablets for its user base. Often times older devices are buried to technological oblivion but not the Galaxy Tab 10.1. In fact, there is a new custom kernel for the device dubbed as Yoda’s Kernel. It’s not something from Star Wars but it has exciting features worth checking out.
XDA Developers member Ryrzy decided to direct development efforts to the Galaxy Tab 10.1 and the result? Yoda’s Kernel version 2.4. The kernel comes with custom boot animation, added CPU uV, enabled cifs/utf8, enabled basic NTFS support, [...]
The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 is a powerful tablet. This tablet carries a 1.4 GHz quad-core processor and 2 GB of RAM, which make this tablet ideal for multitasking. Plus, with the addition of Project Butter in the coming Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, this tablet will be super fast. Unfortunately, we are still waiting for the latest updates to arrive. For the meantime, how about flashing an overclocked kernel to make your tablet a bit faster?
XDA Developers member brieuwers shares an overclocked kernel that will increase the clock speed from 1.4 GHz to 1.6 GHz on your Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1. Flashing this kernel will make your tablet snappier. The instructions below will [...]
Overclocking smartphones processors is not surprising. Usually, processors are overclocked from 500 MHz or more to increase the operating speed of your phone. But, for example, if you try to overclock a 1.2 GHz processor to 2.0 GHz, that’s a different story.
If your phone is overclocked too much, it might become unstable and there might be higher risk of damage due to excessive overvoltage. On the other hand, if you successfully overclock your processor to 2.0 GHz, then the prize that awaits you is great. This is where the custom kernel called KangBang Kernel comes in.
The kernel allows you to overclock your HTC Vivid to 2.0 GHz for faster and better phone [...]
The Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9300 is a fast phone with its 1.4 GHz quad-core Exynos processor and 1 GB of RAM. You also get to enjoy its wide and vibrant 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED display. Imagine playing your high-definition games with this beast. Playing games like Riptide GP and Osmos HD is really smooth on the Samsung Galaxy S3, but the people at XDA don’t seem to be satisfied with its speed.
XDA Developers member netarchy and a group of other developers have introduced the Ninphetamin3 kernel for your Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9300. This kernel will overclock your phone’s processor into a faster 1.8 GHz processor, making the phone super fast. It also packs [...]
The Samsung Galaxy Player 5.0 YP-G70 (international variant) has recently become the talk of the development community. XDA developer rumirand has taken the development of the Galaxy Player 5.0 to the next level with his own customized kernel capable of boosting the multimedia device in terms of speed, performance, and stability.
Simply known as rj’s custom kernel, the hack will definitely turn your Galaxy Player 5.0 into one epic powerhouse device. Numerous features have been added to the kernel, such as:Overclock to 1.2 GHz and undervolt capabilities (use SetCPU or another software for undervolting) ext4 support ClockWorkMod Recovery Custom bootanimation [...]