THE NOUGAT REVERT
Back to Nougat
The current state of my phone is on Nougat. the reason I reverted to Nougat is due to the only stock-based oreo kernel being MK 2000 having many problems. Including but not limited background app killing which is somewhat but not completely mitigated by setting crazy low LMK values. Scroll and random animation lag, vibration lag, and random kernel watchdog errors. I wasn’t able to record the animation lag as it is quite random but hopefully, you can see from the videos the reloading of apps. Oreo with LKT is quite a bit faster but the problem is the memory management which makes Nougat feel faster overall.
The main features I miss are pips since I use my phone for a crazy amount of youtube as well as the lack of Bluetooth output picker with less than two devices attached.
After playing with SuperRom Nougat for quite a bit and having a lot of issues with the system UI crashing even after multiple reinstalls. I tried weta using the us996 version on my h910 and for me, it’s working way better than Super or fully stock. Things that worked out of the box were the correct apns and ims fully autoconfigured and setup for Tmobile so I got both MMS data and HD calling automatically setup for me. The IR blaster which has been wonky for me on Super and has never worked on Oreo for me works perfectly. The auto-brightness config on weta also seems much more responsive than stock oreo though super is pretty good as well.The outdoor weta auto-brightness config is the best I have found. In general, Weta seems like a more polished rom with more actual dev work put into it as opposed to super rom. Things work and are stable and I love it.I’m using the MK 2000 BTTF OC kernel doesn’t have any of the issues of the MK Oreo kernel. Though users on the 990 have told me that dots is smoother as well as having a higher overclock.
My kernel settings are as follows.
MK 2000 BTTF OC-everything is stock except for
There is a bit of battery hit with these settings.
The benchmark performance is a bit lower on Nougat but the actual real-world performance is way faster with almost no UI animation hiccups as opposed to constant ones on oreo. The gaming performance seems about the same may be slightly worse on nougat due to the older drivers but I have to do further testing. It hasn’t been an issue for me and I play PUBG semi-regularly.
The cameras can now use josh’s libs in nougat which there are samples listed in the original review.
Also for myself, I have never been able to get an app do what Dingless does for me, it only works on Nougat so that’s nice to have.