I Found The Kernel/ROM Combination: Galaxy Note…

images4 days normal usage and sitting at 33% battery still. I have never accomplished this kind if battery life in the big Galaxy Note N7000. I have never failed to have to charge it everyday, except for times when I tried to get the phone to conserve battery and literally, did not use the phone. Then I got two days or so…

What happened?

That is what I am going to tell you: I had been reading in Russian forums about the Galaxy Note and saw a recurring ROM pop up, time and time again (GB_N7000XXLA6_N7000OXELA1_SER.zip). It is a original Russian version ROM for the Note in Gingerbread. The people using this ROM just were amazed at the battery life, but it was not the best at battery life. Then I found a small article about my favorite kernel for Gingerbread (AbyssNote kernel 4.2pre RedPill). In this article they combined the Abyss kernel and the stock ROM and magic happened and the ROM became a super battery saver all the way around…

I tried it and even though I had tried the same combination before with a different Gingerbread stock ROM and it was not that good. I tried what the forum had talked about and I cleaned and reformatted every nook and cranny on the memory inside the phone that I could. I flashed the kernel and re-flashed the kernel. I then flashed the ROM and re-flashed the ROM. Then I did one last flash of the Abyss kernel and booted the ROM. As soon as it booted, I immediately did a factory reset of the phone from internally, through settings…

Once phone rebooted! I set it up as normal, except this time I turned off the updates and turned off Google everything. I was rooted and installed a root uninstaller and before I even used the phone I removed all the Google apps. Then all the worthless Samsung apps and did not install anything else for a few days…

Then after it set a few days and was fully charged, I installed my apps that I like and removed a few more apps. I installed SSKIN Launcher and removed the TouchWiz Launcher. Then I went into recovery again and wiped the battery stats and the voltage stats. Then I charged the phone from a turned off state…

I have a phone with no Google and no Samsung at this point. No apps are left to track and follow what I do. I have to use apps that have their own built in navigation, like I use Yandex Maps and it does not need anything but GPS and pre-downloaded maps. I do not allow anything to phone home…

I do not have to turn off the WiFi now as it sleeps perfectly with WiFi always on. I can leave the GPS on full time as it goes to sleep properly, every time and all the time. Everything just works and it is amazing. I can tether quickly, I can hotspot instantly, It has no hesitation nor lag and nothing is playing in the background tracking me as I go about life…

I stopped using Google Market or Play store a long time ago. I use a Bazaar App Store from Iran and F-Droid app store. They do the job better and cleaner. I use Soviet Maps, R-Maps and or Yandex Maps and Navigator. They all allow me to store maps on my device. I have two levels of old Soviet maps that I just love. They have old maps of the US and I have found many roads that are gone from existence, roads that are in my childhood memories…

The idea of what I did was to clean the old software out of the phone. I have found that many times after flashing a new ROM, there was always something left over from the old ROM and that always causes issues. No matter how small those issues are…

It worked for me and I am truly a happy camper. Looks like I will keep it as the everyday driver for another year…

Posted by Kyle Keeton
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