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KERNEL AND MESA GUIDE
What? Are you not able to choose which kernel version suits your Laptop/Desktop? Don't worry!
Hello everyone it’s AbstergoTV here, we will soon release three variants depending on hardware, please read below very carefully and decide which one suits you best.
So, What is Kernel?
A kernel in an operating system—in this case Android—is the component responsible for helping your applications communicate with your hardware. It manages the system resources, communicates with external devices when needed, and so on. Android uses a variation of the Linux kernel.
1. 4.19 kernel series (for newest systems 2014+): Use this variant only if you have a cpu which was manufactured in or after year 2014, For example -> [ Intel Core i series 5th gen or above OR Intel celeron N4000 OR AMD A8 7410 etc. ] Also make sure that your CPU has SSE 4.2 instruction support, just enter your cpu model on google and you can find all this info easily. This variant of AndroidOS will work well for both Intel and AMD GPUs, however, if you use a desktop and have a Nvidia GPU, you should not use this variant as it will cause lockups and will lead to freezes, but if you have a laptop, your Intel gpu will work well instead of Nvidia. In case you get any graphic glitches on this variant, you should switch to PrimeOS Standard.
This variant of Android OS will be using 4.19 kernel and 18.1.0 mesa or stock mesa 17.1.10 , once you install this variant, you will always get OTA of this variant only, in case you want to switch to the other variant (for older systems), you must re-install AndroidOS.
2. 4.14 kernel (for newer systems 2011+) –
Use this variant only if you have a cpu which was manufactured in or after year 2011, For example -> [ Intel Core i series 2nd gen or above OR Intel celeron N3350 OR AMD A8 5550M etc. ] Also make sure that your CPU has SSE 4.2 instruction support, just enter your cpu model on google and you can find all this info easily. This variant of AndroidOS will work well for Older Intel, AMD, Nvidia GPUs.
This variant of AndroidOS will be using 4.14 kernel and 17.1.10 mesa, once you install this variant of AndroidOS, you will always get OTA of this variant only, in case you want to switch to the other variant (for older systems), you must re-install AndroidOS.
For more details, read this:
Kernel 4.14.x :Stock Kernel, Frame Rate unlocked upto 40 FPS (Bootable in every device)
Kernel 4.13.5 (Credits and Thanks to android x86) : Bootable in most device, 60 FPS unlocked.
Kernel 4.19.7 (Credits to @Dust26 from Phoenix OS Forum) : Bootable in most device, 60 FPS unlocked.
Kernel 4.19.27 (Prime OS kernel): = 60 FPS Pre-Unlocked
What is MESA?
Mesa, also called Mesa3D and The Mesa 3D Graphics Library, is an open source software implementation of OpenGL, Vulkan, and other graphics API specifications. Mesa translates these specifications to vendor-specific graphics hardware drivers.
Mesa 17.1.10 = 60 FPS Unlocked, Stock Mesa , Supports all system that’s why we prefer this MESA>
Other mesa version don’t have pre unlocked 60 FPS, you have to use GFX or GL Tool to unlock 60 FPS.
Different System (Laptop/PC) = Different Kernel and Mesa
So, I hope this guide have helped you to learn everything about Mesa and specially Kernel.
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