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  • isvarahparamahkrsnah

    isvarahparamahkrsnah 7:18 am on October 13, 2020 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , Krsnah Mobile OS v4.3, operating system, Samsung   

    A Brief History of Krsnah Mobile OS 

    My phone model came out in 2015 running Android 5 Lollipop. The only upgrade that came from the manufacturer was Android 6 Marshmallow about 2 years later. By then I had already installed a Russian build of Marshmallow that worked pretty well for me.
    I installed Android 7 Nougat at around the same time but the battery drained too quickly and the bottom half of the screen flashed on low brightness. Therefore I moved back to Marshmallow and stuck to it for almost 3 years.

    Krsnah Mobile OS was based on from Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow after several tweaks. It was my first attempt at building a personalized mobile OS that catered specifically to my needs. It had major UI changes with a brand new launcher and was fully rooted and debloated. It still ran Google Play Services though.

    Krsnah Mobile OS v2 was based on Android 8 Oreo. It was my first major upgrade since Marshmallow. It included MicroG. I experienced a major issue with the WiFi connectivity where the phone would go into bootloop when connected to the WiFi. I managed to fix the issue from the developer settings. The OS wasn’t as smooth as Marshmallow though. The battery didn’t last as long. I had to charge it everyday, sometimes twice a day, for long usage. It carried on the UI launcher and theme settings from Marshmallow. It couldn’t run Orbot though. And it couldn’t receive phone calls.

    Krsnah Mobile OS v2.1 was another attempt at Android 8.1 Oreo that fixed the WiFi bootloop issues from a fresh install. It used a different launcher and several tweaks in the theme. It got rid of MicroG and ran barebones Android. There were some app incompatibilities and I had to use alternative apps to get around the problem. The major issue was that it kept hanging, all the time; e.g. while playing music, when receiving phone calls, when using apps etc
    This problem had to be fixed urgently.

    Krsnah Mobile OS v3 is the build on Android 9 Pie. It only lasted for a few minutes of use. Since I had directly tested the upgrade from 8.1 Oreo to 10 on my phone, the rollback to 9 Pie seemed like a letdown. Android 9 Pie seems like a half-baked version of 10. It seems like an incomplete OS with many missing features that were finalized in Android 10 release. While 9 Pie was certainly an improvement on 8.1, it wasn’t worth spending time on since I had already tested Android 10.

    Krsnah Mobile OS v4 is built on Android 10. Doesn’t use MicroG. It runs smoothly, is quite fast and doesn’t hang or go into random bootloops. It is free from all bloatware. Battery lasts longer than the previous generations and even more so on standby. The UI launcher and theme are carried on from Krsnah Mobile OS v2.1
    Had an issue running AdAway but it’s now fixed. Also couldn’t run Greenify as there seems to be an app incompatibility. Greenify would randomly close by itself. Haven’t done a comprehensive test on it but everything seems to be good at the moment.

    With that said, I have also installed Krsnah Desktop OS v4.
    This is the first desktop build that directly coincides with the Mobile OS build and with the same number of iterations.
    More on this coming soon.

    — Tuesday, 31st March 2020

     
  • isvarahparamahkrsnah

    isvarahparamahkrsnah 5:52 pm on August 2, 2020 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , Krsnah Desktop OS v4.3, , Krsnah Mobile OS v4.3, , mobile, , phone, , updates   

    Krsnah OS: End Of Support 

    Alright! That’s it!
    I’ve had enough of this Linux ecosystem because updates keep breaking everything.

    The Linux ecosystem sucks!
    Let me say that again: LINUX SUCKS!

    I don’t care what distro you are on. I don’t care if you’re running Linux or Unix or Microdick Windows okay? They all suck!

    Last month I updated Krsnah Mobile OS v4.3. And the update broke the icons and notification system. So I had to roll back.

    Today, I updated Krsnah Desktop OS v4.3. And guess what? The WiFi broke. I could not access my WiFi because the WiFi module stopped working. So I narrowed it down to either the Linux Kernel or the Broadcom Wireless Driver update, and, after some thought, my router.
    I rolled back again.
    Just to make sure it wasn’t the router, I rolled back those settings to a file from July 2016.

    Here’s the crazy thing – The Broadcom Wireless Drivers just uninstalled by themselves from my emergency Windows partition. What kind of magic crap is this?
    And nothing worked until I rolled my Linux partition to a previous date.

    And I rebooted my netbook a dozen times just to check that the WiFi worked every single time.

    I was sitting in the morning, relaxing after breakfast, and I thought to myself, let me grab the updates from upstream. And everything was fine until I restarted the netbook.

    Then I had to do some research and go hunting for a solution. I tried some stuff but nothing worked.
    The easiest solution was to roll back.
    And I still wasted a few hours on this crap!

    So, I’ve had enough of software updates.
    I don’t want any more updates.
    I don’t want to deal with little things breaking here and there and having to reinstall the whole OS when something important stops working.

    From now on, there will be no rolling updates.
    After my last installation during the Lockdown, I managed to fix the screen recording issue. But it cost me about 3 days to get everything set up and working again.
    I don’t have that much time to waste on a stupid netbook with stupid software updates.
    Is this thing worth 3 days of my life? I DON’T THINK SO!

    Krsnah Desktop OS v4.3 and Krsnah Mobile OS v4.3 are the final LTS editions for this year.
    That means there won’t be a single software update on either OS unless something important breaks. And I don’t know why anything would break if nothing’s been modified.

    Maybe now I’ll have time to configure some things I really wanted to start using and actually spend some time using them instead of wasting all my time updating stuff that I never get to use.

    As for security patches and fixes, well, I stopped worrying about them the day I switched to Linux and rooted my phone.

    The next updates will be done on the last week of the year. Maybe I’ll create a new build and start next year with a fresh install on both devices.

     
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