About a week ago, Google Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X users got a sigh of relief when a geeky XDA Forum member came up with a fix to the bootloop issue that has plagued these two phones for a while now.
The two phones have been around for close to two years now and while current owners of the functional units are still happy with the performance of the pair; one thing that has been disturbing them is the bootloop issue. However, this problem is no more and in fact, the initial fix has just been updated such that users can now enjoy a much better performing Google Nexus 6P or Nexus 5X for that matter.
The bootloop fix worked by disabling four high-performing Cortex-A73 cores of the Snapdragon 810 SoC used on the Google Nexus 6P. This meant that the fixed phone was only using the other four Cortex-A53 cores, but as it stands, it appears that not all of these low-performing cores were functional.
Apparently, the fixed Nexus 6P was only able to make use of 1.5 cores, but with the latest update, users of the phone will now be able to enjoy performance from all four Cortex-A53 cores, something that should definitely up the performance levels of the phone. In fact, the developer notes that the updated version has been able to beat stock Nexus 6P in a series of AnTuTu benchmarks as well as support the playing of resource-intensive games, something that should be a welcome idea for 6P users.
The developer of this kernel has also pointed out that they’ve reached out to Google so that the tech giant can make the modified boot images official for anyone with an open bootloader to get the fix for their Nexus 6P.