Former Writer · Apr 17, 2012 at 01:00 pm

ExTweaks for Galaxy S II Gives Users Access to More Advanced Kernel Options

Kernels are wondrous and, for many, mysterious pieces of software to install. By just changing the kernel, users can have access to overclocking, battery saving, undervolting, a number of schedulers, and other fun features. If a kernel is messed up, it can affect anything from the battery life and camera functionality, even down to WiFi not being able to connect with incompatible or broken modules. Kernels are very important, but in most cases, unless you’re the kernel dev, there aren’t really many ways to access and tweak the settings of the kernel. Until now, that is.

Bringing even more good news to SGS2 owners, XDA Senior Member xan and XDA Elite Recognized Developer gokhanmoral bring an application that will gives Samsung Galaxy S II I9100 users the opportunity to see and change kernel functions to their liking. Unfortunately, users need a supported kernel to use this, but the developers have provided the documentation to gain support from kernel devs and thus give end users more kernel control than they have ever had. With the Apache Licensing giving regular developers the opportunity to make their own applications based on the app, pretty much any and all developers can get on the action.

The application is shaping to offer great functionality, such as the ability to modify things such as GPU frequency. The application is still in beta, however, so there are even more features to come. That said, this is an awesome application already and any future releases will only add even more functionality.

For additional information, screen shots, download links and more, check out the development thread.


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