Blu_spark Custom Kernel is Now Available for the OnePlus 5T

Sales of the OnePlus 5T began this week, and a few buyers with are seeing estimated ship dates as early as Friday. Lucky for them, they won’t have to wait long to start customizing their new smartphones. XDA Recognized Contributor eng.stk ported the popular blu_spark kernel to the OnePlus 5T this past week, and it’s packed to the brim with features. There’s a systemless installer, enhanced performance and TCP methods, and battery patches, to name a few.

For a full list of tweaks and instructions on how to flash it, check out the official XDA forum thread.

blu_spark OnePlus 5T kernel features

  • Powered by Ubuntu 16.04.3 x86_64 (sparky VPS @ www.servercore.com.br – thanks @ChristianLetti)
  • Build with custom toolchain blu_naro-7.2 (cortex-a73.cortex-a53 targeted, build with latest Crosstool-NG from developer snapshot Linaro GCC 7.2-2017.10)
  • Full -O2 build with device and target flags enhanced, linaro build improvements, etc.
  • Less is more: stock-ish OP5 builds based on OnePlusOSS/android_kernel_oneplus_msm8998
  • Systemless installer (doesn’t touch system partition, OTA friendly)
  • Removed some debug and logging options
  • ARM enhanced performance and battery patches
  • CVE security patches, general upstream and CAF fixes
  • Several CPU Governors (blu_active modded own governor by default – fastlane mode available!)
  • No OC, use 100HZ base timer frequency
  • msm_performance input boost toggle on/off (enabled by default), tweaked cpu_boost driver
  • Enhanced TCP methods (westwood is default), Network and Wifi tweaks and updated drivers
  • Several I/O control tweaks, added schedulers FIOPS and ZEN v2 is default, tweaked and upstreamed filesystems (F2FS, ExFAT, NTFS, CIFS & NFS)
  • Removed verify and forced encryption (ext4 is still forced file based encryption – FBE), patched
  • SafetyNet flags to pass CTS
  • Stock thermal driver by default (custom tunables available for ROMs with no thermal daemon)
  • Disabled hotplug, also on low battery levels (CTL and BCL)
  • Optimized crypto routines
  • Swap and adaptive LMK off by default, 60 apps on background by default
  • Vibrator Strength tunable and Gesture Haptic Feedback control (touchpanel)
  • KGSL fixes and reworked GPU driver (goes to idle @ 180MHz)
  • KCAL – Advanced color control for Qualcomm MDSS v2 (RGB calibration and post-processing features)
  • DASH charge and USB Fast Charge (USB mode up to 900mA with MTP on)
  • Battery/Notification LED control
  • Multimount fstab (you can use data and cache partitions as f2fs or ext4) with tweaked options
  • FS fsync toggle on/off
  • Wakelock blockers available
  • CDROM emulation on mass_storage (compatible with DriveDroid 0.10.36+)
  • init.d support (put your scripts in /system/su.d or /su.su.d [systemless SuperSU], /magisk/.core/post-fs-data.d [Magisk])
  • Compatible with Kernel Adiutor and others


Check out blu_spark in our OnePlus 5T forum

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