FRANCO KERNEL Posts on XDA

FK Kernel Manager becomes Franco Kernel Manager, adds support for downloading any custom kernel

XDA Recognized Developer franciscofranco's kernel is not only one of the most successful custom kernels for Android smartphones, but it's one of the most successful projects on our forums. It's available for a wide array of devices and includes a series of tweaks to improve the battery life without sacrificing the performance that you're used...

Franco Kernel Manager is currently free on the Play Store

XDA Recognized Developer franciscofranco is widely known in our forums for his Franco kernel, which is one of the most popular custom kernel available for a wide range of devices, including but not limited to the OnePlus 5/5T, OnePlus 6/6T and Xiaomi Poco F1. Franciscofranco has now made his FK Kernel Manager app available for...

Round-up: Here are the top OnePlus 6T Custom ROMs and Kernels

OnePlus is a company that has always treated the custom ROM community well. Providing development devices, early kernel source code releases, and more makes OnePlus devices some of the most popular for custom development, and our OnePlus 6T forums are a testament to that. With the launch of the OnePlus 7 on the horizon, current...

Franco Kernel Manager receives a big overhaul in version 4.0

Franco Kernel is one of the most popular custom kernels in the XDA forums. Users take advantage of it for adjusting the CPU governors, changing the clock speeds and voltage values, tuning the schedulers, and so much more. The main goal for all custom kernels is to get the desired amount of speed and/or battery...

Franco Kernel Manager now lets you flash almost any ZIP file from the app

If you've ever cared about flashing a custom kernel on your Android device, then you've probably heard of Franco kernel by XDA Recognized Developer franciscofranco. His custom kernel is one of the most popular projects on the XDA Forums alongside names like ElementalX, blu_spark, and more. The developer behind the kernel made a companion app called...

Franco Kernel now available for the Xiaomi POCO F1

The Xiaomi POCO F1 is quickly moving in to occupy the void left by the flagship killers moving to higher price brackets. The POCO F1 is reminiscent of the OnePlus One, bringing in flagship grade performance at affordable prices. While there are obviously a few shortcomings when compared to more expensive flagships, the aggressive pricing of...

We Sent Out Free OnePlus 6 Units to our Development Community. Here is what they’re working on.

In June, we teamed up with OnePlus to offer a developer program to help encourage development within the XDA community. A handful of the top developers from the forums were chosen to receive a free OnePlus 6 for their projects. Now that most of them have had the phone for a bit, we wanted to...

Here are the developers that will get a OnePlus 6 to work on. Also: How to apply for one [Update]: More Winners Announced

OnePlus has a long history of always supporting the development community when it comes to their devices. They have been consistent with offering phones that can easily be unlocked and flashed with different ROMs and recoveries. They're one of the few companies that allow you to unlock the bootloader of your phone without any requirement...

Franco Kernel released for the Xiaomi Mi A1

It took a long time, but we finally saw the Xiaomi Mi A1's kernel sources released at the end of January, after a long battle between Xiaomi and the developer community. Lack of kernel sources didn't stop some developers. We saw a semi-functional version of LineageOS released for the device before the kernel sources even...

Interview with Francisco Franco, Developer of the Franco Kernel (Part 2) – OEMs, Kernel Improvements, Custom ROMs & More!

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing the man behind one of the most popular Android kernels ever, the Franco Kernel. Currently, the kernel is available on many different devices, including various Nexus & OnePlus devices and the Google Pixel / Pixel XL. In this part, we talk about Francisco Franco's opinions on OEMs and some...