by XDA Recognized Developer  has been one of the XDA community’s most popular custom kernels for years. He’s recently been working on bringing it to , and this published the fruit of his labor: FrancoKernel for -based OnePlus ROMs. There are two versions: r17, which is for Android 8.0.0 OxygenOS Open Beta 2 firmware, and r18, which works with 8.1.0-based custom ROMs.

Custom kernels allow for all sorts of system-on-chip customizations. They increase and/or decrease the CPU cores’ maximum frequencies, change the chip’s voltage, and even unlock hidden features that aren’t enabled in the default kernel.

If you’re interested in flashing either one, head to the XDA forum thread.

Check our FrancoKernel in our OnePlus 5T forum

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