HTC One Review

He created a kernel that makes use of the HTC badging on the front of an HTC One. While still crude, it shows that they at least have some purpose other than to look pretty.

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Although the Sony Xperia T LT30p and the Sony Xperia TX LT29i don’t have a flood of ROMs like the Samsung or Google smartphones do, their ROM builds are pretty strong and stable. When... newer ROMs don’t seem to come packed with the features you want, you can always count on custom kernels. To get you started, you can try the simple stock-based kernel known as the gregkernel.<...

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What could be more romantic than a custom kernel that combines all the best qualities of other custom kernels in the Nexus forum on XDA? For hard-core users, this is a dream come true. And,... if we have to thank someone who’ll wave the magic wand for us, it’s XDA Developers member twistedumbrella. Let’s get ready for this Jelly Bean-compatible StarKissed Kangerade kernel...

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All great ROMs become even more awesome with the right kernel. Unfortunately, pre-cooked ROMs don’t always have the kernels with the modifications that you need. That is why some experienced... users flash kernels to improve performance, speed, or battery life. However, if you want a kernel for your Samsung Galaxy Nexus GT-I9250 that is stable and fast, then the kernel known as Leankernel by XDA D...

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XDA Developer member gokhanmoral, the well-known developer of one of the best custom kernels in town, has released the SiyahKernel for the Sony Xperia T LT30p. Now every Xperia T user and developer... can take advantage of this fast and optimized kernel. This kernel comes with autoroot, I/O schedulers, optimized governors, custom ClockworkMod-based recovery with touch gestures, and STweaks support. The ke...

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Stalking the XDA Forums can be a challenge especially if you’re a flash junkie. You’ll find that there may be too many ROMs that you like with some features you don’t need.... Even choosing the right kernel for your system isn’t a walk in the park. If you’re happy with your stock ROM, custom kernels will definitely help you pimp your phone’s performance. A...

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The XDA Developers Forum is a nest of geeky information about any type of Android device. From entry-level to mid-range to high-end smartphones, you can find a wealth of mods that will just... about get you hooked on flashing. So, what do you do when you feel like your T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Note 2 SGH-T889 could perform better and faster? Well, you flash a ROM for starters. However, if y...

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Can dual-core processors work any faster? XDA Developers member umberto1978 believes so and, to make tangible that belief, has created the SpeedWizz kernel for the Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-I9100,... a stable kernel for those who love speed on their dual-core processors. This kernel has dual boot, Busybox 1.20.2, SpeedMod Patch K3-31, and Thunderbolt tweaks among its many features. The kernel allow...

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After the successful launch of the LG Nexus 4 E960, custom ROMs and kernels have quickly been developed for it. Optimizing battery use is one of the main goals of most developers especially... for phone powerhouses like the Nexus 4. One of the many kernels geared towards decreasing battery usage is one developed by XDA Developers member _motley, the Motley Kernel.

The Motley Kernel...

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The Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-I9100, Samsung’s former flagship device, refuses to be useless and obsolete. Even if this is inevitable, continuous developer support has kept the Galaxy S2 a... usable phone especially because of ROMs with the latest version of Android and other custom tweaks. Speaking of tweaks, another custom kernel has found its way to the Galaxy S2’s circuitry and...