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. XDA Developers member gregbradley introduces this rooted kernel based on stock software from the LT30p and LT29i. If you want to keep your phone fast and snappy, this is the best kernel…

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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 for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus GT-I9250. The StarKissed Kangerade is a multi-source kernel based on Linux version 3.0.54. It comes with 10 governors: HotplugX, InteractiveX, OndemandX, Sakuractive, PegasusQ, Adaptive, Abyssplug, Savagedzen, Lulzactive(q), and Fantasy. SIO and VR…

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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 Developers member jackpham will work best for you. The LeanKernel is one of the many well known kernels in the Nexus forums. Aside from its stable and up-to-date build, the developer has removed unnecessary kernel…

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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 kernel also has undervolting and overclocking support with fast-dormancy disabled by default. Currently, the latest version has a 2- to 3-minute lag when you apply settings. Some STweaks settings are also not very effective. Unfortunately for JellyBean ROM users,…

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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 great kernel to start with is XDA Developers member dsb9938′s Droid DNA Cubed Kernel for the HTC Droid DNA. dsb9938 has included the SIO I/O Scheduler, Linaro 4.7 GCC Toolchain, -O3 Build, SLQB, the awesome Sweep2Wake…

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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 you like your current ROM and don’t want to change too much of what you have, then you flash a kernel. One of the better known kernels in the forums of…

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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 allows undervolting and overclocking with DVFS disabled, touch sensitivity fix, and recovery fstab fix. The SpeedWizz kernel is pretty stable and is reportedly fast. No bugs have been found as of yet, but the developer is still having the kernel…

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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 has added performance tweaks designed to help you optimize battery usage. The kernel uses a Google 3.4 base allowing support for all stock features. Aside from that, it comes with compiler optimizations, I/O schedulers, voltage control,…

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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 it is named the Dorimanx Kernel. It’s based on the famous Siyah Kernel with additional improvements and tweaks. The Dorimanx Kernel works on CyanogenMod, AOKP, Sense4all, ported Jelly Bean, MIUI.us, and Samsung Ice Cream Sandwich stock ROMs. If your…