App Review: Franco Kernel Updater takes the guesswork out of flashing kernels
A while back I wrote up an interview with Francisco Franco where we talked about various things, including his Kernel App. Today, I thought we could delve into said application a little more thoroughly.
Once downloaded, the app will the help you download and flash a new kernel and tweak it’s settings. Now, we’re not just talking about adjusting the clocking of the device. Once a kernel is flashed you can change voltages, over or underclock, choose a more or less aggressive governor, disable cores, set custom power modes, and adjust color control.
It even allows you to backup your kernel before you flash — that way, if things don’t run smoothly, you can restore it. The app also comes with two widgets to keep you informed, one showing system info and one showing calibrated voltages.
For a price of $3.15, this app is definitely worth it. With current support for the Galaxy Nexus, One X, Galaxy S3 and Nexus 7, Franco is serving up some serious kernel love.
And since this app is currently at version 6.5 and is Francisco Franco’s brainchild, it gets updates regularly. Be sure to use the built-in support links to the XDA thread relevant to your phone if you need support. As always, we at OMG!Droid hope you get what your looking for out of your device and if your looking for a customized kernel experience, this may be the avenue for you.
Download framco.Kernel Updater ($3.15)