Review: Kernel Tweaker – Tweak that Kernel to the max

As any developer knows, the essence of any good ROM for your smartphone lies in the power of the kernel it utilizes. While your ROM may very well be exceptionally written, a bad choice of kernel can not only ruin the performance but also may cause the device in question to glitch or in some cases even come to a complete stand still. Now even though having a ROM with a good kernel can make your device perform well, tweaking your kernel to make the whole experience is another matter entirely. After all, perfection is but the stuff of dreams.…

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As any developer knows, the essence of any good ROM for your smartphone lies in the power of the kernel it utilizes. While your ROM may very well be exceptionally written, a bad choice of kernel can not only ruin the performance but also may cause the device in question to glitch or in some cases even come to a complete stand still. Now even though having a ROM with a good kernel can make your device perform well, tweaking your kernel to make the whole experience is another matter entirely. After all, perfection is but the stuff of dreams. This is where apps like Kernel Tweaker from DSHT come in.

Just like the name suggests, Kernel Tweaker is an app that allows you to play around with various features of your smartphone or tablet’s kernel. From being able to control your CPU and GPU performance to performing minor tweaks on your device’s scheduler, you name it and this app can accomplish it. Not only that the app can also perform various recovery actions as well, however as of this time only TWRP custom recovery is supported by the app.

1 unnamedThe whole app is fairly easy to use (for those who know what they are doing) and present everything in an easy to use UI. Of course, the app requires SuperUser permissions to be able to function but then again that much should be evident from its purpose.

As many of you may have already guessed it, this is a fairly advanced app that only should be used by users who are extremely certain of what they are getting themselves and their device into. While we do promote the thought of being able to fully control your device, there are certain things that should be left alone until you have gone through all the necessary literature and risk assessment. That is why if you’re not sure what changing values for the maximum frequency of your device’s CPU or GPU etc. will do, we highly recommend that you skip on this app for now.

The great thing about Kernel Tweaker is the developer’s commitment to the app and his promise to keep the whole app free and ad free. Truth be told, this is one sentiment that I don’t often come across while trying to find an app on the Play Store. Don’t get me wrong, I do understand that there are certain times when a developer needs to think about his own self but still I must acknowledge a great thought when I see one.

Kernel Tweaker may very well not be the best app for tweaking your kernel out there, it also may not be a unique app but it is definitely one of the best apps that are available on the Play Store as of this moment. So do think of trying it out, after all it’s free.

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