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How to Install Flash Kernel on OnePlus 5T

Flash Kernel on OnePlus 5T

Flash Kernel on OnePlus 5T is now available on the xda thread to download, all thanks to the developer nathanchance. Flash Kernel is based off of Linux, and is updated very regularly to make sure there are zero security exploits, and also that the user is satisfied with the kernel. If you are keen to download and Install Flash Kernel on OnePlus 5T, then follow our guide on how exactly to do that.

The OnePlus 5T was released in late 2017, with all the new and fancy specifications. Snapdragon 835, 6 or 8 insane gigabytes of LPDDR4 RAM, 128 GB of UFS 2.1 storage, all for a steal at roughly $500. While it didn’t have anything much new and had more in common than the OnePlus 5, people still praised the company for finally joining the trend with the 18:9 displays.Everything else about the OnePlus 5T is great as well, including the awesome to use OxygenOS, based on Android Oreo. OnePlus promises software updates upto 3 iterations of Android, which is the same as what Pixel phones offer.

Let’s get back on track with our article today. There might be a ton of kernels available for the OnePlus 5T, but what makes this one truly standout is the way it prioritizes security and stability over everything else. While the kernel does have the following list of features to back it up, we doubt anyone would choose this for buttload of features anyway.

  • Up to date with OOS (5.0.4, Open Beta 4)
  • Custom branch compatible with most 8.1.0 ROMs (see FAQ)
  • Up to date with the latest stable Linux version (4.4.124)
  • Up to date with the latest CAF tag (LA.UM.6.4.r1-07600-8×98.0)
  • Upstream patches from CAF and Linux, focusing on bug fixes/security
  • KCAL color control
  • Backlight dimmer
  • Sweep2sleep
  • Sound control
  • Upstream CFQ scheduler improvements
  • Maple I/O scheduler
  • Wakelock control
  • Latest WireGuard snapshot (0.0.20180304)

If you are already keen to install this kernel, then follow ahead! Although OnePlus claims that the users still retain their device’s warranty, we strictly advice you not to proceed with the guide unless you are an Android enthusiast wanting the most out of your device. Before you begin, make sure you have an unlocked bootloader, as well as a custom recovery like TWRP installed on your OnePlus 5T. Additionally, you may gain root access by flashing Magisk or SuperSU as well.


AndroidOdex is not responsible for any kind of mishap that occurs to your device in the midst of the process. Our guides are well researched and aptly written, and we advice you to give them a good read before carrying out the procedure.


  1. This guide is specifically made for the OnePlus 5T. Trying this on other devices might result in a hard brick.
  2. Ensure your device has atleast 60% of battery to prevent shutdowns in the middle of the procedure.
  3. Flashing a custom kernel doesn’t require you to wipe your data partition, but we still recommend you to have your apps and data backed up prior to the procedure.
  4. We recommend you use the original data cable supplied by the OEM to connect your phone to your PC and transfer the required files.


How to Install Flash Kernel on OnePlus 5T

  1. Transfer the Kernel file to the root of your internal storage.
  2. Reboot your phone into the recovery mode by pressing and holding Power Volume Down buttons simultaneously.
  3. Swipe to allow modifications in TWRP Recovery.
  4. From the main menu, tap on Install and navigate to the zip file you’ve just transferred.
  5. Tap on it, and swipe to confirm the flash.
  6. The process takes a good second, and once done don’t forget to wipe cache.

That’s all! You’ve successfully installed Flash Kernel on your OnePlus 5T. What’s next? Browse through our website’s OnePlus 5T archives to install some custom ROMs as well. If you had any issues in following our guide on How to install Flash Kernel on OnePlus 5T, then feel free to hit us in the comments section below.


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