OnePlus has recently launched the OnePlus 5 smartphone which is the next flagship smartphone from the company after the OnePlus 3/T which were released last year. OnePlus phones have always been known for customization as all the OnePlus smartphones come with unlockable bootloader as well as the warranty doesn’t get void after rooting the device. This enables the users of OnePlus devices to root and install new kernels as well as custom ROMs to the device. However, as the OnePlus 5 has been released just a few days back and the sales of the smartphone have not even started in some countries yet so there have not been many custom ROMs that are currently available for the phone.
Although, one of the most powerful as well as the famous Kernel among the developer community, ElementalX has been made available for the OnePlus 5 already. This kernel has been named as the ElementalX-OP5 1.00 and as the name suggests, this version of the Kernel is the version 1.0. Talking about the features of the ElementalX Kernel, the official changelog mentions the following features available in this version:
- Easy installation and setup with Aroma installer
- Wake Gestures support (sweep2wake & doubletap2wake)
- Advanced colour control
- Backlight dimmer
- Underclock CPU
- Adjust or disable vibration
- FIPS, CFQ, Deadline, noop and SIO i/o schedulers
- NTFS r/w support
- Option to disable fsync
- performance and power optimizations
- Does not force encryption
- Compatible with systemless root
Now, talking about the installation of the ElementalX Kernel, the users can install the Kernel by flashing the zip in any custom recovery like TWRP or CWM which is compatible for the OnePlus 5. The developer page of this Kernel also mentions that the users should not flash this kernel over other custom kernel and the kernel should only be installed on the official kernel that came with the device. You can download the ElementalX Kernel from this link.