How to install customized Franco Kernel on OnePlus 5T

How to install customized Franco Kernel on OnePlus 5T

These days Android users are never satisfied with the Android experience the device OEM provides. They want to explore more possibilities that their device can offer. Hence they choose to customize their Android device by installing custom ROMs, kernels etc. In this post, you will know how to install customized Franco kernel on a OnePlus 5T smartphone. Franco kernel is a custom kernel created by developer fransicofranco. It is compatible with  Builds starting with r17 is Android 8.0.0 OxygenOS Open Beta 2. Also, builds starting with r18 is fairly compatible with Android 8.1.0 Custom ROMs.


Custom kernel is nothing but the modified stock kernel your device comes with. Its purpose is to achieve some attributes which are not present in the kernel provided by Manufacturers.Kernels are of course device specific. You can identify the kernel as they are files named as boot.img.  It is possible to extract the boot.img or kernel from the device using tools such as ADB. So, in this post, we bring you the tutorial to install customized Franco kernel on OnePlus 5T. You can find the download links and the flashing guide below.

OnePlus 5T is a latest dual-SIM smartphone launched in November 2017. It has

  • 6.01-inch touchscreen display
  • 1080x2160 pixels
  • 2.45GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor
  • 6GB RAM
  • Android 7.1.1 Nougat OS
  • 64GB Internal Storage (not expandable)
  • 20-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 16-megapixel cam at the front side.


How to download and Install Customized Franco kernel For OnePlus 5T

Here are the download links to get the customized Franco kernel for both versions of Android O. The developer also provides a more convenient way to download the kernel from his Updater App.

  • Customized Franco kernel on OnePlus 5T based on Android 8.0 Oreo | Download
  • Customized Franco kernel on OnePlus 5T based on Android 8.1 Oreo | Download
  • Kernel Updater App | Download


The latest updates for the customized Franco kernel includes security fixes for r18 version. The r17 version has Includes all the popular features, such as Wireguard. It also brings the latest updates up to the latest upstream tag 4.4.112 and is rebased with latest CAF branch for this device's chipset.

Steps To Flash Customized Franco Kernel

Before, you get ahead with flashing the mod,


  • This process is solely meant for the OnePlus 5T device.
  • Make sure your device has full battery charge to avoid any interruption due to battery shortage.
  • Take a full nandroid backup of your device data and stock kernel.


Steps to install Franco Kernel

Step-1 Download the Franco kernel zip file.

Step-2 Rename the file to something convenient.

Step-3  Now move the file to the storage of your Oneplus 5T.

Step-4 Turn off your phone and long press vol Down + Power buttons.

Step-5 Now your device will enter the recovery mode.

Step-6 Flash the modded kernel zip file from the recovery. Wait while the process completes.

Step-7 Now reboot the device to finish the process.

Alternatively, you can also auto-flash from Franco Kernel Updater app (Download from here)

So, that's all about it.  Now that you know how to install customized Franco kernel on your OnePlus 5T, go try it out and let us know. Never settle and keep exploring the endless possibilities of your Android device.

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