If you have a built-in Android device running a custom ROM, and especially if you have an ORD (Obsessive ROM Update Disorder), you’re probably familiar with ROM Manager, the Power user’s best friend. Where the all-in-one ROM management tool allows you to search, update, back up and restore user ROMs, this does not help you find the right kernel, and you know which hassles, especially the first time .
Fortunately for beginners and experienced users, this gap is now full of TeamWin, the team that brought HDMwIn. Introducing the latest addition to mandatory applications for user dependencies: Kernel Manager is an easy-to-use tool that allows you to search, evaluate, download and run custom kernels, providing detailed information for all.
The cores in the application are located on the TeamWin server. You can select the kernel from the drop-down menu on the main screen of the application and click on “View kernel information” to see detailed information about it, evaluate it, download it and display it on your device.
You can configure the application to clean the cache and cache dalvik after the kernel flashes. If you are not familiar with flashing custom cores or if you have problems after updating a specific kernel, it is recommended that you do this. In any case, make sure you have backed up your Nandroid device before using the application to start the kernel. We still have to face any problem during or after the kernel uses the application, but, as they say, it is better to be safe than sorry.
Simply press the Menu button on your device and touch Advanced options in the application menu that seems to activate (enable / disable) the options Clear cache and Clear cache Dalvik. The Pro (paid) version of Kernel Manager comes with the additional option Filter kernels by features and / or recent updates.
We ran a successful test flash on an HTC Desire running a custom MIUI 1.4.1 ROM (MIUI XJ). The list of supported rooted devices (viewable from the app’s Android Market page) will grow with time as kernel developers upload more custom kernels to the TeamWin server, so even if your device isn’t on the list as of this writing, you might want to keep an eye on it. You can grab both versions from the Android Market via the provided links.
Download Kernel Manager Lite (Free)
Download Kernel Manager Pro (Paid)