In this article:
- Download Genom Kernel for Redmi 7
- A Guide to Flash Genom Kernel on Redmi 7
Xiaomi Redmi 7 is one of Redmi’s iterations bringing the best value specs for the money. Recently, the device receives renewed competitions from Realme, Asus, Vivo, and even Samsung.
Thanks to Xiaomi’s popularity, the company’s child brand Redmi will passthrough the same success.
Xiaomi is popular for two things. First, the phones are available at very affordable prices. Second, its developer-friendly supports.
The company always releases kernel sources for all of devices lineup. Hence, third-party development can flourish rapidly producing cool tweaks and mods.
Redmi 7 currently receives several builds of TWRP, custom ROMs, and now also Kernels. Well, a kernel at least.
About Custom Kernel
What is a custom Android kernel? Basically, a kernel is a low-level driver necessary to allow the software to communicate with the hardware properly. A kernel is the core component of an operating system.
Android, as a mobile operating system, also makes use of kernel as part of its component. The architecture of Android kernel is based on Linux kernel.
A custom kernel is not different. However, the so-called “custom” terminology comes after its origin which is not from the official device manufacturers.
A custom kernel for Redmi 7 means a kernel for Redmi 7 but it’s not the official kernel released by Xiaomi.
About Genom Kernel
Genom Kernel is a custom Android kernel made by Mylove09, an XDA Senior Member.
The kernel is cooked from Linux 4.x kernel base. Currently, this kernel is compatible with any ROM based on Android 9.0 Pie. This includes full support to the official MIUI 10 ROM.
We have great expectation for the developer to update the Genom kernel for future MIUI 11 and Android 10 supports.
As per the developer’s explanation, Genom kernel sports no special features compared to the MIUI stock kernel.
Nevertheless, Genom kernel boasts updates bases including:
- Linux kernel version upstreamed.
- Latest CAF tag
- Latest Wlan Driver Tag
At the time of writing, Genom is currently in the Beta stage but it’s pretty stable for daily usage.
Download Genom Kernel
You can download Genom Kernel for Xiaomi Redmi 7 from below direct link.
How to Flash Genom Kernel
We hold no responsibility for any damage to your phone. Please make backups of your important data and files. We also recommend you to backup the boot.img files and /vendor/lib/modules folder if you want to go back to the stock.
Flashing Genom kernel on your Redmi 7 is easy and straightforward. Simply follow the steps below:
Step 1. Unlock the bootloader of your phone.
Step 3. Download Genome Kernel zip file from the link above and copy the file to your phone. You can also open this page on your phone’s web browser app, then download the kernel zip file directly.
Step 4. Download Magisk zip file here. Grab the latest version (e.g: Magisk-v19.4.zip).
Step 5. Reboot into recovery. Turn off the phone completely, then press Power and Volume Up buttons.
Step 6. Choose “Install” from the main menu of TWRP.
Step 7. Find the downloaded Genom Kernel zip file. Usually, it resides in the Download folder. Tap on it to select it.
Step 8. Do the “Swipe to confirm flash” action.
Step 9. Go back to the main menu of TWRP, then choose “Install” again.
Step 10. Locate the Magisk zip file. Tap on it to select it.
Step 11. Do the “Swipe to confirm flash” action again.
Step 12. Reboot to system.
Voila! You have successfully flashed a custom kernel on Redmi 7.
There is no special app nor a new interface added. However, the new kernel simply works under the hood helping Android OS and all of its apps interact smoothly with phone’s hardware. As a result, your phone will now run smoothly and is sleek.