LOLZ: The First and Stable Custom Kernel for Redmi 8 (Olive)

LOLZ: The First and Stable Custom Kernel for Redmi 8 (Olive) 1

Redmi 8 is the latest budget Android phone by Redmi, a sub-brand of Xiaomi. It was released in October 2019 for the first time. It’s quite new actually.

As with many other Xiaomi and Redmi phones, several mods and tweaks are available for Redmi 8. We’ve seen TWRP recovery available already. Recently, Orangefox TWRP has also been available.

We have not seen any custom ROMs available for Redmi 8 excepts which is also based on MIUI. Now another mod is coming.

Enter the LOLZ Kernel! It is the first custom kernel coming for Redmi 8 (codename Olive).

Built by XDA member Jprimero15, LOLZ kernel boasts the latest stable version of Linux Kernel v4.9. The builder confirms LOLZ deliver snappier system performance.

This kernel is also said being very friendly with the battery. Stability and efficiency are two notable features offered by this kernel. Don’t get you wrong with its name.

Key Features

  • Compiled With AOSP CLANG 10.0.3
  • Always Upstreamed to 4.9 Linux Stable
  • Always Upstreamed to Latest CAF Tag
  • Merged Google Common Android-4.9-p
  • Enabled WQ_POWER_EFFICIENT by default
  • Some Cleanups on cpufreq_schedutil
  • Added Blu_schedutil and Pixutil
  • Set Westwood TCP as default
  • WireGuard Support Added
  • O3 & LLVM Polly Enabled
  • CLANG Warning fixes
  • Simple LMK Added & Enabled
  • Drivedroid CDROM Support
  • CONFIG_HZ set to 250
  • Compiled vdso32
  • TTL fixation Support
  • A lot of Optimizations and fixes.

Download Link

You can download LOLZ Kernel for Redmi 8 from the below direct link. The file is hosted on our servers as a mirror.

File name :
Version 2 (20200112) | 503 downloads | Size: 12 MB

The file is original, unmodified, and untouched. In case if you want it from its original download location, you can grab it here.

Install Guide

LOLZ kernel currently supports Android 9.0 Pie. You may try it on Android 10 GSI-based ROM but the developer cannot fully guarantee.

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On top of that, this kernel is designed to work with MIUI 11 ROM, either its official build or any custom ROM based on MIUI (e.g:

This kernel also works flawlessly with Magisk root.

Follow these steps to install the LOLZ Kernel on Redmi 8:

Step 1 – Install the ADB Fastboot Drivers on your computer.

Step 2 – Unlock the bootloader of your phone.

Step 3 – Install either official TWRP or Orangefox TWRP.

Step 4 – Boot into TWRP. Switch off the phone completely, press the Power button and Volume up button.

Step 5 – Connect the phone to your computer.

Step 6 – Copy the LOLZ zip file and Magisk zip file. Flashing Magisk is optional tho.

Step 7 – Choose [Install] from the main menu.

Step 8 – Locate the file. Tap on it to select it.

Step 9 – Swipe to confirm flash. Wait till the process finished.

Step 10 – Go back to the main menu then choose [Install] again.

Step 11 – Find file. Tap on it to select it.

Step 12 – Swipe to confirm flash. Wait till the process finished.

Step 13 – Choose [Reboot] then [System].

The initial booting time will take longer than usual. Don’t worry, it’s normal. The second time you boot will go faster.

p.s: You can skip step 10, 11, and 12 if you don’t want to root.

The developer of this kernel warns users to not flash any other module tweaks such as NFS storage enabler.


How to check if the kernel has been installed? Simply go to Settings then choose About Phone.

You’ll see something like this:

LOLZ: The First and Stable Custom Kernel for Redmi 8 (Olive) 2

The full version of screenshot pic above is available here.

Credits belong to Jprimero15.


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