Kernel Manager by TeamWin Soon to be Inbound to Android Market

If you are involved at all in the Android modding community, chances are you are familiar with ClockworkMod’s ROM Manager, an app for rooted ROM management available on the Market. It’s excellent at making ROM changes, backups, and restores easy, particularly for someone just getting their feet wet in the world of Android modding. Last night, TeamWin announced via xda that they’re bringing Kernel Manager to the Android Market. This is sure to be a great companion app to ROM Manager, making the entire modding process just that much easier.

Keep in mind that this a work in progress currently, and the program is only open to developers wanting to upload their kernels to the service, but that it should be available for the adoring rooting public as soon as it’s ready.

Check out the full post message after the break!

Hey everyone! Team Win is back again, this time with a new app with a very simple but ambitious goal: create a place where all kernel developers can submit kernels easily and reach a much wider audience with ease.

The app currently does this:

1) Downloads a kernel from our fast and stable teamwin server
2) Unzips the relevant files (modules included)
3) Flashes the kernel
4) Installs the kernel modules
5) Clears cache/dalvik-cache
6) Reboots to apply the changes.

This entire process takes less than a minute, generally, (depending on download speeds of course ), and it is extremely simple for end-users to find a kernel, filter by kernel features (BFS, CFS, HAVS, SBC, etc) download/install kernels, and submit ratings for their favorite kernels.

If you use IRC, join us in freenode in #kernel-manager!

Submitting a kernel to Kernel Manager is totally free and we even provide hosting for you! Right now I’m looking for kernel developers to submit kernels to start populating the app. Submitting kernels is easy!

THE LINK IS FOR KERNEL DEVELOPERS SPECIFICALLY! Go to http://kernels.teamw.in and register for an account! Once it’s approved, you can easily enter new kernels, which immediately show up in the app. The app will be released in the market, and there will be a free+ad supported version, and a for-cost version that removes the ads.

Right now, we have a specific list of supported phones, but plan to add every nand-unlocked phone as soon as possible. (There are a lot of variables to account for on multiple devices to make sure the process works )

Please feel free to provide me with any feedback you have, or feature requests in order to make this a great tool for all of android to utilize!

[via xda forums]

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  • http://XDA pdaddy

    Love the idea. Looking forward to release day!!

  • Lox

    Really, that can be done using RomManager with update.zip containing only a kernel …