- Aug 29, 2020
If you care about Google Pay, banking apps, etc, after unlocking your bootloader, you'll have to root and install USNF, regardless of kernel.I don't have a clue where to start with this phone! I'm wanting to stay fully stock / no-root. Just the kernel. Is that worth it?
Beyond that, I haven't tried using the kernel without root, so I'll have to defer to others for that.