Root doesn't hurt the kernel abilities... Just see the better option for the ROM you're using. Magisk for also based ones and lineage root for lineage based ones...I'm using the Evolution kernel, and by the way no root. It is posible to root the rom without losing the functions of the kernel ? I need to root to use kernel adiutor, but I don't want to lose the kernel ?
And congrats to the dev, is the smoothest Oreo aosp rom I tested. No lags, no bugs, all apps open with speed. Even Instagram, or Edge browser