Ukuu Kernel Upgrade Utility

Ubuntu Kernel Upgrade Utility

This is a tool for installing the latest mainline Linux kernel on Ubuntu-based distributions.


  • Fetches list of kernels from
  • Displays notifications when a new kernel update is available.
  • Downloads and installs packages automatically


Ubuntu-based Distributions (Ubuntu, Linux Mint, etc)

Packages are available in the Launchpad PPA for supported Ubuntu releases. Run the following commands in a terminal window:

sudo apt-add-repository -y ppa:teejee2008/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install ukuu

For older Ubuntu releases which have reached end-of-life, you can install Aptik from the DEB files linked below.
ukuu-latest-i386.deb (32-bit)
ukuu-latest-amd64.deb (64-bit)


DEB files are available from following links:
ukuu-latest-i386.deb (32-bit)
ukuu-latest-amd64.deb (64-bit)

Other Linux Distributions

An installer is available from following links: (32-bit) (64-bit)


Run the following commands in a terminal window:

sudo apt-get purge ukuu


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  1. Hello!

    Congratulations on your app. It is very nice and works like a charm. I did not find a source for it so i could build, contribute or just hack around. Is it closed? And i had a little problem. I unchecked the option which load every version below 4.0. It took 5 minutes to load(behaviour expected) but i could not cancel.

    Anyway, thanks for your application.

    1. Code is available in launchpad

      The initial load takes some time. This will be fixed soon along with an option to Cancel.

  2. making icons for your app
    will try it out
    could you darken the UI

    1. This will be fixed in the next update

  3. How to remove from startup applications?

  4. You should never use kernels from They are for testing purposes and the lack ubuntu patches

  5. Muito Bom este app. Parabéns!
    Mas não estou conseguindo instalar. Adiciono o repositório normalmente, mas na instalação, aparece a mensagem que é impossível encontrar o pacote.

  6. hi everybody,
    is it possible to fatch low latency versions of kernels?


  7. Latest version is quite annoying. I've installed kernel 4.8.12, from your app, and now, after each reboot - it says, that there is kernel 4.8.9 available. ?!? After clicking open button - is says, that kernel 4.8.12 is running, but instead, alerts me that 4.8.9 available. Can you fix this?
    Thank you.

  8. I have installed ukuu in Ubuntu 14.04 with KDE environment, and it shows only command-line interface, no GUI. Maybe I must install some GTK libraries for enable GIU interface? Or use specific cli arguments?

  9. I found the solution, ukuu is console version, we must use ukuu-gtk command to start GUI verson.

  10. Thanks for making Ukuu - the newer kernels are great.

    Is there a convenient way for me to get the (prebuilt) Perf Tools for each of these kernels?

    Or, barring that, can I somehow obtain the exact source code used to build each of these kernels?

    1. Canonical only provides the patched kernels on The perf tools are part of the "linux-tools" package which are not provided separately for each kernel.


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