Linus Torvalds announced the Linux Kernel 5.16 after a few weeks of development and is available for general usage with driver fixes, a few core networking fixes, and some random issues.
As per Linus Torvalds for Kernel 5.16
This tutorial will be helpful for beginners to install Linux kernel 5.16 in Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, Ubuntu 20.10, and LinuxMint 20.3.
How to Install Linux Kernel 5.16 in Ubuntu / Linux Mint?
Step 1: Update the system before proceeding to install kernel 5.16
Step 2: Download the mainline kernel packages for Kernel 5.16 from the Ubuntu kernel Mainline page
Step 3: Install the Deb files
sudo dpkg -i *.deb
Step 4:Reboot and Validate
Reboot the system once the installation is completed and verify the newly installed kernel by using the below commands.