17 May 2015

Install Adam custom kernel on samsung galaxy s6 SM-G920F

Exynos 7420 chipset in samsung galaxy s6 is quite powerful and can work on full load without altering performance of the device but will sure decrease battery life of the device.Since galaxy s6 is quite new to android development there are not yet many custom roms to play with.Since samsung released kernel sources for s6 there are few custom kernels which could improve performance and battery life of your smarphone.

Custom kernel plays an important role in improving performance and battery life of smartphone .Unlike custom roms, they also come with different features which are only possible by them only like double tap to wake feature for example.Samsung galaxy s6 is a powerful device for sure but you can still improve the performance of the device by flashing a custom kernel over it.Since we don't have aosp based custom roms yet this kernel is flashable only on stock roms.

Why to go for a custom kernel on samsung galaxy s6?

  1. To improve performance:With custom kernels you can modilfy the behaviour of cpu and can make most out of it to improve its performance.Increase frequency to have better performace.
  2. To improve batterylife:Our device has a smaller battery and a quad hd screen and most of juice will be consumed by screen itself.You can improve battery life by flashing a custom kernel and can lowering cpu frequencies or by undervolting it.
  3. For extra features: As I said some features are kernel specific and is difficult to have them using apps.The best example for this is the double tap to wake feature which is hardware specific and can be only attained flashing a custom kernel.
Features of Adam kernel:
  • stock sources: It is Compiled from stock sources.So you can expect battery life to be similar or better than stock.
  • Busy Box : It is required for the root access functionality to work properly.
  • Init.d scripts enabled: This basically lets you to have your scrpits to run on boot.You can learn more about init.d scripts and how to create them.
  • Auto root with super su.
  • Built with stock too chian.
Install Adam Custom kernel on samsung galaxy s6:

In this post we will guide you to install adam kernel on samsung galaxy s6 SM-G920F.Since kernels are hardware specific it is better to check your device model number.GO to settings and then to about device .You will find your device model number and confirm if it is SM-G920F.
Install Adam Custom kernel on samsung galaxy s6 sm-g920f sm-g920i

Prerequisites:
  1. Charge your device to atleast 60% so that you wont run into problems while flashing.
  2. Backup all your data and flashing this wont erase your data but to be on safer side.
  3. You must have a CWM recovery installed on your device.
  4. Enable usb debugging on your device.


Use CWM Recovery to flash kernel:

  1. Download adam kernel and place it in the internal storage of the device.
  2. Press and hold the power button and you will get options to power off or reboot device.Click on power off and wait for few seconds even after device shutsdown just to confirm that it is off completely.
  3. Press volume up,home button and power key at same time and wait for few seconds .When see bootloader mode release buttons and boot into recovery.
  4. Make a complete backup of existing stock rom first.
  5. Clear cache and dalvik cache and flash  zip file which you have downloaded from the above link.
  6. Once the kernel is flashed clear cache and dalvik cache again.
  7. Reboot it to system.
Install Adam Custom kernel on samsung galaxy s6

Final words on flashing kernel on samsung galaxy s6:
By following the abouve procedure you must have flashed adam kernel on samsung galaxy s6 without any issues.If youe device is soft bricked or you see a blank screen right after rebooting into system then press and hold power button for about 15 seconds and this forces it to shutdown.Now reboot it to recovery and restore the backup which you have made earlier.Backup is essential while flashing a kernel or a rom other wise you have to flash stock firmware to recover it from soft brick which will erase all the data on device.Though this kernel is specific to device with model number SM-G920F is also flashable on SM-G920I.If you are facing any type of issues then dont forget to comment here and we will help you for sure. Happy flashing.

Install Adam custom kernel on samsung galaxy s6 SM-G920F Reviewed by Radha Krishna on 01:32 Rating: 5 Exynos 7420 chipset in samsung galaxy s6 is quite powerful and can work on full load without alte...

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