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The Duos users unfortunately don't have the luck to be supported with custom roms such as CyanogenMod, Slim Bean or any other AOSP rom, but you now have a kernel.


A member from xda-developers forums called c0bain has recently published this modified stock kernel that has some neat features. Here are some of them.

Features:

  • BLN Support
  • Rooted
  • Busybox
  • SIO default I/O Scheduler. ROW I/O Scheduler.
  • USB FastCharge support
  • Reduce battery usage: RCU_FAST_NO_HZ = ON
  • Undervolting support
  • Copiling with linaro GCC 4.8, cflags = -Os -mcpu=cortex-a9 -mtune=cortex-a15 -marm -march=armv7-a -mfpu=neon-vfpv4

Requirements:

  • Have the Duos variant 
  • Have CWM Recovery installed. Haven't already? Check this post. 
If you remember the Vikinger kernel for the other S4 Mini variants with the BLN support, this one now also has it. Another one of the notable features is the support for undervolting, so you can save up on some battery juice.

This time unfortunately for the other S4 Mini users, this is only available for the Duos variant as the developer said that he cannot test it on the other variants (supposedly because he doesn't own them) but hopefully in the future someone will volunteery agree to test.

Download kernel - Click here.

Disclaimer:

There are always risks of bricking your device by flashing custom roms/kernels so be sure to follow the instructions carefully and always make sure to have backups of your things before attempting such things. S4MiniArchive and the developer will not be responsible for any damages devices.
If you happen to be on a rom with KNOX bootloader and flash this kernel, your KNOX Warranty Flag will turn to 0x1.

Instructions:

  1. Download the zip file to your sdcard
  2. Power off your phone
  3. Hold the Power + Home + Volume up buttons simultaneously to boot into Recovery mode (
    BE SURE YOU ARE ON CWM RECOVERY WHEN FLASHING THIS!)
  4. In Recovery mode, select install zip
  5. Now select choose zip from external sdcard
  6. Choose the kernel zip file
  7. Choose Yes to confirm when asked
  8. Wait for the installation to be completed
  9. Once done, press the back button on your phone to go to the main menu and select reboot system now
  10. Enjoy your custom kernel and leave feedback. :)
Source: XDA-Developers forum thread

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