You might remember Vikinger kernel, the custom kernel that was released for the 3G and LTE variants a while ago with the BLN support. It was based off the CM10.2 kernel and some users were upset that it doesn't work with CyanogenMod11. (junkyde has released a version for CM11 now).

Anyways, here is another kernel that is slightly different, developed by F4k  from xda-developers forums. This kernel for now is only available for GT-I9190 and GT-I9195 only and has the following features.


  • Linux Kernel 3.4.40
  • BLN
  • Compiled with Linaro 4.8.2
  • Governor Lionheart
  • Governor SmartASSv2
  • Governor Lulzavtive
  • Simple I/O Scheduler


  • A rooted phone
  • You must be running CyanogenMod11 or other 4.4 AOSP based rom
  • You must have CWM Recovery


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.

Download Kernel v1.1.3:

GT-I9190 (3G) - Click here.
GT-I9195 (LTE) - Click here.


  1. Download the zip file according to your model to your sdcard
  2. Boot into Recovery mode by holding the Power + Home + Volume up buttons simultaneously
  3. Select install zip
  4. Now select choose zip from external sdcard
  5. Locate the kernel zip file and choose it
  6. Choose Yes when asked to confirm
  7. Once it is done, press the back button to head into the main menu and select reboot system now
  8. Enjoy your custom kernel

Video installation and quick preview:

Source: Official xda-developers thread


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