[RELEASE] ShinTo Kernel “NewBorn” L09A06 for LP


More information of the origins of ShinTo Kernel can be found in previous version posts.

How to install ShinTo Kernel?

  1. First CREATE A BACKUP OF YOUR ROM (in case something awful happens and you need to restore)!
  2. Did you create the backup in recovery?
  3. Go to recovery mode (Power off phone / Once powered off, press PWR + HOME + UP VOL).
  4. Once inside recovery (tested with TWRP you select install and choose the .ZIP that you have previously downloaded from here.
  5. Once installed, reboot into normal mode and wait for the phone to come up.

One thing you will notice right out of the bat is that the led starts to blink in different colors and brightness; that’s ShadowLED working for ya 😉

How to UNinstall ShinTo Kernel?

  1. Flash any other kernel you would like on top of ShinTo Kernel.
    ShinTo kernel uses it’s own unique and private “init.d” so from this version on, it won’t touch  /system/etc/init.d anymore.
    All options can be enabled/disabled in Synapse and the settings survive a flash, reflash & even a format, backup, restore, etc…

Alternatively you can recover the backup of your rom if you messed something up.

How to go from EXT4 to F2FS & vice versa?

ShinTo Kernel includes a new and much improved clever code at bootup that takes care of a couple of things for you, so you can test F2FS in any combination you see fit, and even go back to EXT4 if you don’t like F2FS without loosing any data but you have to follow some logical steps detailed here by the great Megaflop666:

  1. Update TWRP to the latest and greatest ( at the time of this writing), you can download it from http://teamw.in/project/twrp2
  2. Drop to TWRP and flash the latest Shinto Kernel
  3. Reboot and let the phone fully boot up and settle down, give it 15 minutes
  4. Open Synapse and make sure all settings are stock, if it tells you that your previous settings cannot be used, click “Understood“, and then click the apply check mark at the top.
  5. Go into ES File Explorer or something of your choice and get ALL USER DATA THAT YOU WISH TO KEEP off of the internal SD card.
  7. Drop to TWRP and run a FULL NANDROID BACKUP to your External SD Card.
  8. Go to SETTINGS and unselect (un tick) “use rm -rf instead of formatting” (We want TWRP to actually format with f2fs)
  9. Go to Wipe and Choose Advanced Wipe
  10. Select System and choose change or repair file system
  11. Choose f2fs and go through the steps where it tells you that all data will be lost and apply it.
  12. Follow steps 9-11 for Data and Cache one at a time.
  13. Go to SETTINGS and select (tick) “use rm -rf instead of formatting” (We don’t want TWRP to restore back to EXT4)
  14. Do a restore, but ONLY CHECK SYSTEM & DATA for restoral, NOTHING ELSE IS NEEDED.
  15. It will tell you that your backup was made with ext4 and may not boot, don’t worry it will boot.
  16. After restore, reboot your device. First boot will take a few because it’s a new file system and your apps will have to reconfigure themselves, etc.

You can see what partitions are in what format if you go to the i/o VM tab in Synapse. 

On what models does ShinTo Kernel work?

For the time being, it has been confirmed to run very fast & stable on the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 SM-N9005 (international SnapDragon) and on N900T (TMO T-Mobile USA), on any Samsung LOLLIPOP 5.0.x TouchWiz rom.
It is only meant to work on Samsung TouchWiz roms, for now… 😉

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31 Responses

  1. Sean says:

    Working very well and doing battery.. Noticed some errors in Synapse when setting precov for the first time but it set correctly

    • CeKMTL says:

      Haven’t had the time to review and improve Synapse so there will be bugs there. Thx for reporting, will try to improve Synapse for the next release.

  2. Silitek says:

    Thanks buddy..L09A06 works awesome, battery-use and performance!!..

  3. kopitalk says:

    Another brilliant release! You really put a heart into the phone! Very smooth UI, very responsive and aggressive while in use, sleep quickly and very well too! Question, what’s the settings for kernel VM > DBR, DR and Swappiness? Suggestion: as ShadowLED is taking over LED control from notification, is it possible to bind notification to touch key light (e.g. blinks when a message comes)? Muchas gracias!

  4. Hi there, so i saw a post where you required some logs for feedback. Here’s mine: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B24gwDhTSqH_V29sWkhpTmM3NmM/view?usp=docslist_api
    My notes are within the Zip folder on what I think caused problems. Hopefully you find some useful info for your next release 🙂

  5. 6h0st says:

    I tried a lot of kernels but yours i like the most. Probably that’s why i always come back to it. Lovind the concept of Precognition governor. Thank you. Keep up the good work.
    PS: I’ve been getting some random reboots when fast charge is active. I set the failsafe to disabled, and used custom charging values. I don’t need help but you could look into it to fix it in next versions.

  6. Albert T says:

    Sorry I cannot for the life of me find the download link anywhere? Can someone pls provide me the link, thanks!

  7. Sean says:

    Just an FYI, the precog gov. setting doesn’t stick after reboot, defaults to interactive.

  8. 6h0st says:

    If you change your phone while it’s powered off and try to power on it reboots back in changing mode.

  9. papa says:

    This kernel is great. From some reason the last update from August 23 does not work well on my note 3. I cannot change the governer to precog, and I get an error message. It is working well with the previous version from July 24. Do you have any idea why is that?
    Thanks for your work.

  10. J3hans says:

    Download link?

  11. evol says:

    I set the min gpu freg 200mhz in synapse but it still 27mhz, my phone is so lag

    • Cruor says:

      I’ve SM-9005 (international version) and in Synapse I’ve 27 mhz on GPU, but no lags, it runs very smoothly. Try to delete all files in synapse folder and reboot. If you get no luck, reinstall kernel, but before flash a kernel cleaner zip. If it still lags, try to full wipe and reflash your ROM.

  12. kevp75 says:

    Hey mate, can you email me your recommended default settings for the kernel & precognition govenor?
    I’m attempting to put together a .git repo of my tweaks (since they are all ramdisk related, why not make it universal 🙂 )
    I’m going to try to get as many in there as possible and definately want precog on-board


  13. chris122 says:

    Where is the kitkat version for those of us who haven’t to update to lollipop, I have waited for 3 month did you discontinued it?

  14. kouros17 says:

    The only problem is that i have many lags in games. All the rest works perfectly on my note 3. Any idea?

  15. Nathan Brown says:

    I’m extremely confused, where is the download link?

  16. kopitalk says:

    Hi Carlos, IMO this is already the best and flawless release! Smooth, responsive, stable, rock solid, battery friendly, all function working… Can’t imagine what further improvement you will include… AWESOME!

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