[RELEASE] ShinTo Kernel v025a001 for NOTE 3 N9005

Welcome to the first official release of the ShinTo Kernel series.


Please get latest release from HERE

Why name the Kernel “ShinTo”?

To me it has the meaning of “Study of the Essence” (to achieve) “The Way of The Gods” as, to me, ShinTo Kernel is a way to learn and become an expert.
Also the name just sounds very “catchy” 🙂

 What is the heritage & roots of ShinTo Kernel?

ShinTo Kernel builds on top of original code that is based on SAMSUNG NF1-NF4 kernel source and CIVATO’s excellent KK_Xplorer (rev1.5) .

It currently includes all of the work by CIVATO (FORUM) upto & including rev 1.5
Please check his forum to know what is already included before ShinTo Kernel enhancements.
I would like to thank CIVATO for all his guidance and kindness!


Why create ShinTo Kernel?

I needed to extend the already great CIVATO kernel to suit my needs and also to further my kernel experimentation & learning.

I’m the kind of perfeccionist guy that can’t stay put and always strives to make things perform at their peek.

We all know that with Android there’s still a lot of work to be done to make the OS perform at it’s peek.
It’s not a matter of more hardware, more power, more cores, more memory, more …

You can have the best hardware but if the software can’t take advantage of it then …
we all know the result.

As I get more proficient in C Kernel coding, I will be adding my (revolutionary) ideas to make ShinTo push the envelope of our NOTE 3’s so I would advise you to subscribe and keep an eye at PreCog.me 😉


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. Delete (with root) the following files from /system/etc/init.d :
  2. Now you can flash any other kernel you like from recovery.

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


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), on a NF4 Samsung TouchWiz rom.
It is only meant to work on Samsung TouchWiz roms.

It is has been tested running stable with the following :


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  1. Yoann says:

    Good one, I have a support for this kernel? A forum?

    • iamskynet says:

      Hi Yoann, for the time being I will give support here.
      Once I publish the source @ GitHub, I will be able to create a thread for ShinTo Kernel @ XDA.
      Let me know how it goes, and be sure to subscribe for more goodies to be released @ PreCog.me 😉

  2. Yoann says:

    For the moment it’s perfect, no lag or bug. Only ShadowLED I don’t like, I delete init.d

    I follow you for next update, and if you need someone to test feature let me know.

    • iamskynet says:

      Thank you very much for the offer Yoann.
      Next release will be based on AROMA installer, so ppl can choose what they like to activate, and even launch it again to disable stuff.
      It might take a little bit of time as I’m supposed to be on holidays 😉

  3. Yoann says:

    I have my first random reboot,i take log If you want. I didn’nt do nothing it’s just screen off on my desk.

    • iamskynet says:

      Hi, maybe compress it into a zip file so it is smaller.
      I tried accessing your file but I couldn’t. Have sent a request.
      Maybe it would be better if you can post it on MEGA.

  4. Yoann says:

    Ok i accept your resquest, it will be fine now 😉

    • iamskynet says:

      Hi Yoann,

      Thank you, just downloaded the last_kmsg but I think you must have rebooted at least once after your NOTE3 rebooted by itself.

      [ 460.596112] reading MSM_THERM_CH [rc = 0] [adc_code = 30888]

      No errors detected.

      Please check and see if you have undervolted in synapse.
      I would leave voltage settings as default and test again.

  5. Yoann says:

    ok i’ll try without overclock. And i’m sure i don’t undervolt.

  6. Yoann says:

    Another one, I didn’t reboot after the random one

  7. deathg0d says:

    if mine soc-pvs is 0. does that means my unit is not so tolerant to high oc?

    • iamskynet says:

      Hi deathg0d,

      Yes, in principle pvs0 should be less tolerant of overclocking.

      It means that for a given frequency, it would need more voltage to stay stable.
      The problem is that with more voltage, you generate a lot more heat.

      After a certain temperature, the CPU overheats and the transistors inside start behaving erratically, thus hanging the CPU.

      After saying all that, I have to remind you that every CPU out there is unique, so you may have to test the “boundaries” of yours.

      Please make sure to have made a full backup before trying to oc.

  8. deathg0d says:

    ahh. no wonder when i am in a server room, my phone will be able to survive a full antutu test @ 2.8ghz

    • iamskynet says:


      Yes, high temperature is the number one enemy of CPU and also batteries.

      I know for a fact that my ears wouldn’t survive long in a big crowded server room 😉

  9. megaflop666 says:

    Found this beauty this morning doing a random search on Google for new kernels since I’m always looking to improve my tmo note 3. So far it is working flawlessly with bobcatrom v10.1. If any of that changes, I’ll post it for you. Thanks for your work!

    • iamskynet says:

      That would be great, thank you very much and welcome! 🙂

      Keep an eye as I have many goodies to release, kernel, hacks, improvements and also Android apps 😉

      Btw, when you will have time, you should check the latest available kernel that is even better!

      ShinTo Kernel v026a004 😉

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