• Title: ProtonKernel (KitKat)
  • Listed: 05/16/2015 2:30 pm
  • ROM Version:3.4.67
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ProtonKernel (KitKat)
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Custom kernel for Lenovo A820 suitable for AOSP roms.

Not compatible with mastersanta's V3 rom

v2.1+ is compatible with mastersanta's rom and should be good for any other AOSP-based rom

For MIUI and VIBE wait or ask the developer of your rom.


Aroma installer with some options

  • Chipset undervolted (recommended to try this first)
  • Chipset at default volts (if you experience glitches or sound corruption, try this one)[/list]
  • Backup of NVRAM, IMEI and boot.img (saved on internal and external cards in proton_kernel_backupfolder.
  • Restore NVRAM, IMEI and boot.img


GPU is now controlled via module interface. init.d script is included and istalled automatically.

You can control GPU DVFS (dynamic voltage and frequency), GPU target frequency and GPU voltages for all states.

The kernel should have better performance and better battery life.

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※Please make a backup of your device before installing or updating ROM

88 Responses to“ProtonKernel (KitKat)”

  1. 08/15/2014
    Posts: 14

    Russian Federation


  2. 09/28/2013
    Posts: 34


    Why kernel is not compatible with mastersanta's v3 rom?

    • 04/06/2013
      Posts: 1194


      It's more like the rom is not compatible. There's something wrong/different in his rom and only his kernel works ok.

      I can't say why exaclty, but I assume it is coming from the different automatic brightness mechanism which reflects in screen power management too.

      So far it is working in every other rom, but ofcourse some custom roms need to replace the ramdisk.

  3. 11/17/2014
    Posts: 7


    Are going to release a new version of your ROM or you are only focused on Kenel work?

    • 04/06/2013
      Posts: 1194


      Working on KK 4.4.4 rom, but don't know when it will be ready. Has the same problems as mastersanta's rom, since we're using the same source.

  4. Mr. Putler

    Posts: 102

    United States

    Isn’t this compatible with JB?

  5. sjamaan

    Posts: 11


    You are the best Infrared. We a820 users are very fortunate to have you. Scene wouldn’t be the same

  6. 04/11/2015
    Posts: 3


    Its new android or update ? And how to install gapps on a820 ?

  7. 04/11/2015
    Posts: 3


    Its android or just update and what’s version is this 4.4.4? Or

  8. 04/06/2013
    Posts: 1194


    This is just the kernel (the core of OS) and it is for KitKat AOSP roms.

  9. 04/06/2013
    Posts: 1194


    Uploaded new version which should be compatible with mastersanta's rom.

    For full changelog, see the description.

  10. 07/10/2013
    Posts: 10


    Which KK you recommend?

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