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  • 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_backup folder.
  • 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.




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

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88 Responses to“ProtonKernel (KitKat)”

  1. 08/15/2014

    Russian Federation


  2. 09/28/2013


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

    • 04/06/2013


      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


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

    • 04/06/2013


      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. Vladimir Vladimirovich


    Isn’t this compatible with JB?

  5. sjamaan



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

  6. 04/11/2015


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

  7. 04/11/2015


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

  8. 04/06/2013


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

  9. 04/06/2013


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

    For full changelog, see the description.

  10. 07/10/2013


    Which KK you recommend?

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