• Title: Samsung Galaxy Core Prime Optimized KERNEL for SM-S820L
  • Listed: 12/05/2016 4:49 am
  • ROM Version: KitKat 4.4.4
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Samsung Galaxy Core Prime Optimized KERNEL for SM-S820L

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The file available here is a modified stock boot.img for the Samsung Galaxy Core Prime Model: SM-S820L.


I thank Assayyed over at XDA Developers forum for his program Assayyed Kitchen. This modded boot.img would not have been possible without it.

​                       Tweaks Included In This BOOT.IMG

ADB Enabled in Kernel

init.d Support in Kernel

DM-VERITY Disabled


​SePolicy Patched

           I have tested these boot.img's myself on my SM-S820L via ODIN. I have not encountered any issues with either kernel.

​Included in the ZIP file linked above is a TAR_MD5_PACKAGER which can be used to make a .tar and .tar.md5 from the boot.img included.


​The second ZIP file listed has one more Tweak included.


​                          Additional Mod in 2nd Zip's Kernel


  • ADB Root Direct Enabled

​This feature is enabled in another boot.img entirely. I did this because it is listed as an experimental feature which could be unpredictable, potentially causing bootloop.


​I trust that I will always be able to boot ODIN Mode and just flash a different file that I know works. This may not be entirely true in every case because there is always a way to destroy everything on any given storage media, however, I have flashed all sorts of kernels and ROM's with ODIN(probably about 50 times or more) and in every case I was able to restore everything just like new.


​That being said, ODIN is in my opinion the best for pretty much any kind of firmware update or upgrade simply because Plan B is there.


I recommend ODIN as it makes things less complicated in my opinion but if you have a preferred method of flashing boot.img, by all means use it.

​As always, backup of your existing boot.img and entire existing OS is a good idea before flashing anything.

​Let me know if you have any questions, comments, etc…           

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

2 Responses to“Samsung Galaxy Core Prime Optimized KERN”

  1. 11/30/2016

    United States

    Thanks Buddy!

  2. 10/26/2016


    Today I flashed my SM-S820L with the boot.img which has the modded Kernel with ADB Direct Root Enabled. It works great!


    No Boot Loop or any other issues here. I imagine it will work the same on any other SM-S820L. If you choose to flash this boot.img with a method other than ODIN, which is what I used, please post here with your results so others can read what works and what may cause issues.


    Thanks Everyone!

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