Samantha · Mar 3, 2013 at 08:00 am

Linux 3.4 Kernel for the Galaxy S Plus GT-i9001

If your Android device has an unlocked bootloader, it’s undeniable the usefulness of having a custom kernel on your device. With no release of Linux Kernel version 3.4 from Samsung as of yet, it’s great to see developers on XDA all contributing to make this possible for a mid-range Samsung device, the Galaxy S Plus GT-i9001.

The mastermind behind this creation is XDA Senior Member educk, who rebased support for the i9001 on the 3.4 kernel baseline, ahead of a release from Samsung. The kernel is still in the alpha stage of development with improvements and features such as:

  • New x32 ABI support, this shall somehow maximize CPU perfomance
  • Swap-in readahead skips over holes
  • Netfilter enhancement
  • Crypto – sha224 and sha384 routines
  • Advanced Configuration and Power Interface S4 sleep state – this would result in ability of guest VMs to hibernate on Xen
  • Lots of open source graphic DRM changes
  • Intel Sandy Bridge performance improvements (only on PC’s)
  • Btrfs improvements
  • Improved Power Management
  • New Power Management Phases
  • Governors taken from PhenomKernel
  • I/O Schedulers from PhenomKernel
  • 370MB User RAM

Standard functions of the i9001 such as the camera, Wi-Fi, 3G and calls are reported to still be working with no bugs and faults as of now.

Accepting contributions from the development community, educk has done and is doing a remarkable job with this project for the Android community. Make sure to head over to the original thread for more details and discussions.


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