18/02/2013

Samsung Galaxy S Duos gets a custom ROM, and a bunch of custom kernels

Samsung Galaxy S Duos has been one of the devices that failed both Samsung and the users who bought it. There was next to no development on this device, whereas, generally we expect devices manufactured by Samsung to receive decent attention from developers. Finally, a custom ROM (namely KyleOpen) and a few custom kernels have appeared in the scene for Galaxy S Duos S7562.

Before flashing any of the stuff given below, you may want to root your device. Use the "How to root Samsung Galaxy S Duos" guide to do that. Please be warned that the phone's warranty will be voided if you flash any third party zip or root your phone. It will also trigger the flash counter on your device, which, I think, can't be removed as TriangleAway doesn't support this device.

We shall talk about the KyleOpen ROM first and the custom kernels will be discussed later in this article. The rom has been developed by xda member cheatman. The custom rom adds some handy new features to the device which are being listed below:

  • Samsung Bloatware has been removed
  • A few packages from Cyanogenmod 9 have been imported
  • Deodexed and Zipaligned
  • Pre-rooted
  • Busybox Support
  • Init.d support
  • Samsung S Voice can be installed as an add-on by flashing via clockworkmod recovery
  • supports QtADB
  • supports Adobe Flash Player
Snapshots from the KyleOpen ROM

You can flash the rom using the method present in the original post of the rom thread here. The rom can be downloaded here.

A total of three custom kernels are also up for the grabs. Their corresponding names and features are:
    Stock Insecure Kernel: This is an insecured version of the stock kernel. It supports "adb root" access.
VamshiStunner Kernel: This kernel supports CPU governors. KyleOpen Kernel v3: This kernel supports CPU governors, adds init.d support and also enables root. This seems to be the best available kernel, if we go by the features list.
Some other important details about these custom kernel and KyleOpen rom are present in the original thread on xda. Enjoy the new custom rom on your device!

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