Install Adam Custom Kernel on Samsung Galaxy S6 (SM-G920F)

If you want to improve the performance of your Samsung Galaxy S6 SM-G920F, go ahead and install Adam kernel on your device. There are many ways you can improve the performance of the Samsung Galaxy S6. You can install a custom ROM which completely changes the way the phone works since it runs on a completely different firmware.

Custom mods are another solution which fix specific issues with the phone’s firmware. If you do not want to go so far as installing a custom ROM, there are easier solutions. The best alternative is installing a custom kernel. The Linux kernel on the Galaxy S6 is responsible for everything that happens on the phone. From initiating a phone call or deciding what happens when a certain part of the digitizer is touched, the kernel is responsible. It even tells the CPU the frequency it has to run on, so that’s why you need to modify the kernel to overclock the processor.

The first custom kernel has been released by the well-known developer “wanam”.  The kernel known as Adam is a stock kernel built from Samsung sources. It is rooted with the latest SuperSU and SeLinux is set to Permissive Mode.

The developer didn’t want to add many features to the kernel like being able to overclock. Instead, Adam kernel is very simple with a few power efficiency tweaks which will help the phone run smoother and even increase battery life to a certain point.

How To Install Adam Custom Kernel on Samsung Galaxy S6 (SM-G920F)

In order to install Adam kernel on your phone, you will need a custom recovery like TWRP to flash the ZIP file.

Download the Adam kernel ZIP file, move it to your phone if you downloaded it on your computer and proceed with the guide below.

  1. Make sure that the kernel zip file is on an easily accessible location on your phone.
  2. Turn the Samsung Galaxy S6 off. Wait for a few seconds to make sure that the phone is completely off.
  3. Press the volume up key and home + power buttons simultaneously and do not release them until the phone goes into recovery mode.
  4. Once the phone is in recovery mode, wipe cache and dalvik cache.
  5. Go to “Install from SD Card” and “Choose ZIP from SD Card”.
  6. Navigate to the location where Adam kernel is located.
  7. Select the .zip file and press the power button to confirm the installation process.
  8. Wait for the installation to be completed.

Once the installation is completed, reboot the phone and head over to Settings > About Device and check the kernel version. If the name says “Adam”, you have successfully installed the kernel.



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