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[KERNEL] Semaphore JB 3.3.0 / KK 3.4.3

This is a kernel based on the pawitp's one and it works for Android JB ROMs.

Semaphore <= 2.6.6 for 4.1.2
Semaphore >= 2.8.0 for 4.2
Semaphore >= 3.1.0 for 4.3
Semaphore >= 3.4.0 for 4.4


- Linux kernel 3.0.101
- LiveOC
- Custom Voltage
- Voodoo Sound
- 384MB - 409MB available RAM
- Compiled with Linaro 4.7.3
- O3 optimization
- Auto brightness driver
- Touch Wake
- Vibration intensity
- Deep Idle
- USB host driver
- Governor ondemand (default)
- ondemand: sampling_down_factor tunable by momentum, smooth_ui
- Governor conservative (module, smooth_ui)
- Governor smartassV2 (module, smooth_ui)
- Governor interactive
- Noop I/O scheduler (default)
- Deadline I/O Scheduler (module)
- Simple I/O Scheduler (module)
- ROW I/O Scheduler (module)
- CFQ Scheduler (module)
- CIFS as module
- TUN as module
- Logcat disabled (as module only)
- Standard network packet scheduler
- Kernel log buffer size 4KB (from 128KB)
- Reduced debug info
- TinyRCU
- Fast Charge support
- WiFi PM_MAX when suspend
- CWM: AROMA Filemanager
- /system/etc/init.d directory creation if not exist

How to use
Please read How to use Semaphore JB guide for information about the features

In order to load various modules of the kernel and enable or disable features use Semaphore Manager or use HM.Carbide's Semaphore Script Manager application. It automatically copies and runs the respective scripts from /res/scripts to /system/etc/init.d directory.
Custom Voltage may be configured with Voltage control or similar applications.

For more information check the semaphore kernel website:

For questions or issues about Semaphore Manager please visit this thread

For questions or issues about Semaphore Script Manager please visit HM.Carbide thread

Thanks to Superuser, you may download a wonderful custom bootanimation for CM9 from

Thanks to

pawitp for his kernel.
zacharias.maladroit for his useful information about CM's initramfs
HM.Carbide for his Semaphore Script Manager application.
Ezekeel for LiveOC, Custom Voltage
sztupy for USB host driver
koush for CWM
xcaliburinhand for his work about dock support
mialwe for his vibrator intensity and other fixes
ShadowInkDesigns for Android logo
trailblazerz11 for his help with Linaro and other changes
amarullz for Aroma file manager
DerTeufel1980 for various hints
Maroula Th. for Semaphore Logo
sUsH667 for Aroma FM configuration and theme
grinder777 for his great support
n8r for UHID

All people who support this kernel by testing, reporting issues, donating or simply using it.

Change log

Please note that there are 2 variations:
Normal versions: for CM10 or ROMs without hugemem configuration, available RAM 384MB - 396MB
's' versions: for Slim Bean ROM or patched ROMs with hugemem configuration, available RAM 397MB - 409MB

3.4.3 (12/03/2014)
- initramfs updates for CM11 latest nightly compatibility
- CWM upstream sync

3.4.2 (23/02/2014)
- Fix AromaFM execution issue in recovery

3.4.1 (20/02/2014)
- Merge changes from CM kernel (blue screen issue, JPEG memory optimization, initramfs thanks to pawitp)

3.4.0 (06/12/2013)
- Support for KitKat 4.4
- SELinux enabled
- FUSE built-in

3.3.0 (28/10/2013)
- Linux kernel 3.0.101
- initramfs changes for CM compatibility

3.2.0 (27/09/2013)
- Linux kernel 3.0.97
- initramfs updates to sync with CM

3.1.0 (17/08/2013)
built for JB 4.3 (thanks to CM team)
- Linux kernel 3.0.91
- SELinux disabled

3.0.0 (30/06/2013)
- Linux kernel 3.0.84
- gpu: pvr: Update to DDK [email protected]
- net: wireless: bcmdhd: Update to version
- cpufreq: ondemand: Drop early demand
- CWM: upstream updates

-new version AromaFM 1.90 (thanks to amarullz)
Changes by sUsH667 (many thanks)
-base updated to aromafm 1.90
-deleted all languages except english
-deleted all iconsets
-deleted all fonts except roboto
-added german language
-added iconset "generic" from older aromafm-version
-added preconfigured config
-added bookmarks for often used folders: /system, /sdcard, /emmc, /sdcard/Download

Full changelog:
Deep Idle Guide and FAQ


The Linux Kernel
Samsung Kernel sources
Semaphore kernel sources

How to build

Please use it at your own risk!

The attachment zip files are for flashing from CWM recovery.
The attachment tar files are for flashing through Heimdall/ODIN.

Attachment files md5sum:

5cc7e55133a55f5c9a24b1b975ffa7ac Semaphore_KK_3.4.2s.tar
296bce6b0abfd5edc0cfacd7e1cdebed Semaphore_KK_3.4.2.tar
e315e9b37600810a542ee512ae1b2841 Semaphore_KK_3.4.3s.tar
37cda08f74bbae8fd2529ab3682ca28f Semaphore_KK_3.4.3.tar

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