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I do not own the Z1 Compact, but as it's very similar to the Z1 I will be supporting it as well.
Please report whether this initial release works as expected or not

All the kernel features are controllable through my Pimp My Z1 app, (thread here).


  • Sound Control: Faux123's GPL Sound Control 3
  • GPU OC : 200MHz / 320MHz / 389MHz / 487.5MHz / 533MHz / 600MHz frequency scaling steps (use Pimp My Z1)
  • Intelliplug: Faux123's latest intelliplug hotplugging driver with eco mode (v5.0)
  • MPDecision: showp1984's open-source & customizable msm_mpdecision hotplugging driver
  • Dynamic Fsync: Faux123's Dynamic File Sync v1.5
  • PowerSuspend: Faux123's power_suspend driver (replacing early_suspend)
  • Snake Charmer: Faux123's msm_cpufreq_limit CPU frequency limiter driver
  • CPU Boost: Faux123's CPU Input Boost module (will soon add controls for it in Pimp My Z1)
  • GPU Wake-on-touch: allows touch events to wake the GPU if it was previously in slumber
  • KSM: Kernel Same-page Merging enabled
  • exFAT: Samsung's open-source exFAT driver
  • F2FS: Samsung's F2FS nand-optimized file system support
  • CPUPower: Linaro's cpupower PM driver
  • Kernel mode NEON: NEON-accelerated XOR framework & support for NEON instructions in kernel mode
  • Overall Stats: CPU overall stats on a per-core basis
  • Compression: XZ Compressed & LZ4 compression algorithm support
  • Sched MC: Multi-Core Power Savings support
  • Sched SMT: Multi-Thread Power Savings support
  • Arch_Power: arch-specific power sched features enabled
  • Workqueue: backported from kernel 3.7, allows CPU hotplug to keep idle workers (learn more)
  • Toolchain: Built with Linaro GCC 4.8.3 toolchain from 14.02 release
  • Optimizations: Built with -O2 and many optimization flags
  • Kexec-hardboot ?: attempted to port @Tassadar's kexec-hardboot patches from the nexus 5, needs testing and confirmation that it works

  • Additional Governors:
    • Intellidemand
    • Intelliactive
    • InteractiveX2
    • SmartassV2
    • Lagfree
    • Wheatley
    • Lionheart
    • Badass

  • Additional I/O Schedulers:
    • SIO (SImple Ondemand)
    • FIOPS (Fair Input/Output Per Second)
    • BFQ (Budget Fair Queueing)

  • Additional TCP Congestion Algorithms:


Initial Release: 2014-03-22

Flashable Zip:
This is a test build, and hasn't been tested prior to release, please provide feedback if you flash it


The sources are obviously covered by the General Public License, and are available on my github at:


  • Thanks to faux123 for all his contributions to the android kernel community, many of which are implemented here
  • Thanks to showp1984 for his msm_mpdecision hotplug driver
  • Thanks to DooMLoRD for all the cherry-picked features from his DoomKernel
  • Thanks to krabapel2458 for the inital port from DoomKernel of features like GPU OC, some governors and more.
  • And of course, thanks to FreeXperia and Kali- in particular, for the device bring-up

XDA:DevDB Information
Pimped Kernel, a Kernel for the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact

Kernel Special Features: Sound Control, GPU OC, Intelliplug, PowerSuspend, Dynamic Fsync, exFAT, F2FS, KSM, Intellidemand, Intelliactive, SmartassV2, InteractiveX2, Lionheart, Wheatley, Badass, Lagfree, BFQ, SIO, FIOPS, Westwood, Hybla, HSTCP, HTCP, Veno, Illinois, LP, BIC...

Version Information
Status: Testing

Created 2014-03-21
Last Updated 2014-03-22
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