[LK][IMG][STOCK] LK Image Partition for MERLIN (Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 / Xiaomi Redmi 10X 4G)

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Jun 21, 2012
LG K10
Samsung Galaxy J7
Original Stock LK.IMG for MERLIN

Works with:
- Xiaomi Redmi Note 9
- Xiaomi Redmi 10X 4G

Firmware Versions:
- (Engineering) AL2522-Merlin-V039-Q-0513
- (Engineering) AL2522-Merlin-V044-Q-0920
- V13.0.2.0.SJOMIXM
- V13.0.1.0.SJOMIXM
- V12.5.4.0.RJOMIXM
- V12.5.3.0.RJOMIXM
- V12.5.2.0.RJOMIXM
- V12.5.1.0.RJOMIXM
- V12.0.1.0.RJOMIXM
- V12.0.8.0.QJOMIXM
- V12.0.7.0.QJOMIXM
- V12.0.6.0.QJOMIXM
- V12.0.5.0.QJOMIXM
- V12.0.4.0.QJOMIXM
- V12.0.3.0.QJOMIXM
- V12.0.2.0.QJOMIXM
- V11.0.5.0.QJOMIXM
- V11.0.4.0.QJOMIXM
- V11.0.2.0.QJOMIXM

How to flash it?
fastboot flash lk lk.img

MD5 hashes:
AL2522-Merlin-V039-Q-0513: 0ba475d8c216b2613815b59e3db8da2b
AL2522-Merlin-V044-Q-0920: fb9cf4a240ebca771322c8c8b1cbee0f
V13.0.2.0.SJOMIXM: e3f058da822ecc95965a437acfedbd9e
V13.0.1.0.SJOMIXM: 71781938ce6c38e87c1f2a9136572313
V12.5.4.0.RJOMIXM: 64440c61b41bd6effff2700fa6e16cec
V12.5.3.0.RJOMIXM: 5db1dbcdebb5a5686d65aa7645f1567a
V12.5.2.0.RJOMIXM: 16ecbca5bed199d28b0b8b653486dbe3
V12.5.1.0.RJOMIXM: 22b5751fb1c9479fd768cf2230bd375a
V12.0.1.0.RJOMIXM: 6345c2fd7e687da8d6a9cbd80f7d8e5e
V12.0.8.0.QJOMIXM: af893270aa0ddc69d4e24eb97dbb3084
V12.0.7.0.QJOMIXM: 1ac399cfba5fb918bc3a85cfe503f9a9
V12.0.6.0.QJOMIXM: ec7764ac1a806883fbcc49b83ff6cb6f
V12.0.5.0.QJOMIXM: 020e625e377eadcdacd9679735392d95
V12.0.4.0.QJOMIXM: 8bcd8e880fe612828a2f7b3064614c6a
V12.0.3.0.QJOMIXM: 5435f38b0394ffbbc4cae319c21498a5
V12.0.2.0.QJOMIXM: ccca31a183d6dc4a7a26e666eac863e4
V11.0.5.0.QJOMIXM: 49856f7b93068d34ce9597c2589d0df2
V11.0.4.0.QJOMIXM: 222c8a868c7e8a54c1cbfe604e1925c6
V11.0.2.0.QJOMIXM: 70b15a6a9e0082416b859b062d2373dd

:unsure: Do you need help with your MERLIN device ?
Read this FAQ: https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/...for-merlin-redmi-note-9-redmi-10x-4g.4225163/


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Senior Member
Jun 21, 2012
LG K10
Samsung Galaxy J7
does it brick my phone, my version is 12.6 and i want to downgrade my LK, is it bad?

It will work perfectly.
I am at V12.0.6.0 with older LK.

If you are using V12.0.5.0 or higher, TWRP will not work.

If you want to keep TWRP working on V12.0.5.0 or higher, you need to flash the stock rom lk partition using V12.0.4.0 (or lower). (It will works perfectly with lower lk partition version).

If you want to disable TWRP, you need to flash stock rom recovery partition.
Here, are RECOVERY images for flashing: https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/...omi-redmi-10x-4g-xiaomi-redmi-note-9.4209279/

If your device keep booting in recovery (or blackscreen), you need to erase misc partition.
Here, is the guide for erasing MISC partition: https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/...omi-redmi-10x-4g-xiaomi-redmi-note-9.4209295/

If you want to know what is working for MERLIN, take a look: https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/...omi-redmi-10x-4g-xiaomi-redmi-note-9.4209269/

:unsure: Do you need help with your MERLIN device ?
Read this FAQ: https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/...for-merlin-redmi-10x-4g-redmi-note-9.4225177/
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Senior Member
Jun 21, 2012
LG K10
Samsung Galaxy J7
Could you give me a detailed explanation of how to do it, if it is not too much to ask, I would like to be able to install a custom rom
I'm sorry, but I'm not sure about how to install a custom rom.
Personally, I really prefer original and untouched stock rom.
Try this:
Or this:


Sep 20, 2019
Be aware of this!!
I flashed LK 12.0.4 on 12.0.1 and it totally bricked my device... it's not responding on power button.
@VD171 - is possible to revert it?

Thank you


Senior Member
Jun 21, 2012
LG K10
Samsung Galaxy J7
What is lk partition used for?
LK (Little Kernel) is a tiny operating system suited for small embedded devices, bootloaders, and other environments where OS primitives like threads, mutexes, and timers are needed, but there’s a desire to keep things small and lightweight. On embedded ARM platforms the core of LK is typically 15-20 KB.

LK is available from https://github.com/littlekernel/lk and is Open Source software, provided under the MIT license.

LK is the Android bootloader and is also used in Android Trusted Execution Environment - "Trusty TEE" Operating System.

Newer Android phones have some chance of LK running all the time alongside Linux.

A few ARM SoC manufacturers use LK as their default bootloader such as DragonBoard 410c based on Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor.

The Fuchsia Operating System’s microkernel, Zircon is based on LK.

From: https://github.com/littlekernel/lk/wiki/Introduction

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