How to Install ThunderZap Kernel on QMobile Noir A10?

Before you Start

1) You need a Rooted Noir A10 with CWM Recovery installed.

2) You also need to be on an ICS ROM as ThunderZap doesn’t have jellybean support yet.

Installation Procedure

1) Download this CWM Flashable ZIP.


2) Transfer it to the Root of your SD Card.

3) Reboot into CWM Recovery.

4) Select Install ZIP from SD Card.

5) Choose the KernelFlasher Zip.

6) Done! New Kernel has been flashed!

7) Now Reboot your phone.

Stay Tuned

=> for overclocking and swap tutorials on ThunderZap Kernel.


Custom Kernel ThunderZap v1.1 Released for QMobile Noir A10!


Hello! fellow Noir A10 users. The first ever custom kernel for Noir A10/Canvas 2 and other clones has been released. Thanks to Varun Chitre (XDA Senior Member – Indian Recognized Developer & Contributor) who after 1 month of continuous hard work has come up with this kernel.

This kernel is based on the stock ICS v3.0.13 Kernel so it is compatible with ICS ROMs only (with exception to Lewa OS Rom which has been reported to be unstable on this kernel).

HOW to Install ThunderZap Kernel on QMobile Noir A10?

General Features
– Compiled with latest optimized Linaro 4.7 toolchain
– Compiled vfp with neon
– LZMA compression for kernel. Size 4.2MB ==> 3.2 MB


– Overclocked upto 1.4 Ghz [Experimental and still a WIP]
– Performance governor patched to open up both cores[Andreilux]
– Activated Interactive governor
– Added 5 new governors: Smartass2, Pegasusq, Lulzactiveq, Hotplug, ZZmoove. Total 12 now
– Activated and tweaked conservative governor


– Added 4 new IO schedulers: BFQv6, V(R), SIO, ZEN. Total 7 now
– Fsync control by Ezekeel
– Asynchronous I/O latency to a solid-state disk greatly increased.
– Enabled ARCH_POWER

Memory Management

– Lowered Android logger size
– Optimized LMK
– SWAP support
– Lowered vfs cache pressure size to 20
– Optimized VM parameters
– Optimized memcopy and memmove algorithm
– Tweaked SLUB allocator


– Optimized CRC32 Algorithm
– Optimized RWSEM Algorithm
– Removed old SHA1 routines
– Optimized git implementation for SHA1
– Optimized swahb32() byteswap helpers
– Optimized AES and SHA1 routines
– Optimized glibc version of string


– Proportional Rate Reduction for TCP by Google.
– Enabled 6 new TCP Congestion controls viz. Westwood, Vegas, BIC, HSTCP, HTCP
– Set westood as default from cubic.

Miscellaneous Features
– NTFS Filesystem support for USB OTG
– CIFS support added
– Cleancache enabled
– Removed Framepointer.
– Increase READ_AHEAD size to 1024kb
– Fine tuned CFS parameters
– Enabled Autogrouping of Schedulers
– Erase memory pages as soon as they are freed to prevent new processes getting old information
– Added frandom (Fast kernel number generator) driver
– Plethora of optimizations to EXT4 filesystem
– NOATIME and NODIRATIME by default
– Patch for depleting Entropy pool

XDA Link:



How to Install CWM Recovery on QMobile Noir A10?

CWM Recovery, also known as ClockworkMod Recovery, is the best and most popular custom recovery in the Android market. It has a lot of benefits such as being able to flash unsigned zip files (files not having signatures).

Installation Procedure

1) Download ClockworkMod Recovery.

v6.0.1.2 (Stable)

v6.0.2.7 (Beta v1 with Sideload support)(Unstable)
– Touch inputs do not work, neither does USB Storage Mount.

2) Double-check that the file is named “recovery.img”

3) Connect Noir A10 to your PC and transfer this file to the Root of your SD Card.

4) Now go to Play Store and download the Mobileuncle MTK Tools application.

5) Open the App and select the Recovery Update option.

6) Now select the recovery.img file from the top. (Normally MTK Tools should detect it in the first place. But if it asks for the exact path where recovery.img is stored, then enter it).

7) It’ll ask conformation for flashing. Select OK.

Noir A10

8) Then it’ll ask if you want to boot into recovery mode. That’s up to you for now.

However if you want to boot into recovery mode later, follow these instructions.

How to boot into Recovery?

1) Switch off your phone.

2) Press and hold down the Vol UP, Vol Down and Power buttons at the same time till the mobile lights up.

3) Now press the Volume UP button one time to boot into recovery.