Tag: kernel

[Update: Dev-program quietly rebooted] OnePlus will no longer send free phones to ROM and kernel developers

OnePlus initially found its niche by appealing to hardcore Android enthusiasts. Over the years, the company’s phones have always had a strong ROM/kernel development scene. OnePlus even sent free devices to popular developers — until now, that is. Several notable developers, including John Wu (Creator of Magisk) and Francisco Franco (creator of Franco Kernel), revealed […]

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[Update: Nokia 5.1 Plus too] HMD releases kernel source code for the Nokia 7.1 and Nokia 6.1 Plus

The Nokia 7.1 and 6.1 Plus are mid-range Android One devices that were recently updated to Android 9.0 Pie. Following the update, HMD Global has published their kernel source code on its website. HMD Global releases the kernel source code for its devices as per the terms of the various open source licenses it uses. Since most Nokia […]

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HMD releases kernel source code for the Nokia 7.1 and Nokia 6.1 Plus

The Nokia 7.1 and 6.1 Plus are mid-range Android One devices that were recently updated to Android 9.0 Pie. Following the update, HMD Global has published their kernel source code on its website. HMD Global releases the kernel source code for its devices as per the terms of the various open source licenses it uses. Since most Nokia […]

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Razer Phone 2 factory images and kernel source are now available for download

For many, a phone is a black box filled with apps, connectivity, and no small part of modern tech magic. But for the technically inclined (like enthusiasts and developers), the intricate operations that keep us knee-deep in apps and services are well understood, and access to specifics like kernel sources and factory images helps tremendously […]

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Kernel sources for the Moto Z3 are now available

This year’s flagship phone from Motorola, the Moto Z3, was something of a disappointment. Still, if you own one, here’s some good news. Motorola just published kernel sources for the Z3 (codenamed ‘Messi’), so developers can now easily create custom ROMs and recoveries for the phone. Motorola is usually very punctual with kernel source releases, […]

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[Update: Dev-program reboot coming] OnePlus will no longer send free phones to ROM and kernel developers

OnePlus initially found its niche by appealing to hardcore Android enthusiasts. Over the years, the company’s phones have always had a strong ROM/kernel development scene. OnePlus even sent free devices to popular developers — until now, that is. Several notable developers, including John Wu (Creator of Magisk) and Francisco Franco (creator of Franco Kernel), revealed […]

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OnePlus will no longer send free phones to ROM and kernel developers

OnePlus initially found its niche by appealing to hardcore Android enthusiasts. Over the years, the company’s phones have always had a strong ROM/kernel development scene. OnePlus even sent free devices to popular developers — until now, that is. Several notable developers, including John Wu (Creator of Magisk) and Francisco Franco (creator of Franco Kernel), revealed […]

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Kernel source code for Moto E5 now available

Motorola has already released the kernel source code for most of the Moto E5 variants, including the E5 Plus and E5 Play Android Go Edition. However, the code for the plain E5 has not been available for developers to tinker with — until now. Motorola just uploaded the Android 8.0 Oreo kernel source code for […]

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Motorola releases G5 Plus kernel source code for Android 8.1 Oreo

You hear us talk a lot about manufacturers releasing the kernel source codes for their devices. Some resist hard, while others just take some time. In the case of the latter, Motorola released the Android 8.1 Oreo sources for the Moto G5 Plus over on its Github. Though succeeded by the G5S Plus – which […]

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Kernel source code for the Nokia 6.1 is now available

The Nokia 6.1 is HMD Global’s sequel to last year’s immensely popular Nokia 6. It’s a great phone, as we covered in our review, and now its kernel source code is publicly available for developers to tinker with. Unfortunately, the kernel source release is little more than HMD following the legal requirements of various open-source […]

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Samsung releases kernel source code for the Galaxy Note9 (Exynos variant)

Developers, get your fingers and keyboards ready, it’s about to get busy in here. You can now download the kernel source for the hottest Android smartphone of the past months, the Galaxy Note9. Kernel sources are crucial for the modding community: they’re important for creating stable custom ROMs and making reliable mods. But not all variants […]

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