For the few reading this who are unaware, a system-on-a-chip (or simply SoC) is an unit that combines various hardware components into single chip. Some SoCs have better support and documentation than the others (Qualcomm for example), while Exynos or NovaThor are a world of hurt for developers. ST-Ericsson’s NovaThor has been giving developers quite a few headaches when creating usable custom ROMs, but a group of developers managed to find the solution for all these problems.
For a long time, these sources were closed. Now, the NovaFusion team (which includes XDA Senior Members New Macław and marcin1147) decided to go open source and push their fixes to GitHub. This type of action is always encouraged on XDA, as we are all here to learn and share.
With these fixes, CyanogenMod and other custom ROMs for Xperia P, U, Sola, Go and many more devices featuring the NovaThor SoC will be attainable. The move taken by NovaFusion team will open up new possibilities in ROM development to these devices and strengthen the community spirit in the forums.
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