If you are familiar with Xiaomi, you might have heard that they are not the most compliant when it comes to the General Public License that makes the core of Android open to us. The terms of the GPLv2 state that since the Android kernel is based on the Linux kernel, which is licensed under GPL,v2 Android has to be open-source for everyone to study or modify, and those that modify the Android kernel have to make their sources immediately available for...
Ask Rooting, Porting, and Development Questions to Your Heart’s Delight
Yesterday, we told you just how much we appreciate when experienced developers help out the new blood here at XDA. However, it seems as if XDA Recognized Developer samuel2706 isn’t content with simply authoring a porting guide.
Now, he’s launched an all-out help thread for any and all of your rooting, porting, and development questions. In the words of the developer:
If you have any other problems or need help or even want to learn about Android and become a developer then just post in the thread, I’ll get back to you. ALL OF YOU.
So don’t worry if I don’t get back within the first hour or so, I’ll help you don’t worry.
I’m not doing this for my own benefit, I’m doing it for yours, I’m patient and I understand how daunting places like this must be, I felt the same way when I first joined, I was scared about rooting my phone and still get a bit scared when it doesn’t boot straight away but once you know the basics things just flow to you
I want to help you, help yourselves. so drop by with any questions about android, I’m going to be there from the moment this is posted.
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Xiaomi was founded on April 6th, 2010 and its fifth anniversary is just around the corner. In the past five years, the company has grown by leaps and bounds, rising to the positions of largest smartphone OEM in China and third-largest globally and coupled with its expansion plans and 100 million sales benchmark, this anniversary warranted a fervent celebration. After teasing products on its forums for a few days, Xiaomi held the anniversary event earlier today and staying true to the...
A few months ago, we came up with the idea of presenting the history of flagship devices released by some of the major Android OEMs. In this, we've had the pleasure of bringing you the stories of Sony (Ericsson) and Samsung. Now, it's time for our third and final installment. This is a very special episode, as the OEM I will talk about was heavily connected to Android and the beginnings of XDA as a whole. Yes, I'm talking about HTC, the...