Former Writer · Apr 18, 2012 at 08:30 am

HTC One V RUU and Kernel Source Released

One of the biggest and most important events for a newly released device is the release of the GPL-compliant kernel source code and of the stock ROM that was shipped with the device. There are a plethora of reasons why. Kernel developers can use the kernel source to create better kernels. Having a stock ROM, or in the case with HTC phones an RUU, allows users to return to fully stock should the need ever arise and help cure soft bricks if nothing else is working. It, like the kernel source, can also be used in developments on the phone and help port the ROM to other devices. Thus, the kernel source and RUU are both pivotal releases in development related to newly released devices.

The HTC One V just a fantastic start with XDA Forum Member pwelyn sharing the RUU and XDA Recognized Developer mdeejay posting news of the the kernel source. The development on the HTC One V has started off very slowly, but with things like kernel source being released and a stock RUU to play with, it is only a matter of time before more development gets under way in the form of a custom recovery, a host of ROMs, and custom kernels to flash. With the HTC One V being a part of the increasingly popular HTC One series devices, it’s also very likely that this could help in the development of other HTC One devices. Or even more likely, this will probably aid in development for similar HTC devices also rocking the Snapdragon S2.

Head over to the kernel source and RUU threads to get started.


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