jerdog · Mar 19, 2012 at 10:30 am

Samsung Releases ICS Kernel Source–Let the Games Begin!

Kernel source is always a much sought-after commodity in the Android custom development world, and the source for Android 4.0 has been in high demand and rightfully so. The kernel source provides developers with the files and libraries needed to tweak and improve the OS for a device so as to improve things like battery life, processor overclocking and undervolting, and much more.

There are few manufacturers who fully adhere to GPL standards for releasing the kernel source for their devices, and some even wait until the last minute or later (read HTC) to do so. Samsung however has been bucking that trend for quite awhile now. They are well known for releasing the kernel source for their new handsets on, or sometimes even before, launch date.

A week after releasing the Stock ICS ROM for the Samsung Galaxy S II GT-i9100, Samsung has released the kernel source for it and you can download it from Samsung’s Open Source Release Center or from this direct link. Discussion can be found on our forums.

[Thanks to XDA Recognized Developer Faryaab for the tip!]
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jerdog

jerdog is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. Jeremy has been an XDA member since 2007, and has been involved in technology in one way or another, dating back to when he was 8 years old and was given his first PC in 1984 - which promptly got formatted. It was a match made in the stars, and he never looked back. He has owned, to date, over 60 mobile devices over the last 15 years and mobile technology just clicks with him. In addition to being a News Editor and OEM Relations Manager, he is a Senior Moderator and member of the Developer and Moderator Committees at XDA. View jerdog's posts and articles here.
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