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Thunderbolt’s Kernel Source Code Released!
Looks like many of our beloved phone manufacturers are beginning to realize that the true development for their devices does not happen in their labs, but rather as soon as they hit the streets. As a result of that (and GPL licensing requirements), we are seeing that many companies are releasing the source code for the kernels used in their devices, so that developers out in the wild may have a chance at playing with and tweaking the code to fit their purposes. XDA member uthinkisay started at thread in the Thunderbolt forums where he points at what he found browsing HTC’s site. What this means is that you will be seeing custom kernels with the changes made by HTC along with others from all over the net. Also, this means cross compatibility with other roms will also be possible.
This is truly a good day for developers, so stay tuned and be sure to visit the Thunderbolt forums to see the first custom works resulting from this release.
Just looking around the web and came across this,
Is this what devs need to start developing custom kernels or are we waiting on a newer one?
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