Tomek Kondrat · Mar 28, 2014 at 12:30 am

Unofficial Source Code for NovaThor SoCs Available

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.

The source code can be found on the team’s GitHub. You can also find ROM releases by visiting the home page of the project or their corresponding threads on XDA.


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Tomek Kondrat

eagleeyetom is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. Tomek is the only Polish moderator on XDA Developers. He graduated from the University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn with a degree in journalism and public communication in 2013. He's a big fan of football (not hand egg), post rock and cooking. A total addict of mobile technology, especially Android. Currently flashes dozens of custom ROMs on his OPO.
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