OnePlus Nord N10 and Nord N100 kernel sources are now live

OnePlus Nord N10 and Nord N100 kernel sources are now live

OnePlus has been releasing a lot of devices lately, especially when one includes their Nord N lineup into the mix. The recently launched Nord N100 represents the very beginning of the latest OnePlus smartphone portfolio in terms of pricing, while the Nord N10 5G presents itself as an alternate option for those that do not want to spend a lot of money on the flagship. The Chinese OEM has now released kernel sources for both of these devices for their Android 10 software.

OnePlus Nord N10 5G XDA Forums || OnePlus Nord N100 XDA Forums

The kernel source code release will help developers and power users figure out different ways to improve the overall performance and capabilities of the aforementioned OnePlus phones. With both devices having readily available kernel sources, the modding community can dive deeper into the code that runs the device, start working on building custom kernels, compiling custom recovery solutions like TWRP, and porting AOSP-based custom ROMs to the device duo.

If you’re a developer and you’re interested in developing for the Nord N100/Nord N10, you can download the kernel source code with full commit history for both devices at OnePlus’ official GitHub page under the “android_kernel_oneplus_sm4250” and “android_kernel_oneplus_sm6350” repos, respectively. This kernel release follows along the release of the kernel sources for the regular OnePlus Nord.

Kernel Sources: OnePlus Nord N10 5G || OnePlus Nord N100

As far as initial market reception to the budget-friendly Nord phones go, many users are not exactly satisfied with the fact that both handsets will only get just one major Android version update, and we do agree on the same. Nonetheless, a timely kernel source release is at least helpful for the device bring-up process for popular aftermarket ROMs such as LineageOS, which in turn forms the base for further custom ROM experiences.


Thanks to XDA Senior Member Some_random_username for the tip!

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DIY enthusiast (i.e. salvager of old PC parts). An avid user of Android since the Eclair days, Skanda also likes to follow the recent development trends in the world of single-board computing.