Samsung Galaxy S20 kernel source code is now available
Just a couple of weeks following the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S20 series, the company has now released the kernel source code for the Exynos and Snapdragon variants of all three devices. The Samsung Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+, and Galaxy S20 Ultra are all flagships powered by the company’s Exynos 990 chip in all regions, except in the US, Hong Kong, and a few Latin American countries where the device packs the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865. Regardless of the region, the three devices pack in some impressive hardware and with the kernel source code released, developers and power users will be able to unlock the full potential of the hardware.
If you’re an Android developer, you can now head over to the Samsung Open Source Release Center website and access the kernel source code for the Exynos/Snapdragon Samsung Galaxy S20 (SM-G981B/SM-G981U), S20+ (SM-G986B/SM-G986U), and S20 Ultra (SM-G988B/SM-G986U). For those of you who have already purchased one of these devices or plan on getting one, the kernel source code release means that you’ll soon see third-party development for the devices pick up pace on our forums.
Developers will now be able to port the popular TWRP custom recovery over to the devices, develop custom kernels and release custom ROMs for the devices. You can now head over to our Samsung Galaxy S20, S20+, and S20 Ultra forums (linked above) and keep an eye out for development for the devices.