Samsung Posts Android 4.3 Kernel Source for the Galaxy S 4

Samsung Posts Android 4.3 Kernel Source for the Galaxy S 4

Ever since the Android 4.3 (XXUEMJ5) update was released for the Samsung Galaxy S 4, we knew it wouldn’t be long for the kernel source would follow. Now, one week later, Samsung has uploaded the GPL-mandated kernel source files for the XXUEMJ5 update for the GT-I9500 and GT-I9505 models.

Naturally, this means little to end users. But if you’re a GT-I9500/I9505 developer looking to build a custom Android 4.3-based ROM or kernel, this could make things substantially easier.

The kernel source files are available in Samsung’s Open Source Release Center. After you’re done grabbing them, head over to the Samsung Galaxy S 4 forum.

[Many thanks to Andrew for the tip!]

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Will Verduzco
Will Verduzco

Will Verduzco is the former Editor-in-Chief and Portal Administrator of the XDA-Developers Portal. He has been addicted to mobile technology since the HTC Wizard. But starting with the Nexus One, his gadget love affair shifted to Google's little green robot. You can now find Will writing for the Swappa Blog, though he still pops up on XDA from time to time.