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Asus releases bootloader unlock tool, firmware, and kernel sources for the Zenfone 9

Asus is not usually counted among the most reputed or popular smartphone brands. Nonetheless, the Taiwanese OEM offers some of the most powerful and innovative pieces of hardware at compelling prices, like the recently launched Zenfone 9. The compact flagship is powered by high-end internals such as the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 SoC...

Google Pixel 6a kernel source code and factory images are now available

The Google Pixel 6a is the company's latest foray into the mid-range territory. As usual, the phone undercuts its competitors with a flagship-grade camera and the clean software experience. With both officially out today and shipments for pre-orders underway, Google has uploaded all the tools, files, and documentation needed by aftermarket developers interested in running...

Google uploads factory images, device tree, kernel source code for Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro

Earlier this month, Google launched the Pixel 6 and the Pixel 6 Pro, the company’s first flagships powered by its own Tensor silicon. The devices had been at the receiving end of far too many leaks, and for the most part, the launch event didn't unveil any major surprises. The Pixel 6 series is slated...

Microsoft releases Surface Duo 2 kernel sources and factory image

Microsoft unveiled its second Android smartphone -- the Surface Duo 2 -- late last month. Although the device looks a lot like its predecessor, it packs some significant upgrades. The Duo 2 features larger displays, Qualcomm's latest flagship SoC, better cameras, and a bigger battery. The phone runs Surface Duo 2 UI based on Android...

Google Pixel 5a factory images and kernel source code are now available

Google finally took the wraps off the Pixel 5a last week, but the Mountain View giant slacked off a bit and did not give us direct download links for OTAs and factory images right after the launch. If you have already managed to score one for yourself, we have good news for you, as Google...

Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL factory images and kernel source code are now available

Google launched the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL about ten days ago at an event in New York. Thanks to the plethora of leaks around the phone, there weren't many surprises to the phones. The Pixel 4 series was also slated to reach consumers from October 24, 2019, onwards. Between the extensive leaks and...

Razer Phone 2 kernel source code and factory images now available

The Razer Phone 2 launched back in October along with a few cool Razer-branded accessories. It's a gaming phone primarily and it features a 120Hz display and the latest and greatest Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 system-on-chip. Thanks to its sheer power, it can be fun for developers who may want to toy with it, and Razer as...

Razer releases kernel source code and factory images for the Razer Phone’s Android Oreo release

The Razer Phone was released in November 2017 as a phone specifically targeted for gamers. It has a high-end list of specifications including the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 system-on-chip, 8GB of RAM paired with 64GB of storage, 5.7-inch QHD (2560x1440) IGZO 120Hz IPS LCD, 12MP+12MP dual rear cameras, and a 4000mAh battery. The phone shipped with...

Google Nexus 6 finally receives official Android 7.1.1 Nougat

Last month, Google promised to release an official build of Android 7.1 Nougat for all supported devices, save for one: the Nexus 6. We learned that Android 7.1 would be delayed for this phone due to some unspecified bugs the company needed to hammer out at the last minute, but we should expect to see...

Android Security Update for January 2017 Released for Supported Devices

Another month, another Android Security Update. Google has actively been taking steps to find and disclose security issues during their monthly Android Security Bulletins. The current situation in the world of Android security, at least from Google's end, is a lot better than before such bulletins were released. Right on time, the security patch for January 2017...

Factory Images and Full OTA Images for Android 7.0 Nougat for Nexus Going Live! [Updated with Nexus 6P Links!]

Android 7.0 finally arrived for the public yesterday, but Google slacked off a bit and did not give us direct download links for OTAs and factory images. While OTA's are good when you do not want to unlock your bootloader, system images come in handy when you mess something up and just want to get...