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ASUS is sending the ROG Phone 3 to custom ROM developers from LineageOS, Paranoid Android, Dirty Unicorns, and others

Bridging the gap between Android OEMs and the aftermarket development scene is part of what we do on the XDA Portal. Our initiative with Xiaomi for the POCO F1, for instance, played a significant role in the rise of the vibrant modding community around the smartphone. Device seeding also helped boost the popularity of the...

POCO is sending the POCO X2 to custom ROM and kernel developers

If you have been following Android news in recent years, you have likely heard of the POCO and its first phone, the renowned POCO F1. POCO started off as a sub-brand under Xiaomi in 2018 but has since graduated into its own independent brand in 2020 with its own separate and distinct market strategy. The...

ASUS is sending the ROG Phone II to custom ROM and kernel developers

Even though some manufacturers, including ASUS, have done a great job of refining their Android skins, there's still plenty of interest in custom ROM and kernel development for plenty of devices. However, two of the biggest barriers that hold back custom ROM development for new devices are cost and availability. It isn't feasible for developers...

We’re sending the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro to custom ROM and kernel developers

We here at XDA-Developers have collaborated with OEMs in the past in order to kickstart development for a lot of devices. For instance, our initiative with Xiaomi for the Poco F1 has led to a thriving community that has given Poco F1 users a lot of options in terms of aftermarket ROMs, kernels and other modifications....

Realme is sending the Realme X to custom ROM and kernel developers

Realme started its journey as a sub-brand operating within Oppo targeting the online-segment with the Oppo Realme 1 that was launched in May 2018. With the success of the Realme 1 in the value segment, the sub-brand graduated into its own independent company. Over the next one and a half year, Realme has launched several...

ASUS is sending the ZenFone 6 to developers from TWRP, LineageOS, and more

There's still plenty of interest in custom development and plenty of devices to choose from that are development-friendly. However, the biggest barriers holding back custom development on a new device are cost and availability. Developers can't just go out and buy every new phone out there. That's why, in order to kickstart development on a...