Xiaomi releases the Redmi K30 Pro kernel source code
Xiaomi first unveiled their Redmi K series last year with the Redmi K20 and the Redmi K20 Pro. While the former was an upper-midrange flagship, the latter is the one that got the most attention, since it fit very snugly into the “flagship-killer” category. Early this year, we got to know the Redmi K30 lineup, first unveiled with the standard Redmi K30 (which then went on to launch in India as the POCO X2) and the Redmi K30 5G. More recently, Xiaomi also announced the Redmi K30 Pro, which follows the footsteps of its predecessor in bringing a flagship processor (the Snapdragon 865 in this case) to a competitive price point.
Just like all other Xiaomi devices from 2020, the new Redmi K30 Pro (which might launch under the POCO branding in India just like the Redmi K30 did) launched with Android 10 with MIUI 11 on top, but MIUI might not be everyone’s cup of tea. Luckily, just like other Xiaomi phones, developers can start custom development projects for the Redmi K30 Pro since Xiaomi has just released the Linux kernel source code for the device, code-named “lmi”. This comes as no surprise since Xiaomi has lately been on top of their game in timely kernel source code releases. They also recently released the Linux kernel source code for the other devices in their recent lineups, such as the Redmi K30 5G and the Xiaomi Mi 10 series.
If you’re a developer and you’re interested in building TWRP or AOSP for this device, then you can go ahead and download the kernel source right now from GitHub. Given that this is one of the cheapest devices to launch with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, it’s likely that development for it will flourish once the device makes its way outside of China.