HTC Posts Kernel Source Code For U11+

It's only been a month since HTC launched the U11+. The U11+ is one of the very few devices which run Oreo 8.0 out of the box. HTC is known to comply with the terms of the General Public License (GPL), abiding to which the company has released the Oreo based kernel source code for the U11+.

Android is based on the Linux kernel, which is licensed under the GPL. The terms of the General Public License require a manufacturer to openly share the modifications that they make to the Linux kernel. Device manufacturers who choose to ship their devices with Android are therefore obligated to share the kernel source codes.

Kernel source codes help developers to make custom ROMs, custom recoveries and custom kernels. Since Oreo was released only a few months back, there are not many Oreo based ROMs available at the moment. At the time of writing this article, there were no ROMs available for the U11+ on the XDA forums. Since the kernel source code is out now, the U11+ should start getting its first ROMs soon.

The kernel source code is available in four different variants depending on the region and carrier. Each of the four variants weighs 417MB in size. If you are interested in taking a look at the kernel source code, you can check out the link in the source.

Source: HTCdev

Image credit: HTC

Krittin Kalra
Krittin Kalra is a 20 year old Android freak. Striving for passions, chasing down his dreams and living a life without regrets is his sole mantra. A bit moody, he also does custom ROM reviews for AndroGuider. Currently pursuing his B.Tech, he aspires to follow his heart.
HTC Posts Kernel Source Code For U11+ HTC Posts Kernel Source Code For U11+ Reviewed by Krittin Kalra on 12/14/2017 01:00:00 AM
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