HTC First kernel source now available from HTCDev

Developers looking to access deeper functions of the HTC First now have some of the necessary code

As we've seen many times before, HTC has just released the kernel source code for one of its devices via its HTCDev site. This time it's the HTC First on AT&T and just like before, the eager developers out there hoping to get deeper access to this comfortably-sized device now have more tools to do so. As we note each time that kernel source code is made available, this isn't a complete set of proprietary binaries required to make a completely custom ROM, but rather just some of the underlying code for the deep tinkerers that want to bother with the device's kernel.

We won't ever look this gift horse in the mouth though, as any time a major device manufacturer continually releases kernel source it deserves a nod for following the terms of the GPL license. Enterprising hackers among us can grab a download of the 99.2MB file at the source link below.

HTC First Review

Source: HTCDev

Andrew was an Executive Editor, U.S. at Android Central between 2012 and 2020.

  • About 3 months late. But I guess I shouldn't complain. Btw, FIRST!!!
    (You see what I did there?) Posted via Android Central App
  • Oh you! I see what you did there! Posted via Android Central App
  • What you have done there I see. Posted via Droid RAZR M on the Android Central App
  • Wow, that's late as opposed to Samsung which occasionally releases kernel sources for unreleased devices.
  • +1 that's all....
  • Just saying. Wouldn't mind picking up one if it become real cheap or a firesale though.