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
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....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tC1LxFS5uA4#t=7m07s Just saying. Wouldn't mind picking up one if it become real cheap or a firesale though.
Get the best of Android Central in in your inbox, every day!
Thank you for signing up to Android Central. You will receive a verification email shortly.
There was a problem. Please refresh the page and try again.