Great news for you developers and hackers out there. HTC recently announced the official release of the Kernel source code of its four top notch devices. These handsets include the recently announced HTC Rezound, HTC Amaze 4G, HTC Explorer, HTC Desire S and the HTC Desire.
So what’s the big deal about source codes anyway? Well, source codes are incredibly useful as they not only allow users to take a closer look at new software, so a report of any bugs can be formulated. Also, they give developers and hackers a chance to either pullout usable parts or use the bits to create custom ROMs for devices. Basically, without a kernel source you can’t upload those cool third-party ROM’s from XDA-developers onto your rooted Android smartphones.
Rooting and uploading ROMs to your smartphone is a big part of the Android ecosystem, many people slam Google’s mobile operating system for its “open source nature,” but it’s the best way to test out the latest and greatest update on your new 400-500 dollar handset.
If you’re interested in tinkering with these phones above, follow the source link to grab the new Kernel codes for the devices I’ve mentioned above.