Update 1: 2019/05/01 5:15pm PDT
Android 9 Pie kernel sources are now available for the regular Moto G6 (codenamed “Ali”) as well. You can grab them from here.
Due to Huawei ending its bootloader unlock program, and HMD Global/Nokia never having one to begin with, Motorola is still the king of customizable budget phones (in the United States, anyway). The company just released the Android 9 Pie kernel source for the Moto G6 Play, making it easier for developers to create custom Pie-based ROMs and recoveries for the phone. Read More[Update: Regular G6 too] Motorola releases Pie kernel source code for Moto G6 Play was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
Motorola has already released the kernel source code for most of the Moto E5 variants, including the E5 Plus and E5 Play Android Go Edition. However, the code for the plain E5 has not been available for developers to tinker with — until now.
Motorola just uploaded the Android 8.0 Oreo kernel source code for the regular Moto E5 (codename ‘Nora’) to GitHub. With this, developers can more easily create custom ROMs and recovery partitions for the phone. Read MoreKernel source code for Moto E5 now available was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
It’s not unusual for kernel source codes to be published before phones/updates even debut, but just two days after LG took the wraps off of the V40, the kernel source code for various models has already been published.
Five variants of the V40 (LMV405) are listed on LG’s OpenSource Code Distribution site: TA, TAB, TM, TMB, and TS. The file names remind us that this brand-new $1,000 flagship ships with Oreo, which is a shame. Read MoreLG V40’s kernel source code is already available was written by the awesome team at Android Police.