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European LG V40 model now supported by LG’s bootloader unlock tool

Thursday, February 14th, 2019

LG's official bootloader unlock tool makes the company seem developer-friendly on the surface, but very few phone variants actually get added to it. For instance, the last supported US-market variant on the rather short list was the LG G6, a phone that was announced nearly two years ago. LG has just added the V40 to the list, but unsurprisingly, only the European-market model is compatible with the tool.

The V40 model in question is the dual-SIM LMV405EBW, which appears to also be sold in markets like India, Singapore, and Hong Kong.

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European LG V40 model now supported by LG's bootloader unlock tool was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[Update: New G6 Play release] Motorola releases Oreo kernel source code for Moto G6 Play and E5 Play

Wednesday, February 6th, 2019

Back in April, Motorola introduced six - yes, six - smartphones simultaneously. Three belonged to the Moto G6 line, and the other three were in the Moto E5 family. The company has now published the Oreo source codes for the Moto G6 Play and E5 Play.

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[Update: New G6 Play release] Motorola releases Oreo kernel source code for Moto G6 Play and E5 Play was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[Update: Dev-program quietly rebooted] OnePlus will no longer send free phones to ROM and kernel developers

Monday, February 4th, 2019

OnePlus initially found its niche by appealing to hardcore Android enthusiasts. Over the years, the company's phones have always had a strong ROM/kernel development scene.

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[Update: Dev-program quietly rebooted] OnePlus will no longer send free phones to ROM and kernel developers was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

HMD publishes Nokia 2 V kernel source code

Tuesday, January 29th, 2019

Like any other company, HMD Global is required to release the kernel source code for any phones and major updates that it releases by the GPL. Today the company has published the source code for the Nokia 2 V, which is Verizon's version of the affordable Nokia 2.1 that is beginning sales tomorrow.

The Nokia 2.1 code came out back in August, but we can't fault HMD for not releasing the 2 V code earlier given that the phone hadn't been officially announced.

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HMD publishes Nokia 2 V kernel source code was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Nokia 8 Sirocco kernel source code now available

Thursday, January 17th, 2019

Hot on the heels of the Android Pie update from earlier this month, HMD Global has released the kernel source code for the Nokia 8 Sirocco. Of course, most people won't be able to do much with this, though it might be good news for the few who've unlocked their bootloaders (yes, it's possible).

The Nokia 8 Sirocco, like every other Nokia phone aside from the Nokia 8, has a bootloader that HMD is unwilling to offer unlocking for.

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Nokia 8 Sirocco kernel source code now available was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Nokia 8 Sirocco kernel source code now available

Thursday, January 17th, 2019

Hot on the heels of the Android Pie update from earlier this month, HMD Global has released the kernel source code for the Nokia 8 Sirocco. Of course, most people won't be able to do much with this, though it might be good news for the few who've unlocked their bootloaders (yes, it's possible).

The Nokia 8 Sirocco, like every other Nokia phone aside from the Nokia 8, has a bootloader that HMD is unwilling to offer unlocking for.

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Nokia 8 Sirocco kernel source code now available was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Stable version of Android x86 8.1 Oreo now available

Wednesday, January 16th, 2019

Porting an operating system to a completely different architecture is a lot of work. As such, it's not surprising that the Android x86 project ― which aims to get Android running on traditional Intel/AMD x86 computers ― usually lags quite a bit behind mainline releases. The team released its first Oreo build last year, and now a stable version is available.

The newest release is based on Android 8.1 Oreo, and includes plenty of modifications to make Google's OS more functional on x86 PCs.

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Stable version of Android x86 8.1 Oreo now available was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[Update: Nokia 5.1 Plus too] HMD releases kernel source code for the Nokia 7.1 and Nokia 6.1 Plus

Saturday, January 12th, 2019

The Nokia 7.1 and 6.1 Plus are mid-range Android One devices that were recently updated to Android 9.0 Pie. Following the update, HMD Global has published their kernel source code on its website.

HMD Global releases the kernel source code for its devices as per the terms of the various open source licenses it uses.

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[Update: Nokia 5.1 Plus too] HMD releases kernel source code for the Nokia 7.1 and Nokia 6.1 Plus was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

HMD releases kernel source code for the Nokia 7.1 and Nokia 6.1 Plus

Monday, January 7th, 2019

The Nokia 7.1 and 6.1 Plus are mid-range Android One devices that were recently updated to Android 9.0 Pie. Following the update, HMD Global has published their kernel source code on its website.

HMD Global releases the kernel source code for its devices as per the terms of the various open source licenses it uses. Since most Nokia smartphones can't be bootloader unlocked (the Nokia 8 being the exception), so far there isn't much custom ROM developers can do with the source code.

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HMD releases kernel source code for the Nokia 7.1 and Nokia 6.1 Plus was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Paranoid Android announces Pie Beta ROMs, starting with Xiaomi Mi 8, Mi Mix 2S, and Poco F1

Monday, January 7th, 2019

Popular custom ROM maker Paranoid Android came back from the dead in 2017 and has just announced its long-awaited first Android 9 Pie beta builds, with initial availability for a handful of Xiaomi devices. PA is also changing the way it develops its ROM to include Generic System Images (GSI) which should allow support for a greater number of devices.

The first phones to get the Paranoid Android Pie Beta are the Xiaomi Mi 5, Mi 6, Mi 8, Mi Mix 2S, and Poco F1.

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Paranoid Android announces Pie Beta ROMs, starting with Xiaomi Mi 8, Mi Mix 2S, and Poco F1 was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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