Xiaomi to open source device kernel

Xiaomi have promised to release the kernel code to their phones opening up Xiaomi devices to 3rd party ROM developers.

Xiaomi are following in the footsteps of Oppo and are making the kernel code for their phone open source. Under GPL agreements all manufactures using Android should make their source code freely available, but this isn’t always the case especially for Chinese phone makers who like to keep things to themselves.

The release of kernel codes will begin with the Xiaomi Mi2, Mi2S and Mi2A phones, the Mi1 will then be released and finally the Hongmi and Xiaomi Mi3.

Kernel codes will be available through Xioami’s websites and also the MIUIandroid site, which originally broke this great news.

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