Elephone P8000 source code will be available 1st November, P9000 to follow


elephone p8000 review

Elephone promise to release source code for the Elephone P8000 has been pushed back to the 1st November, but they hope to follow up with Elephone P9000 code too.

Elephone aren’t the only Chinese phone maker to attempt to release source code for its phones this year, other brands are also hoping to make the kernel source code accessible to more people in the hopes that a development community will get behind each brand.

Originally Elephone planned to have the source code for the Elephone P8000 (review here) available in August, but those plans have been pushed back to the 1st November instead.

With source code developers are able to open up the code of a phone and either build their own ROMS, port ROMS or fix issues with current systems for their phones. The Elephone P8000 ships with a 64bit processor and Android 5.1, but with developer help we can expect Cyanogen ROMs and other updates in the future.

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Elephone also say that they hope to extend source support to their upcoming range of P9000 phones. The Elephone P9000 will come in 3 models all with the same Mediatek Helio chipset, but slightly different designs and hardware configurations.

Are you an Elephone ROM developer? Which ROMS and updates would you like to see on the Elephone P8000?

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31 Comments

  1. E8hffff
    October 29, 2015

    Strange, another ignoring of the Vowney. Is the Vowney the child Elelphone never really wanted? The Phone that has the most attention but gets little exposure or inclusion.

    • Joel Adames
      October 29, 2015

      I could worry for people who placed a Pfeiffer for them already….

      • E8hffff
        October 29, 2015

        I’m still going to get a Vowney if it’s released and no major probs. I just don’t have a paid ordered at the moment after cancelling and getting refund. No other phone has yet to beat its specs at the price point wanted.

        • Joel Adames
          October 29, 2015

          Yes is like the sweet spot they where aiming but for some reason they seem to be lagging the release.
          I do want a vowney to but I’m starting to lose hope.
          What are they going to come out on Nov 19th? “”Sorry wait until December the 19 th””? Is too much. If they never said a thing and then it came out December Waooo no problem kudos and such, but teasing for so long is not good.

          • E8hffff
            October 29, 2015

            If there is any more delays then unless there’s a majorly price drop, I’m out.

            They are so called tweaking the OS to improve such things as camera quality/images and other stuff, the said reason for the delay.

            Like I point out above, the strange thing is they keep dodging Vowney in any promotions and leaning on existing stock phones or the coming P9000.

        • Joel Adames
          October 29, 2015

          I could sacrifice the 4gb Ram for more battery life due to the less demanding screen and also get a better price 😉

        • balcobomber25
          October 30, 2015

          Why are you still so dead set on giving this company your money? Everyone here has told you all about Elephone and their poor quality as well as their numerous delays. There are much better phones from better companies out there. What is so special to you about Elephone?

  2. Young
    October 29, 2015

    I thought P8000 source code was released before launch. How come?

    • E8hffff
      October 29, 2015

      The code previously referenced was general code not specific to P8000. Mind you I haven’t investigated the offerings properly.

  3. E8hffff
    October 29, 2015

    Strange, another ignoring of the Vowney. Is the Vowney the child Elelphone never really wanted? The Phone that has the most public attention but gets little exposure or inclusion.

    • Joel Adames
      October 29, 2015

      I could worry for people who placed an order for them already….

    • E8hffff
      October 29, 2015

      I’m still going to get a Vowney if it’s released and no major probs. I just don’t have a paid ordered at the moment after cancelling and getting refund. No other phone has yet to beat its specs at the price point wanted.

    • Joel Adames
      October 29, 2015

      Yes is like the sweet spot they where aiming but for some reason they seem to be lagging the release.
      I do want a vowney to but I’m starting to lose hope.
      What are they going to come out on Nov 19th? “”Sorry wait until December the 19 th””? Is too much. If they never said a thing and then it came out December Waooo no problem kudos and such, but teasing for so long is not good.

    • Joel Adames
      October 29, 2015

      I could sacrifice the 4gb Ram for more battery life due to the less demanding screen and also get a better price 😉

    • E8hffff
      October 29, 2015

      If there is any more delays then unless there’s a majorly price drop, I’m out.

      They are so called tweaking the OS to improve such things as camera quality/images and other stuff, the said reason for the delay.

      Like I point out above, the strange thing is they keep dodging Vowney in any promotions and leaning on existing stock phones or the coming P9000.

    • balcobomber25
      October 30, 2015

      Why are you still so dead set on giving this company your money? Everyone here has told you all about Elephone and their poor quality as well as their numerous delays. There are much better phones from better companies out there. What is so special to you about Elephone?

  4. Muhammad Yasir
    October 29, 2015

    how does this help Elephone’s dwindling rep ?

    • Marius Cirsta
      October 29, 2015

      It does help. If they keep this up my next phone might just be an Elephone and I do have a Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 right now. I’m pretty happy with it but it could use a bigger battery.

    • 10101010101010
      October 29, 2015

      They had a rep?

      • Muhammad Yasir
        October 29, 2015

        watever’s left of it , Mr.Binary :p

  5. Young
    October 29, 2015

    I thought P8000 source code was released before launch. How come?

    • E8hffff
      October 29, 2015

      The code previously referenced was general code not specific to P8000. Mind you I haven’t investigated the offerings properly.

  6. E8hffff
    October 29, 2015
  7. Guest
    October 29, 2015

    how does this help Elephone’s dwindling rep ?

    • Marius Cirsta
      October 29, 2015

      It does help. If they keep this up my next phone might just be an Elephone and I do have a Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 right now. I’m pretty happy with it but it could use a bigger battery.

    • 10101010101010
      October 29, 2015

      They had a rep?

    • Guest
      October 29, 2015

      watever’s left of it , Mr.Binary :p

  8. balcobomber25
    October 30, 2015

    This would be great if the actual phone wasn’t a POS. No amount of community support can make up for crap build quality and cheap components.

  9. balcobomber25
    October 30, 2015

    This would be great if the actual phone wasn’t a POS. No amount of community support can make up for crap build quality and cheap components.

  10. October 31, 2015

    Isn’t the P8000 source code already available on elephone_dev’s repo on GitHub?