Ulefone release kernel source code for the Ulefone Metal


The Ulefone Metal is currently a popular mid-range phone, attracting buyers with its metal build and decent spec set. The phone is now having it’s kernel sources made public, in a bid to attract better development.

Ulefone seem quite aware of how community ROMs can help get better recognition for their device. Which is perhaps why they’re also offering free devices to developers. Ulefone say that if you have the skills to develop popular ROMs like CyanogenMod, MIUI, AOKP, etc., you can a unit of the Metal, free of cost, for debugging purposes.

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Besides, the company is also giving away three free units to the general public. This, they’re doing in order to build a community on their forums.

The Ulefone Metal is a device with the octa-core MediaTek MT6753 processor, 3GB RAM, 5-inch 720p display, 13 mega-pixel rear camera, 5 mega-pixel front camera and a 3050mAh battery. We expect to receive one by next week, and a review can be expected soon after.

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14 Comments

  1. Assefa Hanson
    September 7, 2016

    not saying ulefone is the best far from it but i can never understand why people put ulefone and elephone in the same group when clearly ulefone is a better brand with software updates etc

    • MattD
      September 7, 2016

      Because their names sound similar, I guess ?

      • kakek
        September 7, 2016

        As far as I’m concerned, YES ! There’s like 20 chinese brands, with a handfull of them creating sub-brands or disappearing all the time.

        Unless you spend all your time staying informed about chinese smartphones (Wich is a less than productive hobby for most.) your are bound to confuse a few of them.

        So yes, I confuse Ulephone and Elephone, just because the name is one letter appart.

  2. Dany
    September 7, 2016

    I think that the smartphones should be released with kernel source, they’ll sell more in this mode

  3. Gioacchino Cuva
    September 7, 2016

    Is 1 year that I pursue them to release me the source code for the Ulefone Paris and now they come to release source code for metal ??
    Let’s hope to win the contest, at least I begin to enjoy myself seriously with modding

  4. Assefa Hanson
    September 7, 2016

    not saying ulefone is the best far from it but i can never understand why people put ulefone and elephone in the same group when clearly ulefone is a better brand with software updates etc

    • MattD
      September 7, 2016

      Because their names sound similar, I guess 😁

    • kakek
      September 7, 2016

      As far as I’m concerned, YES ! There’s like 20 chinese brands, with a handfull of them creating sub-brands or disappearing all the time.

      Unless you spend all your time staying informed about chinese smartphones (Wich is a less than productive hobby for most.) your are bound to confuse a few of them.

      So yes, I confuse Ulephone and Elephone, just because the name is one letter appart.

  5. MaxPower
    September 7, 2016

    Hats off Ulefone.

  6. Dany
    September 7, 2016

    I think that the smartphones should be released with kernel source, they’ll sell more in this mode

  7. Gioacchino Cuva
    September 7, 2016

    Is 1 year that I pursue them to release me the source code for the Ulefone Paris and now they come to release source code for metal ??
    Let’s hope to win the contest, at least I begin to enjoy myself seriously with modding

  8. MaxPower
    September 7, 2016

    Hats off Ulefone.

  9. Zero
    September 7, 2016

    If they can give the source code to unlock bands… I’ll automatically without asking an Ulefone, I’ll get one once at all.

  10. Zero
    September 8, 2016

    If they can give the source code to unlock bands… I’ll automatically without asking an Ulefone, I’ll get one once at all.