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Samsung releases source code for 3 Galaxy S4 variants

Samsung releases source code for 3 Galaxy S4 variants
As we all know by now, step one to successful custom ROMs for any Android device is the release of the kernel source code for that device. With that in mind, developers should be able to get a jump-start on custom work for the Samsung Galaxy S4, because Samsung has released the source code for 3 of the device variants.

The 3 variants that have had the source code released are two unlocked versions, GT-I9500 and GT-I9505, as well as Virgin Mobile Canada's variant of the device. This should help developers get started. The drivers may be slightly different for the US models, but eventually that code should be coming out as well. 

source: Samsung 1, 2, & 3 via Engadget

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posted on 21 Apr 2013, 13:47 14

1. Ninetysix (Posts: 1661; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


Next time, just release the damn phone with the same chipset to EVERYONE.

posted on 21 Apr 2013, 16:28 1

3. TreyTreyTaylor (Posts: 309; Member since: 21 Dec 2010)


Exactly. I mean I know they were short on octa chipsets, but it sucks that there are gonna be multiple Galaxy S versions again. But I'm getting the Note 3 so it won't affect me :)

posted on 21 Apr 2013, 20:22 1

4. joey_sfb (Posts: 3006; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


I agree with Ninetysix. However it also show me the rapid advances in mobile technology. Samsung can't afford to wait for octa production to reach critical mass before releasing s4.

Fortunately Snap dragon is not far off in performances compared to octa.

posted on 21 Apr 2013, 14:06 5

2. jove39 (Posts: 1308; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


That's fast...

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