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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Galaxy S4
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, Quad-core, 1900 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh(17h 3G talk time)



1. Ninetysix

Posts: 2965; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

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

3. TreyTreyTaylor

Posts: 728; Member since: Dec 21, 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 :)

4. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 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.

2. jove39

Posts: 2148; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

That's fast...

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