Samsung unleashes the Galaxy Note II source code, let the modding begin

Samsung unleashes the Galaxy Note II source code, let the modding begin
If you are the tweaking type, you'd love to hear that Samsung just let the Galaxy Note II kernel source code in the wild for some fresh air, ready to be kidnapped by the ROM hackers lurking around the XDA-Devs forums.

The source code dump will ease the process of creating custom ROMs for the device, which is pretty good as it is, running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean out of the box, and having plenty of novel features, like the multi-window mode.

All right, CyanogenMod crew, did you hear the news? Now do your magic and give us an even more awesome Galaxy Note II, the way only you are capable of optimizing!

source: Samsung via SamMobile

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GALAXY Note II
  • Display 5.5" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.9 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 4 Quad, Quad-core, 1600 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3100 mAh(16h 3G talk time)

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14 Comments

1. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Ok that is great but what about support for the quad-core Exynos 4? A lot of developers wont work on the Note II because Samsung is not supporting their Exynos 4. Please Samsung show some support for your Exynos 4 so I can be 1000% sure & happy if I decide to buy your SUPER SEXY Galaxy Note II. That is all I need. Please support your Exynos 4 & I am all over you again if not LG Optimus G Nexus here I come! lol

6. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

generally that kind of stuff is included in the full source code. We'll have to wait a min to find out for sure though. Look for camera issues and such.

8. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Well remixfa, until I get some sort of confirmation I am still nervous. This is actually a pleasant surprise because of the news from the other day. I REALLY WANT that MAMMOTH SCREEN. 5.5" is just so freaking BOSS! Please let's hope this is actually the first step in total Samsung developer support for the insanely AWESOME Samsung Galaxy Note II. My fingers are crossed.

10. kartik4u98

Posts: 511; Member since: May 19, 2012

Well.If you want info. just check this - codeworkx.de

14. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

9. kartik4u98

Posts: 511; Member since: May 19, 2012

YOU ARE RIGHT..CODEWORKX who is an elite recognized developer has stopped working on the cm10 or sgs3. There are no or outdated documents provided by Samsung for their exynos.. Samsung is becoming thew new HTC (I'm no sammy hater but just a mod-lover)

12. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Let's hope Samsung changes their mind because right now this will keep me from getting the Samsung Galaxy Note II. +1

13. kartik4u98

Posts: 511; Member since: May 19, 2012

That's why I love gnex!!! I know It doesn't have a good camera and a great gpu..but then Google's pure support makes it AwSome!!

2. plgladio

Posts: 314; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Daring Samsung!

3. bootroot

Posts: 35; Member since: Sep 11, 2012

BIG THANKS to Samsumg ! Offering source to coder is the best thing to do! Look a Kinect that was promoted so much by thousands of coders inventions! Thanks again to play de OPEN & FREE way, against closed and patent protected everything.

4. CDGMobile

Posts: 29; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

Can anyone still openly deny that Samsung is better than Apple. Seriously Apple wouldn't allow such a thing with their overbearing always have to know and see what your doing with their tech motherhen-esque attitude

5. SleepingOz unregistered

"All right, CyanogenMod crew, did you hear the news? Now do your magic and give us an even more awesome Galaxy Note II, the way only you are capable of optimizing!" YAAAHHHH!!

11. kartik4u98

Posts: 511; Member since: May 19, 2012

sadly, CyanogenMod team will never be able to get Butter(cm10, JB) on note 2 because of poor exynos documentations.. :-(

7. The_Innovation

Posts: 648; Member since: Jul 18, 2012

Read it in Bane's voice.

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