HTC releases Droid DNA kernel source code, the playground is now open

November 30, 2012
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HTC and Verizon’s Droid DNA was already extremely appealing for the masses, with its quad-core power and gorgeous 1080p display, but for the beast to really reach the hearts of hardcore Android enthusiasts there still remained one detail to sort out – custom ROMs.

But you can’t have custom ROMs with a locked bootloader and with no kernel source code, right? Thankfully, both those boxes can now be ticked by potential DNA buyers, so there’s really no more reason you should continue to avoid this bad boy.

Especially when, unlike the bootloader unlock tool, the kernel source code has been made available directly by HTC on HTCdev.com. Weighing in at around 100 MB, the code is based on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and should allow you to go crazy and meddle with everything about the DNA’s software.

Of course, this is no toy for inexperienced users and we can’t stress how important it is to remember two things – everything you do after unlocking your phone’s bootloader, you do at your own risk and say bye-bye to your warranty. Now, if that doesn’t scare you off, there’s only one more thing we can tell you – have fun!

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