The gradual commercial release of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 in various markets means that tinkerers have been harvesting stock firmwares of the phablet for developing custom ROMs and the likes. However, there’s still one special ingredient missing from the recipe: the Note 2’s source code. This should not be a problem anymore since Samsung has made the source code publicly available.
As of now, there are several source codes for the Galaxy Note 2 that you can download from Samsung’s open source website. Just make sure you use “GT-N7100” as the search keyword. The files are meant for the HK, MEA, SWA, and SEA regions and each will come in at 194MB in size.
Some suggest that Samsung is withholding some important codes that allow developers to truly come up with powerful custom ROMs. The community is also looking for Samsung to release a better documentation of its home-grown Exynos chip, which happens to reside in the Galaxy Note 2. But of course, having the source code is better than nothing at all.
To the regular consumers, the source code may be of little interest. But you’ll eventually reap the benefits as developers are coming out with improvements and tweaks for the Galaxy Note 2.
Are you planning to have a peek into the source code whilst awaiting the Galaxy Note 2 to knock at your door?