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AT&T’s and T-Mobile’s Samsung Galaxy S3 get their source code released

June 20, 2012

The Samsung Galaxy S3 forum on XDA-developers is by far one of the busiest forums there. We suspect things will hit overdrive soon with Samsung’s latest move of releasing the source codes for several US models of the Galaxy S3.

Coinciding nicely with the forthcoming release of Samsung Galaxy S3 in the US, specifically for AT&T and T-Mobile, you can now download the source code of the AT&T and T-Mobile variants of the phone from Samsung’s open source portal.  The SGH-I7447M is the AT&T model, while the SGH-T999V is the T-Mobile’s one. Both files are about 214MB in size and can be downloaded once you pass the grueling Q&A questioning from the staff. Just kidding. You only have to accept the legal agreement and that’s it.

The early availability of the Samsung Galaxy S3’s source code sits well for the development of custom ROMs and tweaks for the US version of the phone. Different from its international counterpart, the US version comes with a dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor clocked at 1.5GHz and 2GB of RAM.

As for the other two major carriers of Samsung Galaxy S3 in the US — Verizon and Sprint — hopefully we’ll be hearing more from Samsung’s open source team in the days ahead regarding the release of their source code. And in case you’re looking for the source code for the international version of the phone, check out our previous report right here.

Will you be taking advantage of this new opportunity? Let us know in the comments below.