Lenovo makes Moto G4 and G4 Plus kernel source code publicly available


Lenovo today made the kernel source code for the earlier announced Moto G4 and G4 Plus publicly available.

While the Moto G4 and G4 Plus kernel source code is available to download by way of GitHub, the code for the Moto G4 Play hasn’t been published just yet. There isn’t any word on whether it’ll be published or not either, but we’ll be sure to let you know when or if it ever is.

For those who aren’t familiar with kernel source code, in layman’s terms, this basically allows developers to properly make a custom ROM like CyanongenMod and AOSP for the Moto G4 and G4 Plus. XDA Developer’s has a great resource on building your first kernel, and reading it will give you a great look and overview on why this is so important.

Lenovo introduced both the Moto G4, G4 Plus, and G4 Play only just last month, so publishing this source code has been relatively fast in comparison to other devices. Hopefully we’ll see the same speed when the next Moto flagship arrives, which is set to be announced in just a couple of days here on June 9.

If you need to grab the source code for Lenovo’s new Moto G4 handsets, just hit the source link below.

source: GitHub
via: Android Police

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