This must be good news for developers. HTC has finally released the Gingerbread Kernel Source Code for a few HTC Android devices.They have released the Gingerbread update kernel source for the Verizon branded HTC Droid Incredible, Thunderbolt handsets and the Sprint branded HTC EVO Shift 4G handset. The kernel source allows the developers to proceed deeper into the device to manipulate every feature on the device instead of being limited like before.
According to Wikipedia, the kernel is
the central component of most computer operating systems; it is a bridge between applications and the actual data processing done at the hardware level. The kernel’s responsibilities include managing the system’s resources (the communication between hardware and software components). Usually as a basic component of an operating system, a kernel can provide the lowest-level abstraction layer for the resources (especially processors and I/O devices) that application software must control to perform its function. It typically makes these facilities available to application processes through inter-process communication mechanisms and system calls.
Most of the developers must have been waiting for this moment so they can work their magic with it and make near bug-free ROM’s for the HTC Droid Incredible, EVO Shift 4G, Thunderbolt devices and then be ready to have a flash-fest.
If you’re interested or a developer, you can grab the Gingerbread kernel source code for the required handset by hitting on the links provided here at below:
# HTC Thunderbolt (Verizon) – GB MR – 2.6.35 kernel source code (89.7MB).
# HTC DROID Incredible (Verizon) – GB MR – 2.6.35 kernel source code (89.7MB).
# HTC EVO Shift 4G (Sprint) – GB MR – 2.6.35 kernel source code (89.2MB).
Source: HTC Development Center.