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Jun
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HTC has given developers another treat today, in the form of kernel source code for the HTC One S. HTC's Dev Center has the downloads available, categorized by carrier and region. Unfortunately, the US variant on T-Mobile is conspicuously absent from the list. Previously, when HTC released the kernel source for the One X, the AT&T version was similarly missing and remains so to this day.

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HTC hasn't explained why the US models are being left off the list, though it isn't difficult to imagine that the US carriers are simply more fussy than operators elsewhere in the world. In any case, if you use an HTC One S outside the states, and have need of the source code for your device's kernel, it's buffet time. Head on over to the download center to check it out.

Source: HTC Dev Center via @HTCDev

Eric Ravenscraft
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  • marcusmaximus04

    "HTC hasn't explained why the US models are being left off the list, though it isn't difficult to imagine that the US carriers are simply more fussy than operators elsewhere in the world."

    Of course, that doesn't entirely matter. The Kernel source is covered by GPL, so they have to release it at some point, whether the carriers like it or no. They don't own that source code.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      "at some point" - that's the key here. One X kernel source came out a month ago, but I bet you can't point me to the AT&T One X source on the site.

      • marcusmaximus04

        Actually, looking into it more, GPL requires kernel source code to drop immediately, so HTC is already violating it. Afaik, that's pretty typical though, so its doubtful anyone will call them on it.

        • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

          Well, different readings interpret the GPL as "within reasonable time of request" so someone has to request the source and HTC has to comply eventually. Not saying they're not in violation, quite the opposite - the One X source is still MIA.

  • Lou

    I may understand that AT&T might not like the idea of this, but T-Mobile is quite different about it. They are the only carrier that actually does not mind jailbreaking/rooting/modding device software!

    I am sorry, but this is looking more and more on HTC's part rather than carriers. I just cannot believe how far they have fallen since I have had my G2..

  • fixxmyhead

    haha gotta love US carriers

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