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Jun
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Developers take note: Samsung is getting some more source code out the door, but it's just one device this time. The kernel source for AT&T's version of the Galaxy S4 is out, and it's up for grabs at Samsung's open source site.

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Kernel source for a few other variants of Samsung's flagship have already been posted. In fact, this development means T-Mobile is the only major carrier whose GS4 hasn't joined the open source club. It's a strange world when Verizon, Sprint, and now AT&T devices have kernel sources posted before T-Mobile.

The AT&T GS4 kernel source is available on the page linked below. It's a 382MB download. Enjoy.

Galaxy S4 Kernel Source (AT&T)

Ryan Whitwam
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  • Alessandro

    excuse my ignorance, what do developers do with this kernel? and why is not available from the beginning or it is released now?

    • Christopher Robert

      This is the easiest way for them to develop TouchWiz based ROMs for the phone.

      • Alessandro

        thanks, but I still struggle to understand why Samsung would encourage such thing.

        • Scott Warner

          They legally have to. The kernel is under the GPL

          • Guest

            got it. :)

    • Marcell Lévai

      It's not the kernel. It's the kernel *source*, which means the files that the kernel can be built from.

  • Christopher Robert

    Let the ROMing begin.

    • TLK3

      Not ROMs. Kernels.

      • Christopher Robert

        The 4.3 ROM already leaked now. My point was once the kernel leaked the ROM wouldn't be far behind

  • Major_Pita

    I'll bet Verizon just hates when this happens...

  • SS4

    Does the kernel source include APT-X blobs like always? Or will we not see APT-X on custom kernels?