HTC has dropped the kernel source files for the HTC First, an AT&T exclusive we reviewed back in May. These source materials will allow the First's [few] developers to provide better support for the device, and make custom kernels a possibility. Of course, this all depends on the development community, and I'm not sure just how much of a following the First has in that regard.


Two kernel source versions are available, for builds 1.08.502.1 and 1.05.502.1. Both can be found on the HTCDev site at the links below.

HTCDev [1.08 Source, 1.05 Source]

David Ruddock
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  • invinciblegod

    Classic HTC. Months for source code. Not exactly endearing to the enthusiast community (though to be fair, few enthusiasts would have purchased a first).

  • Mike Reid

    >I'm not sure just how much of a following the First has in that regard.

    Looks like one ROM, that ADDs Sense: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2316862

  • http://jamesduffy.me/ James Duffy

    I love this phone and hope someone picked up cm development. Otherwise I guess its time I learn.

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  • flosserelli

    I suppose this is great news for the 6 people that bought one.