As Motorola's first phone developed start to finish under Google's corporate umbrella, the Moto X is getting more than a little attention from developers, modders, and ROM enthusiasts. They'll be happy to know that the kernel source code for various models of the Moto X are now available on SourceForge. Kernel code is available for three models: AT&T (XT1058), T-Mobile (XT1053), and Sprint (XT1056).


The choice of models is a bit surprising, since there's still no word of when Sprint will start selling its version of the Moto X, though they've had a sign-up page for weeks. T-Mobile won't be selling one at all, but Motorola has stated that they'll be offering a Moto X with T-Mobile bands for direct sale. Verizon's model, which is not included in the initial published source code at the moment, is set to go on sale tomorrow on the carrier's website.

Kernel source code isn't the be-all, end-all of modding, not by a long shot. But it's generally a good place to start, and it enables ROMs like CyanogenMod to load up their own custom kernels, assuming that your carrier of choice doesn't hate you and/or your bootloader can be unlocked. At this point the amount of end users who fit those demanding standards is exactly zero, but hey, there's an XDA forum already alive and kicking. Go nuts.

Source: Motorola SourceForge via Android Central

Jeremiah Rice
Jeremiah is a US-based blogger who bought a Nexus One the day it came out and never looked back. In his spare time he watches Star Trek, cooks eggs, and completely fails to write novels.
  • yihtang

    "but hey, there's an XDA forum already alive and kicking" wrong link to TheVerge :

  • Mapekz

    Lol at SourceForge instead of github.

    • https://abrah.am/ Abraham Williams

      Welcome to 1999 Moto...

  • br_hermon

    So.. I'm no developer, how similar is this to aosp? This doesn't include binaries or drivers or anything does it?

    • http://kennydude.me/ Joe Simpson

      Nope, it contains most of the "drivers" in Linux-land.

      Linux is the bottom-level component of Android and it is licensed under GPL which means you have to publish your changes. The rest of Android is licensed under Apache which means you don't

      • Justin W

        That last part is the kicker. Could Google potentially change the license to GPL and require changes be made public?

        • http://kennydude.me/ Joe Simpson

          If they wanted to, yup I suppose they could

  • cassie0624


  • Sasha Dzundzoliya

    в задницю

  • http://kennydude.me/ Joe Simpson

    Woah, so you can download the kernel AND a browser toolbar....

    (honestly, why can't they ask Google for some hosting, I'm sure they'll let you)