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HMD releases kernel source code for the Nokia 7 Plus

The Nokia 7 Plus is one of HMD Global's higher-specced phones. Although still technically mid-range with its Snapdragon 660 chip and 6" IPS LCD display, it's one of the best Android One phones you can get. The Finnish company has now published the kernel source code.

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TWRP now officially available for the Pocophone F1

The Pocophone's excellent value has made it a prime target for modders, and there are plenty of custom ROMs already available. Unofficial builds of TWRP have been available for months, but now Team Win has officially started supporting the device.

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TWRP now available for OnePlus 6T, Moto Z3, and other devices

Team Win Recovery Project, or TWRP for short, is the best custom recovery around for Android devices. It can flash ROMs, backup and restore your entire device, and more. Since we last covered TWRP, it has added official support for nine new devices — including the OnePlus 6T and Moto Z3.

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LineageOS 15.1 Oreo adds support for Mi Note 3, Xperia Z, LeEco Le 2, and others

LineageOS is the most popular custom Android ROM, with around two million active installations worldwide. The project recently dropped support for 30 unmaintained phones and tablets, but more devices have now been added in their place. Some of the latest additions and upgrades include the Mi Note 3, Xperia XA2 Ultra, LeEco Le 2, and Xperia Z.

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Android Pie kernel source now available for Moto X4, Moto P30 Play, and Motorola One

Motorola is typically quick at releasing kernel source code for its phones. Now the company has released source packages for Pie on three different devices — the X3, P30 Play, and Motorola One.

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Kernel source codes for Motorola One Power and Moto Z3 Play are now available

The Motorola One Power and Moto Z3 Play are fairly recent releases from Motorola, having debuted earlier this year. Both phones have now had their kernel source codes published on GitHub, meaning that custom development for them can now properly begin.

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Razer Phone 2 factory images and kernel source are now available for download

For many, a phone is a black box filled with apps, connectivity, and no small part of modern tech magic. But for the technically inclined (like enthusiasts and developers), the intricate operations that keep us knee-deep in apps and services are well understood, and access to specifics like kernel sources and factory images helps tremendously when it comes to rooting, ROMing, and device-targeted development. So it's a good thing Razer pushed out both factory images and kernel sources for its most recent flagship, the Razer Phone 2.

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Kernel sources for the Moto Z3 are now available

This year's flagship phone from Motorola, the Moto Z3, was something of a disappointment. Still, if you own one, here's some good news. Motorola just published kernel sources for the Z3 (codenamed 'Messi'), so developers can now easily create custom ROMs and recoveries for the phone.

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LineageOS drops support for 30 devices, including the Redmi Note 3 and Moto G4

The LineageOS custom ROM used to support just about every phone imaginable, but lately the project has been going for quality over quantity. Oreo (15.1) builds have to fulfill stricter requirements to receive official status, and now Lineage is dropping support for 30 unmaintained phones and tablets.

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LineageOS 15.1 Oreo is moving to nightly builds, 14.1 Nougat will switch to monthly releases

Many moons ago, CyanogenMod offered daily builds for supported devices, so you could get the latest and greatest code on your phone instantly. The LineageOS custom ROM has so far stuck to weekly builds, mostly to conserve server space and processing power. According to a GitHub commit, the project has now reversed this decision, and some devices are now receiving nightly releases.

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