Realme is one of the few Android OEMs that release the kernel sources for its devices. Kernel sources are incredibly useful to developers who want to build software such as custom ROMs for phones.

Custom ROMs and the customizability they offer are one of the main reasons why Android amassed a massive fan-base in the early days. Fortunately, OEMs are becoming a lot more open and have begun releasing the kernel source code for their devices.

Previously, we reported that Realme released the kernel source code for the Realme 5 Pro and Realme 3 Pro. The Realme X50 Pro bootloader and kernel source also went live back in April. And the company isn’t stopping there.

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Realme 1

It’s now released the kernel source for the Realme 1 and the Realme U1. This kernel source is based on Android 9 Pie. At the beginning of the month, we did report that Realme was working on the Realme 1 and Realme U1 kernel sources.

Thus, it’s good to see the company release it on time without delays. This will be helpful for developers who are looking to kick-start the development of custom ROMs and software for both devices.

Further, the kernel source for the Realme 1 and the Realme U1 is unified. Thus, it will make it a lot easier to develop ROMs for both devices at once. Interested developers can check out the kernel source via the official Github page.

That being said, it’s only a matter of time before we start seeing a bunch of custom ROMs adding support for the two devices. This will be helpful since neither of the two will be getting the Android 10 update.

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Dwayne Cubbins
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My fascination with Android phones began the moment I got my hands on one. Since then, I've been on a journey to decode the ever-evolving tech landscape, fueled by a passion for both the "how" and the "why." Since 2018, I've been crafting content that empowers users and demystifies the tech world. From in-depth how-to guides that unlock your phone's potential to breaking news based on original research, I strive to make tech accessible and engaging.

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