On the HTC Dev site, HTC U11 kernel source code is now available for those who want to work on the U11, but only for devices bought direct from HTC in the continent or with Vodafone in Austria, France, Germany and the UK. The Kernels based on Android 7.1 Nougat with kernel version 4.4.21.
It’s been almost two months since the struggling Taiwanese unveiled its peculiar flagship, the HTC U11. The company has released the official kernel source code, at least for devs in Europe.All weighing at 405MB, the files can be found on HTC’s official website.
What is it with European developers getting all the goods lately? LG decided to open up the G6’s boot-loader to European developers only recently. Now, HTC has done the same thing, but with the kernel of the U11.
Code for India and southeast Asian U Play units is also available for the picking apart.
Other developers may still unlock their boot-loaders as HTC has been supporting that function for devices released since September 2011. Support for the U series devices is not explicit, but it should work for the rest of us.