realme has been releasing devices at a quite fast pace. Keeping up with the pace, the company also needs to address enthusiasts’ needs. One such area is the timely release of kernel sources. realme has finally released realme 5i kernel source which is based on Android 9. To recall, realme 5i made its debut in India back in January and had a quad rear camera setup. realme 5i shipped with Android 9.0 based ColorOS 6.0 and is yet to receive Android 10 based realme UI 1.0 update. realme 5, realme 5i and realme 5S are scheduled to receive Android 10 based realme UI 1.0 update in May.
With realme 5i kernel source available, users can now expect to have custom ROMs for the device like Pixel Experience for realme 5 Pro. The kernel source is not useful for masses but these codes required by the developers. These developers modify and build their own ROMs/kernels for the device as Android is an Open Source OS. As Android is powered by Linux Kernel, it must comply with the General Public Licence. GPL says the users are free to study, modify the software. You can download the kernel source from the GitHub source link below.
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