Realme has released the kernel source code for its popular mid-range smartphone Realme 3i, which was launched last year. The release of this kernel source code will allow third-party developers to build custom ROMs for the device. Although the source code may not be useful for regular users, it can help Android developers and tinkerers who like to create custom software builds. Also Read - Realme C17 could launch in India by November end
Interested developers can now download the kernel source code from the GitHub repository. The Kernal source code is based on the Android 10 OS. As Realme has officially released the kernel source code on GitHub, it complies with the legal requirements of the GPLv2 license. Also Read - Realme 7i review: For the sake of newness
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Users can now flash generic system images (GSIs) of AOSP (Android Open Source Project) ROMs such as LineageOS, Pixel Experience, and Evolution X, among others. Custom ROM support for the Realme 3i will allow the phone to be used with a plethora of Android-based features. Also Read - Upcoming mobile phones in November 2020: Realme X7 series, In by Micromax, OnePlus Nord 10 expected
Providing kernel sources to developers ensure that these custom ROMs are better optimized to make the most of the phone’s hardware. Most of these come with their own set of unique features and interfaces, including Pixel Icons, Built-in Google Apps, Monthly System updates, and more.
Realme 3i features, specifications
To recall, the Realme 3i made its debut in July last year. The smartphone flaunts a 6.2-inch IPS LCD screen with HD+ (720×1520 pixels) resolution and a 19:9 aspect ratio. The device also features a dual-camera setup at the back. It consists of a 13-megapixel primary sensor with an f/1.8 aperture, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor for portrait shots.
On the front, the Realme 3i has a 13-megapixel selfie camera. It is equipped with a Mediatek Helio P60 SoC, paired with a Mali-G72 MP3 GPU. The device also comes with a 4,230mAh battery and a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. In terms of connectivity, the smartphone includes Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, 4G LTE, and a USB 2.0 port for charging.