The beauty of having Samsung phones is that they are always willing to give to the people the kernel files to all devices, in some cases even before the device gets released. In our case Samsung just uploaded 3 new source codes for 3 Galaxy devices available for download from their open source website, Galaxy S3 from AT&T which only received the Android 4.1 update days ago, is the first to get the Jelly Bean Source code from Samsung. The second device is the Galaxy Tab 8.9 which got the source code for Android Ice Cream Sandwich, with the ICS update just rolling out a few days ago also. The last Samsung device to get the open source code is the Galaxy Camera LTE version from Verizon. The LTE Galaxy Camera was just released by Verizon a few days ago. Usually these source codes are only interesting if you are a developer or if you have kernel programming skills. The kernels can be transformed into very interesting things though and we shall be here to give them to you when they do.
What's my model number?
There are several ways to locate your model number:
- Option 1
- On your device, go to Settings, then "About device" and scroll down to "Model number"
- Option 2
- Often times you can view the model number inside the device, by removing the battery
- Option 3
- Using Samsung's model/serial number location tool