Good news for you U.S. HTC One X owners out there: HTC finally released the kernel source for this version of the phone. That’s the model with a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 dual-core processor and 4G LTE radio. HTC released the kernel source code for the international model with an NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core CPU ages ago.
While the actual download may not be of interest to anyone but devs, the resulting custom ROMs will be.
Having access to the kernel source means that custom ROMs will work better, offering great battery life, video playback and more.
The folks at XDA Developers are super happy about this news, if this thread is any indication. So it won’t be long before we start seeing new custom kernals to flash. Get your tweaking fingers ready!
Update: The first custom kernels are already starting to appear, including one that lets you overclock the phone to run as fast as 2.1 GHz.