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Razer Releases The Kernel Source Code For The Razer Phone 2

Razer has just announced major news for enthusiastic Razer Phone 2 users. In a tweet, Razer has finally announced the public release of the kernel source code and factory image for the Razer Phone 2.

Two months into its launch, the Razer Phone 2’s ROM collection seems to be empty. With Razer finally releasing the kernel source code for the masses. Enthusiastic developers would now be able to flash their Razer Phone 2 with a hoard of ROMs, that is if developers jump onto it.

Given that is has been two whole months, we are keen to see how many ROMs finally manage to make their way to the Razer Phone 2 now that a lot of hype for the phone has died off. However, given how well LineageOS and Resurrection Remix ROMs are supported, fans of either of two ROMs have nothing to worry about.

Internally, the Razer Phone 2 is on par with pretty much every major flagship out there. Just for a recap, the Razer Phone 2 packs a Snapdragon 845 SoC, 8GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage and a large 4000mAh battery. However, to differentiate itself, the Razer Phone 2 is the only phone, aside from its predecessor to pack a 120Hz QHD display under the hood for an incredibly smooth experience.

Out of the box, the Razer Phone 2 comes running Android Oreo out of the box. If developers manage to take advantage of Treble with the Razer Phone 2, it should be incredible for the users of the device given that Android 9 has been out of the while.

The kernel source code, as well as the factory image for the Razer Phone 2, are available on Razer’s developer webpage at this moment. So if you do plan to come back home, rest assured, the factory image should allow you to reinstall the stock ROM again.

Usman Abdul Jabbar

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