Realme unveiled three 5G devices so far, and the journey was started off with the mid-range Realme X50 back in January. The flagship-grade Snapdragon 865 powered Realme X50 Pro joined the club a few days later, while the newly released Realme X50m is the latest addition to the roster. The company has already published the kernel source code for the Realme X50, which might be suitable for the Realme X50m as well due to the vast number of similarities between these two phones. And now, Realme has released the kernel source for the Realme X50 Pro.
Unlike the Snapdragon 765G powered Realme X50/X50m, the Realme X50 Pro (our impressions) is being sold in Europe as well as in India via official channels. The global availability, coupled with the presence of the kernel source code, should play a vital role in the aftermarket development scene for this flagship. The company has also upgraded its bootloader unlock utility (usually referred to as In-Depth Test) to support the Chinese variant of the phone, albeit the compatibility of the tool with the international variants is not known yet.
Apart from promoting third-party development for the X50 Pro, Realme has also published Android 10 kernel sources for the Realme X2 and the Realme X2 Pro. As a quick refresher, the company did publish Android Pie-based kernel sources for the phone duo, but they have now refreshed it after delivering the Realme UI infused Android 10 update for these devices to comply with the General Public License v2.
Both the Realme X2 and X2 Pro have received their fair share of custom ROMs so far, and the updated kernel sources should help the developers to tune up the existing projects and bring-up further custom ROM experiences.
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