Custom ROM developers rejoice, Samsung has released the kernel source code for Galaxy S4 Active as well as for Galaxy Note 8.0 LTE. An average user might not know what to do with kernel source code, but developers use it for creating custom ROMs. These ROMs brings a variety of unique features that are otherwise not present on the firmware that Android devices ship with. Since the kernel source code for these devices is now out, developers simply need to download it and get to work.


Samsung Galaxy S4 Active is a variant of the company’s latest Android flagship. Its dust and waterproof. The Galaxy Note 8.0 is a tablet that was released recently, only AT&T in the U.S. is exclusively offering the LTE variant. Developers can now head on over to Samsung’s open source webpage to download the kernel source code for these devices. Average users who don’t know how to create ROMs but anxiously wait for new ones to come out so that they can install them, just have to wait for a little longer now as developers will no doubt get to creating ROMs for Galaxy S4 Active and Note 8.0 LTE.

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Product NameGalaxy Note 8.0Galaxy S4 Active
Diagonal (inches)8"5"
Battery Capacity (mAh)4600 mAh2600 mAh
Processor NameQuadSnapdragon 600
RAM Options2GB2GB
Street Price$140 Galaxy S4 Active on Amazon
Link to full specsGalaxy S4 Active Full specs and details
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