Originally Posted by Timelord83
I'll stick to XDA. Not everyone on here has social skills to participate in forum discussions but i find that this site has much more information and the groups of people are more eager to help troubleshoot. by unlocking the thread if its not thors kernel it opens it up to ALL of xda to help.
I'm not sure how many actually remember the events relating to this earlier this year... But it was a mess.
Thor decided to start developing a ICS rom providing (presumably under apache2) the device/vender tree to the build. Just two little tidbits were, how to say, off with his approach.
a) The device tree included his kernel still without the source code (so now we have some apache2 code.. nice but not required, and its poisoned with a closed source kernel)
b) he provided links to the github repo (now deleted and/or hidden) on XDA via adfly.
After this was reported, XDA closed the thread, Thor took down the git repo and tried to pan this off to his greater followers (probably successfully) as XDA not even allowing him in when him to work here even when his code is "open".
While the source was open blazingwolf, ProTekk, randomblame (and some others?) managed to get the repo and clone it (or parts of it) into their own projects.. Mostly with little or no credit, and not always properly removing all traces of Thors kernel (either the main kernel was replaced with blazingwolfs open kernel, but a second copy of Thors kernel in the repo was left, or they just used thors kernel as it existed in the device tree).
In addition to this there was a recovery that used blazingwolf's kernel but otherwise was a nearly unmodified thor recovery binary (simply a hex edit to change the title, and thus hide the upstream source)
AOKP is now using the CM9 base for the device and vender trees, so everything including the CM9 T20 kernel is open source. However I its up to the AOKP team to re-post here at this point and not someone just wanting a mirror with their own unrelated donate link.
Some locked threads to remember in relationship to this:
- ProTekk bit of ICS locked
- randomblame recovery - locked
- original A500 AOPK thread - locked
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> ezGingerbread (rom/source): Dream/Sapphire
> DS JTAG: Soft load of SPL (to unbrick/re-root) / JTAG WIKI
> ezT20 kernel A500 and A100
> A500 Public Recovery (Clockwork Mod based recovery + source for the A500)
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> Acer_A500 OTA 7.014.14 --HC 3.2.1-- Rooted w/ Busybox
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