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[Q] Is my phone manufacturer required to give me their stock rom?

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6th February 2014, 09:50 AM   |  #1  
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Hey guys

I've got an unknown phone which I rooted using the Kingo application. Now I want to try and create my own custom rom using a couple guides on here. But to do this, I need the stock rom of my phones manufacturer, right? Well, I went ahead and emailed their support, and this is what they said:

'We do not give out the stock rom for your phone to our customers, if you want it repaired send it to blablablabla'

Now I told them that my phone isn't broken, and that i'm just asking to get the stock rom since they didn't put it online. My question is as following:

Is my phone manufacturer required to give me their stock rom since Android is open source? (based on Linux & some java coding right?) Also, if they are, are they also required to give me the stock roms of phones I don't own when i request them?

English is not my native language, so please bear with me.

Thanks in advance for the replies!
6th February 2014, 10:32 AM   |  #2  
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Hey guys

I've got an unknown phone which I rooted using the Kingo application. Now I want to try and create my own custom rom using a couple guides on here. But to do this, I need the stock rom of my phones manufacturer, right? Well, I went ahead and emailed their support, and this is what they said:

'We do not give out the stock rom for your phone to our customers, if you want it repaired send it to blablablabla'

Now I told them that my phone isn't broken, and that i'm just asking to get the stock rom since they didn't put it online. My question is as following:

Is my phone manufacturer required to give me their stock rom since Android is open source? (based on Linux & some java coding right?) Also, if they are, are they also required to give me the stock roms of phones I don't own when i request them?

English is not my native language, so please bear with me.

Thanks in advance for the replies!

They are required to give the source code at some point but not the actual rom.

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6th February 2014, 01:42 PM   |  #3  
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Originally Posted by TheHighLife

Hey guys

I've got an unknown phone which I rooted using the Kingo application. Now I want to try and create my own custom rom using a couple guides on here. But to do this, I need the stock rom of my phones manufacturer, right? Well, I went ahead and emailed their support, and this is what they said:

'We do not give out the stock rom for your phone to our customers, if you want it repaired send it to blablablabla'

Now I told them that my phone isn't broken, and that i'm just asking to get the stock rom since they didn't put it online. My question is as following:

Is my phone manufacturer required to give me their stock rom since Android is open source? (based on Linux & some java coding right?) Also, if they are, are they also required to give me the stock roms of phones I don't own when i request them?

English is not my native language, so please bear with me.

Thanks in advance for the replies!

No Android is not open source. Only the kernel is. They are not required to give anything but the kernel source code and if they are in China then they won't give you anything at all.

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10th February 2014, 09:34 AM   |  #4  
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Thanks for the replies guys, what can i do with the source code? Somehow 'compile' it to the stock rom?

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