Originally Posted by Shakes27
With KitKat introducing a new kernel base for Android, what's the likelihood of the i9300 getting a port anytime soon, or can that even be determined before source is released? I have only a basic knowledge of kernel building and so I thought I might turn to you more experienced devs. Only recently purchased this phone, but obviously without proper Exynos sources any major changes in Android are very difficult to deal with. This is not an ETA question, just curious if there's an idea of how much of a bitch such a new kernel will be. For those that haven't read this yet (if there are any), KitKat looks slated to run on top of either a 3.4 or 3.8 kernel.
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I'm not a dev but I'm gonna answer this as far as my knowledge goes with android so if I'm wrong please be gentle with me lol. Anyway... actually you kinda answered your own question. Until official sources are given no port or even a kernel based on 3.4 or 3.8 will be impossible. Even the main dev of boeffla kernel is kinda pessimistic on how his kernel can be based on latest linux kernel sources since an EOL (End of Life) has been issued on the 3.0 branch with 3.0.100 being the last one to be made. But I think KitKat based kernels seems to be quite far as of this time since 4.3 Jellybean hasn't even arrived yet to our devices.
Again I'm not a dev so I maybe wrong on my opinion here. So any devs can shed a light here? I'm actually curious myself
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