Seven days into January and HMD Global have added kernel source code for four new devices already. The latest two to join the list are the Nokia 6.1 Plus and Nokia 7.1.
The latest additions further reduce the missing devices. Now only the Nokia 2, Nokia 3.1 Plus, Nokia 5, Nokia 5.1 Plus and Nokia 8 Sirocco are missing. We hope that HMD Global will add these devices soon to cover the entire range. By putting the source code online, HMD not only fulfills its legal duties but also gains some special trust by making the code available for public scrutiny.
Mere releasing the code will not be enough though. It is also critical that HMD Global updates the source code regularly after they release major updates to the devices.
On a side note, the progress with source code releases also increases the chances that they will expand the official bootloader unlocking to more Nokia smartphones. HMD already has a fully working setup to provide unlocking ability since the Nokia 8 is unlockable. So, expanding this to more phones will be an easy task for the company.
Looking forward to seeing more love for the users who want to unlock their phone’s bootloader and customize it their way.
You can view the available source code releases at the Nokia open source website.