Despite all the changes that Motorola has gone through, one aspect where the brand has continued to excel in is that their devices are suitable for custom ROM and kernel development. If you can’t get an update anymore from Motorola, then there’s a chance there may be a custom ROM for your phone on our forums. Motorola is generally good at releasing kernel source code for all the updates they put out, even if they may take some time to do so. The company has recently released the kernel source code for the Motorola One Zoom, and they’ve also released the kernel source code corresponding to the Motorola Moto G7 Plus’ Android 10 update.
The Motorola One Zoom (code-named “parker”) was announced 6 months back with features like 3x optical zoom, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 processor, quad cameras with a 48MP primary sensor, and more. This release corresponds to the phone’s current Android 9 Pie software, as the phone does not, as of yet, have an Android 10 update available.
Next, the kernel source code for the Android 10 update of the Motorola Moto G7 Plus (code-named “lake”) is now available. Stable Android 10 began rolling out for the device since late January, and it is good to see that ROM and kernel developers can now work with the latest sources. Oddly, the kernel source code recently released for the device roughly 3 days ago were for the Android Pie release. We can excuse Motorola for this delay, though, since no company can currently work at full capacity due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
We hope that the release of updated kernel source code for both devices can boost development and we can see TWRP, custom ROMs, and kernels arise soon.
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