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Request for EMUI 5.0 Kernel Source Code Release

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On behalf of all communities and developers that use Huawei and Honor devices, we petition for the immediate release of the kernel source code for all Huawei devices running Android Nougat.

For countless times, many developers and Huawei/Honor community members have requested for the release of the kernel source code through social media, email and your forums. However, you have only left vague and sometimes irrelevant answers in response. In addition, you have not delivered the source code despite the copious amounts of requests we have sent. We, the community, have found your lack of care and attention for the users and developers to be extremely irritating and inexcusable. Therefore, some reason that you fail to see the importance source code has on Huawei communities.

However, the release of your source code is crucial for the following reasons:

  1. Developers depend on the kernels to create stable custom ROMs on devices that are based on the Kirin processor: For example, hardworking developers creating Lineage OS for Kirin-based phones depend on the EMUI 5.0 kernel source to fix problems related to the lack of these sources such as boot-loops as a result of kernel panics.
  2. Users who use these ROMs depend on reliable software and without your deliverance, users might never get a stable custom ROM.

Additionally, the GPL 2.0 requires companies like you to release source code to the public. By not publishing the source code you have violated these requirements.

We simply and politely ask you, once again, that you release merely the kernel source code so the developers and communities can use it for the benefit of many Huawei users.

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