Xiaomi 12 series Android 12 kernel sources were released on launch day itself. The Xiaomi 12 series comprised the Xiaomi 12, Xiaomi 12 Pro, and the Xiaomi 12X was launched in China today with some impressive specifications.
The highlights include Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor on the Xiaomi 12 and 12 Pro, as well as the latter featuring a triple 50MP camera in the rear. Although the incentives to install custom firmware and root Androids continue to diminish, especially now that numerous OEMs, including Xiaomi, have started to offer three-plus years worth of Android updates and updates, a dedicated community of users for this kind of thing remains.
Xiaomi 12 series Android 12 kernel sources released on launch day itself
The community will be happy to learn that Android 12 kernel sources for the entire Xiaomi 2022 flagship series are live the same day as the launch. Those who aren’t aware that each Android smartphone maker is required to provide kernel source codes for all devices under the GNU General Public License version 2 (GPLv2).
Xiaomi used to be relatively poor in this regard but has seen improvements recently as well, and the case of Xiaomi 12 is a good illustration of that. If you’re interested in downloading it, you can get your copy of the Android 12 kernel source code and its complete commit history from the official GitHub page, which is located under the “zeus-s-oss” and “psyche-r-oss” repositories for the Xiaomi 12/12 Pro and Xiaomi 12X, respectively (via XDA Developers).
It is worth noting that the Xiaomi 12 series boots into Android 12-based MIUI 13 straight out from the box. While it’s not a massive update in any way but you will get several new features, including revamped widgets, as well as improvements in performance and fluidity. You can find all about the most recent version of the Xiaomi Android skin here.