September 26, 2022

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Google Pixel 4a gets its first Custom ROM and Kernel

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After the long wait which consisted of a few months of continual leaks and push-backs (with majority of these push-backs as a result of the ongoing pandemic), the Google Pixel 4a finally gained light some weeks ago. Google’s success with the Pixel 3a lineup brought about the creation of some average mid-range specifications paired with its breathtaking camera which is well-known on high-end Pixel phones.

The Google Pixel 4a updated design features a hole-punch camera and possibly the best smartphone camera in its price segment yet. For performance, the phone uses the Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 Processor. And one more thing; both the custom ROM and Kernel have been made available for public use!

The device picks features and changes available on several custom ROM projects, which are part of its Resurrection Remix. Although the device is still majorly based on stock Android (AOSP), it still manages to provide advanced customizable capabilities and features which normal stock software lacks.

There is also the HolyDragon Kernel, which is a custom kernel project based on Google’s source code.  It has been combined using Google Clang 11.0.1, so there isn’t any need for tweaking after flashing. Other features available include KCAL support, Boeffla Wakelock Blocker, NTFS RW support, exFAT support, etc. According to the Kernel’s developer, it is still a “work in progress” in terms of features, with a very stable Kernel.

It’s also available with Resurrection Remix Builds which were mentioned earlier in this post, cancelling the need to download its Kernel after flashing it.


Author: Joel Onyeike

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