HTC release Hero kernel source code: modders rub hands with glee

HTC have quietly answered many Android developer's prayers, and pushed out the kernel source code for the Hero smartphone.  Available to download now – though admittedly of little use to most of us – it opens up the potential for much more modification of the Hero with custom ROMs.

Since the Hero's launch, Android developers have been pestering HTC for full access to its code. The release will likely mean we'll see some of the more popular custom ROMs – which have in the past tweaked the GUI, brought elements of another manufacturers customization (such as MOTOBLUR) to rival devices, and increased stability faster than manufacturers themselves have been able to – showing up optimized for the Hero now.