Last month we heard from some members of team Hacksung that they weren’t planning on working to bring CyanogenMod to the Galaxy S 4, citing frustrations with their experiences on the GS3 and holding little hope that the situation this time around would be any better. While that absolutely doesn’t mean that the GS4 custom ROM scene will be a disappointment, it was a bit of a sour note on which to get things started. With the phone just about to arrive, we’re already getting hopeful for what the development community might be able to do with the GS4, upon Samsung releasing the first GS4 kernel sources.
Right now Samsung only has files available for some international versions of the GS4, as well as a carrier variant for Canada, and we’ve yet to see sources become available for the versions that will be hitting networks in the US. Those will come in time, but just how long it might take, we can’t yet say; certainly, this early start for some GS4 versions bodes well, but who know what effect carrier interference might have?