- In order to obtain the source code from the Android OEM, a YouTuber skipped a major link.
- Umidigi requires customers to visit its Shenzhen office during working hours.
- The company also stated that employees in the office only speak Chinese.
The timely release of the Android manufacturer’s source code is one of the biggest annoyances for enthusiasts and the custom ROM community. We have seen many OEMs hesitate in this regard, even though they have to release this code as part of GPLv2.
It seems that second-rate Chinese manufacturer Umidigi requires users to meet several absurd requirements in order to access the relevant source code of its device. Twitter user Patrycjia Require The source code of the mobile phone was released, but the customer service representative told them that they must come to their Shenzhen office to make a request in person during working hours. In addition, Umidigi’s response stated that the office only uses Chinese.
Obviously, the company is trying to make it as inconvenient as possible for users to actually access the relevant source code (it is obliged to release it first). In this way, it seems to be able to shrug and say that it meets the requirements of GPLv2 to release code. In contrast, several major Android OEMs just publish code online. But YouTuber Wu Naomi Accepted Umidigi’s proposal.
Before Naomi Wu appeared in your office to comply with the GPLv2 standard, it was all fun and game 😎
Mr. Wu visited Umiji Shenzhen Office to obtain the relevant kernel source code. YouTuber even called the customer service representative by name, but was told that they no longer worked for the company.
So did Wu finally get the kernel source code from Umidigi?she Note on Reddit She received some documents, but is still trying to obtain the remaining documents. Either way, it highlights the measures taken by some dubious Android brands to avoid legal liability. After all, there is no reason why the source code cannot be published online.