ST-Ericsson NovaThor U8500 chipset source code leaks; gives hope to Xperia go, P, sola and U owners

by XB on 27th January 2014

in Xperia go, Xperia P, Xperia sola, Xperia U

Source linksA key factor that hindered the development of custom ROMs for owners of the Xperia go, Xperia P, Xperia sola and Xperia U was the lack of source code from the ST-Ericsson NovaThor U8500 chipset that powered each phone.

Well it appears that the complete source code for this chipset has leaked, giving hope to these Xperia owners of better custom ROMs and the potential of a dedicated partition for recovery. The leak includes the source for the kernel and all related hardware too.

One issue that appears to be under question is the legality of the sources and where they originated from. That point remains unresolved right now, so whilst some recognised developers such as Munjeni from XDA are testing these sources privately, there are no plans to release anything publicly until the legality is confirmed. If you want to find further information including download links then click the link below.

Via XDA-developers.

Thanks @pwnerc!

  • mikhailovich

    Hopefully now my sola will live a bit longer.

  • Mohammed Khired

    hope in 2014 for devices from 2012..

    that’s rare dude

  • roeshak

    Hope at last eh! After near enough two years in the wilderness lol!
    Well as they say, better late than never!

  • Abhimanyu

    I’m still rocking Gingerbread 2.3.7 on my Xperia U. Please someone tell me I can update my phone to 4.3 Jelly Bean at the least.

  • Mohammed Khired

    there’s no 4.3 officially

  • Kml


  • Abhijit Biswas

    These devices will get a custom cynogenmod 4.4 if the source code works out….

  • bubu

    These devices already have nearly flawless custom 4.4

  • ShinOrochiX

    Very rare man, legacy goes on…

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  • Divya Bharathi

    Very interesting thing I just come across at – I could choose any number of pants and shirts (from the list) at very heavy discount rates (up to 75% off online) – more we buy more discount – I never seen this before.

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