This story is being continuously updated…. New updates are being added at the bottom (and in the table)..

Original story (published on January 15, 2021) follows:

Realme has come a long way from being a sub-brand of Oppo to becoming a renowned name among major Android OEMs.

Realme debuted in May 2018 and it has since produced more than 30 smartphones that are being sold globally.

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While Realme offers its own Android-based custom skin i.e., Realme UI, developers and modders are always looking for something extra.

This is one of the main reasons why Android OEMs release device specific kernel sources and the likes of Realme also release their own device specific bootloader unlock tools.

The OEM has officially released kernel sources and bootloader unlock tools for a bunch of Realme devices.

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Realme’s in-house custom skin

This includes the likes of Realme 1 and Realme U1, Realme 3 Pro and 5 Pro, Realme Q and X50 5G, Realme X, Realme XT, Realme 3 and 3i, Realme 6 Pro, Realme C3, Realme X2 and X2 Pro, and Realme X50 Pro.

There are numerous reasons for making kernel sources public including, but not limited to third-party ROMs and apps development, and much more.

Also, doing so gives independent developers and modders the chance to explore Android devices in whichever way they desire.

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Realme, being a relatively new Android OEM, has been doing a spectacular job in terms of software development.

This is simply because of the fact that the OEM has consistently provided software updates to its devices as per its set schedules.

In fact, Realme devices are among the very first to get the latest OS update, Android 11 (Realme UI 2.0).

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Realme X50 Pro is the first device from the OEM to bag the stable Android 11 update

All this further explains that the OEM has been doing anything and everything in its power to stay on top of its game.

Releasing kernel sources and bootloader unlock tools also plays an integral part in the overall development process. However, kernel sources are yet to be released for Realme devices running Android 11.

That said, we will update this story as and when new bootloader unlock tools and kernel sources from the OEM becomes available so stay tuned.

Update 1 (February 26)

IST 05:45 pm: Realme has released kernel sources and bootloader unlock tool for more devices in a streak of posts. These devices include Realme 6 and 6i, Realme Narzo 10 and 10A. Realme X3 and X3 Superzoom, and Realme C11. Find them in the table below.

Update 2 (May 19)

IST 05:45 pm: Realme has released kernel sources for more devices that include Realme C12, Realme 7, Realme 7 Pro & Realme C15 but all of them are based on Android 10. And once it is unlocked, Widevine L1 will shift to L3. Find details in the table.

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Realme Android bootloader unlock tools & kernel source code tracker:
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Device Android 10 kernel sources & unlock tool Android 11 kernel sources & unlock tool
Realme X2 Released
Realme X2 Pro Released
Realme 3 Pro Released
Realme 5 Pro Released
Realme C3 Released
Device Android 10 kernel sources & unlock tool Android 11 kernel sources & unlock tool
Realme Q Released
Realme X50 5G Released
Realme X50 Pro Released
Realme X Released
Realme XT Released
Device Android 10 kernel sources & unlock tool Android 11 kernel sources & unlock tool
Realme 6 Released
Realme C11 Released
Realme Narzo 10A Released
Realme Narzo 10 Released
Realme X3 & X3 Superzoom Released
Device Android 10 kernel sources & unlock tool Android 11 kernel sources & unlock tool
Realme 6i Released
Realme 7 Pro Released
Realme C15 Released
Realme 7 Released
Realme C12 Released
Device Android 10 kernel sources & unlock tool Android 11 kernel sources & unlock tool
Realme Narzo 20 Released
Realme Narzo 20A Released
Realme Narzo 20 Pro Released

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