T he ZTE Axon 7 has been one of, if not, the most beloved smartphone from the Chinese manufacturer. People loved it for its dual front-facing stereo speakers, aluminum body, 5.5-inch 1440p display, and the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset at its release. It was released with Android 6.0 Marshmallow on board but received an update to Android 7.1 Nougat fairly quickly. ZTE had an Android 8.0 Oreo beta for the Axon 7 in the works, but the company’s troubles with the U.S. government meant they had to put the update on hold. Just two weeks ago, though, the device received the official update to Android 8.0 Oreo, extending the longevity of the device and keeping die-hard users from ditching the smartphone.
Following up on this release, ZTE has released the kernel source code for the updated build. This will help developers in fixing bugs when building AOSP-based custom ROMs and kernels for the device. You can download the kernel source code from the link below. We can’t directly link the file, so look for the “ZTE A2017U Oreo(8.0.0) Kernel(3.18.71)” source code on the page below.