The Galaxy S II is one of the top selling mobile devices of 2011 for plenty of reasons; huge sharp display screen, dual-core processor, plenty of RAM and hard drive space, Ice Cream Sandwich update starting to roll out globally, and much more. For those still waiting for Ice Cream Sandwich in North America it might be frustrating, but for those that like to tinker and experiment with their Android device, you’re in luck. Samsung has released the kernel source for the device which means you can expect to see plenty of mods in the near future. The the kernel source can be downloaded from the second source link.
For those that aren’t too familiar with what benefits that brings, with the kernel source released it allows modders to develop much more stable ROMS, adjust internal settings to improve the battery life, processor overclocking, and much more. The best place to find these mods? XDA-Developers of course! For those of you brave enough to mod your phone be sure to register and checkout XDA to get the most out of your Galaxy S II.
Source: XDA-Developers, Samsung Open Source Release Center