HTC has released the kernel source code for a whole slew of devices, opening the door for customization on top of its Sense ROMs — or replacing it completely, if that's your thing. It seems like all the Android development talk of late has been about getting 4.0 onto as many devices as possible, but HTC users and developers wanting a more personal experience could be in luck. The code has been released for devices including the RezoundEvo Shift 4GDesire S, and Amaze.

The Taiwanese manufacturer also posted what Android Central says is a full upgrade to Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) for the original Desire, though we're not yet sure how it's changed from the stripped-down version released earlier this year. In any case, it's not for the faint of heart — updating will wipe your personal data, and HTC warns it may even remove SMS and MMS functionality. On the plus side, though, it'll also kill operator-installed software and the official Facebook app. The upgrade is available, along with the kernel releases, at the source below.