+ Friday December 13th, 2019

Galaxy Nexus
Despite the claims from Google that the latest Android release is designed to run on phones with as little as 512MB of RAM, support for the Galaxy Nexus has been dropped with Google advising that ‘No, Galaxy Nexus phones won’t be receiving the update for Android 4.4 (KitKat)’. But this being Android, there are of course options with an AOSP ROM for Maguro (HSPA version of the Galaxy Nexus) popping up on XDA.

Posted by senior member ‘Grarak’ the ROM is described as ‘smooth and has good performance’ but this being a non-official build there are of course some issues and from what is missing, there’s probably no chance you could use this as a daily driver. Not working at the moment are :

  • Wifi
  • Camera
  • Sensors
  • Graphic glitches (Screenshots, Recent menu)

Grarak has posted a screenshot of the ROM working on his Galaxy Nexus which shows the glitches, the screenshot is also sans the new Google Experience Launcher which will only show up if you flash the new GApps package.
GNex AOSP ROM with Graphics Glitches

If you’re keen to give it a go on your Galaxy Nexus then you can head across to XDA-Developers where you can find links to the ROM and GApps package.

If you flash the ROM, let us know what you think?

Source: XDA-Developers.

Daniel Tyson  

Daniel Tyson

Daniel is a former editor of Ausdroid, and left in February 2019.

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niknaks
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niknaks

Weird how Google now’s track package service doesn’t work with their email notifications

niknaks
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niknaks

Sorry wrong article

mine
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mine

Well considering the app draw icon, the line above it as well as the search box all not the same as KK, I’d say there’s a long way to go…

deanomalino
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I’ll be waiting til all the kinks are ironed out. 😛

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