Categories: Android OS and Updates
November 2, 2013
| ~ 5 years ago

Android 4.4 AOSP ROM for Galaxy Nexus now available on XDA

By Daniel Tyson

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 :

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  • 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.

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?

Daniel Tyson

Dan is a die-hard Android fan. Some might even call him a lunatic. He's been an Android user since Android was a thing, and if there's a phone that's run Android, chances are he owns it (his Nexus collection is second-to-none) or has used it. Dan's dedication to Ausdroid is without question, and he has represented us at some of the biggest international events in our industry including Google I/O, Mobile World Congress, CES and IFA.

Tags: Android 4.4

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