Tomek Kondrat · Nov 12, 2013 at 08:30 pm

KitKat Conquers NovaThor: Early CM11 for the Galaxy SIII Mini

It’s less than two weeks since Android 4.4 was released. Many developers successfully brought its sweetness to various unsupported devices. Android is capable of running on many different Systems-on-a-Chip like Qualcomm Snapdragon or Samsung Exynos, and sometimes it’s not easy to create a fully working custom ROM without proper drivers and documentation.

ST-Ericsson NovaThor iswas one of the more problematic SoCs available in many mid-range devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S III Mini or Sony Xperia U or P. Well, “was” because the company simply disappeared from the market like Texas Instruments, the creators of OMAP used in the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. Despite this, XDA Senior Member New Macław and his developer team created an almost fully working Android 4.4 build for the device.

The newest build is still considered beta, but a greater number of features are already working. Developers are working to fix remaining bugs like camera and SD mounting, which are common bugs in most Android 4.4 builds. It’s worth mentioning that the build’s first release was announced just yesterday, so the developers are working amazingly fast.

More information can be found in the ROM thread.


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Tomek Kondrat

eagleeyetom is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. Tomek is the only Polish moderator on XDA Developers. He graduated from the University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn with a degree in journalism and public communication in 2013. He's a big fan of football (not hand egg), post rock and cooking. A total addict of mobile technology, especially Android. Currently flashes dozens of custom ROMs on his OPO.
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