Samantha · May 28, 2014 at 04:30 am

Nexus 5 Gets Highly Functional Firefox OS Nightlies

Google’s Android dominates the mobile technology landscape, with practically every new device announced and released in the past couple of years sporting the OS. Because of this, it’s understandable to forget the existence of other options such as Mozilla’s Firefox OS. It pops up to remind you that it’s still kicking every once in a while, with the occasional port to devices such as the HTC HD2 and HTC Explorer. But other than the occasional ports, Firefox OS doesn’t make much noise–much like the quiet kid who sits in the back of the classroom in school.

With that said, Firefox OS has found its way onto the Nexus 5, a feat made possible by XDA Senior Member abtekk. Despite being a foreign OS to the device, the port can almost be used as a daily driver according to abtekk, with very few issues that still need to be ironed out. So far, the current issues only include a broken camera preview and lack of WPA2-Enterprise support. To install this port, you have to flash the provided images through fastboot. Also, make sure to make a backup of your SD card because abtekk warns that it’ll be wiped during the installation process.

If you own a Nexus 5 and want to give Firefox OS a whirl, make sure to head over to the original thread for more details.


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