POSTS TAGGED: Google Nexus 4
Posted November 20, 2014 at 06:00 pm by Tomek Kondrat
One of the predecessors of the latest, largest, and greatest Gooogle Nexus 6 (the Google Nexus 4) has a bit of a strange history. When the device was announced, it was an LTE-ready handset (kind of). Unluckily for Google, the company never obtained regulatory approval for its usage on the device, and LTE connectivity quickly became an issue and the Mountain View giant decided to disable it via a radio update starting with Android 4.2.1.
XDA users quickly found this decision to be a total waste of the device’s potential and almost instantly started to work on bringing the LTE connectivity back. As a result, XDA Senior Member morrislee created hybrid images that combined the new radio with the 0.. . . READ ON »
Posted November 14, 2014 at 05:00 pm by Tomek Kondrat
Google has finally released Android 5.0 Lollipop factory images for the Google Nexus 4. The new factory image comes alongside yet another revision of the operating system: Android-5.0.0_rc6. The images for the mobile data variants of Nexus 7 (both years) are yet to be seen.
The previous batch of Android 5.0 was tagged with various versions: LRX21M for the Nexus Player, LRX21Q for the Nexus 9, LRX21O for the Nexus 5, and LRX 21P for the Wi-Fi variant of Nexus 7 and Nexus 10. The build for Nexus 4 is labeled as build LRX21T and brings some minor changes related to audio issues and the WCNSS service.
Posted November 12, 2014 at 05:30 pm by Tomek Kondrat
It’s been over a week since Google released the full source code for Android Lollipop. We’ve seen quite a few ports made by the community. However, one thing was still missing: factory images for Nexus 5, 7, and 10. Earlier today, we talked about how the Nexus 7 2012 WiFi images were found a bit early, but the rest were nowhere to be seen.
Finally, after almost two weeks, Google engineers pressed the shiny green button and the factory images are now live. In addition to the factory images, we also have vendor-specific binary files needed to create our favorite custom ROMs. It’s a bit strange to see the release of these factory images come so long after source release, but hopefully they used that t. . . READ ON »
Posted November 5, 2014 at 07:17 pm by Tomek Kondrat
The source code for Android 5.0 Lollipop was only fully released yesterday, but developers on XDA work extremely quickly. In less than one day, some developers have managed to create Lollipop builds for particular devices. Let’s see which devices are capable of using Lollipop as a daily driver so far.
Posted September 10, 2014 at 09:00 am by Jimmy McGee
The Nexus family is Google’s answer to what they believe the Android experience should be, pure and clean without OEM customization interferrence. It is for this reason that many developers like to build and develop on Nexuses (Nexii?). It is always best to develop on a clean device, and Google is kind enough to open source parts of Android and provide factory images for you to install.
In this episode of XDA Developer TV, XDA Xposed Tuesday newcomer and XDA Recognized Contributor rirozizo shows you how to install factory images on your Nexus device. He shows off the step using his Nexus 5, but these steps should work for any of the Nexus line of products. So, if you wanted a stock clean install of Android, c. . . READ ON »
Posted September 2, 2014 at 11:00 pm by Tomek Kondrat
webOS has had rather turbulent history. Initially developed by Palm, the Linux kernel-based operating system has never found had an easy time making its way to mobile devices. However, and what may come as a surprise to many reading this, development work on the platform is still well underway. There are even working ports for some of popular devices like the Google Nexus 4, Nexus 7 (2012), Samsung Galaxy Nexus, and the long since forgotten HP Touchpad.
The project for mobile devices was renamed LuneOS. And like its predecessor, LuneOS remained open-source. As of now, not many things are working like they should, but the team standing behind the OS put lots of efforts to eliminate the current fl. . . READ ON »
Posted July 6, 2014 at 07:30 pm by Faiz Malkani
During the I/O 2014 keynote, Google unveiled Android L. Shortly thereafter, the Developer Preview was released for the Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 2013, leaving owners of other Nexus devices with just screenshots and second hand impressions. Then, a glimmer of hope came as Google released the GPL mandated code for currently supported Nexus devices. All eyes then turned towards the development community. Would they come through with a port?
Sure enough, expectations were met and XDA Senior Members sykopompos and defconoi came through with a port of the L-Preview for the Nexus 4. This was accomplished after many hours of hard work, along with help from Retired Recognized Developer be. . . READ ON »
Posted July 1, 2014 at 09:00 pm by Will Verduzco
Update: As pointed out by XDA Forum Member a3361035 in the comments below, this isn’t a complete release just yet. Rather, these are just a few GPL projects for the L-Preview release, and not a full platform update.
As we mentioned earlier today, the Android L Developer Preview is exactly that–a developer preview. However, many users understandably want to taste the future of Android today. As such, quite a few Nexus 5 and 7 owners have ventured to install the Android L Developer Preview firmware images on their daily driver devices.
Unfortunately, not every one happens to own a hammerhead or flo. But now, as a surprise to many, Google has pushed the Android L Developer Preview source code . . . READ ON »
Android 4.4.4 KTU84P Factory Images and Driver Binaries Available for Nexus Devices, Source Code Now Live
Posted June 19, 2014 at 07:00 pm by Will Verduzco
Well, that was unexpected! After dozens of leaks leading up to the eventual release of Android 4.4.3, Android 4.4.4 has suddenly arrived without so much as a moment’s notice. The update itself has not yet begun rolling out to actual end user devices, but just like what we saw with 4.4.3 KTU84M, the factory images have been posted for the majority of the current generation Nexus fleet.
Today’s Android 4.4.4 builds come in at KTU84P for the Nexus 5, Nexus 4, Nexus 7, Nexus 7 (2013), and Nexus 10. Unfortunately, just as was the case with 4.4.3 KTU84M, nothing is available for the Nexus 7 (2013) LTE-enabled variant at this time. According to Sprint’s update support documentation rel. . . READ ON »