Tomek Kondrat · Dec 5, 2013 at 07:30 am

The Forgotten Galaxy Nexus Finally Receives Stable KitKat

The Samsung Galaxy Nexus was the first device to run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. It was also the pride of Google and Samsung for a long time, and it still has quite a few stalwart fans. Good technical specification for its era combined with a then-amazing Super AMOLED HD screen equate to a device that is still more than adequate for most tasks. Unfortunately, Google chose to not bestow an official KitKat update on the device, leading many to speculate that this was due to TI’s exit from the mobile SoC industry.

A few weeks ago, we wrote about early KitKat releases by the Slim Team and XDA Senior Member Grarak, but a few things still needed to be polished and worked on. After few weeks, the GNex can join the elite team of devices with fully usable KitKat thanks to XDA Recognized Developer PlayfulGod. The build is described as beta mostly due to missing some common CM11 features. However, the only known remaining bug is glitchy screenshot functionality, but this ROM is a great achievement that once again proves that developers on XDA can do the impossible—or at least what OEMs label as such.

If you own a Galaxy Nexus and want some KitKat, head over to the ROM thread and give the newest build a try.


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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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