Work-in-Progress KitKat OmniROM with for the LG Optimus Black
Google made a point to state that KitKat could run well on devices with as little as 512 MB of RAM. In the time since its release, we’ve talked about many projects that brought Android 4.4 to the most unexpected targets. And in addition to the memory requirements, the device must also have enough storage to house the ROM and GApps.
The LG Optimus Black was released two-and-a-half years ago with Android 2.2 Froyo. Some devices simply refuse to find a permanent home in the drawer and gather dust, and the Optimus Black is one of these devices. A few weeks ago, XDA Senior Member Evisceration introduced an experimental build of OmniROM. Development is still at very early stage, so most of things aren’t working as intended. Two most noticeable bugs are no audio and a lack of network connectivity, so at this point it’s more for testing than daily driver. But hopefully, most of bugs will be fixed in time. And while the builds are currently “unofficial” due to their current early alpha status, the end goal is to make these the official OmniROM builds for the device. Nonetheless, it’s extremely nice to see KitKat at such old device, but it’s XDA and such things are perfectly normal to see.
If you are an Optimus Black owner or have one safely tucked away in a drawer, it’s time to prepare your hardware for some flashing. Make your way to the development thread to learn more.