Android Lollipop Builds Land on Next Batch of Devices
The Android hype rages on, as we continue to see source-built ports of this OS for many devices practically every day. Some of them are ready to be considered daily driver status, while others aren’t just yet. Regardless, they are all great because once again the community says no to arbitrary limitations imposed by OEMs.
A short while ago, we talked about the Sony Xperia L getting an Android 5.0 port. Since then, XDA Recognized Developer and Contributor varun.chitre15 managed to fix all remaining defects in an Unofficial CyanogenMod 12 port. This means that the Xperia L has become one of the first non-Nexus devices to have a fully working custom build of Android 5.0 in place.
The mid-ranger from Sony isn’t the only device that has gotten a working port in the last few hours. The popular flagship HTC One (M8) also got a working Lollipop build thanks to XDA Recognized Contributor HolyAngel. In contrast to the Xperia L port, it’s been adapted from a Google Play Edition, which means that this ROM was ultimately made by Google.
Android in the Lollipop flavor can be consumed by LG Optimus L9 users as well. A port was created by XDA Senior Member artas182x. While most things work properly, the outgoing calls and camera still needs some fixing. It’s pretty impressive as for an Alpha build.
Last but not least, we have the Motorola Moto G (2013). The small Moto phone received its official update days ago, but XDA Senior Member SeannyM decided that it’s not enough and created another AOSP port to the device. The list of not working things is still quite long, but hopefully they will be fixed pretty soon.
You can find those ports by visiting the following threads.
- CyanogenMod 12 for the Xperia L
- Lollipop for the HTC One (M8)
- AOSP for the LG Optimus L9
- CyanogenMod 12 for the Moto G (2013)
Before proceeding, please read the instructiuons provided in the threads. Happy flashing!
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