Android One Devices Get Unofficial CM12 Port
Android One was initially announced right before Android Lollipop. By releasing these cheap, yet quite powerful smartphones, Google has tried to reach as many users in developing markets such as India and other parts of Asia as possible. Android One was a big hit right from the start, mostly due to its price and direct Google support.
Developers on XDA also noticed that these devices have lots of potential and released a working root, recovery, unofficial CyanogenMod 11, and now CyanogenMod 12. Android One devices will get fully working Lollipop sooner or later directly from Google, but this didn’t stop the XDA Recognized Developer varun.chitre15.
Varun.chitre15’s offering is nearly a fully working port and it is compatible with all Android One devices. The only issues that exist on the ‘todo’ list are fixing Internet access on SIM2, Bluetooth, and video decoding. Hopefully the updated binaries from the official Lollipop release will help get rid of these small annoyances.
The builds have been compiled on the Leaseweb build boxes, which was the prize in one of the latest contests on XDA. The developer, who is on fire lately, wanted to thank Leaseweb for giving him an opportunity to make builds in timely fashion. To flash the build, you need to unlock the bootloader and have the latest version of recovery flashed onto your phone. This build works with the entire line of Android One devices: the Micromax Canvas A1, Karbonn Sparkle V and Spice Dream Uno.
You can participate in the development or simply grab the latest build by visiting the unofficial CyanogenMod 12 for Android One development thread.