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Nexus S gets custom Android 4.4 ROM, said to be “running pretty fast”

Android 4.4 KitKat might tout its ability to run great on hardware with as low as 512MB of RAM, but that doesn’t mean manufacturers are going to be updating older devices to the new version of Android. The Galaxy Nexus isn’t getting an official update, so the Nexus S never stood a chance either, but thanks to the development community, Nexus S owners can now taste the sweet flavor of KitKat.

Developed by XDA member cn.fyodor, the ROM is said to work pretty fast, so it looks like Android 4.4 does improve things for old/weak hardware. It’s an alpha build for now so there are a few issues such as some Google apps not working properly, but you’ll be able to make calls, browse the web, and do pretty much everything else, even though the ROM might not be daily driver material yet.

Hit the source link to head to the official ROM thread on XDA and give Android 4.4 a go on your aging Nexus S and breathe new life into it. As always, take backups, and be careful while attempting anything.

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PMoto
PMoto

Waiting for the same for my S2.
I hope it will not take longer.
PMoto.

sanayp
sanayp

I am sorry the Galaxy S2 wont be getting the 4.4 update because the support of the product has been more than 18 months and Google or Samsung does not support the product for more than 18 months. So the S2 wont get the 4.4 kitkat.

Also this happened for the NEXUS 4 becuase that wont be getting the 4.4 update becuase it released more that 18 months ago and Google wont support it any-more so it will be stuck with 4.3.

Droid69
Droid69

my feelings says the S2 gets the update to 4.3 next year! the bal can roll strange, that’s for sure

coolboiz
coolboiz

Ahh ok Samsung made it. 🙂

coolboiz
coolboiz

Good news! But how does this related to Samsung Phones?

SPiTTie01
SPiTTie01

The Nexus S is manufactured by Samsung…