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Google Nexus 4 gets unofficial Android L update

Google Nexus 4 loaded with Android L unofficial update
Google Android L on Nexus 4
Developers from XDA Forums managed to get Android L running on Google Nexus 4 two days ago and they are currently working on ironing out bugs.

Developers from the notorious XDA Developers community have just succeeded in loading and running Android L on a Google Nexus 4 smartphone. The ROM they loaded on a Nexus 4 is based on an official build for the Nexus 5 and the first report about it being run on the older handset was posted on the 5th of July in the XDA Forums (see the link at the end of the article).

Soon after the first version successfully loaded on the Google Nexus 4, a few minor updates were published. Reports claim that WiFi, 3G, camera and most of the hardware work fine, while Google Play Store and other apps load as intended. Unfortunately, it looks like NFC and Bluetooth are not working yet and installing APK files is not possible, either.

This is still unofficial work in progress software so a backup of your current setup is highly recommended before flashing the Nexus 4 handset with Android L. Remains to be seen when Nexus 4 users will have this update ready for daily use, but be sure we will get back to this topic as soon as that happens.


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Codrut Nistor, 2014-07- 7 (Update: 2014-07- 7)