Cyanogen Mod "L" Will Not Make It To the Galaxy Nexus

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  1. DroidModderX

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    The Galaxy Nexus has already been end of lifed by Google. In fact that happened back in October of last year. Now it appears that Cyanogen Mod will not be updating the Galaxy Nexus to Android L. This means that CM was able to bring a whole Android version "Kit Kat" to the device that otherwise would have never made it to the phone. Just because CM wont officially support the Galaxy nexus doesn't mean that the Galaxy Nexus won't see Android L at all. There are plenty of developers who love to port the latest versions of Android to older devices. So no worries as long as you are able to unlock your bootloader and flash a custom recovery you will more than likely be able to use the latest version of Android. That is until your device explodes.

    Cm has stated that the main reason builds won't continue on this device is because they don't have a full time maintainer. If a full time maintainer is found builds could actually continue. The odds of this outcome coming to fruition are pretty slim.

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    so sad. My Galaxy Nexus is not getting a lot of love from me now due to a dying batter, no vibrate or sound on the ringer, and has slowed to a crawl. Was hoping the maybe "L" would help...
     
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    Dude, it's 5 years old, it is time to let it go peacefully into the cell phone after life. LOL
     
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    I know. Just been waiting for the perfect phone to mod on Verizon :) I still have my original Droid plugged in and working as my desk clock! I get my full price moneys worth to keep unlimited.
     
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    Unlimited will be taken away from everyone at some point, so I wouldn't worry too much about that.

    And frankly, I don't know that there is a perfect phone to mod. I have not run a ROM in awhile, because there just are not any really good ones any more.

    The stock experience has gotten so much better than it used to be, that none of the ROM's I have dabbled with recently were worth the effort. With my LG G2, not a single one was as stable as stock, none of them had all the functions working properly, etc... None of them. They all lacked something, and none of them were any faster than stock. So you spend a bunch of time messing with it, risk bricking it, and in the end you have to mess with workarounds because the knock-on feature doesn't work, or the IR blaster functions are crippled, etc... Most of them had random reboots or the black screen of death lockup issue, etc...

    So at that point, you have to ask yourself, why bother, you know?

    You can get any of a ton of launchers to make it look and work the way you want... So now I have a GS5 and use the Google Now Launcher from the play store, to get rid of all the goofy touch whiz stuff and have a more AOSP look and feel.

    Debloating is overrated. You can debloat 90% of the crap from the app manager on a completely stock phone. I can't think of anything that I even need root for these days... And if I have a warranty issue, I don't have to worry about restoring it and trying to reset the "rooted" flag under the device info tab, etc...
     
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