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Update Android 2.3.6 to 4.2.2

  1. #11


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    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Why would one want to install this heavy weight, overbearing useless Windows ROM on an Android phone. There are plenty of svelte Android ROMs that can do the job a lot better.
    You do realize that Windows Phone 7 (Tango update installed) runs SSSSSSSSSOOOOOOOOOOOO much more better and efficient on a handset that android 2 was built for? 256 MB of RAM, 800MHz single core processor, and 4 gigs of storage operates in a similar fashion to a Windows Phone handset with a 1.5 GHz single core processor, 512 MB RAM, and 16 gigs of storage, even if it's a Windows Phone 8 handset. There little difference in the user experience on a very low end Windows Phone handset and a top tier one other than boot time and app load time. The UI and interaction is similar.

    Now do this with android, you have a bloated open sourced platform with several different versions out there, most of which can never be updated to the latest version of android (usually a crapshoot as even some people I know with a GSIII always talk about if they updated to jelly bean yet) or even a version higher without an unlocked bootloader and a custom ROM and skill. All versions of android are different, all are bloated, all are fragmented, all have security issues that took Windows 15 years to accomplish; took android just a few. I have NO reason whatsoever to install android filth on a Windows Phone handset, that would be an abomination.

    The major thing with a custom Windows Phone 7 ROM is having home brew apps to provide UI tweaks and some other things like that. Maybe one day soon Windows Phone 8 itself could be on a Lumia 900, but that seems unlikely. By the way, a Nokia Lumia 900 is a Windows Phone 7 handset, android would look ABSOLUTELY HIDIOUS on one of those.

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  2. #12


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    I have no problems with Android, to be honest I think it's great! I love discovering new Roms and flashing them...it's half the fun. As soon as I find a decent ROM I like I keep it. The latest versions of Android are nice and sleek, and no problems with bloat at all. But I can fully understand not everybody likes to be doing things like this to their phones or tablets.
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  3. #13


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    Win 8 (64) : Win 7 (64) : Vista (64) : Android JB 4.2 : iOS 6


    All OS have minimum system requirements. OEM have released statements that they will not write Jelly Bean updates on devices with only 512mb of RAM or less. This tells you that JB requires a lot of data space on your device to be able to function fluidly. But you may still be able to do it by rooting your device and making your expansion slot as the main memory storage. It is a lot of work which may not be worth all the trouble at all.
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  4. #14


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    Windows 8 Pro 64 Bit


    Fourthofjuly, I have seen lot of Galaxy Y (my phone, has lower RAM than 512 MB) running Jelly Bean smoothly.
    You can checkout some on YouTube.
    They even suggest you the download link to the custom ROM that they used to upgrade to the Jelly Bean but like I mentioned in beginning of the thread I am just not comfortable using random ROM that I do not trust.
    Anyway although being able to use Adobe Flash and other apps and Jelly Bean are very appealing but after a long search I can't find any appropriate ROM for my phone so I've give up finding one now.
    Can you please link the article where Google discloses that they would not write Jelly Bean ROM for devices below 512 MB of RAM, I would be interested in reading it.
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  5. #15


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    what you want to find at XDA is the forum specific to your device. There are roms that are based on just the source from google and are not bloated at all. I had a Samsung Captivate, it had 512 MB and it ran JB like a dream! From what I have seen just browsing over there, ICS seems to be what most roms are based on. Try to find one that is ASOP based and it will be open source based, instead of using Touchwiz or some other propriatary Launcher. That saves alot of RAM right there....

    Geeve
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  6. #16


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    Quote Originally Posted by McNeil View Post
    Fourthofjuly, I have seen lot of Galaxy Y (my phone, has lower RAM than 512 MB) running Jelly Bean smoothly.
    You can checkout some on YouTube.
    They even suggest you the download link to the custom ROM that they used to upgrade to the Jelly Bean but like I mentioned in beginning of the thread I am just not comfortable using random ROM that I do not trust.
    Anyway although being able to use Adobe Flash and other apps and Jelly Bean are very appealing but after a long search I can't find any appropriate ROM for my phone so I've give up finding one now.
    Can you please link the article where Google discloses that they would not write Jelly Bean ROM for devices below 512 MB of RAM, I would be interested in reading it.
    McNeil, I can't find the site I've seen before about the 512mb RAM. I stumbled upon it while I was waiting for the OTA JB update for my HTC One X. It may be specific only for a brand. Some people may run the JB smoothly on 512 ram (rooted or unrooted) but they may find the hiccups when they start opening and running apps at the same time. And it may not be as easy as downloading an over-the-air update like I had for my One X. It may be quite a work making JB work on devices with 512mb or less RAM like downloading a custom ROM that you mentioned about.
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  7. #17


    I am not interested on 4.2 Jelly Bean, i'm more interested on 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
    My Galaxy Y CDMA barely had ICS, Still 2.3.6 Max.
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  8. #18


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    Win 8 (64) : Win 7 (64) : Vista (64) : Android JB 4.2 : iOS 6


    Quote Originally Posted by MrShowdown View Post
    I am not interested on 4.2 Jelly Bean, i'm more interested on 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
    My Galaxy Y CDMA barely had ICS, Still 2.3.6 Max.
    Yeah, it's not for everybody. Just like the unending argument about Win 7 and Win 8. Some people say WIn 8 sucks while some say it's GR8T!
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  9. #19


    Solo.
    Posts : 2,159
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit


    Hi McNeil.
    Why would you upgrade you Galaxy Y to Jelly Bean 4.2.2. I'm afraid it won't give you much benefit.
    Galaxy Y have very limited hardware spec to support JB 4.2.2. We usually start toying with JB 4.1 or the latest starting with Android that have any procerssor that 1,2 GHz or higher, run better and smother with any type of dual or quadcore processor which supported by at least 512mb RAM (1GB is better).
    Friendly advice, keep your Galaxy Y with Gingerbread 2.3.6. If you have other samsung android devices with higher spec then you can learn how to use Odin to flash the latest Clockworkmod (CWM Recovery) that you can use it for flashing cutomized ROM.
    There are many android forums that provide detailed support in doing so. (XDA-Developer, Androidforums, or even kaskus, etc)

    For some other types sometimes we need to use interctive ADB command prompt to root, backup, and restore.

    Hope that helps a little.

    Kevin.
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  10. #20


    Solo.
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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit


    Hi.
    I've been working with android rooting, flashing, or even bricking it.

    What makes me interested in it isn't what ROM is the best, but how to find so many things works after doing some messy click and push. But, generally Customized Jelly Bean ROM are best in running apps. The most thing I like from XDA cook is the combination of apollo app and DSP manager which throw the best music ever with very low freq bass filter that best to listen through my Rappo H6060 bluetooth headphone that I use to plug it for biking throughout the city every morning.

    I do have all my four smartphones and tablets are rooted and flashed with various customized ROM.

    Kevin
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