Macbeth, 01 Jun 2018What's the latest version of Android that can run on this (by installing a custom ROM)?7.1.2 on XDA.
Macbeth, 01 Jun 2018What's the latest version of Android that can run on this (by installing a custom ROM)?It runs Nougat with only a few minor hickups. On XDA, you can find Unlegacy, Slim and more. ZeeLog provides unofficial Resurrection Remix and Lineage on his blog.
Some users prefer Marshmallow, or even Kitkat because they use less ram and maybe also have fewer bugs.
What's the latest version of Android that can run on this (by installing a custom ROM)?
Had to change it since mine only supports CDMA, but it was still fine after over 5 years of use and abuse (I was half trying to kill it on purpose).
Got mine in 2012. Still have it as a backup as I have a work phone now (iphone 6 which is average).
It's battery started to die in 2014. I bought a replacement Samsung battery however phone would still not hold charge. Just this week I would get simply 30mins with the phone in my pocket (drive to work) and without use it would go from 100% to 0%.
So I went to shop for another backup phone - the Nokia 5 this week.
I factory reset the phone and no joke, the battery use is now like new! haha.
Crazy little phone detected that I was about to chuck it and it is alive again.
I am keeping the apps to a minimum and leaving the storage as free as possible.
I like the removeable battery as it means I keep my spare as backup when travelling.
The new phones now simply don't have that except for very few.. so looks like I might keep this one until it is truly dead.
tbh - I was thinking of just going back to a simple nokia to recieve calls as the battery lasts forever on them :)
I am still using this phone and it is still perfect!
I am very sad that today's phones don't have such quality.
It's hilarious seeing all the people from 2011 complaining at how big the screen was
AnonD-659503, 06 Apr 2017Good phone, but the battery drain is insaneMine always heats up when am online
This was a great phone in it's day. The reason it never made it to the final version of Android 4.4.4, was due to the Texas Instruments CPU. TI pulled out of the mobile arm CPU market. This left Samsung/Google unable to get newer official hardware drivers. If you were to use this phone today (2017), you still have a good app selection. The main drawback is newer apps may be slow or sluggish.
Luckily, my 3-year old phone survived from huge falls. Unfortunately, the performance goes far more worse.
I have been using this phone daily since 2012 (now May 2017). Hopefully, I can give you feedback here.
Back then, Nexus phones were among the best deals performance/quality/cost available. I have to admit that it didn't age so bad even if it is now obviously a lot harder to run "heavy" apps smoothly (tends to crash most of the time). IMO, it is still a decent phone despite its outdated specs.
I had to replace the supply circuit in 2014 (covered by guarantee) due to a micro-usb port defect. I also more recently replaced the battery for a newer and slightly larger one as the old one was hardly during a day. It is also inclined to overheat...
But anyway, Cyanogen OS (and now Lineage OS) allows it to stay a little more in the game despite its flaws. I will certainly change in the next few months but for what it's worth I am entirely satisfied with this phone.
I am using a Samsung Galaxy Nexus I9250..... Yesterday something worng with it and it can't go to Home Screen; it just keep loading & loading.... no main menu/ home screen....please help to recover my photos or how do I restart without loosing my data???
Flukester, 28 Nov 2016Im just curious does anyone still use this phone as a daily driver? Im still using it as a d... moreThis phone is a decend one .which satisfys all basic needs .although battery back up is low.it works quiet well.
I've been using this phone since 2011 till 2017 (Precisely as a backup phone since 2015 till now) and it works wonder! It just a little problem with the system as it cannot be updated legally and will be stuck at Android4.2.1. Forever. If you have this phone, please keep it. And if any of you know where to find its casing/screen protector, please let me know. Have a nice day!
This phone is really good for the time it's been made. There are a few problems, but for a phone for 2011, a really good one.
Battery life is low
Heats up a lot
This phone is really good if you don't want to buy a new phone. It's a very useful and luxurious phone.