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Will 4.4.4 adapt to Android L or require new install?

24th August 2014, 12:20 AM   |  #1  
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Having just installed omnirom with it having the ota updates, once android L is officially released, will all nightlies adapt to it on current installs? Or will that be a whole new install? Just curious. Thanks
24th August 2014, 02:02 AM   |  #2  
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Without the code handy, it'll be hard to say for sure. I'd hazard a guess and say new Android base, new nightly branch. But that's just a guess.
24th August 2014, 02:04 AM   |  #3  
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I agree with you. Because it's a new code, I also think that you'll need the whole new installation after all..

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There's a good chance from a developer standpoint it'll require major rework/rebasing.

From a user standpoint, it SHOULD be feasible to do a straight upgrade without wiping. (Although in the case of features that aren't re-implemented yet when L nightlies start, they'll reset to their defaults when they make it back in.) You will NOT be able to downgrade without wiping or restoring a backup though.

As a historical reference - many of my devices that were running 4.3 Omni were upgraded straight to 4.4, even though we started from scratch with 4.4
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