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Phone [Q] Can I install any ROM on any device?

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This may be a stupid question but I'm not very clear on it. I have an HTC Inspire 4G rooted and with a custom ROM and its android version is 2.3.5. I recently bought another phone that comes with android 4.2. I'm wondering if I can install a 4.x android version based ROM on the HTC Inspire since they have same level processors and the Inspire has even more ram. So far I've seen smartphones as small computers; but in the clockworldmod site there is no ROM above android 2.3.5 to download. Besides the drivers that come with those ROMs is there something else stopping this device to support newer ROMs?
 
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in the clockworldmod site there is no ROM above android 2.3.5 to download
sorry, I meant for HTC Inspire.
 
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it takes too much to answer specifically, but here's the simple answer:
the answer is no, you can't.
the OS is different, and even the phone, too.
 
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it takes too much to answer specifically, but here's the simple answer:
the answer is no, you can't.
the OS is different, and even the phone, too.
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so the short answer is NO...can somebody tell me the long answer if possible?
 
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Long answer is simple. You flash a rom built for another board and you will most likely be using your phone as a paper weight! Each device had its own motherboard if you will. Each with its own framework designed specifically for that board. You flashing a rom built for a different board is like mixing oil and vinegar

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Long answer is simple. You flash a rom built for another board and you will most likely be using your phone as a paper weight! Each device had its own motherboard if you will. Each with its own framework designed specifically for that board. You flashing a rom built for a different board is like mixing oil and vinegar
Got it...I tought Android ROMs where like a PC operating system which just download and/or install the drivers needed (if they exist for this OS) depending on the computer hardware.Maybe in the future they will
 
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You should find Android 4 custom ROMs in the device forum.

Just check it out, maybe you find something for your device:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/inspire-4g/development

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