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KitKat for Arc S ?

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6th November 2013, 03:04 PM   |  #1  
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Can KitKat be ported onto our Arc S phones ????
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6th November 2013, 04:32 PM   |  #2  
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Perhaps...

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2431179
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Perhaps...

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2431179

That was just a discussion thread... and now some people think that just because it can run on 512MB RAM they can install it on their phones straight away... If kitkat ever comes to the Arc/S it will take a while for it to become stable enough for daily use. Also, the drivers we use are old since there have been no updates. If you guys want kitkat running successfully on this device, these old drivers need to be integrated with the new software, which is very tedious. Mike is already going to drown under 4.2 and 4.3, adding another OS to the pile will place him under more stress.

Don't assume the work we developers do is simple, just because an update came out that meets the system specifications means it can run just by downloading and installing it in recovery. If you ever tried to create a ROM by yourself, you'll find out that a lot of work needs to be done, along with many user complains and flooding your development thread with useless posts. That's how messed up the user community is nowadays. Jader's UHD ROM thread is one example of how users interact with the developer.

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Im sorry, but which part of perhaps its a "definitely yes"?
I just point to that thread so he and anybody with the same question can see that it really going to depends on how google code it and how hard could be for the developers to bring that code to our devices...

I never declared that it will be a fact, but you have to admit that the 512 MB its a nice hope.
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Im sorry, but which part of perhaps its a "definitely yes"?
I just point to that thread so he and anybody with the same question can see that it really going to depends on how google code it and how hard could be for the developers to bring that code to our devices...

I never declared that it will be a fact, but you have to admit that the 512 MB its a nice hope.

That reply was for that thread itself since some prick was like "hey Kitkat runs on 512MB devices"... I wasn't even referring to you in the first place.

Yes, it is hopeful but not promising, see Mike's reply at the thread itself

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10th November 2013, 06:43 PM   |  #6  
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Yes, it's possible to port Android 4.4 for our device but it all really depends on if there will be any developer / developers who want to spend their time porting 4.4 for our device. Mike have started working on it for our devices, but we will see when or if he releases it or not.
I might see if I'm able to sync the sources, but the main problem on my end is that my PC is really bad and not suited for development.

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Yes, Harsh is developing the same, follow the link

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...34257&page=184
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The fact that it can run, does not mean that it will run.

Either way, I am sure the devs will be porting it over in no time.

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Developers are trying hard, hope to see KK on Arc S soon
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Fyi harsh isn't developing kitkat.. It's just a kitkat ui for his rom update...

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