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    Default I bet the only way our Sprint Nexus gets 4.4 kit kat is....

    I bet the only way our Sprint Nexus gets 4.4 kit kat is....if we buy a kit kat and smash it on our phones. lol. On a serious note, being 4.3 has been hard enough to get a custom 100% working rom made it seems, guessing 4.4 will be out of the question even for homebrew roms?

    I still love the hardware aspect of my original sprint nexus, and the newer OS is the only thing thats going to make me jump ship to a Nexus 5 probably and go to AT&T so I don't have to deal with the lack of updates anymore. From my understanding the at&t versions being gsm don't need to wait on carrier approvals right?
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    Default Re: I bet the only way our Sprint Nexus gets 4.4 kit kat is....

    Yeah its a shame that Sprint and Google couldn't work out a better relationship for the Sprint Galaxy Nexus. It was a train wreck from the start with Sprint never releasing all the proper binaries and such to Google for use in AOSP. The only reason the Sprint " TORO-PLUS" ever got recognized at all in AOSP was due to a nice gesture from JBQ formerly of Google. So yeah its been a nightmare for the developers to pull the proprietary files and other important goodies from the devices with an official OS update and then hack them onto ROMs built from AOSP source. Huge credit goes out to various devs for hanging in there to make that all happen.

    I would be surprised if we ever saw a further update for the Sprint Galaxy Nexus given its age now. I think its doomed to retire on 4.2.1 (officially).

    You are correct concerning GSM models of Nexus. They typically don't have to wait for carrier approval to get the latest and greatest.
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    Default Re: I bet the only way our Sprint Nexus gets 4.4 kit kat is....

    Quote Originally Posted by ryancell View Post
    I bet the only way our Sprint Nexus gets 4.4 kit kat is....if we buy a kit kat and smash it on our phones. lol. On a serious note, being 4.3 has been hard enough to get a custom 100% working rom made it seems, guessing 4.4 will be out of the question even for homebrew roms?

    I still love the hardware aspect of my original sprint nexus, and the newer OS is the only thing thats going to make me jump ship to a Nexus 5 probably and go to AT&T so I don't have to deal with the lack of updates anymore. From my understanding the at&t versions being gsm don't need to wait on carrier approvals right?
    Custom ROMs are because people who make them have moved on to other devices. The same can be said for the S3. A lot of support dropped a couple months after the release of the S4.
    As far as I understand, the fastest way to get any of the updates is to buy the phone off Play, and use a prepaid carrier.

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    Default Re: I bet the only way our Sprint Nexus gets 4.4 kit kat is....

    See this really bothers for the fact that sprint used this as a selling point. We should go after them for false advertising.
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    Default Re: I bet the only way our Sprint Nexus gets 4.4 kit kat is....

    Actually, the Nexus 5 on the play store appears to be unlocked GSM/CDMA. The phone is both, and is compatible with Sprint. So, you can just buy the Nexus 5, and use it with sprint, no need to switch carriers.
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    Default Re: I bet the only way our Sprint Nexus gets 4.4 kit kat is....

    If you get the Nexus 5 and activate it on Sprint then later decide you want to go to AT&T, would that be possible, or once you program it to sprint is it stuck with sprint? I'd assume it stays unlocked, but the way my service with sprint has been lately I am looking at other options when my contracts up in a few months. Would be nice to know I can use it on Sprint then leave if I need to
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    Default Re: I bet the only way our Sprint Nexus gets 4.4 kit kat is....

    Quote Originally Posted by ryancell View Post
    If you get the Nexus 5 and activate it on Sprint then later decide you want to go to AT&T, would that be possible, or once you program it to sprint is it stuck with sprint? I'd assume it stays unlocked, but the way my service with sprint has been lately I am looking at other options when my contracts up in a few months. Would be nice to know I can use it on Sprint then leave if I need to
    Compatible means compatible.

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    Default Re: I bet the only way our Sprint Nexus gets 4.4 kit kat is....

    Quote Originally Posted by Zeinzu View Post
    Compatible means compatible.

    /facepalm

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus
    Just was double checking Only ever used cdma phones. Thanks

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