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2011's Galaxy Nexus Can Have Android 5.0 Lollipop Too

What’s that? You still have a Samsung Galaxy Nexus from way back in 2011 and you were just about to toss it into the trash heap eco-friendly recycling bin? Before you get rid of that three-year-old phone, you might want to try resuscitating it by installing a fresh new build of Android 5.0 Lollipop. That’s right, you can have Lollipop on your Galaxy Nexus even before your friends with a Nexus 5 get it.

Unsurprisingly, this comes with quite the massive caveat. While the version of Android 5.0 that’ll ship with the new Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 will be as official as can be, the build for the Galaxy Nexus is hardly official. Instead, it’s coming from the wonderful community of users at XDA Developers. They’re putting together some AOSP Android 5.0 Lollipop ROMs, bringing Google’s latest hotness to a smartphone that’s definitely looking long in the tooth.

That’s the good news. The bad news is that this ROM is still “at a beta stage, and there are plenty of things that dont work correctly.” They’re working on it, so hopefully a more complete and reliable build is forthcoming. There’s also an Android 5.0 Lollipop build for the Galaxy S III Mini, though that has some seriously “broken things” too. If you’re willing to take the plunge, hit up the source link below for further instructions.

Via XDA-Dev

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