1. Download our Official Android App: Forums for Android!
  2. We apologize for the disruption in email services! They are sending out now, but there is a backlog, so it may take a little time to catch up.

Android 2.1 to 4.2 - motorola citrus

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by blitzJan, Mar 14, 2013.

  1. blitzJan

    blitzJan Lurker
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    5
    Posts:
    4
    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2013

    Feb 25, 2013
    4
    0
    5
    Hello, I'm buying a used Android Motorola Citris and wondering if it's possible to update the software to Android 4.2 (or at least 4.0). I'm new to Android and would love some tips. Thanks!
     

    Advertisement

  2. valorian

    valorian Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    193
    Posts:
    1,947
    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2011

    Feb 15, 2011
    1,947
    499
    193
    Male
    Northern Illinois
    If it did not get an OTA update to 4.x then your only option would be to root it. But, I am not finding a subsection on this forum or XDA Developers for this phone so there may not be a rooting method for this phone. Sorry
     
  3. blitzJan

    blitzJan Lurker
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    5
    Posts:
    4
    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2013

    Feb 25, 2013
    4
    0
    5
    Shoot. Is it possible the device just can't run Android 4?
     
  4. SulkyAndroid17

    SulkyAndroid17 Android Enthusiast
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    68
    Posts:
    333
    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2012

    Dec 17, 2012
    333
    145
    68
    Male
    College Student
    Uhmerica
    Why would you buy a Motorola Citrus? It's an obsolete phone now and I would find something else if you want your Android experience to be enjoyable. Installing Android is not like installing Windows or a Linux distro. ROM's are made to only work on a specific device. You would be lucky to find a Gingerbread Rom for the Citrus. Let alone Jellybean. And with the Citrus's 528MHz processor you would not be running Jellybean very fluidly.

    Motorola Citrus Specs, Features (Phone Scoop)
     
  5. FrankieJ

    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    16
    Posts:
    24
    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2013

    Mar 13, 2013
    24
    4
    16

    It is even probable, likely, that the old hardware cannot run the modern software...
     
    ocnbrze likes this.
  6. Demache

    Demache Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    183
    Posts:
    3,011
    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2010

    Apr 18, 2010
    3,011
    341
    183
    Sioux Falls, SD
    It would probably run, but not very well. Close to unusable even. Gingerbread (2.3) would probably be the newest it could get. The chip that runs the phone is probably about 4 years old.
     
    ocnbrze likes this.

Share This Page

Loading...