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installing Android L on the Note 4

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by xhaytham, Oct 26, 2014.

  1. xhaytham

    xhaytham Lurker
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    Hi,

    I've tried the new Note 4 and I fell in love with it but I only have one concern. Since I love Nexus and HTC, generally I like to use a plain version of Android.
    I am wondering if I can install the new Android L on the Note 4, and change the entire OS, settings, graphics everything..

    Please advise.

    Thank you.
     



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  2. JimKnuckles

    JimKnuckles Android Enthusiast

    Only if you root your phone and install a custom rom like cyanogenmod. You'd lose all your s pen features though .Not an option for me as I'm on AT&T with a locked bootloader.
     
  3. jstcynske

    jstcynske Member

    What changes will lollipop bring to the note 4, with touchwiz?
     
  4. Windorf

    Windorf Newbie

    Just curious to what people think. Do you think that Android L will come out on the more popular, GS5 or make it's way to the newer Note 4? I'm sure i'm not the only one, but I hope the Note 4 gets the update either first or very quickly after GS5 if they aren't released together, that is.
     
  5. LaTuFu

    LaTuFu Android Expert

    I think both devices will get the updates in relatively close proximity to each other. I definitely see the Note 4 getting it quickly.

    The only possibility of a delay for the S5 that I can see is if they focus on rolling out the S6 instead. The S5 (and S4, possibly) would still get it eventually, but would be delayed until the S6 rollout was completed.

    The delay will be the carriers, tbh. Samsung will drop the update long before the carriers release them. They have to integrate/overlay their own stuff first.
     
  6. Windorf

    Windorf Newbie

    Ah the carriers. I totally forgot about that portion of the update. Well that kind of made me sad. I am getting my Note 4 in about a week and wasn't gonna customize and wait for lollipop. I might still do that, but, it's in the air right now.
     
  7. Podivin

    Podivin Android Expert

    It's a safe bet that Verizon will roll it out last.
    Assume 6 months from now...
     
  8. Windorf

    Windorf Newbie

    How does AT&T fair on times?
     
  9. photoeditor

    photoeditor Member

    Between the complexities of Touchwiz and the balancing act that Verizon and Samsung have to pull in order to prevent all that bloatware from taking down the phone, I simply assume any Verizon Samsung product is going to be slow at getting system updates. It's part of why Google has taken so many apps out of the OS and instead pushed them directly through Google Play.
     
  10. Podivin

    Podivin Android Expert

    I don't happen to know this. Since I'm on Verizon I only really pay attention to how long it takes them to push out an update.
     
  11. Andrewtst

    Andrewtst Android Enthusiast

    If you prefer pure Android. Suggest get Nexus series like Nexus 6.
     
  12. bonerp

    bonerp Android Expert

    I don't think the note 4 will receive it soon. December or even January is my guess. Samsung aren't very quick at new versions, especially on the note series and they need to load on s pen and samsung software. HTC and NVIDIA seems to be the quickest past the post aside from the new nexus'.

    Works fine on kitkat and I don't see anything additional that excites me in Lollipop at this stage. If you want the them, download Nova and use theirs...

    I digress...looks like the sd card is being unlocked :)
     

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