Nokia X First Source-based Custom ROM on Android 4.1.2 Now Available Online

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Finnish smartphone maker Nokia has already released its entry level Android-based handsets globally. The Nokia X series was first showcased at the International Mobile World Congress 2014 held back in February in Barcelona, Spain. The device has put a lot of other low-end Android smartphones at much tension. But one thing that makes the Nokia X's rivals relax is the incompatibility between the Nokia X smartphones and the Google services.

Nokia X First Source-based Custom ROM on Android 4.1.2 Released

But that might soon be a thing of the past as the first custom ROM has already been released online wich caters to this problem in Nokia X. Based on the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean operating system, the aforementioned ROM comes from the guys over at XDA-Developers. The firmware uses source code from Code Aurora, which consists of vanilla Android and all specific enhancements and optimizations for Qualcomm's chipset, present in the device.

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According to the ROM's developer, the build is stable enough to allow Nokia X owners to use it every day, though there are some things that do not work at the moment. But among all, you can count on network connectivity, FM Radio, GPS receiver, camera, SIM, media playback, and location services to function properly.

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And users who would like to flash the device with the latest custom ROM will need to root it before that and will also have to flash a recovery tool on it. After loading the ROM, they will also need to flash Google's apps, in order to get services up and running.

For more information about the new custom ROM, click here.

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