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|How to enjoy Jelly Bean in your old Android Smartphone|
|Posted by Derek Fuller|
|Wednesday, 30 January 2013 00:31|
Are you an owner of a two or three-year-old android phone? That may look like a short time, but in the smartphone world, such period could mean drastic changes. In fact, some of the most prominent manufacturers took just a couple of years to bow down against the current top dogs in the industry.
If you own an android smartphone you purchased a few years back and you want to try how the new Jelly Bean update would feel on your phone, then you have come to the right place.
First up, you will need to consider a few reminders:
Now that you know these few things, you may want to bring out your pen and paper and start jotting down notes.
The android OS platform is a rich and vast field of endless optimizations and innovations. Because of this, thousands of individual developers have started ‘cooking’ their own modifications to bring the latest features to phone users whose mobile phones do not support such. That is also the case with Jelly Bean.Announced during the first quarter and released by the second quarter of last year, this update features a faster UI experience, smoother homescreen and application transitions, etc. which is why a lot of android fanatics dream of having it. Well, thanks to a few reliable developers this was made possible.
The system settings and features of every android phone can be tweaked or modified to suit certain preferences. However, one should first ‘root’ his phone before he can proceed. This can be done using a few tools and tips found in android development forums and websites.
Take note that other smartphones have additional security features to keep users from changing anything that could ‘harm’ their phones. For instance, HTC has its S-ON security that should be unlocked using some odd but effective tips found online.
Once you have gone past this step, the next move is to look for trusted developers who have modified Jelly Bean in such a way that would suit your device. Remember to read everything you see so as not to install the wrong version of JB to your phone. Android Authority and XDA are some of the websites you can visit for information regarding ‘flashing’ and software upgrading.
If you encounter any problems, don’t do anything without the advice of the experts. Visit forums where you can ask for tips and troubleshooting measures. That way you are sure to find the best solution to your problem.
The Jelly Bean update for android is supposedly for the latest devices in the market today (phones and tablets released last year). However, due to android’s open development options, it can also be enjoyed by consumers who own older devices. Just make sure you remember the guidelines given above, and you’re good to go.
About: Derek Fuller is a self-confessed geek when it comes to mobile tech and everything about the latest gadgets, firmware, updates, applications etc. He writes in order to unload all the information in his head and acquire newer ones.