Get the 4.3 Jelly Bean experience on any Android phone without root (video)
0. phoneArena 07 Oct 2013, 03:45 posted on
There's an easy combination of steps you can do to get the closest possible experience to the latest Android 4.3 Jelly Bean without having to root your phone, install custom ROMs and other assorted geekery you can't be bothered with. Of course, this is not going to bring the speed improvements under the hood, but the Apex launcher is plenty fast already, and you will breathe some new life into your handset, while waiting for the official update from your carrier or manufacturer...
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4. bloodline (Posts: 691; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)
Yeah options on how you would like your device to look and act is so sad...
6. ilia1986 (unregistered)
Or you can just flash a 4.3 custom rom.
7. 1701nino (Posts: 228; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)
Custom roms are cool,but they drain alot of battery,at least in my experience.
8. DukeX (Posts: 327; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)
You were saying?
I can tell you don't have any experience with flashing roms. I myself haven't flashed one but even i knew all roms dont drain battery life.
9. rd_nest (Posts: 684; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)
Nothing to see here mate. I have been running 4.3 in my N4 since a long time. Never found any difference compared to 4.2.2 (visible difference).
Maybe there are some changes, but hardly anything is noticeable to end user. Batterylife remains still pathetic for N4 (check N4's gsmarena battery test), camera is still sh!t and same old UI from Android 4.0.
So, if you are on 4.1.2 or 4.2.2, you are not missing anything.