How to install the Jelly Bean apps on an ICS smartphone
0. phoneArena 08 Oct 2012, 07:59 posted on
Android 4.1 Jelly Bean has been available to manufacturers and developers for quite some time now, but that doesn't mean that it can be found on many handsets. Actually, Jelly Bean is still a rarity in the Android ecosystem, reserved mainly for those sporting a vanilla Google experience device. Still, there is a way to get some Jelly Bean action, if you are a proud owner of a 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich-running device...
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1. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 11338; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)
Seems like a lot of hoops and hurdles to jump through
2. ilia1986 (unregistered)
Yeah, well what do you know - iOS users can't have iOS system apps of any other iOS version aside from their current one..
3. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 11338; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)
Yeah well you know, this article has nothing to do with iOS which provides timely updates btw eliminating the need to do any sort of hacking to get updated features.
5. VZWuser76 (Posts: 3779; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)
Except for Siri. But of course only on those phones that should've been replaced already.
The thing is Apple only keeps about the last model or two current, and strips the hell out of the software if anything older gets it. So that's three models tops they have to update. Android usually get about 1-2 years of updates. In that time each OEM has about 5-15 phones to update. I'd love to see apple try to keep up with that schedule. This btw is only for phones, not including tablets, media players, etc.
6. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 11338; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)
Some features may be stripped out but at least they still get updated. Those features are only stripped because of hardware limitations.
Don't forget that Android also has features stripped out of them from oems or from carriers.
oems having about 5-15 phones to update is an excuse. If they can't provide the features a customer pays for then they need to stop making so many devices or stop making devices period.
8. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
Cause no one uses your OS its just Apple itself, no wonder it gets update. Why or who would use iOs its just an app launcher midrange phone, dosent multitask truly like windows or like mac. its restrictead. unlike mac you can install windows, and that is open platform a LINUX.
10. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
I don't think ios users care about updates. It's the trend and fashion thing!
9. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
Really is that why theres a thing called jailbreak. Where hackers try to make there phones like Android.
4. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4808; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
6 SIMPLE steps. It should literally take 5 to 6 minutes MAX. I really don't think you could jump through a hoop or hurdles in faster time.
If you have VERY basic common sense skills this should be very easy. This is the beauty of Android. There are always choices.
14. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4808; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
Once you root & install Clockwork Mod or TWRP it's all basically universal, meaning that it's the same across the board. The phone really makes no difference once you root, for installing these Google Apps that they have listed here.
Of course you don't want to flash something that is for a Samsung Galaxy Nexus on say a Galaxy Note. You need to stick to ROM's & Kernels that are compatible to specific units.
19. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 11338; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)
Assuming Clockword Mod actually sticks. I suppose every Android phone is now rootable. The phone makes every bit of difference whether you want to admit it or not.
Not so simple anymore now.
22. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4808; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
Ok I will put it to you this way. If the phone is a popular HIGH-END phone then it WILL be rooted. I don't think developers will waste their time rooting low-end Android phones. High-end phones from EVERY OEM are rooted.
So yes it is that simple.
24. jroc74 (Posts: 5986; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
Most Android phones are rootable. They may be a few exceptions....for now anyway. I have yet to see any Android phone not be rooted at some point.
Some are easier to do than others. Some get rooted faster than others.
23. jroc74 (Posts: 5986; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
Trust me....this is nothing. Basically you are downloading apps from the net, connecting phone to PC, putting apps on sd card, booting in and doing a function in recovery mode.
For #5, you have to reboot to get out of recovery mode anyway. All the main stuff is in numbers 2,3 and 4. #6 isnt really a step. And you have to do #1 no matter what.
Alot of hoops n hurdles is trying to run custom ROMs on a phone with an encrypted bootloader. (Luv ya phones Moto....just keeping it real...lol.) This is child's play.
28. tedkord (Posts: 10234; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
Sure, there are some hoops, but if that's to much work for you, you can just keep the stock ICS, and still have a better, more powerful OS than the competition.
Think of it like this. Let's say you had an iPhone 4, and when the 4s came out, you thought, "Gosh, that would be neat to try this Siri thing." Well, you'd have needed to jump through equal hoops to get it on your iPhone 4 (which could run it just fine, but Apple didn't think you deserved it)
11. Naresh.G (Posts: 1; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)
Is it possible upate to android on Nokia N8??
17. kartik4u98 (Posts: 511; Member since: 19 May 2012)
How can you even think of that??It's like getting iOS on sgs3 !!!!
25. denied911 (banned) (Posts: 361; Member since: 31 May 2012)
I had n8 for 2 years
in the end i get sgs3, i recomend it
26. maryaaadil (Posts: 146; Member since: 07 Apr 2012)
U better stick with symbian
Android on n8 will be choppy.
So, N8 is faster on Belle.
12. dsmboost (Posts: 46; Member since: 01 Nov 2011)
Flashing packages that are not meant for your specific phone is always a bad idea. Just a fair warning to those who are unfamiliar with this stuff.
18. kartik4u98 (Posts: 511; Member since: 19 May 2012)
Nope! After flashing these cool stuffs One will get to know the actual world of Android!!
21. dsmboost (Posts: 46; Member since: 01 Nov 2011)
Are you kidding? It is completely irresponsible to blindly flash packages that are not specifically meant for your particular device. I'm not an iphone fanboy, I'm an experienced Android user, so I know damn well what I'm talking about here.
29. tedkord (Posts: 10234; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
ROMs and radios, sure. But apps aren't too dangerous. At most, they won't work.
30. kartik4u98 (Posts: 511; Member since: 19 May 2012)
yOU ARE RIGHT..iT'S RIGHT NOT TO FLASH unpopular roms but these flashable zips will not be a danger to our phone..
Anyway most of the rooted users have the nandroid backup...
31. kartik4u98 (Posts: 511; Member since: 19 May 2012)
Please can you explain the dangers regarding flashing these zips??
16. JunkCreek (Posts: 407; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)
yes, indeed, different firmware on a totally different phone can affect as bad as hell (se k850 running se c905), while a different firmware for a different phone but with same hardware specs sometime gains you some and loose you few (se k618 running se k660) and there are also cross flashing an incremental or decremental hardware (se g705~se w705~se w715).
i've try them all and the first very important is: you must have at least a stock firmware of correct phone type just in case u messing some and had ur phone to flashed back to normal state and redo the mod proccess.
20. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)
this is why I bought the gnex
32. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
Why bother just doing the apps? Go to xda-developers dot com (post a link and stupid iphone arena will ban you, even though the link is revelant) and get Jelly Bean for your ICS phone, and then you will have the JB apps/effect/etc.