The old Galaxy S Plus has been discontinued by Samsung a long time ago, but the phone might have just been revived by some Android enthusiasts who decided it’s time to bring KitKat on the obsolete handset.
XDA Developers reports a brand new Android 4.4 KitKat ROM is now available for Samsung Galaxy S Plus, as well as a couple of Jelly Bean builds which can be used on a daily basis.
Although the latest official software for Galaxy S Plus is Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread, it looks like the smartphone is fully capable of running newer versions of Google’s mobile platform.
The new Android 4.4.2 KitKat custom ROM for Galaxy S Plus has been recently released by XDA Recognized Developers CastagnaIT, Christopher83, educk and ivendor, as well as Recognized Contributor krislibaeer.
Even though the new ROM based on CyanogenMod 11 is still in beta, Galaxy S Plus owners who flashed the update on their smartphones report it’s pretty stable and can be used on a daily basis.
Most of the smartphone’s features and functions are working correctly, but there are some things that need to be ironed out in future ROM builds.
According to developers, here are the major features that are working within the parameters: Audio, Calls, GPS, Compass, Proximity sensor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB mass storage, CameraUSB / Wi-Fi tethering, USB OTG (only FAT32 supported as of now), and microSD exFAT support.
As mentioned earlier, Samsung Galaxy S Plus also received some Jelly Bean builds that can now be flashed using the recommended methods.
For more details on how to download and install Android 4.4.2 KitKat ROM for Samsung Galaxy S Plus, head over to XDA Developers original topic.