Owners of one of Sony’s Xperia smartphones released back in 2011 can now get a taste of the Android 4.4 KitKat operating system, courtesy of an unofficial CyanogenMod 11 build.
Coming from the LegacyXperia Project, the build will enable owners of Xperia arc, arc S, neo, neo V, mini, mini pro, active, pro, ray, and Live with Walkman to have a look at the latest enhancements that Android has received, it seems.
However, users should know that these builds are only in their early stages of development, which means that there are a wide range of bugs that still need to be addressed.
Apparently, the ROMs are quite stable, at least this is what some of those who installed them report, a recent article on XperiaBlog reads.
Of course, this doesn’t mean that there are no bugs included. In fact, the team has posted a list of issues in the CM11.0 kernel 3.4, so that people would know what they are up against.
For example, the 720p video recording is disabled in these ROMs, there is no FM radio (audio is not working), and users won’t be able to take advantage of the HDMI port on their smartphones. The Wi-Fi hotspot functionality is not working either.
Furthermore, it appears that the unofficial CyanogenMod 11 build for the 2011 Xperia smartphones also packs a series of issues related to the Wi-Fi connections and to screen-off animations. According to the aforementioned list of issues, layouts haven’t been refined for mdpi devices.
Provided that there are still some of you interested in installing the new software on their smartphones, you should head over to the LegacyXperia Project website for download links.
As always, we should warn you that installing unofficial software, especially when still in development stages, could damage your devices. You’ll be the only ones held responsible in the event that something happens with the smartphone.