There’s never a shortage of source built custom ROMs, and one has just been released for the HTC Incredible S. If you’re not familiar with this smartphone, it was released in early 2011 with Android 2.2 Froyo pre-installed. The magic of source built custom ROMs is that they bring goodies from the latest Android update even if the devices are not officially supported. An official CyanogenMod 11 Android 4.4 KitKat custom ROM is now available for the HTC Incredible S, and its not the only legacy device that has received a ROM, only recently we saw the three year old Motorola Defy receive some KitKat love.
Given the fact that it is a custom ROM after all, and an unofficial build at that, there are bound to be a few bugs here and there. As of now, both cameras are not working but majority of the features are, such as the GPS, Wi-Fi, SD card mounting, Bluetooth, audio and more. 3D hardware acceleration works as well, so the device should perform smoothly on this custom ROM. Flashing custom ROMs is a risky job, if you don’t know what you’re doing you can end up bricking your device and it would entirely be your fault. So only proceed once you know what you’re doing. The ROM and installation instructions are available here.
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