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Nokia X gets ports of TWRP, CWM custom recoveries, development beginning

5 months ago 9

The Nokia X may not be the most powerful Android phone on the market (in fact, it’s one of the weakest currently sold), nor is it particularly popular, but that will never stop developers. In the quest to get the most out of the heavily skinned and modified device, developers have begun hacking it. Google Apps have already been installed on the Nokia X, so the full Play Store is available to those who want it. But that wasn’t good enough.

Nokia X CWM

The next step is to change out the entire software. Admittedly, a Nokia X running CyanogenMod would greatly increase its desirability. We haven’t gotten that far just yet, but devs have already managed to port two custom recoveries to the device. Both TWRP and CWM have been ported, though CWM is still buggy. Luckily, TWRP is fully working and has no bugs other than a graphic glitch at startup!

Of course, a recovery on its own isn’t that big of a deal. But this means that development is just getting started. With a recovery available, custom ROMs are not only possible, but easily flashed. Development on the Nokia X is about to grow substantially, and that may make the cheap device really attractive to those who like to modify their phones. Now that there are custom recoveries available, do you want the Nokia X more? Leave a comment!