We first heard that the Samsung Galaxy Nexus would not be receiving the Android 4.4 KitKat goods when Google announced that the device fell outside of the traditional 18-month window for firmware updates. Many figured, however, that the underlying cause of this was not Google’s choice, but rather TI’s exit from the mobile SoC market—and of course, the subsequent lack of Android 4.4-compatible driver binaries for the OMAP4460 used in the device.
If you have been keeping up with the Galaxy Nexus KitKat situation, you may recognize the name kufikugel. That’s because he’s also responsible for one of the two releases that we covered to initially bring KitKat support to the GSM version of the device. Now, he’s brought the ROM over to the toroplus. Just like his maguro ROM, this is a part of the SlimRoms SlimKat family of cross-device ROMs.
The vast majority of device features appear to be working in SlimKat for the toroplus, and many users have reported near flawless performance. But as expected, this also contains the same types of graphical glitches as seen in other Galaxy Nexus builds—though this may be alleviated thanks to newly available drivers. Other than that, users need to take care to download the proper gapps package and be on the latest version of CWM recovery.