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I bought a smartphone in China, is an OPPO r5, the smartphone has the following settings:

  • 4 GB RAM
  • Android version: 4.4.2
  • Kernel version: eight core MT6592
  • Compilation number: MTK 6592
  • Personal compilation version: A3SE_AX_CHT_MTZ_4G_V1.1_20141105114604

But when I tap in the android version appears JellyBean Logo (weird because 4.4 is kitkat), when i restore the phone, apears with applications extra and uses 3GB of RAM (without applications starting, and due to this the phone is very slow). The question is if i can install a 'pure version' of kitkat or jellybean version (also a mod) so the smartphone will be faster? Note: Ir has been checked with antutu and cpuz, is an oppo adn it has an octacore and 4GB ofrece RAM

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    Though I don't have an answer for you, XDA Developers has a great development community where you may find what you're looking for. Good luck!
    – ZeroPaladn
    Aug 7 '15 at 17:03
  • But can answer could be possible show me Jellybean version if the version showed is 4.4.2? Aug 7 '15 at 17:08
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There are a few things which don't sound quite right.

  1. 4GB RAM - The Oppo R5 has 2GB RAM build in.
  2. "eight core MT6592" - R5 uses an Snapdragon SOC. MT6592 is an Mediatek SOC.
  3. The Android version. It doesn't matter which version is shown in the system information. It's a simple edit in /system/build.prop. Everyone can write whatever they want.

With these things in mind I think you have bought a fake R5. So can you change to Cyanogenmod? No. By installing the cyanogenmod for the official R5 you might brick your device as the kernel is not fitting your hardware.

Link to the official product page of the R5

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  • It's an original OPPO (the startup) and it has 4GB (check it with CPUz), it's clear it could be a fake r5. Is it possible install it kitkat or not? Aug 7 '15 at 19:38
  • Well I don't think it is possible just by the fact that I can't tell for sure if you have an original Oppo R5. The hardware differs alot so I think its a fake phone. Because of this you won't be able to find a rom for your specific device so again, no, you can't install kitkat. What you CAN do is to make a benchmark (antutu benchmark in the playstore) and give us your test result. That way we can have a look at the actual performance and it might be easier to tell if it is fake.
    – benjamin
    Aug 7 '15 at 19:44
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    +1 Good thing. You can add the official link to support your claim. Here it is. // @fsalazar_sch See the official link. If things differ, then you would have the answer right in front of you.
    – Firelord
    Aug 7 '15 at 20:22

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