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I'm trying to make changes to the Android framework as a part of a project. As ambitious as it sounds, I want to flash a Nexus S with an Android 5 image. Can this be done, or is there a limit to the Android version supported by a device?

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  • Do you mean Samsung Google Nexus S ? I don't think that you can flash Android Lollipop over your device. Anyway I guess better to wait a bit more while and see what other users have to talk about it ! – Peter Carlos Nov 5 '14 at 5:19
  • Well you could always wait for someone at xda to port Android lollipop to nexus S(will probably happen) and then clone the device tree from them and try it out. – HackToHell Nov 5 '14 at 6:14
  • @HackToHell I am not sure about it but I don't think its going to arrive soon, device is almost outdated. I guess it was released over 2010, I would say there are a very little chance for something like this to happen. – Peter Carlos Nov 5 '14 at 7:44
  • Well it has kitkat forum.xda-developers.com/nexus-s/general/… – HackToHell Nov 5 '14 at 14:07
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Strictly Speaking I do not think so.

If you look on the google images for android site (https://developers.google.com/android/nexus/images) the highest the Nexus S goes is up to 4.1.2. Also, according to wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nexus_S) the highest modded version is 4.4.3 KitKat via the CyanogenMod. Hope this helps.

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