After it was heavily discussed and rumored, Nokia’s first “Android” device was revealed to the public at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this year – the Nokia X. The launch of the device was accompanied by Nokia X+ and XL, But despite the fact that it is touted as an Android devices, it actually comes with a software that’s still resembling of Windows Phone, so it’s a heavy forked version of Android. It allows for Android apps to run on the device but the user interface mimics Windows Phone.nokia x vanilla android

So, naturally, this has upset those users who were hoping for a not so heavy modified Android version and something closer to the clean, Vanilla version. While this could happen in the future with another device, if you own a Nokia X, X+ or XL and you want to run on clean Android, an ingenious developer has released Vanilla Android 4.1.2 for the Nokia X which is already available for download. A Code Aurora-based build of AOSP Jellybean 4.1.2 has been made available for to the Nokia X family and it comes with a long list of working features, considering that this is the first release.

Nokia X’s first stable source-built custom ROM includes network connectivity, camera, FM radio, Bluetooth, GPS, MTP and even multi SIM support. The developer also made a second build with Nokia X’s software navigation bar, since the device has only a hardware back key, which makes navigation uncomfortable. To get a feeling of how it looks, you can open the gallery from below. As you can see, it’s not different at all from the regular Android JellyBean. 

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