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Hey, I bought a new Coolpad F2 (so it says but looks like another Coolpad): http://www.aliexpress.com/item/New-4G-Coolpad-F2-Android-OS-4-3-5-3-Inch-IPS-Ultra-Slim-Screen-Octa/2052517332.html from Aliexpress. It has amazing features but there is one problem... it's Android 4.3 when there is now Android 4.4.4 which to me seems like a large gap. How can I update my phone? (no system update available in settings) I have heard of people making custom ROMs for phones but I never really understood how to install them or really trusted them. So, can anyone make a Custom ROM for this phone and tell me how to safely put it on? (is the difference that big between the two?)

Edited by The Foretold1 - 10/19/14 at 7:02am
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I've actually never heard of a Coolpad so there might not be one, but go check for an Android Development section in the XDA Dev forums. From looking at that picture it seems like it is running a customized version of Android, not stock, so if they do find a new ROM that's vanilla Android it will look a lot different.

What kind of features were you looking for in the upgrade?
    
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Nothing specific. I just have a Android 4.4.2 right now so was thinking going down to 4.3 would be a big down grade (even if the specs are better) especially seeing that 4.4.4 is now out.
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