The Droid X2 gets CM7! Ok so the world is moving on to bigger things, ICS and ICS based CM9 and CM7 is more of an old news today. The Original Droid however just received a port of CM9 but this port of CM7 to the Droid X2 is actually huge, as it has now opened up the possibilities of further AOSP ports and ROM development for the device where ICS based ROMs are now very much a possibility. This CM7 ROM is based on Android 2.3.7 Gingerbread and is the Droid’s first taste of a completely Blur free ROM. Credit to dragonkillerz
for bringing this out to the public and giving hope to the Droid X2 owners.
Shortly after the official Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Motorola Xoom started rolling out, a lot of eager users are still left in the dark. However, with a lot of users, not having root access is another major factor to not updating the device to ICS just yet. Thanks to XDA-Developers forum member stachre
, users can now manually install a rooted but stock version of the Android 4.0.3 IML77 ICS firmware on their Xoom. This ROM is specifically meant for the US Wi-FI model only, and not the 3G/4G models or non US Wi-Fi models.
Apparently the Ice Cream Sandwich craze in the Android world has come with its own shares of small and minor issues. However, Wi-Fi connectivity, is not something minor and the lack of it can put a lot of eager ICS users in a spin. There are reports of people in certain countries having problems with Wi-Fi when they have their SIM cards inserted in their devices – not like that’s an option – and it doesn’t matter what make or model the device is. Luckily XDA-Developers forum member fardjad
has recently released a solution that fixes this issue for a lot of people facing this issue.
One click root for Transformer Prime on Ice Cream Sandwich is here! For those of you who have not updated to ICS yet dude to root concerns and those eagerly waiting to root the device on ICS, you can now do so, very easily. The method at hand is simple enough to be used by novice users as well. Credit goes to XDA-Developers forum member zedomax
for bringing this wonderful tool out to the users of the Prime tablet. The script was based on sparkym3's code, so credit goes out to him as well. If you have updated to the latest 126.96.36.199 firmware from Asus, this will not work for you
The HP TouchPad gets CM9! After HP dropped the support for Web OS, Android developers have taken the device to a whole new level where we saw it running the CM7 ROM based on Android 2.3, and now as the users pinned their hopes on an ICS port for the device, the Cyanogen Team for the TouchPad have just released the ICS based CM9, which for now, is an Alpha stage right now, and there is no support available for it right now.
The Motorola Milestone gets CyanogenMod 9! The Milestone has gotten a few ICS ports before, but this time, its CM9 that makes the cut. Android fans are eagerly waiting for one of the best AOSP ROMs out there to hit the full and final version as it rolls out for multiple devices. The Milestone, is the device that put Motorola right back into the competition and seeing CM9 being ported to the device is truly something deserved. However before you get too excited, the ROM is and Alpha version right now and comes to you courtesy of XDA-Developers kabaldan
The Kindle Fire gets MIUI ROM! The device sure is on fire as it continues to receive massive developer support. The latest being the MIUI 1.12.29 ROM based on Android 2.3.7 Gingerbread, coming straight from XDA-Developers forum member leech2082
. The only known bug so far is the inability to play videos, but hopefully this will soon be fixed.
A few days back, ASUS Transformer Prime users were delighted at the news of the device being rooted. However, that method involved using a few manual commands and strings that some users most probably did not fancy going through. If you decided to pass on rooting your Transformer Prime back then because of this reason, your worries are now over. Thanks to XDA-Developers forum member -viperboy
-, there is now a one click root
solution available for the device, meaning even the most novice of Transformer Prime users can now easily root their tablet with no hassle. Read on for more details and the complete method.
Galaxy Nexus gets a touch based
ClockworkMod recovery. This comes in from RootzWiki forum member unstableapps
along with Chris Ennis.
The recovery is an Alpha build right now, and is only meant for advanced users at this point. The recovery while sporting touch functions via the on-screen navigation controls (Up, Down, Back and Enter), retains navigation controls via the hardware keys as well.
If you have recently updated your Kindle Fire to the latest 6.2.1 firmware and felt hopeless with no signs of rooting method – well there was one, but that involved opening up the device, literally – no need to despair anymore. From Justin Case of TeamAndIRC , comes, the only software root available for the 6.2.1 firmware on the Kindle Fire. Named BurritoRoot, the app is to be run on your PC followed by a few manual ADB commands and you’ll be good to go. Read More
Galaxy SL gets MIUI ROM, thanks to the efforts of XDA-Developers forum member fuss132
. The port is actually based on CyanogenMod 7 and is a Beta for now, with a few features broken for now. However, much of the basic and main functionality remains intact. More on the ROM and how you can install it on your Galaxy SL, after the break!
EVO 4G gets Ice Cream Sandwich, and this time it is actually the most stable ROM out there. This comes in from RootzWiki forum member deck
whose efforts have led to a ROM that is actually being used by some people as a daily ROM. The ROM, has mostly everything working, but then again, a few FC’s do exist along with some glitches. As far as features are concerned, the ROM’s got most of that covered apart from a broken camera and Wimax. All in all, the ROM is actually very stable.
The Trebuchet launcher that is to come with the CyanogenMod 9 ROMs has been made available as a standalone app for Android 4.0.3 ICS based ROMs. So while CM9 is not ready for release just as yet, at least we have something to get us started with. This comes in from XDA-Developers forum member nebkat
and there are still features that the developer is working on to add to it, in the future. For now let’s take a look at the already existing features and some screenshots of the launcher app.
Kindle Fire gets ICS! Quiet a while back XDA-Developers g1011999
started his work on porting Android 4.0 ICS onto the Kindle Fire and while that development is still in the works – not being released till it comes out of the highly experimental stage that it might be in – XDA-Developers forum member JackpotClavin
has recently released a very experimental build of the ICS that is basically a pre-release ROM. Do not be surprised if things don’t work because the release of the ROM is like a field test. You want to join in? Sure, just read ahead after the break to find out more about it.
The Samsung Galaxy S II I9100 gets CyanogenMod 9 based on Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich. ICS for the Galaxy S II seems quiet far away, and by that we mean, a stable ROM, be it custom or official. After a lot of ICS based ROMs surfaced for the SGS II, all which are buggy and incomplete (by no means do we undermine the efforts put into the releases by developers), it is good to see something coming in straight from CyanogenMod itself. The recent CM9 release, like the many custom ROMs before it, is a highly experimental build, that is in no way recommended to be used as a daily driver. According to the forum thread, we’re looking at a functional build of CM9 in either January or February, but heck, Android enthusiasts are never up for waiting.
Galaxy Nexus gets MIUI! Earlier we covered a post on the ICS based MIUI ROM for the Nexus S
and Nexus S fans scrambled to get their hands on that ROM. Guess what, it’s the Galaxy Nexus’ turn to enjoy some MIUI goodness while retaining the ICS functions. Named ViciousMIUI
, the ROM is an unofficial MIUI build for the Galaxy Nexus but is in fact quiet stable with a lot of functions working quite nicely. For more on the ROM and how you can instal it on your device, read on!
Ice Cream Sandwich hits the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Wi-Fi model. This comes in from XDA-Developers forum member DaAwesome1
for releasing what is a KANG for CM9. Please bear in mind that this is not
the official CM9
ROM. The ROM is based on Android 4.0 and said to have a broken Camera as the only non functional feature right now. However, there might be glitches and bugs in the ROM that you can encounter if you give this ROM a go on your device.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 LTE gets a 1.9Ghz overclock! This comes in straight after the device was rooted by XDA-Developers forum member Da_G who is also responsible for this OC kernel as well. 1.9Ghz is huge, but before you get excited, you need to be aware that this is meant for the 8.9 LTE SGH-i957 model and not the 73XX Tegra 2 powered 8.9 models. Read More
The LTE Version of the Galaxy Tab 8.9 has finally been rooted. This breakthrough comes in from XDA-Developers forum member Da_G
who has made rooting the device as easy as flashing a kernel a via ODIN. Once the kernel is flashed, you will have complete root access on the LTE enabled tablet.
HTC Desire S gets ICS ROM. Thanks to the efforts of XDA-Developers forum member superkid, the first ICS based custom ROM has made its way onto the Desire S. The project started of from a Beta1 and has no reached the Beta 7 stage where the ROM actually has a lot of functions working. If you have a Desire S and it is already rooted with a custom recovery installed, advanced users should definitely give this ROM a try. Read More