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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Nook Color Gets ICS! Seems like progress has been made in bringing the ICS based CM9 ROM to the Nook Color and we’re actually looking at at a ROM that now has quite a lot of things working in it thanks to the efforts of XDA-Developers forum member dalingrin
. However, the ROM is still a work in progress and not fit for use as a daily driver. More so, novice users should not even try being adventurous with this ROM to try and install it.
Sony Ericsson Xperia Play gets ICS! Finally, after the Xperia Arc, Ray & Neo V got ICS ports, the Xperia Play seemed to have been left out in the cold. Not anymore thanks to XDA-Developer forum member nickholtus
who has released what is an Alpha build, based on Android 4.0.1. So let’s take a look into what this ROM has to offer.
If you’re here, you have probably managed to update your S-OFF and rooted EVO View 4G to Honeycomb 3.2, consequently ending up soft bricking your device. Luckily, there is a solution out of it that will fix your device in no time and have it back, up and running tahnks to Android Central forum member and developer beezy. So lets not waste more time, and get down to business! Read More
The Droid 3 gets Ice Cream Sandwich! Owners of the Droid 3, can finally taste the ICS goodness on their device thanks to XDA-Developers forum member Hashcode
. The ROM has been developed using the CM9 sources as well as some of the published Moto Source from Droid 3 and RAZR. The ROM is an Alpha build right now and like a lot of ICS AOSP ROMs out there; has bugs and glitches that need to be ironed out.
The first Droid from Motorola, gets its first taste of Ice Cream Sandwich! This comes in from XDA-Developers forum member kfazz
in the form of a custom ROM based on Android 4.0.3 and is a Pre Alpha release for now, meaning, the ROM is not fully functional or suited as a daily driver. The ROM is strictly meant for advanced users who can help test the ROM, or for those who are simply adventurous. So if you wish to try out the first early ICS build for the first Droid, do not let us stop you.
Ice Cream Sandwich for the HTC Sensation has arrived, but layered with the HTC Sense 3.5. Earlier we covered a post on an ICS leak for the Galaxy S II, and that too, carried the TouchWiz UI on it, and people had mixed feelings about that. So how would people feel about running ICS with Sense 3.5, remains to be seen. For now, lets take a look at the ROM that comes from the popular developers at XDA, the RC Team. RCMix ICE
is based on Android 4.0.1 and we take a look at what the ROM has to offer and how you can install it on your Sensation.
Amazon pushed out a software update for the Kindle Fire this week, and while all went good for users with non rooted devices, those who updated their rooted devices, lost all root access and the Android Market, keyboard apps, and are now back to a stock Kindle Fire. Well, you had to see this coming Kindle Fire users, but if you’re one of the few lucky ones who got caught into this post and were considering updating to 6.2.1 but are now deciding not to, hold that thought, because there is a fix available, thanks to XDA-Developers forum member eldarerathis
. He has released a pre-rooted updated ROM that you can now flash on your Kindle Fire and be running the 6.2.1 updated ROM without loosing root access and privileges.