The Nexus S Gets MIUI Ice Cream Sandwich based ROM! If you haven’t been walking on the moon or living in your basement in fear of a nuclear war, you would know MIUI has been working on its own iteration of the ICS OS. Guess what? They just released it for the Nexus S. It’s official, that’s the best part, so if you have a Nexus S and were very depressed when you heard about the Huawei Honor U8860 getting a demo version of the ICS officially (or maybe you didn’t), this more then makes up for that. Want this ROM on your device? Read on!
Nexus phones from Google have always been the first in line to receive Android OS updates as they come. That said, Nexus users still like to take their devices out for a spin running custom ROMs, recoveries and more, that is till another update hits the device and tempts the users to update and in turn loose the custom recovery and root access they might have. The Galaxy Nexus just received an update to Android 4.0.2 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICL53F) and those with rooted and custom recoveries on the device are already tempted. Needless to say, a lot of Galaxy Nexus fans out there are yet to receive the device as well. Now, thanks to XDA-Developers forum member Chainfire
, you can install the new update on your phone without loosing your current bootloader (unlocked), recovery and root.
Sony Ericsson Xperia devices finally get the taste of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS)! Coming from the developers over at at the Sony Ericsson Developer blog, the ICS release has no doubt stirred up the otherwise quiet Sony Ericsson development in context to ICS. The ROM for now, is an Alpha version and is meant as a test release for advanced users, so that the developers can gain useful feedback. It has been made available for the Arc S, Ray and Neo V devices for now, though hopefully support for more devices may follow once this ROM is ironed out. More on the ROM and how to get this running on your device after the break.
The HTC Desire gets Ice Cream Sandwich thanks to XDA-Developers forum member Sandvold.
ICS is all the hype right now, and since its source code was made public, custom ROM development for a handful of devices has progressed not only quickly, but has yielded successful results as well. While some users wait for stable ICS builds, some devices are already enjoying the ICS goodness. The ROM by Sandvold
for the Desire here, is a Beta, but according to the list of broken functions, we have come to the conclusion, that this ROM can in fact be used as a daily driver.
Quite a lot of Galaxy Nexus owners have complained about the inability of the Ice Cream Sandwich to allow removal of the Google Search bar on the device. For some, search bars are not really appealing at all, so when the find themselves restricted from doing so, they turn to Android developers. XDA-Developer forum member djmcnz
has released a mod that now let’s you remove that search bar giving you a 4x5 grid, rather than the 4x4 originally. How does this work and what else does it offer? Read on after the break.
While the likes of the Galaxy S II devices are yet to receive a working and stable Ice Cream Sandwich ROM, be it official, or be it custom, the Samsung Vibrant seems to be fairing real well to its successors right now. ICS Passion
ROM is developed by XDA-Developers forum member neobuddy89
and is simply one sweet and stable ROM brining the goodness of the Ice Cream Sandwich to your Vibrant without the instability issues that plague most ROMs build for the newer generation of the Samsung Android devices. We take a look at what this ROM is all about and how you can get it up and running on your device, after the break.
The Samsung Galaxy S II gets ICS! Earlier when the source code for ICS was released, Galaxy S II owners went crazy with the news of ICS AOSP ROMs being talked about on the internet and more so, they were installable. The builds at that time, were far from stable, with not just graphical glitches but major hangups. Today, Sammobile released what is an ICS based XXKP1 firmware (Android 4.0.1), with a build date of 7th December 2011. Is this the real deal? Sad answer being, no it isn’t. So what is it then? We find out after the break. Read More
Earlier we covered a post on the CM9 released for the Nexus S by Koush
. Based on the Ice Cream Sandwich OS, the CM9 for the Nexus S was actually an alpha release by Koush – who is actually working on the CM9 project for the Nexus S – and will soon become the official CM9 release for the Nexus S. Now Team Liberty forum member mobile_sensei
has managed to port that very ROM onto to the Nexus S 4G. but of course, there’s also the addition of the scripts and tweaks that are found in Liberty ROM. Credit also goes to jrummy16
, Kwiboo, aosp
With Ice Cream Sandwich, came the Galaxy Nexus, and with the Galaxy Nexus we saw the elimination of the hardware capacitive / physical buttons, used to navigate an Android device. With those buttons now conveniently built into the OS for the Galaxy Nexus, Google decided to do away with the much useful Search button. So, you no longer have access to the Search button at anytime on the screen. Kind of annoying for some people. Besides, there’s still plenty of room for one button down there! XDA-Developers forum member paulobrien
was quick to get this rectified. Well, no Google didn’t, he had to do it himself, so hats off to him for releasing a mod / patch that now makes the search button a permanent on screen button on the Galaxy Nexus. And not just that, he also added a few more twists to it as well, including placements and the addition of the legacy menu buttons placement and behavior as well. More on it, after the break.
Now who would have thought of this? Huawei Honor gets an official ICS update merely a month after the latest update to Google's mobile operating system was released in November! This has GOT to leave owners of Nexus S as well as expensive new phones by the likes of Samsung, HTC, Motorola and Sony Ericsson and envious, as it doesn't seem many of them are getting ICS before 2012. Nexus S, a Google phone, launched by Google itself, was speculated to be the second device after the Galaxy Nexus to receive the ICS update, but that hope has clearly been blown away. Well, what’s done is done. More information after the jump!
Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich has found it’s way onto the Droid Bionic! Android devices have begun receiving ICS ROMs on a more increasing frequency lately, showing us just how crazed we Android fans are when it comes to major OS updates and Google goes on to imply that some devices may never get that, or for that matter, some devices will get the update soon, but when? RootzWiki
forum member and developer, dhacker29
has released an ICS based AOSP ROM for the Bionic which has now reached Alpha v6. Yes, the ROM isn’t fully perfected yet, but it’s almost there. More on the ROM and how you can install it on the Bionic, after the break.
VillainROM is a well known name in the world of Android custom ROM, especially when it comes to Samsung handsets. After making its mark on the Galaxy S and Galaxy S II, the developers have turned to the latest Galaxy Nexus, and come up with the first AOSP R1 ROM for the device. The ROM is compiled directly from the Android source code repo (branch = android-4.0.1_r1.2 (ITL41F) with Google apps/permissions, etc. added.
Galaxy Nexus hits 1.4Ghz! The device is still to reach most eager Android users, and the device has already begun receiving overclocked kernels and revving it up. XDA-Developers forum member coolbho3000
has recently released a kernel based on the latest sources in AOSP. While the kernel brings in 1.4Ghz overclock to the CPU on the Galaxy Nexus, the GPU clock has been increased from 307Mhz to 384Mhz, and the annoying Volume Down key interference has been removed as well. The kernel also uses paulobrien's
ramdisk for unsecure adb. More on this kernel and how you can get it up and running on your device, after the break!
The Incredible S gets Ice Cream Sandwich! XDA-Developers forum member nikhil007mmus
did not wait around for ICS to find its way onto the device, and so has been the case for many developers for a lot of Android handsets. The ROM - a beta for now - does have a few bugs right now but is pretty much stable as far as basic phone functions are concerned. Credit also goes to st.matt, Lordclockan, dh.harald, Twistedumbrella, Shaky153 and z3freak
HTC myTouch 4G gets Ice Cream Sandwich! ICS based AOSP ROMs are all the rage right now, and why not, the new OS brings in a relatively fresh and improved experience for the user. XDA-Developers forum member febycv
built an AOSP ROM for the myTouch 4G based on the CyanogenMod source, and has surely gotten the myTouch 4G users something to excited over. Credit also goes to marseillesw, sckboy78, syndtr, onecosmic, Kaik541, ancdix, CyanogenMod team, superkid, m deejay, Lord Clockan, zFr3eak, LorD ClockaN, dh.harald,TwistedUmbrella
The Galaxy Nexus has been rooted, it received ClockworkMod recovery 5, received one or two custom ROMs, and finally got a fix a for the annoying Volume bug it came with. While a lot of folks have yet to to get their hands on the device, a few already are enjoying every minute spent on this device. However, there are always some people who try out all the mods on their latest devices, and once done, they just simply want to revert back to stock, because life is simple and beautiful that way. Of course other reasons could include, warranty affairs or more. So if you want to revert your shiny new Galaxy Nexus back to complete stock, like it came from the factory, XDA-Developers forum member Evostance
has put together a very useful guide on getting your Galaxy Nexus back to stock in almost no time.
The infamous volume bug in the beautiful Galaxy Nexus running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich sure has frustrated some very excited users. If you already have one, or have ordered one and are already fretting over this, no need for that anymore. Thanks to XDA-Developers forum member paulobrien, a fix is now available to rid you of this issue. The fix is actually an official, and fixed boot.img file, which is to be flashed onto your Galaxy Nexus. Of course you will need to have an unlocked bootloader for that. Read More
HTC EVO 4G gets Ice Cream Sandwich! Android’s latest OS to date that is all the rage these days, with fans looking forward to get ICS ROMs up and running on their devices as quickly as possible. While a handful of devices wait around for official updates, developers are not willing to stand by and wait. Since the source code was Ice Cream Sandwich was released, development in terms of AOSP ROMs have kicked into high gear. This ICS ROM for the Evo 4G, comes in courtesy of XDA-Developers forum member the_plattypus
. That said, the ROM as like most other AOSP ROMs out there, is still a work in progress with quite a few things not working at the moment. More on the ROM and how you can get it up and running on your Evo 4G, after the break.
The Ice Cream Sandwich, Androids latest offering, has found it’s way onto the Motorola Defy, and the wheels have been set in motion. This comes in from XDA-Developers forum member Epsylon,
and while the ROM is a categorized as a test ROM by the developer, it is only natural that a lot of bugs do exist. However, the fact that ICS for the Defy is under development is worth getting exciting over. Read on for more on the ROM and how - if you dare to - you can get it up and running on your Motorola Defy.
The T-Mobile G1 (also known as HTC Dream) was the first Android device that started the whole Android craze, and apparently, even after years of getting the last official update and now considered pretty much obsolete, it lives once again. The latest version of Android i.e. 4.0.1 Ice Cream Sandwich has been ported to the G1 in the form of an AOSP ROM, thanks to XDA-Developers forum member jcarrz1
. So if you had an old G1 that you thought had been revived enough times with Android updates and custom ROMs courtesy of the dev. community, you will definitely want to try this out on your device.