The Droid Razr is on a roll here with Ice Cream Sandwich. It just recently received a an ICS leak found to be running with the Moto Blur UI followed by an AOSP ROM based on the CM9 by RootzWiki forum member dhacker29.
The ROM, titled IC3RAZR
, is based on Android 4.0.3 and is an Alpha build for now with a few things missing. More on the ROM and how you can get it running on your Droid Razr, after the break.
The Galaxy S II gets MIUI ICS! While the device and its users eagerly wait for an official ICS release by Samsung, users hopes are also pinned on ROMs like CM9 and MIUI v4 ICS. Things seem to moving at a very steady pace and while experimental builds of CM9 are available along with leaked Samsung ICS based ROMs, MIUI was nowhere to be seen. While official unsupported, XDA-Developers forum member adyscorpius
has recently released a port of the MIUI v4 for the SII. The ROM is largely based on the CM9 ROM. The ROM is actually quite stable but, as like things are for the SII with ICS at the moment, a few bugs and issues go hand in hand.
CyanogenMod 9 for the Atrix 4G hits the internet! The device has kept up nicely with the recent developments with updates and custom ROMs as well as CM7 ROMs, but the arrival of CM9 seems to be the start of bigger things to come for the Atrix 4G. That said, this release is a port and comes to the users courtesy of XDA-Developers forum member jokersax11
. The ROM is said to be pretty stable but there are quite a few things broken and missing. The ROM, is after all an Alpha for now.
The Optimus Me P350 gets CyanogenMod 7.2! While Android devices are looking forward to Ice Cream Sandwich based ROMs, the unofficial CM7.2 ROM for the P350 is an impressive feat for an other wise budget device. If you have a rooted Optimus Me P350 and want to taste some AOSP goodness, you should give this ROM a shot. If you haven’t, you should think about it. The ROM has been released by XDA-Developers forum member pax0r.
More on the ROM and how you can install it, after the break.
Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread is now available as a custom ROM for the Galaxy R. This in fact, is the first custom ROM for the Galaxy R since the device got rooted
and comes to us from XDA-Developers forum member eaglerazor123.
Credit also goes to KitsumiMaru
for testing the ROM and Virus
, the creator of Infected ROM for being the developers inspiration.
The cleanest vanilla Ice Cream Sandwich ROM for the Galaxy S I9000, Vibrant and the Captivate is here. Based on Android 4.0.3, the ROM is an effort of team ICSSGS, who began work on this ROM nearly 2 months back. The ROM is so far one of the most stable builds you can find for your Galaxy S device, and according to the developers, “We did not add any modifications unless they were absolutely required to make it work correctly.” Truly, the SGS II stands in awe right now as the predecessor maintains the lead when it comes to ICS ports and their stability. Read More
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.
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 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.
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.
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.