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.
Stuff like, sound, 2G / 3G, SD Card, Wi-Fi, Sensors, Headphones, Bluetooth, EGL, Screenshots, Mic, 3D games, 3D acceleration, Video playback are all working fine. However, that said, the camera, tethering and possibly more functions are broken. Unfortunately, screenshots are not available at this point, but we all know what ICS looks like.
Disclaimer: Please follow this guide at your own risk. AddictiveTips will not be liable if your device gets damaged or bricked during the process.
- A rooted HTC Desire S. See our guide on rooting the HTC Desire S.
- ClockworkMod recovery installed.
- ICS Desire S BETA7R1.
- Google Apps.
- To begin, download the ROM from the link above and copy it to the root of your SD card.
- Reboot the device into recovery mode and make a Nandroid backup.
- Select wipe data/factory reset, wipe cache and wipe dalvik cache.
- Navigate to install zip from sdcard > choose zip from sdcard and select the ROM copied to the SD card.
- Let the ROM install, and once it does, flash the Google Apps package as well.
- Now simply reboot the device.
For updates and queries related to this ROM, visit the forum thread at XDA-Developers.