Proud owners of the Motorola DROID 2 are in for an awesome New Year’s treat, as a team of Android developers is working on bringing the Ice Cream Sandwich update to the DROID 2. As of today, the early build of the popular CyanogenMod 9 (based on Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich) has been released for the Motorola DROID 2 Global.
Featuring a 1.2 GHz Cortex A9 processor, the Droid 2 Global definitely cements the rumor that even older single-core devices can keep up with Android’s latest version. Released way back in late 2010, the Droid 2 Global is a decent device with a physical keyboard and scratch-resistant display (thanks to the Corning Gorilla Glass that it features).
The news of the alpha build of the ICS upgrade for the Droid 2 Global comes straight from the guys at XDA Developers. Since the ROM is still in its early stages, we could expect to see some bugs and non-functional features. Disabled features include camera, Android Market, and data connectivity with EDGE/3G. Hopefully, in the coming weeks, we can expect the developers to continue working on and fine-tuning the custom ROM for the DROID 2. But for now, CyanogenMod 9 will serve as our first taste of what Ice Cream Sandwich can do on the Droid 2 Global.
In this tutorial, we are going to show you how to install the alpha build of ICS on your Motorola Droid 2 Global.
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The step-by-step guide further down below will only work on the Motorola DROID 2 Global, which should be rooted and which should have ClockworkMod Recovery installed on it.
Optionally, install the ROM Manager app so you can easily reboot your phone into recovery mode. Get it here.
Congratulations! You have successfully installed the alpha version of Ice Cream Sandwich (via CyanogenMod 9) to your Motorola Droid 2 Global.