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.
DISCLAIMER: Android Authority will not be held responsible if you brick your device. Proceed at your own risk.
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.
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any bricked phones yet?
Yes one bricked phone here, cm9 was installed everything was going fine but the battery did not register charge amount. A day later phone stuck in Boot loop and battery is not charging so officially bricked kazaaaaa!
im totaly bricked
I tried and stuck on Moto logo. How to use my latest nandroid backup to recover? On power on, I tried holding “X”, but ClockWorkmod recovery menu is not showing up. It says,
E:Can’t open /cache/recovery/command
Me too, plz help
flashed SBF and restored from backup.
Didn’t work on my D2 non-global. I didn’t think it would, but thought I would try.
I soft bricked my Droid 2 currently stock non rooted till stable is roms are out
помоги пожалуйста разлочить motorola droid 2 ) written in Russian
“Official CyanogenMod support for ONLY for the Motorola Droid 2, NOT the Motorola Droid 2 Global.”
Hey! That info it’s outdated. Checkout the CM forums to talk. Still, no official CM9 to D2G, but 7.2. :-D
Worked fin on my droid 2 global, but now I can’t send out any texts or calls or use 3g. Any ideas?
It said it was a bad rom….. thanks brah