The Android development community has been hard at work at bringing the Ice Cream Sandwich to devices that have yet to get their own official releases. The fruits of their labor are certainly sweet, because Ice Cream Sandwich finally makes its appearance on the Nook Color. Thanks to XDA-Developers forum members dalingrin and fattire, an ICS-based CyanogenMod 9 ROM is now available for download.
The ROM is not fit for daily use, however, as there are several bugs that still need working on. As such, it is not advised that novice users try experimenting with this ROM. Only if you're familiar with working with ROMs do we suggest trying out this preview release.
The CM9 ICS ROM has several operational functions, such as:
At the moment, the sound, video, and full 2D acceleration functions are not yet working. The ROM's developers are still hard at work to address those issues. There may be more glitches that will be reported as more people test the ROM for themselves.
If you would like to try this CyanogenMod 9 Ice Cream Sandwich ROM out for yourself on your Nook Color, you'll need a few things:
If you've met all the requirements, we may now proceed to installing the sneak peek 2 version of the CyanogenMod 9 ICS ROM to your Nook Color:
After your device has rebooted, your Nook Color should now be running on the sneak peak 2 (preview) version of CyanogenMod 9 based on Ice Cream Sandwich. Congratulations!