Last year, Sony Mobile, formally known as Sony Ericsson, announced that they would be bringing Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich to all single-core Xperia smartphones released within the same year. The said update is scheduled to arrive sometime in March or April of this year. Thankfully, Sony isn’t planning to disappoint its fans. Sony has just launched a beta version of its ICS ROM for all unlocked Xperia handsets in 2011 including the Xperia Arc, Xperia S, Xperia V and the Xperia Ray. This of course means that the promised major update will be arriving very soon.
Samsung Galaxy S2 users sure are very excited these days because their device is finally going to get its official fair share of Ice Cream Sandwich sometime in the first quarter of this year.
However, some just can’t wait any longer to get a feel of Ice Cream Sandwich running on their device, which is why custom ICS ROMs for the Galaxy S2 are in demand.
In the past few days, we’ve already seen a number of ICS leaks for the Galaxy S2, but there’s a recent leak to be intrigued about: XXLPB. Despite still being in alpha development, the ROM is reportedly stable enough for daily use. While the official ICS upgrade for Galaxy S2 users is still [...]
With Ice Cream Sandwich storming Android devices left and right, it was only fair that the Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9000B gets its own taste. Unfortunately, this is not yet the official release of Ice Cream Sandwich from Samsung and there is no official date for when to expect one. So, until then, this release will have to tide us over.
This release of Ice Cream Sandwich is only compatible with the Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9000B models that have been rooted and are not network-locked. We highly discourage applying this update to phones of a different model, phones that have not yet been rooted, and phones that are network-locked.Requirements
Before upgrading your [...]
Looks like even Sprint’s Epic 4G Touch gets a power up, thanks to CyanogenMod 9. At the moment, the release is experimental (alpha 3.1 as of this writing), ported from the current build of the CM9 for the Galaxy S2. Thanks to XDA Developers member sbrissen, this ROM is based on the latest AOSP sources, and incorporates some enhancements and tweaks.
Because this release is still an experimental build, there are still a number of bugs to be addressed. Some of the known issues are:USB (phone will charge and there will be adb access but it will not mount) Signal bars are not accurate Stock browser will not work (use Opera or other browsers from the Market) No [...]
Samsung Galaxy S users are beginning to enjoy ICS on their devices, however some users are facing issues with Wi-Fi connections, particularly those who have updated to Android 4.0.3 ICS RC 4.1.
Galaxy S users who have installed the ICS RC 4.1 unofficial update on their Galaxy S have reported experiencing unstable Wi-Fi connections. Thankfully, a fix has been released to address the issue.
In this article, you will learn how to apply the update to fix the Wi-Fi bug in Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich RC 4.1.Requirements and Reminders The fix works only on the Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9000 running Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich RC 4.1. If your Wi-Fi is [...]
If you think your Samsung Galaxy S2 will remain with just Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich XXLP6 firmware, then think again—a more up-to-date XXLPB firmware has been leaked and is ready to be installed on your mobile device. The new firmware reportedly offers improved battery performance compared to earlier firmware and some bells and whistles such as 3D effects when overscrolling.
If you want to, you can try upgrading your Galaxy S2 to XXLP6 firmware first, or jump right in and learn how to flash Android ICS build XXLPB firmware on your mobile phone.
Before you flash the update, make sure you create a backup of your mobile phone data. Flashing the update will [...]
The Ice Cream Sandwich fever is still on and it’s like there’s no stopping until everybody gets a fair share of Google’s Ice Cream Sandwich. Just a week ago, quite a number of MIUI 4 custom ROMs based on Ice Cream Sandwich were released for a variety of Android devices.
If you own a Nexus S you should be smiling right now because an ICS-based custom version of MIUI 4 for your device was also released. The name of the custom ROM is Oodie Prime V2, created by the same XDA Developers member that brought forth Oodie Prime (ICS-based MIUI 4 ROM) for the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10. (You can check out our guide for upgrading your Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 to ICS using Oodie [...]
Ice Cream Sandwich just seems to love the Motorola Droid Razr. Recently the device has received an Ice Cream Sandwich leak found to be running with the Motoblur user interface but now the Droid Razr has a new surprise. An AOSP ROM based on CyanogenMod 9 by RootzWiki member dhacker29 has just fallen into the Droid Razr’s lap.
Dubbed IC3RAZR, this ROM is based on Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich and is currently in its alpha stage. Understandably, there are still a few bugs that need working on, such as:ADB USB Mass Storage mounting Camera GTalk camera issues Market loads but unfortunately cannot install apps
Everything else, however, like SMS, GPS, [...]
The Android community is brewing up a lot of good stuff with Ice Cream Sandwich in it. You might already have tasted some of it, like those CyanogenMod 9 builds which they are piously working on.
Just like what you are hoping for, we also wish that someday soon we can already see a perfect custom ROM built from Android 4.0 core. This might not have come just yet but a lot of good progress is very visible nowadays.
Team Hacksung is one of the ardent teams that are working on porting ICS into Samsung devices. The team recently released a new and updated build of its ROM which is tailored to work on a Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9000. Build 15 is the newest version and [...]
Much has been said about MIUI. This popular custom ROM has already received so many good reviews from users. One of the qualities that set this ROM apart from the others is its user interface. The simple and straightforward looks of its UI make this custom ROM stand out. Some might say that its design was just copied from the iPhone, but if you are already using it, you can definitely tell its distinct qualities.
The recently updated MIUI 4 has been an astounding breakthrough. This new update is already based on Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich. Just imagine the awesomeness of MIUI combined with the greatness of ICS. This is a true powerhouse.
The latest MIUI [...]