Android’s Ice Cream Sandwich is all that everybody talks about right now and each and every one of you who owns a device running an older version of the OS is craving a scoop of tasty ICS and its butter smooth action. CM9 is the alternate software to go for in case your phone is not on an official Android 4.0 update list, but even that’s not enough to satisfy the needs of every mobile user out there.
Fear not, though, because CyanogenMod 7, based on Android 2.3 Gingerbread, is a project that will be taken to new heights, according to an announcement made by our favorite independent developing team on their official blog.
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The CyanogenMod team has revealed the official CyanogenMod 7 (CM7) ROM for the Samsung Galaxy Ace GT-S5830, bringing the customized and improved features of Android 2.3.7 Gingerbread to the said phone.
Although there are existing custom ROMs (e.g., CyanogenMod 9) based on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich for this phone, CM7 offers a more stable build on your mobile phone.
The rest of this post will guide you on how to install the official CM7 ROM on your Samsung Galaxy Ace GT-S5830. The ROM is a Release Candidate (RC) build which is more stable compared to earlier builds of CM7. Though, expect a few bugs here and there.
If you want to experience a [...]
The CyanogenMod team has recently released a flowchart about which Android devices will receive their CM9 (Android 4.0) upgrade, which left a lot of Android owners disappointed. Nevertheless, if you’re one of those who ended up in the wrong side of the chart, there’s no need to despair. You might still be able to breathe some new life in that “old phone” of yours!
Android device owners that have CM7 or Android 2.3 installed and know for a fact that they will not receive an (official or otherwise) ICS update will especially enjoy CyanogenMod’s newest release. The CyanogenMod 7.2 Release Candidate arrives with some sweet Ice Cream Sandwich [...]
The Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro is quite a good Android smartphone that has been liked by many people. This device is known for its good performance and its cute form factor.
And, to give this cute phone some love, the very able team working on CyanogenMod ROMs just recently released CyanogenMod 7.2 (based on Android 2.3.7) for the Xperia Mini Pro. This latest ROM will offer new enhancements that will make the Xperia Mini Pro better when it comes to performance.
So, if you own an Xperia Mini Pro and would like to further enhance its capabilities, you can definitely check out this ROM. We have the step by step guide below if you want to [...]
With how big Ice Cream Sandwich is nowadays, it seems like everyone’s waiting for his/her share. Though it may not be Ice Cream Sandwich, the LG Optimus Me P350 has its own surprise. Thanks to XDA Developers forum member pax0r, LG Optimus Me P350 users get their own taste of AOSP Gingerbread.
An unofficial release of the CyanogenMod 7.2 ROM is looking quite promising for the device. With the exception of the partially broken camera and the headset button, nearly everything in this ROM works.
Before you get too excited, however, it’s worth noting that this unofficial CyanogenMod 7.2 ROM is still a work in progress and may have a few bugs that need to [...]
The HP TouchPad has traveled around the wheel of fate. It was an infamous webOS tablet that turned into one of the most sought-after tablets after Android developers were able to tear it apart and installed Android in its system. With an Ice Cream Sandwich ROM already available for this device, it will surely make consumers regret not having bought such a splendid tablet.
For some time, only Android 2.3 Gingerbread (via CyanogenMod 7) was available for the TouchPad, and now the CyanogenMod team has developed CyanogenMod 9 Alpha 0.5, bringing Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich to your HP TouchPad. With ICS’ virtual buttons, the ROM perfectly fits the tablet because it [...]
And just like that, Amazon’s Kindle Fire is now equipped with the latest Ice Cream Sandwich. Just recently, a hacker (under the name of Steven) uploaded a video of how he successfully ported the ICS into the Kindle Fire. Apart from this, he has also given some information on the forums of XDA Developers. Considering that it was an unofficial hack, there are some incomplete additions such as a lacking audio support, accelerometer, light sensor, and Wi-Fi capabilities. Even though its transitions look almost uneven, it can be easily fixed considering it’s just a start.
Reports say that the hacker’s plan is to initiate an ICS open source project for users of the Kindle [...]
The Motorola Triumph is one of the better handsets in the market right now. It’s got a decent 4.1-inch WVGA screen, nice 2GB of storage, and a fairly reasonable $300 price tag. The main problem with it is that it only uses vanilla Froyo. This puts it at a disadvantage compared to phones that are packing Gingerbread. There are also several advantages that aren’t available to Froyo users, like a better and improved interface and others. Unfortunately, Motorola hasn’t announced any plans to upgrade the phone to a more modern OS, which is a pity.
Well, here’s some good news for Triumph owners. The CyanogenMod7 was recently ported to the Triumph and the the [...]
If you have been waiting for a long time to get into the root of your HTC Evo Shift 4G and become a “superuser,” you can now temporarily root your device by following this guide.
Take note that this method only gives you temporary access to your system’s root directory. This is not a method for permanent rooting. With permanent rooting (also called “permroot”), you have full control over the destiny of your system’s files–including purging them to oblivion.
In contrast, the temproot method is very useful if your primary reason for rooting is to use root-enabled apps from the Android Market. “Root-enabled” apps are those apps requiring root access. And, [...]