Download official Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich Firmware for Samsung Galaxy S II GT-I9100 now. Well, kinda… This is a leaked engineering version of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich Firmware for Samsung Galaxy S2. It is the very first Android 4.0 ICS XXKP1 firmware for SGS2 from Samsung. As the name apply, engineering build == beta == unstable == not for daily use because not everything is working. So this is a ROM for those wish to test and have a feel of Android 4.0 ICS on their Samsung Galaxy S2 looks like. Note – XXKP1 firmware is considered a custom ROM. So your SGS2 warranty will be voided once installed it. Anyway, not a big deal as you can always restore back to original stock firmware with Odin. Only install it if you know how to restore back…
How to install Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich on HTC HD2? Yes, I am sure that you will ask this question if you have HTC HD2 with older Android version like 2.3 Gingerbread. Basically, the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich installation on HTC HD2 is the same as previous version which use ClockworkMod Recovery CWM method. For experience ROM flasher, you can skip this tutorial. Download Android 4.0 ICS ROM and install it now. As for new comer, please stay with me by following below step by step guide to install Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich on HTC HD2.
- Radio that support 576 MB RAM
- DFT MAGLDR Bootloader v1.13
- ClockworkMod Recovery v1.3
Yes… Yes… Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is available on Samsung Galaxy S II finally. I knew that Android 4.0 ICS will come to Samsung Galaxy S2 sooner or later after Google released Android 4.0 ICS source code. Here you are ~ the alpha version of Android 4.0 ICS AOSP ROM for Samsung Galaxy S2. Since it is alpha version, lot of stuffs is still not working. So don’t expect it as your daily Android OS. But just have a look on the feel of Android 4.0 ICS on Samsung Galaxy S2. And thanks to XDA Developer, Silver420 for creating the video of Android 4.0 ICS running on Samsung Galaxy S2. You and I don’t need to install ourselves to find out…
Google denied Android 4.0.1 Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade on old Nexus One officially. But that does not stop developers from create Android 4.0 ICS ROM for Nexus One. And ported to HTC HD2. Since the porting is just started few days after Google released Android 4.0.1 Ice Cream Sandwich source code to Android Open Source Project (AOSP), it is consider beta version to me as not all the functions are working well and smoothly. But it sure looks good for early build and no soft buttons like Galaxy Nexus. So you have extra space on screen and use hardware buttons instead. And I am looking forward for the main stuff that I want in Android 4.0 to be working ~ 2D hardware acceleration with GPU.
CyanogenMod 7 is one of the best Android ROM for HTC HD2. And we have CyanogenMod 9 Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich ROM for HTC HD2 now too. The ROM is based on ICS AOSP via CyanogenMod sources. However, it is still an alpha release so stuffs might not work properly. Example, USB mass storage and camera are not working yet on Alpha3 – 16/12/2011 release. But rest assures that developers will improve CM9 ICS ROM for HTC HD2 performance and fix all the bugs in future releases.