Ice Cream Sandwich Source Code Compiled and Ported to the Samsung Galaxy S II


Just days after Google released the source code for Android 4.0, developers have already managed to compile some semblance of a working ROM for the Samsung Galaxy S II. This isn’t the first taste of Ice Cream Sandwich the GSII has received. A previous build was shoehorned onto the device courtesy of the SDK preview released just after the announced of Ice Cream Sandwich, but this latest build has far more potential as it is tailored for the handset from the ground up. Things are still more than a bit rough around the edges. It lacks support for many of the things that make a smartphone useful, such as Bluetooth, WiFi, and cellular radios. Take this as a preview, as newer, more complete builds will surely pour in over the coming days.

[via Engadget]

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  1. Guess this won’t work on the SGSII Epic 4G Touch. SGSIIE4GT

    (ノಠ益ಠ) ノ  pıoɹpuɐɥd

    1. Actually, ViperBoy (and team) has it booting, apparently.  http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1348832

      NOTE: Not ready yet… Do NOT flash this. Patience is a virtue!

      1. Yeah I’ve been following viperboy on twitter for a while now. Sounds like they’re making good progress.

  2. bring it to my nexus s! love the devs over at XDA :-) ill flash anything that boots :-)

    1. Didn’t the Nexus S have a great port just based off the SDK?

  3. That flashy animation at 21 seconds is pretty sweet.

    Haven’t seen it before.

    1. eesh. not a fan of that

    2. That’s the background, only viewable for a ms :) but in launcher it doen’s show up… so flashy thing is a bug…

  4. Big deal. jt1134 has had Fascinate builds for going on 3 days and he’s just fixed cell radios, meaning it’s almost daily driver quality.

    1. Yeah jt is a straight beast on the fascinate/mesmerize/showcase side of android!!

  5. So far i’ve seen it on the gs2 and LG Thrill

  6. IIm guessing it will be a while until we see it on the EVO 4G

  7. It’s always amazing to me how three dudes can port an entire ROM in just a few days in their spare time yet manufacturers with thousands of employees working full time with millions of dollars at their disposal can rarely get something together in 6 months. And even then the new OEM ROMs completely break WiFi or something stupid. OEMs hate you. Nevar forget.

    1. Considering that those 3 people don’t have to write up all the code that the million dollar company had to write up, right?

      I mean, I’m sure you know that the source code and SDK had to come from somewhere, right? Of course you did.

      1. I think he was referring to the device specific development that HTC/Motorola/Samsung has to do as opposed to what Google is doing, which is what it sounds like you’re talking about.

  8. can the camera shortcut on the lockscreen be changed to something else like dialer ?? 

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