Android 4.0 on the Google Nexus One

In the two weeks since Google released the source code for Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, we’ve seen dozens of ports of Google’s latest operating system pop up. Independent developers have brought builds of Android 4.0 to the Google Nexus One, HTC HD2, and even the original Android phone, the G1.

But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Android Allies has put together a list of more than 30 custom ROMs based on Ice Cream Sandwich for phones and tablets from HTC, LG, Huawei, Motorola, Samsung, Sony, and ZTE.

Many of these ports are still works in progress. I mean, it’s only been two weeks. So some features may not be fully functional depending on the device. It’s a good idea to make a backup of your phone or tablet using ClockworkMod Recovery or a similar tool before flashing one of these ICS ROMs.

But if you don’t feel like waiting for your phone maker to release an official Android 4.0 update, it looks like you may not have to wait… assuming you’re willing to root you device, unlock your bootloader, and potentially void your warranty.

via reddit

Brad Linder

Brad Linder is editor of Liliputing and Mobiputing. He's been tinkering with mobile tech for decades and writing about it since...