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Old July 4th, 2012, 11:25 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by bob1230 View Post
Um, am I reading this correctly?

Do we now have a relatively stable and useful version of Ice Cream Sandwich now running on the Droid 3 ?
Well, not exactly.

Steel Droid is a wonderful ROM, but ICS sorta depends on having hardware acceleration via custom drivers for each type phone's unique hardware set. Since the Droid3 still has its bootloader locked, and because the Motorola drivers for the Droid3's hardware are not available for study, adaptation and incorporation into replacement ROMs (even Steel Droid), there are some issues with all the current ICS ROMs. Things like problems with Bluetooth and the camera and battery life are all part of fitting ICS into the Droid3. If the bootloader was unlockable a replacement kernel could be written and installed and things would be a lot better for us Droid3 owners. For now, though, the Droid3 is probably best used rooted and de-bloated with a Gingerbread or stock ROM.

Don't let any of this discourage you from using Steel Droid, there are many intrepid users that are delighted with it. It IS still a work in progress, though, so its best to use the SafeStrap system for it and keep a stock rooted (debloated) system installed as the protected "safe system. And make nandroid backups. and read lots before trying things blindly. and don't expect miracles. not until we can unlock the bootloader, anyway...

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