ICS on Evo 4G?


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  1. sundown13x

    sundown13x Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    i been bounching between threads and cant get to get any real facts. Anyone who has read all 2000 plus pages know were we stand? are we getting the update or at least getting a rom forced update? :D

    Just curious...
     

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  2. An UrgeTo Dance

    An UrgeTo Dance The Hero of the Winds

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    There most likely will not be an official ICS update but I am sure that we will get it in a couple of months from Cyanogen. We will also probably get some not as stable ROMs before them but CM is most likely the best option.
     
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  3. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood Moderator

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    The general consensus is that we wont get getting an official OTA update. However, expect ICS ports and cm8 from the root community within a few months.
     
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  4. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!! Moderator

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    i bet that it will before xmas that we start seeing ics roms come out. any takers?
     
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  5. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood Moderator

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    I won't bet against our Dev's :p
     
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  6. gamblor01

    gamblor01 Well-Known Member

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    Do you mean stable ROMs? If you're talking stable and 100% functional then I'm taking the over. But if you are just talking alphas and betas then I'll take the under. Only time will tell though!
     
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  7. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!! Moderator

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    i guess when i say "start seeing" i mean alpha's and beta's. i think stable might be too soon. but who knows the devs are just so talented that i would not doubt them at all. and like you said time will tell.
     
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  8. Granite1

    Granite1 Zercron Encrusted Tweezer Moderator

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    I'm all over that action! Absolutely be taking the under for Christmas. :D
     
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  9. MizzouBrent

    MizzouBrent Well-Known Member

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    It would be a heck of a Christmas present. I have a lot of faith in the CM dev team, so nothing would shock me. Stable builds will be a ways off though. I don't know when CM7 began development, but it took like 5 months at least to get a CM7 stable build.
     
  10. jmoney92683

    jmoney92683 New Member

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    it said I had to make a first post so I can post a link for you
     
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    jmoney92683 New Member

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  12. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!! Moderator

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    yeah this has already been linked earlier by somebody else. it is not a full ICS rom. it is just cm7 with some of the stuff that was pulled off of the ics sdk code that was release a few weeks ago. some of the roms now have pulled some ics elements off and added it to their rom. the new xplod rom has some ics cooked in as well.
     
  13. jmoney92683

    jmoney92683 New Member

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    just trying to help and best one i found
     
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  14. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!! Moderator

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    always appreciate the help. i just did not want you to think that it was an actual ICS rom. we should start seeing some devolpment on ICS roms very soon. i think soemone mentioned that team Nocturnal who develops the xplod rom will make the next update of xplod into a full ics rom. not sure on the eta, but i think sometime before xmas, i hope.
     
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  15. jmoney92683

    jmoney92683 New Member

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    I hope so this rom is pretty awesome and I cant wait for a real ics rom
     
  16. andygu3

    andygu3 Well-Known Member

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    I'm with you granite, I'll take the under:)

    Source code ICS rom is pretty nice and with the release of 2 alphas in 2 days and now that we have working GApps, it looks like a solid beta and possibly a stable rom before the end of the year is inevitable:D
     
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  17. dustwun77

    dustwun77 Endeavor to Persevere :) Guide

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    It is going to need gapps? That because CM is doing it and they can't include the stuff?

    tia for the info!
     
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    andygu3 Well-Known Member

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    Not sure of the exact reasoning for the GApps not being included but they will more than likely always be separate. Flash ICS build first, flash GApps second
     
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  20. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!! Moderator

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    well i can at least tell you why cm7 has gapps separate. so when the cm team started to develop roms using the google source code for the android os (forgot which version, i think eclair), google sent them a cease and decists letter statiing that any google apps can't be included in the intial build of the rom, but that they can include a file that is flashable. thus was born the gapps file.

    not sure why other roms do it as well. maybe it is fear of google. but, the xplod rom has gapps cooked in, so i'm not really sure why the devs still do it.
     
  21. ardchoille

    ardchoille Well-Known Member

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    I think the gapps will always be separate in 3rd party ROMs because they are proprietary whereas android core is open source. This was the reason behind Google forcing the CM team to separate them from CM ROMs.
     
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  22. argedion

    argedion The TechnoFrog Moderator

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    Yeah though I had read something somewhere that stated this. They were distrubiting "GAPPS" Without permission.

    Proprietary must DIE. well not really just more or less on paper :D:D:D
     
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  23. argedion

    argedion The TechnoFrog Moderator

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    Xplod actually has a gapps file I believe they also stopped cooking it in
     
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  24. ardchoille

    ardchoille Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I hate it too. But, there are compatibility prerequisites that need to be met before being allowed to bundle the android market. Google has a FAQ about this here.

    Excerpt:
    "Android Market is only licensed to handset manufacturers shipping devices."
     
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  25. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!! Moderator

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    my question then is what about sense roms? never found a reason for why sense roms have the gapps stuff included. why is sense different? is it because of htc?
     

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