*[Official]* Ice cream sandwich!!!! Discussion


  1. loewendickr

    loewendickr Member

    I want the lastest new on this. is it even gonna come out for the Inspire? if so when? what is gonna be different? how do you guys feel about it?

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  2. Lion Man

    Lion Man Member

    i keep hearing things about ICS but i have no idea what it is. anyone want to explain it.
  3. 2manyPHONES

    2manyPHONES Well-Known Member


    Ics is the next android os, i read it's a mix of gingerbread and honeycomb

    Cupcake 1.5
    Donut 1.6
    Eclair 2.0, 2.1
    Froyo 2.2
    Gingerbread 2.3
    Honeycomb 3.0, 3.1, 3.2 (optimized for tablets)
    Ice Cream sandwich 4.0

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Android_version_history
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  4. dots

    dots Well-Known Member

    It'll likely come via cyanogenmod 9 (i cant wait :)) before htc brings an offical update.
  5. Saltine713

    Saltine713 Well-Known Member

    If HTC brings any update to it at all, it will not be for a while, as they still don't have 2.3.4, then making the jump to 4.0 and adding Sense 3.0.X
  6. Intervention

    Intervention Member

    Going a little off topic, I honestly see no point in ICS. I don't know why Android wants to mash up Tablet and Phone OS into one OS when that one OS is going to be either running on a phone or on a tablet. Unless this is for development purposes, but I don't know anything about that.
  7. gtalum

    gtalum Well-Known Member

    They're trying to limit fragmentation and present users with a unified system on their phones and tablets.
  8. Snake X

    Snake X Well-Known Member

    yeah i really wanna know if ice creme sandwich is coming to the phone or not too! If so then I will definitely be looking to buy this phone w/o contract.
  9. KaKnife

    KaKnife New Member

    Unified is simpler for programmers too
  10. ashtonpry

    ashtonpry Member

    today i got a notification for download complete, i thought it was just something i downloaded earlier it but it said ice cream sandwich. i clicked it and it disappeared, so i have no idea what it was. i dont have ics though, or anything ics related. i got excited for a minute but now im just confused :(
  11. Saltine713

    Saltine713 Well-Known Member

    HTC Inspire? Either you are lying, trolling, or both. The Inspire will never get ICS, you need to root and flash a ROM.
  12. RigelX

    RigelX Well-Known Member

    Not necessarily lying or trolling.
    I got some pretty weird popups like that when I got infected with an AirPush virus. Installing AirPush Detector found the guilty app and I was able to delete it. All is well.
  13. andrews317

    andrews317 Well-Known Member

    At the beginning i thought there would be ICS for the Inspire, at least not by HTC. This because of being a single core phone. But then I heard Sony Ericsson is getting it for all the 2011 Xperias, so I guess we might still have a chance.
  14. xxkid123

    xxkid123 Well-Known Member

    i doubt an official update. assuming the rate our technology keeps increasing then by the time an ICS update comes in a year the inspire will probably be a dinosaur phone. if not to us, at least to the corporate heads at HTC when they judge the profits to be made by updating a phone.

    if you do want ICS i would just go with rooting the phone and getting it. i think cynanogenmod v8 is supposed to be 4.0.
  15. dots

    dots Well-Known Member

    Cyanogenmod 9 will be ICS.
  16. mojo_45

    mojo_45 Member

  17. MassacrMan

    MassacrMan Well-Known Member

    Awesome news to wake up to!
  18. dmullens

    dmullens Active Member

    Do I understand that it won't come until the end of the year?

    Also will I have to unroot my phone? (I'm on stock rom)

    Is it possible to unroot? I've been confused about that.
  19. sharksfan7

    sharksfan7 Well-Known Member

    If you want the official release from HTC/ATT, then yeah, you probably will have to wait until the end of the year. And yes you would need to unroot your phone to get it. However, I'm sure there will be fully functioning custom ROMs available before the official release. And those would be free of all the bloatware that ATT will add.

    You can use the AAHK to unroot the phone. There is an option to "Return to Stock" and Radio S-ON.
  20. dmullens

    dmullens Active Member

    Thanks. I was hoping there was a way to unroot. It's been a while since I ran AAHK...I thought it said not to run it again, but apparently that was only so you wouldn't try to root it twice.

    While I haven't put a custom rom on my phone yet, ICS might cause me to do that.
  21. thowe21

    thowe21 Active Member

  22. cpl77

    cpl77 New Member

    Are there any new news about the ics update for htc inspire 4g. any news would be appreciated.
  23. MassacrMan

    MassacrMan Well-Known Member

    AT&T has released a statement naming 10 additional phones to get it, the Inspire is not on that list.

    I do not believe it was ever said to get it, though the Desire HD is said to get it.
  24. ebritt

    ebritt Active Member

    When Desire gets it soon there will be Inspire rom for root.
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