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Root Ice Cream Sandwich roms?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by HBLush, Jan 4, 2012.

  1. HBLush

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    Has anyone heard about roms based on ice cream sandwich? I have been running Humble for a couple of months and I'm ready for something new.
     

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    Nope and I highly, highly, doubt that we'll ever see Ice Cream Sandwich on this phone.
     
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    I also don't think that we will actually see a real version of Ice Cream but someone should do a knock off right? Similar to how we had gingerbread way before the actual launch? I guess I could just be dreaming.
     
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    The problem is that we are missing a key part of the Charge's source code, the RIL. A Radio Interface Layer (RIL) is a layer in an operating system which provides an interface to the hardware's radio and modem on e.g. a mobile phone. In other words, without the RIL, you get no wireless service. ICS has been ported to the Charge but its useless because Samsung is holding back the source code. I've heard that the Nexus's RIL is damn near identical to the Charge's but so far no one has gotten it ported over and working yet. I for one remain positive that it'll happen eventually, its just a matter of time and people willing to tinker with expensive toys.
     
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    So yeah, check out XDA, Ice Cream Sandwich can now be flashed to the Charge (sans radio, so yeah, no phone calls). F the nay-sayers, it's only a matter of time now.
     
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    Sweet! Now all I need is a back up phone to make phone calls.....
     
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    I know right :rolleyes:
     
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    1X/3G/4G data
    MMS
    Bluetooth
    Camera/Camcorder on front and rear cameras
    HDMI out
    Auto-brightness

    The above items are the only things not working. You can make phone calls now, just no mobile data, cameras, bluetooth or MMS.
     
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    Is this still accurate? Are we any closer to getting a fully working ICS for the charge?

    THX
     
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    I think the devs abandoned the Charge for the most part... when Verizon did.
     
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    Yes, most devs are gone. However a couple remain. Tweaked 3.0 is on its way. Via a terminal you can theme over with an ICS like setup. It works great and looks good. Just anther option...

    Dave
     
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    It's not going to happen. The Charge has too little system memory to hold ICS plus Touchwiz. Plus it's an under powered dog compared to the latest phones. Plus they want us all to buy new phones so they can take away our unlimited data.
     
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    Used phones can be found if you look around. I got my Galaxy Nexus used.
     
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    I plan to do that around income tax time.
     
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    I'm wondering if the new Galaxy S Lightray on Metropcs might be of use. Looks almost identical to the charge but slightly faster cpu and a tv antenna. It is supposed to get ics at some point
     
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    If it doesn't have ICS at purchase time, forget it.
     
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    Not so much thinking of buying it just if it ever gets ICS it might help you guys out.
     

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