CyanogenMod has been best known for releasing customized Android ROMs for phones. Ice Cream Sandwich it would appear is the next big project on the minds of many mod developers. Koush, who handles ROM Manager, ClockworkMod Recovery and is a developer at CyanogenMod is busy at work getting ICS on the Samsung Nexus S. Extremetech has covered the story, that states that the ROM is being built from the ground up, with code from the Android Open Source Project (AOSP). The latest download is on Alpha 11, which is still early in the development phase and a final release is expected only sometime next year. Still, the ROM is functional and Nexus S users can choose to install it on their phones. Of course, be careful not to brick it.


The instructions and necessary download links can be found on XDA Developers. While ICS isn’t officially supported on all phones, developers and modders have been creating custom ROMs that bring the OS to those device or similar features. Recently, we covered a story about developers at XDA Developers bringing ICS, partially, to the HTC G1, the first Android phone in the market. It’s very early days for ICS and since Google has released the source for it, there’s a good chance many other phones might be getting the update, courtesy CyanogenMod and other ROM modding groups.

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