CyanogenMod 9 ICS Build for Samsung Galaxy S II released

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First I have to warn you that this is an experimental build, so it is not suitable for daily usage.The developers released the first experimental build of CyanogenMod 9 (CM 9) for the Samsung Galaxy S II which shows the current state of development.

CyanogenMod 9 is based on Google’s Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, which has been under development since mid-November when Google released Android 4.0 source code.Google has added a lot of new features in Ice Cream Sandwich which replaces or deprecates certain functionality that was available in the earlier version of CyanogenMod (CM7) so CM team are  reevaluating all their customizations. A lot of new features in Ice Cream Sandwich are available in current versions of Android running custom launchers (i.e. ADW/Launcher Pro), so having ICS means there won’t be a need for those custom launchers anymore.

Regarding CM 9 experimental  build for  Samsung Galaxy S II ,  as it’s an experimental build, naturally there will be bugs and parts of the phone that aren’t fully functional, but most important functions such as touchscreen, USB, Wi-Fi and hardware components are reported to be working fine excluding the video recording and other some minor snags. However the good part is that at least the ICS port has been made for galaxy s2. and we’ll get to see a fully working build version very soon.

According to developers CyanogenMod 9  for  Samsung Galaxy S2 is still under heavy development and will probably be finished in January 2012. If you’re an advanced user or a user like me tempted to feel the ICS on your device then head along to XDA-Developers and CM 9 build.

KNOWN BUGS with the build :

  • RIL crashes on providers with NITZ, makes phone unusable
  • Button backlights (samsung has to fix it, they’ve messed it up)
  • low haptic feedback (need kernel sources to fix it)
  • sensors aren’t working very good
  • video recording
  • YouTube video playback
  • some missing video codecs

Download : CyanogenMod 9 for Samsung Galaxy S II

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