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Ice Cream Sandwich Source Available Now, Same Android 4.0.1 Build as the Galaxy Nexus

Soooo, the Android team is uploading Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) source right now. It should be done shortly and from there, it’s all up for grabs. This would be the same version as you will see shipping on the Galaxy Nexus, which is Android 4.0.1.

However since this is a large push, please be aware that it will take some time to complete. If you sync before it’s done, you’ll get an incomplete copy that you won’t be able to use, so please wait for us to give the all-clear before you sync. This is actually the source code for version 4.0.1 of Android, which is the specific version that will ship on the Galaxy Nexus, the first Android 4.0 device. In the source tree, you will find a device build target named “full_maguro” that you can use to build a system image for Galaxy Nexus. Build configurations for other devices will come later.

Bets on who makes the first full ICS ROM?

Via:  Google

Cheers Borgey, Tom, Stephen and @davekover!

  • Can’t wait to have a look at it! ICS has already given awesome opportunities to Android developers: A dessert for developers: Some Ice Cream Sandwich, please! http://k-selezneva.blogspot.com/2011/10/dessert-for-developers-some-ice-cream.html

  • Anonymous

    CyanogenMod 9 FTW!!!!!

  • WalkerNA

    Excellent.  So now my Droid Charge is 2 full OS releases behind.

  • Anonymous

    Oh yeah…just the GSM/HSPA+ code is available unless  PandaBoard is the Verizon version…

  • Anonymous

    Freshly modified build running on my Nexus S now 😀

  • ICEMAN_2781

    Cause i got the GS2 phone and im hopeing that it will be the first phone to get the new ICS rom go Ice cream sanwich lol

  • ICEMAN_2781

    wowser i’m glad it will be out be for the nexus comes out cause the only thing good about ther nexus is the Os and the size of the screen  bye the way it doe’s not have Gorilla Glass there people just to let you no 

  • Anonymous


  • Common TEAM BAMF.

  • Rich

    Yeah your source is deff behind the rest because Google released SK 4.0 aka ICS for about 2 weeks now.. The newest update would be for the NDK so yeah old news…

  • Anonymous


  • Anonymous

    Here’s my question – Didn’t google say that this would be released approximately two weeks after the release of the Galaxy Nexus on Verizon? I could have sworn that I read that a month or so ago. So… what happened? The original leaked release dates for the Nexus were for Nov. 3rd…

  • Anonymous


  • Anonymous


  • Anonymous

    I read where ICS is suppose to be easier to work with then the others, hope that is true and makes the rollouts quicker.

  • Would love to see a full ICS miui rom for my Droid X 🙂

  • Jon

    I will still probably get the Nexus eventually, but if I can get my hands on ICS for my Samsung Fascinate in the next few weeks, I think I’m going to keep my phone for a while longer. I love buying phones off of craigs list after 6 months or so when the value has dropped enough to make it affordable to buy used and off contract. I hate the idea of signing 2 years with anyone, even though Verizon is so far ahead of the game with 4G that I’ll probably never switch. 

  • Give us a version for the OG Droid and Droid X2!

  • Anonymous

    CM8… and finally a custom rom worth rooting my xoom for, hopefully!

    • Anonymous

      CM9… 8 would have been 3.0 for HoneyComb

  • Spc Hicks09

    4G devices will get an “OFFICIAL” ICS before anything else. But for those of you saying that the OG Droid can’t handle ICS because it can’t even handle Gingerbread…… who’s ROM did you install? Liquids? I ran Simply Stunning on my OG flawlessly!!!! 

    • GotSka81

      A true testament to how every OG is different…I’ve been running SS for a long time, but recently switched to Liquid and have noticed far less bugs!  Apparently my phone just likes Liquid more…

  • David Thomas

    My money is on the folks @ ASUS… Transformer Prime, followed by love for all of us original Transformer owners, if the Prime’s release isn’t delayed. Who knows, maybe we’ll get it on the original Transformer before the Prime?

  • @twitter-377764681:disqus  What is the Verizon G-Nex..  my co-worker’s half-sister makes $77/hr on the laptop. She has been without work for 5 months but last month her paycheck was $8885 just working on the laptop for a few hours. Read about it on this site http://zapit.nu/1h6

  • dblj

    Motorola’s “Big Surprise” for the Original Droid. It gets ICS first! hahaha

  • Anonymous

    Dear Peter: pretty please?

  • Billy Jenkins

    i bet we will have a full ICS rom before the galaxy nexus, “the first phone with ice cream sandwich”, is even released. Because xda is more reliable than Verizon

    • KevinC

      you do realize that there is a lot more that goes into releasing a phone for mass market than a buggy rom for people to mess around with…right?

      • Billy Jenkins

        that doesn’t even make sense with anything i just said. u do realize that right? lol

  • OG D1 gets ICS before any phone? Bold prediction

  • The first will definitely not be Cyanogen, because they have a ton of phones and they do a lot to them. It will probably be Pete or someone else who is more minimalistic

  • What is the Verizon G-Nex, a do-it-yourself phone? We’ve got the accessories and the OS, just need the hardware. Does verizon want us to buy the pieces, assemble the phone ourselves and build ICS for it? Seriously verizon, WTF does “exclusive” even mean to you.

  • Djstar2k2

    im shocked

  • Anonymous

    Come on developers, I need ICS on my Thunderbolt!

  • Chad

    Is Motorola on the clock now for bringing ICS to their devices in six weeks?

    • They did say 6 weeks from source release I believe.. so yes they should be on the clock 🙂

  • Butthead

    Come to Butthead, Thunderbolt ICS rom..

  • Esmccarty09

    does anyone think they will make this for the droid 3

    • Anonymous

      Im hoping so, and Im pretty sure it will considering it’s not too dated of a release,but it’s probably going to be a little later than most others, especially if you’re waiting on CM9.

      is Liberty the most developed ROM for the D3 at this point? Maybe theyll get the jump on a D3 release before everyone else.

      • Anonymous

        I think Liberty is def the most developed/stable custom ROM out there for D3 at the moment.  I’m using it as my daily driver and really like it.  Someone in the comments above made an interesting point though that Liberty is based on Motorola builds, so they’d need to wait for Moto to release ICS for D3 first.

  • Hoorah!


  • Tomas Arroyo

    Good looks on this! What about devices with physical buttons tho? I guess we’ll have to wait for google to release the source for devices that have physical buttons.

  • Im going to poop on someone if moto doesnt get the bionic on ics by christmas

    • joejoe509

      Ha. Start taking some laxatives. You’ll be lucky to get it by February.

  • Born2Rip


  • Anonymous

    Evo 4G please!

  • Anonymous

    Hell yes awesome. How long do you think it will take the first dev to have a running ICS rom? A week? Five days? 3 days?

  • Anonymous

    Awesome, hopefully some great devs out there start working on some ports, I’d very much like this on my Gtab 10.1. 

  • Anonymous

    I’m sure the AOSP team is getting just as sick of how long it’s taking Verizon to release the god-damn thing as we are.

    The timing here almost looks like a statement.

    • Anonymous

      I was thinking the same thing. Google is telling verizon screw you ics is ready whether you wanna release the nexus or not.

  • Van Hicks, Jr

    Does anyone think it will make it to the OG Droid X?

  • Turd_Ferguson

    Can’t wait for it to hit my Nook! 

  • Why doesn’t verizon understand that most people interested in the Nexus are power users. These are the same power users that will put ICS on thier phone ASAP. I have a Charge and if they get a good ICS ROM working on it before the Nexus drops, I just might hold out to see whats down the road, or what to see the ICS update for the RZR. 

    • Spc Hicks09

      ICS Charged —- Coming soon!

  • Jason Purp

    CM9, here I cum

  • cantcurecancer

    The first device to get ICS will likely be the XOOM or the Gtab 10.1.

    Honeycomb has more in common with ICS than Gingerbread.

    • I’m betting on the Nexus S as there is already a port from the SDK running pretty well on it.

  • It’s crazy how every just accepts the delay rumor as fact…

    I’m not saying it’s not delayed, I just think everyone needs to calm down. It’ll be here before Christmas for sure.

    • Guest

      Doubt it

      • Anonymous

        If it’s not out by Christmas, I’m going to a Verizon store anyway and staying until they let me buy one.

        • #occupyverizon

          • Anonymous

            This is the best idea I’ve heard in a long time.

  • Anonymous

    The first full, working one…who else…CyanogenMod, silly head =)!

  • so there are no bugs wow

  • nexus on the brain

    So, if this is ready for release means no bugs that would delay based on the OS, and Samsung has confirmed the Nov 17th UK release, so phone must be working well, sooo, what sort of “bugs” would there be in the Verizon version?  The only difference I see is the LTE radio, correct, or am I missing something?

    • Anonymous

      Its called the bugs known as razr and rezound. Need to get those sales first.

      • nexus on the brain

        but why does VZ give a hoot, as long as people are paying their rather robust monthly service charges, why would which phone they use matter…and btw VZ, you are missing out on revenue from folks waiting for this device!

        • joejoe509

          You only need the new return policy for proof that the GN was delayed to let the RAZR and Rezound make their mark before letting loose the Nexus. Those $35 restocking fees times even 1 million people is 35 million dollars. Yowzers.

    • Anonymous

      Maybe VZW got pissed off at Samsung for not making the G-Nexus entirely exclusive to them and now we have to pay for it. Damn you VZW……

    • Anonymous

      I’m sure it has something to do with the garbage radios that Samsung usually uses. 

  • Let the 6 week countdown to the announcement of which Motorola Devices will get the upgrade begin.

  • I Hope the Razr get a good working rom

    • Anonymous


      Surely you jest?

      Its not as easy on a Motorola phone as others.

      • Anonymous

        Really?  Because there are custom ROMs for Bionic and D3, sooo….

        • Anonymous

          Obviously you don’t understand… I am fully aware there are custom roms for those phones… 🙂  But how many custom kernels do you have for those phones?

          • Anonymous

            None but the comment was about ROMs, not kernels.  Liberty 3 runs buttery smooth on my D3 even with the locked down stock kernel.

  • Eric Payne

    I bet i will be running Liberty ICS on my DX before the GNex hits.

    • Anonymous

      I hope so too. MIUI is getting an ICS rom too though.

    • Jared Carter

      Doubtful, Liberty is based on the Moto releases which will never be upgraded to ICS i’d bet… more likely one of the AOSP roms on the DX is a better bet

    • Anonymous

      Liberty ICS on D3 would be outstanding

  • Kianjudah

    Pete or Koush??? Hmm…who cares just bring it!

    • Balls

      Pete doesn’t BUILD anything.

  • Anonymous

    I would say the traffic is going to crash their servers, but I’ve never heard of anything crashing a google site.

    • Anonymous

      Try registering for Google I/O sometime.

  • jimbob

    Can’t wait for an ICS TB.

  • So for the next 2 weeks we’ll be seeing “ICS ROM released for !” This should be fun. 🙂


      not really. it’s actually torture waiting for this device to come out…

      • GotSka81

        Better than nothing…Although I’m finding it hard to keep the faith that ICS will work on the OG.

  • Just rooted my Nook Color with CM7. I hope they will make a usable version for my hacked eReader.

  • Nick

    Hope it gets on my HP Touchpad as soon as possible!!

  • Anonymous

    Hot diggity dog!

  • Ozzzmosis

    i wish i could

  • Shut up and take my money!

  • iphone 4s

    • Butters!! I am disappointed! You’re grounded mister!!

    • Anonymous

      Excuse me.  You seem to have some identity confusion.  I’ll forgive you, but be aware my lawyers are writing up a cease and desist in reference to your avatar.

  • Kellex


  • Ben

    Android FTW!  Cant wait to see a Tbolt ROM this week 🙂

    • Anonymous

      They are already in Alpha stage from the system dump.  This should help out alot.

  • Is it weird that I immediately thought of the original XOOM? Being HC and unlocked, shouldn’t this be an easy port?

    • Crazydog

      No! I can’t wait for ICS (or Cyanogen… :D) to go on my Xoom. I’ll finally have a reason to root it.

      • Finire

        I haven’t rooted my Xoom up until now, but root here I come with ICS on it’s way.

      • Tom Crews

        or you can just wait on Motorola since they have already listed the Xoom as one of the devices scheduled for an update to ICS.  No root required (though you can still root if you want……that was the first thing I did when I got my Xoom).

    • Anonymous

      I didn’t even think of that. Please oh please oh please oh please someone do this now.

  • YAY!!! Let’s go Cyanogenmod. What’re we on now, 8..9?

    • Muddy B00ts

      Pretty sure I saw somewhere that they were going straight from 7 to 9.  I think they had 8 bookmarked for HC but that source never got released.

      • Yeah, am thinking it is 9 as well. Really though, they could call it CM666 and I would still use it.

      • Anonymous

        Actually the source got released today, which is kind of getting lost in the more exciting news of ICS coming out. Still, yay Honeycomb source!

        I know what you meant though.

        • Muddy B00ts

          Wow, I had no idea.  I wonder how much use it’ll get.  

          Thanks for the info. 😛

  • David

    Bets on who can make a stable bugless ICS rom?

    • John

      no such thing as bugless

  • Anonymous

    Galaxy Nexus, 10th phone with ICS, not 1st.

    • Anonymous


    • Still, thankfully, it will be first with NFC, Super AMOLED HD, no buttons, and in the end it’s still a NEXUS!!

      • Anonymous

        Those features are what Nexus people are hanging their hat on these days?

      • Anonymous

        Doesn’t the galaxy notebhave an hd super amoled screen at higher resolution?

        • Anonymous

          Lower PPI. I believe.

          • Anonymous

            Still doesn’t change the fact it has the super amoled hd screen. I replied to a comment saying it was the only one with it. Plus the sgs2 has nfc.

        • Nathan Cox

          Yeah, the Note is 1280×800, while the nexus is 1280×720.

    • YESSS, now my touchpad will actually be useful.

    • So you think someone can get a perfect working ICS ROM in three days? Oh, you must mean because the Verizon Galaxy Nexus isn’t available. 

    • tyler cole

      holy ics batman

    • Peesa

      Its definitely not the first. Didn’t the Nexus S already get an ICS ROM?

  • Anonymous

    Team BAMF FTW

  • JJ69Chev

    ICS for the OG! why isn’t it out yet?

  • DroidzFX


  • Dustin Wen

    Awesome, I eagerly anticipate 4.0 on my Nexus S

  • Nick

    I’m guessing cyanogen team will be first.

  • Anonymous

    My OG will now Officially have ICS before the release of the Galaxy Nexus…WTF?!? 

    • John

      won’t run that well


        won’t run at all FTFY

    • The OG can barely handle Gingerbread, I don’t think ICS will run all that well.

      • The Nexus One won’t run ICS, there’s no way the Droid will.

        • Not officially it won’t, but you can bet it will get it through custom ROMs. The reason the OG can barely handle Gingerbread or ICS is due to its measly 256 MB of RAM. The Nexus One has 512 MB of RAM so it should be able to run ICS okay I would think.

          • nexus one has 256 mb of ram NOT 512

          • dreamwar

            huh? it is 512 mb

        • Jon

          Oh it will via a ROM soon enough. There’s already a port, that’s rough but that’s mainly because it’s a port from the developer test release. This source code version will allow for any dev to bring ICS to any device they choose, regardless if that device can keep up hardware wise. 

      • Jeepguy04

        My g1 ran gingerbread better than it ran froyo. Just had to spend time finding the best kernel. If the g1 can handle gingerbread then the og should run it well.

        The question is will they be able to slim it down enough to fit.

        • dblj


      • Anonymous

        My OG runs Gingerbread fine.

        • Anonymous

          Your definition of fine is different than most.

          • Anonymous

            By fine I mean faster than stock Froyo (I’m running GPA19). I have no intentions of using ICS on my OG other than just to see how it well it actually runs. I’ll be first in line at my local Verizon store to get the Galaxy Nexus.

          • my OG doesn’t run Gingerbread very well. Had to drop down to Froyo. J_H and I might have the same definition of fine.

          • Jason

            I need to do that for my OG, where did you get the file to load? I looked back in DL and found those old rooting guides but it said you had to be running older releases of android to run those. Is that the case or can I just find a stock 2.2 and load it?

        • Anonymous

          Mine runs it fine also.

          • Anonymous

            I gave up on GB ROMs for the OG, custom Froyo runs much smoother. 

          • DN

            Give GPA19 a run, my OG is running great.

      • Anonymous

        My OG ran Gingerbread better than Eclair or FroYo. It didn’t like CM, though. PE ftw! Oh, and M04r acronyms, ffs! lol!

    • Anonymous

      lol its bad when we will see a tweaked version of ICS on the OG a 2 year old device before Verizon gets off their ass and releases the Nexus.  It won’t be so groundbreaking with 1-2 year old hardware is running the new version of Android.

    • Anonymous

      This was more of a stab at the Galaxy Nexus release debacle…apparently my sarcasm is only noticed in person…lol…secondly even though I’m running LGBv3.0, GWK74  2.3.7 it is still technically a Froyo build with Gingerbread pieces cooked in…official build is FRG83G 2.2.2 as noticed in the system/build.prop…who knows if the Grandad of Droids will see ICS…just saying

  • You guys are simply amazing…and I bet I will make the first ROM,

  • I am going to have to say Pete will get it on the Nexus S 4G first.  Maybe the OG LOL

  • victor manso

    First And IS awesome

  • Rockrdr

    Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeee, I’m First! 8D


  • Anonymous

    We are go for awesome.

  • droseum20

    done. lol jk 

  • Icecream Beast from Pete for the OG? I’d love to see that happen somehow just for fun.

    I’m hoping someone hooks up my Thunderbolt pronto since the Galaxy Nexus is never going to arrive.

    • Brandon Sobotta

      Looking for it on XOOM please.

    • Anonymous

      That would be outstanding

  • Derek Stiles


  • victor manso

    first and COOL