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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 

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • 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.