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Now That Source For Ice Cream Sandwich Has Been Released, Work Begins On CyanogenMod 9

With the source code for Ice Cream Sandwich seeing a release just yesterday, the wait for CyanogenMod 9 has begun.  Steve (aka Cyanogen) took to Twitter last night to let the world know that their Android 4.0 journey was taking off and that you should all check back in “2 months” for progress. We have a feeling we’ll start seeing progress sooner than that, but will do our best to avoid asking for updates

So which device will CM9 appear on first?  I was asked that question yesterday by a good friend and to be honest, I have no clue.  Besides Nexus devices, I could see this being on the Moto XOOM before other devices, or even the OG DROID.  An unlocked bootloader will certainly help in the race to ICS.

Via: Twitter

  • Anonymous

    I really hope that this ends up on the Atrix. The work being done on CM7 right now for the Atrix is amazing.

  • Anonymous

    ta.gg/5jo

  • Pdettore79

    HD2 a shoe in.

  • Nathan Corachea

    wait what happened to CM8….?

    • Anonymous

      It’s rip in tribute to HC.

      • Nathan Corachea

        OHH okk ahah

  • Kangateq

    Can’t wait for the BAMF ICS rom!

  • Rodys Gonzalez

    I ONLY RUN PETE’S WORK; AS CM WAS NOT STABLE ON OG;…  I DOUBT OG WILL BE ABLE TO RUN ICS THOUGH…. 
    PETE?.. ANY COMMENTS?

  • Tomas Arroyo

    ICS nightlies will start in a few weeks before a stable build is released in 2 months, It won’t be pushed to one device at a time, it’ll be pushed to several devices like the current nightlies.

  • Anonymous

    nirl.eu/7

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Emaw-Kennedy/504157652 Michael Emaw Kennedy

    imagine ice cream sandwich on the og droid!!!

    • Brian Wesseldine

      Considering how poorly Gingerbread runs on my OG compared to Froyo im not too optimistic about ICS (running well at least)

    • http://profiles.google.com/mechanizedapathy Shawn Brandel

      It’ll be just like that time I imagined driving through a pool filled with molasses!

  • Anonymous

    I’ve waited months for an RC CM7 for my Droid X. Looks like I’ll just have to buy a GNex instead.

  • Brendan Kelly94

    Ganna have a nexus galaxy by then

  • BobSquared

    At this rate, we’ll have ICS on devices before the Galaxy Nexus is even released

  • Jarred Sutherland

    Woohoo! Glad it got source .. now everyone can stop whining about not seeing HC source.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_S4P776DTZMICAZERO77WXIPGWA Jace

    @twitter-377764681:disqus  What devices does.. my classmate’s step-aunt makes $84 every hour on the internet. She has been out of work for 7 months but last month her income was $7142 just working on the internet for a few hours. Go to this web site http://smrls.tk/5M

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GTB6I2ABII4QY3XQJ5TS66HWDU Y Yyy

      Jace i shot your face  stop the spam

  • http://iamandroid.co/profile/rocktoonz Rocktoonz

    I will say this now…if I can win a G-Nex (because I gurantee I won’t be able to afford to buy one), then I will gladly loan my DInc to the CM team for development

  • Anonymous

    Pretty much inevitable that some other phone will be running ICS stable before the Nexus is ever released.  This sad fact makes my pants soft.

  • Lactoseintolerant

    My OG Droid bogs down on CM7 after a few days use. I doubt it will digest CM9 any better.

    • Brian Wesseldine

      This is exactly why I only run CM 6 on my OG.  I hated CM 7 until I slapped it on my Inc.  Im hoping CM 9 will work okay on the Incredible

  • Anonymous

    What devices does CVPCS work on for Cyanogen? Those are the devices I want to install CM on.

    • http://profiles.google.com/mechanizedapathy Shawn Brandel

      A few devices including the OG.  And I STILL have the same problems I’ve had since he took over from Koush, plus some new ones as of the past few weeks.  Not a very good CM Maintainer IMO.

      • Anonymous

        Thats too bad. He is a really skilled developer. His Gem series of Roms for the Droid 1 were the best and performed very well. I think the problem may be with cm7. No offense to CM but it doesn’t even run perfectly on my Inc2. I wish CVPCS would start developing on his own again.

        • http://profiles.google.com/mechanizedapathy Shawn Brandel

          Yeah, it’s hard to tell which problems are CM7 related.  But I’m seeing a huge bug, on stock kernel or otherwise, where data drops entirely when I get a call on wi-fi.  It’s been around for a month and a half now, and the reboots to fix are driving me nuts.  I use 3g most of the time, but I’m in a weak coverage area, so some things require wi-fi.  The continued wait for the Gnex is wearing me thin.

  • http://twitter.com/HowdyFellers Inspector Butters

    i can haz ice cream sammich?

    (droid incredible)

  • http://www.hammertechnologies.net Chase Johnson

    well that was fast lol. too bad Droid 2 is locked…sigh

  • jimbob

    *Prays for an official ThunderBolt build*

    • Stephen D

      Punkkaos is on it: http://twitpic.com/7eeu2j

  • http://www.toysdiva.com Toys Samurai

    Nook Color, please.

  • Stephen D

    Devs already have it up and running on the Fascinate and Thunderbolt, and more phones are bound to follow. Surprised the OG Droid and Nexus devices don’t have anything yet, since they’re the easiest to work with.

  • Dominick DeVito

    This is what makes Android the best platform on the planet

  • Anonymous

    Hoping for some Droid X love. Probably not going to happen for a while though. Even though we have 2nd init hijack, the kernel probably wont be compatible at all. Sad.

    • Justin Frieberg

      the official CM7 is GB running on the Froyo Kernel, so what is to stop them from running ICS on the GB kernel?

  • TheTruth

    Great…cm9. It will only take 8 months to be half finished and labeled as stable.

    • Jason Purp

      Do you happen to only have experience with nightlies/ports?

      • TheTruth

        cm6 was a great rom, then I felt after that, that things became increasingly unstable. I was using official nightlies for 2 supported devices. 1 out of maybe 10 nightlies was usable, which was understandable since they are nightlies. One of the nightlies was great. I ran it for 2 weeks, than a newer release came out and parts were broken again. When the stable version came out it was just as broken as the nightlies were…but labeled as stable. It took maybe 6 months to reach this stable (w/broken parts) stage while other developers can make a stable rom in a matter of weeks. Not too mention that one must use a different kernel with cm because the stock cm one is not good. But to their great they come up with some good innovations, just not stable roms.

        • Brian Wesseldine

          I switched to CM7 from OMFGB on my Inc because all the dev wanted to do was add features and not make anything stable. CM7 was a disaster on every phone I tried it on other than the Inc though.  It all depends on what phone you are using and what dev is working on it.  The problem with android is no ROM is perfect.  Even the ones that the manufacturers provide. Try enough ROMs and you will get lucky eventually.  Also NEVER use nightlies if you want a good experience

      • Anonymous

        The “stable” version of CM7 I loaded on my Droid was full of bugs as well so I went back to Project Elite.

    • Dominick DeVito

      Hold your breath. Then do yourself and the devs a favor and don’t install it. Then wait for your OEM for an update.

      • TheTruth

        I’ll install an ICS rom from a developer(s) that cares more about stability rather than an unnecessary amount of features. 

  • Jbx77

    So I’m guessing there will ever be a CM7 for the Charge? Unless CM9 comes to it instead!

  • Greg Williams

    wait, did i miss CM8??

    • http://twitter.com/AZTricky Will M

      CM8 is reserved for Honeycomb even though source for it never dropped.

      • Greg Williams

        ohhhh, cool thanks!

      • Justin Frieberg

        actually source for Honeycomb was released the same day as ICS

  • Tabe

    My question is: Will they also do a CM8, for tablets, since Honeycomb source was included?

    • mons

      ICS merges tablet and phone development, so I don’t really see why they would do that.

    • Anonymous

      I’m not 100% sure but I’m pretty sure they will release CM9 for phones and tablets and CM8 will never be released. 

  • http://twitter.com/mnkyhead mnkyhead

    I say two weeks till Pete has a source build out for the Droid.  Come on Pete Don’t let me down, my DO needs ICS!

  • http://twitter.com/reggie1225 Reginald Jefferson

    Sweet!  Won’t be long before all of the officially supported devices with CM get an ICS port of their own.  Happy that I have my Dinc 2.  If the Nexus S can run it then I know my phone will run it and have a little extra RAM to play with too.

  • Anonymous

    Come on HP TouchPad!

  • http://twitter.com/jcardea CEO Of Monster I N C

    So for any you of verizon bunkies, if you want the unlimited plan, as long as you have an active account and have had a 3g unlimited plan, sometime with in the last 2 years, then you should be able to “shimmy” your way to 4g unlimited like i did. (i’ve had a evdo phone fo the last 6 months but i got the 4g unlimited anyways thanks to my droid eris and imagio time ) 

    • http://profiles.google.com/mechanizedapathy Shawn Brandel

      Unlimited CM9.

  • IceBergLettuce

    First.

  • http://profiles.google.com/adamtruelove Adam Truelove

    It’s a race.  What will come out first, CM9 or the Verizon Galaxy Nexus?

    • Anonymous

      A race I wish wasn’t happening…

    • http://profiles.google.com/adamtruelove Adam Truelove

      Considering the CM devs care more about their customers, who aren’t even paying them, my vote goes to CM9.

      • TROLOLOL

        a vote does not put food on the developer’s table, my friend

    • Dominick DeVito

      G-Nex.

    • Anonymous

      I’m betting I have a CM9 Nightly on my OG with ICS before I have a G-Nex in my hand….. sad as it is… it is true

      • Anonymous

        Given that Google has constantly said it will be coming this month, I doubt even the monster that is Verizon can hold it back for another two months.

  • Anonymous

    Hopped on a Woot the other day for a Xoom. Very much hoping that the Xoom sees some ICS love.

  • http://twitter.com/#!/INFINITERAGE IAMAMERICA

    I love how a group of unofficial developers can come up with constant timely updates for a giant range of devices without making any money (outside of donations) and those huge multinational corporations with piles of cash can’t even support there own devices well, then try to prevent you from getting unofficial updates (ON THE PHONE YOU BOUGHT AND PAID FOR)  by locking the bootloader

    • Jason Purp

      I think the lead developer got offered a job by Samsung and he took it. I don’t know if this has anything to do with that you just said, I just thought I should bring it up. Haha

      • mons

        I’m sure his role as lead CM dev was/is a major point on his resume when interviewing with Samsung, but I believe he has said that his role there and his CM work are not related. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/andrew.gaspar Andrew Gaspar

      This is the same reason why custom ROMS tend to be much buggier than their optimized OEM-crafted brethren.

    • http://www.facebook.com/TJHRULZ tjhrulz

      Because the cyan team cares about it, companies are looking for a profit. From that standpoint why would the company want to other than to gain consumer trust.

  • Dominick DeVito

    The Android development community is our only chance at fighting fragmentation.

    Cheers to all ROM devs!

    • TROLOLOL

      hip hip hooray!

  • Anonymous

    what was cm8?

    • Anonymous

      It was reserved for Honeycomb but the source code wasn’t released till now.

    • Boblank84

      honeycomb which had no source released, so was not created.

      • Anonymous

        The Honeycomb source code was released with Ice Cream Sandwich source code. 

    • Will Heineman

      CM8 was reserved for Android 3.1 (Honeycomb). They decided to leave it open even though they will never make a CM8. Sort of like pouring one out for your homies!

      • Anonymous

        in my opinion, thats kind of stupid. just call ICS cm8….

        • Will Heineman

          It’s symbolic…If you don’t like it, you are welcome to build your own CM8

    • Anonymous

      It exists, they just aren’t releasing the code until they release CM10. /jk

  • Anonymous

    I’d like to see it on the XOOM first. With the way the Galaxy Nexus launch is going it may just hit the DROID X4 before the “ZOMFG TEH NFC!!!” “G-Nex” hit store shelves…..

  • Chris Pinola

    2 months? that sounds an awful lot like an ETA :-p

  • Ndbaily

    Anyone think the Dinc 1 is capable of running ICS? Just messed up my screen on my DX today and can get a used Dinc for 80$

    • http://twitter.com/GRZLA Grizzly Atoms

      The dude who makes OMGB compiled the source last night for the Dinc. Not sure how soon it will be ready for usage, but we have people working on it.

  • Anonymous

    I think we’ll see quite a bit of activity around the Droid Incredible as well. A good number of devs still have/use that phone. Mine’s still going rock solid after 18+ months. Although, I *am* running CM7.1, but then again, who isn’t these days ;)

  • Anonymous

    The thunderbolt has an unlocked bootloader (s-off)! But then its got 4G to take care of…

    • http://twitter.com/PotablePoison Potable Poison

      Not to mention that as soon as the Bionic came out most of the devs jumped ship :(

      • Anonymous

        Nah there’s still quite a few devs still on the bolt

  • Derek Stiles

    Steve’s already stated that the OG Droid will not be receiving ICS.  Officially…..

  • Anonymous

    Xoom Xoom please

  • Billy Jenkins

    Thank you Steve for caring more about the updates then Verizon, Motorola, and HTC.

    • John

      who the hell is steve?

      • TROLOLOL

        jobs. of course.

        • Billy Jenkins

          lol. I hope u r kidding and dont actually think I was talking about Steve Jobs

      • http://twitter.com/BlackTaxi2d Henry S

        RTFA

        • John

          hah. missed that part. i skimmed over it is all. thx

      • sudo

        Cyanogen. Did you not read the post at all?

        • John

          did you not read my post to the 1st guy who asked this 40min ago?

  • einstein2001

    second

    • Billy Jenkins

      actually more like third but its not a big deal

  • hatethanet

    I wonder how long it’ll take the slow-ass OEMs to come out with their versions.

    • John

      better question is ‘how bad are they going to ruin ICS with their versions?’

    • http://www.toysdiva.com Toys Samurai

      The short answer is — they probably won’t, or do it in a ridiculously slow pace. They are selling hardware, the incentive for them to keep you up-to-date is next to none. That’s why I am putting my eyes on next year’s x86 Android port from Google. By the time it’s out, there should be a flood of Win 8 tablets available, and hopefully, we can just install our own x86 Android from the AOSP build and forget waiting for OEM update after that.