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Samsung releases ICS update source code for Galaxy S II

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Samsung releases ICS update source code for Galaxy S II
Source code is for modders what chum is to sharks, and Samsung is stirring up the waters in the Samsung Galaxy S II community with the source code for the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update. The update has been working its way out to Europe and Asia, and now Samsung has released the source code for it. 

It should be noted that this is obviously the code for the base version of the Galaxy S II (model GT-I9100), so there are no guarantees that the code will be able to be turned into custom ROMs for carrier variants of the device, like the AT&T Skyrocket, etc. Still, it could go a long way in helping modders create custom ROMs. It could definitely help out Team Douche in its work on CyanogenMod 9, since it has now released what may be its last CyanogenMod 7 (Gingerbread-based) update. 

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posted on 20 Mar 2012, 21:56 4

1. jcpwn2004 (Posts: 314; Member since: 18 Jan 2012)


yay, hopefully this means I'll get ICS on my at&t gs2 soon! The touchwiz skin for ics looks so disappointing.

posted on 20 Mar 2012, 22:08 3

2. solidsnakeduds013 (Posts: 215; Member since: 20 Oct 2010)


Rooting! Is the options for Gs2 owners here in America once the code is released

posted on 21 Mar 2012, 14:32

35. remixfa (Posts: 13903; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


I would be surprised if the ATT SGS2 didnt get it soon since its pretty much an untouched i9100.. however i have my doubts about the crapdragon enhanced Hercules/Skyrocket/Note american carrier variants. Maybe by xmas? ugh. Maybe samsung is finally getting better with the updates.. one can only hope.

posted on 20 Mar 2012, 22:11

3. clevername (Posts: 1428; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)


hurry up att!

posted on 21 Mar 2012, 00:55

27. pongkie (Posts: 501; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)


i hope this fixes my random reboot problem

posted on 21 Mar 2012, 01:33

31. redmd (Posts: 882; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


I'm a but disappointed at the skin. Still feels like gingerbread.

posted on 21 Mar 2012, 01:33

32. redmd (Posts: 882; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


I'm a bit disappointed at the skin. Still feels like gingerbread.

posted on 21 Mar 2012, 01:39

33. Retro-touch (Posts: 257; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


That's Samsung for ya they couldn't update the touchwiz just a bit more and give users something to be happy about , like a touchwiz 4.5 since 5 is being saved for GS3. What's with the moderators at PA ban this individual spamming articles with hate speech already????

posted on 21 Mar 2012, 13:37

34. hobble (Posts: 130; Member since: 11 Oct 2011)


I've been running cm9 on my i777 for a couple months now. It's based off the 9100 version of ics. It'll be great now that the kernel source will be out so I can overclock it and undervolt it as well :D

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