Ice Cream Sandwich ROM for the Samsung Galaxy S II leaks, TouchWiz included

Ice Cream Sandwich ROM for the Samsung Galaxy S II leaks, TouchWiz included
The official Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Samsung Galaxy S II will not be out until later this quarter, but thanks to the guys at SamMobile, we now have the privilege of taking it for a spin. Well, kind of. What they have come across is an official alpha build of ICS for the Galaxy S II – a yet-unpolished ROM based on Android 4.0.3, to be precise. It is customized with the TouchWiz user interface and can be easily flashed using the ODIN software tool.

However, there are a few things that you need to know first. As the case is with alpha builds, the ROM may be too buggy to be suitable for every day use. Besides, it can be installed only on the international version of the smartphone, which means that Epic 4G Touch or Skyrocket owners should not even bother. Same goes for the other U.S. variants of the Samsung Galaxy S II

Those of you who are interested can get the ROM from the source link below where a brief step-by-step guide to flashing it is also available. If you are new to manually installing ROMs, however, we would recommend sticking with Gingerbread for now and waiting for the official Ice Cream Sandwich update to be released.





 

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Galaxy S II
  • Display 4.3" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 4 Dual, Dual-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1650 mAh(9.00h 3G talk time)

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7 Comments

1. nyamo

Posts: 274; Member since: Mar 19, 2011

when will they be leaking the kernel source? then i will be excited for the i-777

7. sdsddfadfasdfasd

Posts: 3; Member since: Jan 02, 2012

dont be excited son. it still lags

8. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

Oh god, where do you people get your info? Did you even watch the video? Have you even used a SGS2 before? I admit that the moment I got my SGS2 I immediately downloaded a custom launcher because I want my phone to have nothing to do wih iOS at all, but one thing's for sure Touchwiz is slightly sluggish, the way it's programmed to, but not laggy...

2. HTCOE

Posts: 650; Member since: Nov 20, 2011

who cares i hate touchwiz uii rather wait for the htc ics sense will be better on top but my galaxy nexus is cool but im still anxious for the galaxy nexus s this year

4. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

There will be touchwiz 5 on the sgs3 so this is nothing. I would rather just have stock ics.

5. RamyRamz69

Posts: 390; Member since: Dec 12, 2011

Lol Touchwiz 4.0...I feel sorry for the S2 users :/

6. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

there are stock ICS launchers poping up left and right so thats an easy fix for those that want it. just wanted to say.. HA.. beat ya to it.. ive been running 4.0.3 on my SGS1 for weeks now :)

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