Motorola XOOM gets an unofficial Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich port

Motorola XOOM gets an unofficial Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich port
First the good news: there is a way of getting Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich running on a Motorola XOOM. And now the bad news: it is just an unofficial port and it does not work quite as one would expect. In particular, the GPS and the camera on the tablet are not usable. It is also said that some videos will not play, such as HD footage from YouTube and Netflix streams.

Still, judging by the comments that the XDA Developers members have posted in the thread, the custom ROM is quite usable and should run smoother than the Honeycomb that the Motorola XOOM comes with. And since this is a work in progress, its future releases are likely to take care of the aforementioned issues.

On the other hand, if you do not have the patience and you want to experience Ice Cream Sandwich on your old-school XOOM today, just follow the source link below for instructions. And be aware that flashing custom ROMs is risky, so proceed only if you know what you are doing. Those who manage to get it running are free to brag about it in the comments.



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XOOM
  • Display 10.1 inches
    800 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP (Single camera)
    2 MP front
  • Hardware
    1GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDHC
  • OS Android 4.0

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