Samsung Wave hacked into running Android 4.0

Samsung Wave hacked into running Android 4.0
Samsung Wave hacked into running Android 4.0
Now, here is a smartphone hack that you don't see every day. Apparently, a member of the XDA-Developers forum got Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich running on a Samsung Wave. In case you need a refresher, the Wave lineup runs on Samsung's bada platform, not on Android, which is why this hack must have been more elaborate than your ordinary customized ICS ROM.

Yet the big question is: does it work? Well, it isn't perfect, which does not come as much of a surprise. The camera supposedly works, and so does the Wi-Fi and the Bluetooth radio, but texting and making calls are still a "work in progress". That said, if you Androidify your Samsung Wave, it won't be suitable as a primary device. Oh and by the way, the interface in this live action shot is upside down, which could be quite inconvenient, to say the least.

If you want to take a look at the project anyway, just follow the source link below. Who knows, this custom Android 4.0 release for the Samsung Wave might become perfectly usable with some further development. Just read the thread carefully in case you decide to tweak your handset. Trying out these hacks can be an easy way of bricking your smartphone, you know.

source: XDA-Developers via IntoMobile

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16 Comments

1. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

PeterIfromsweden must be rolling in his grave right now. God rest his zombie bones.

2. B3BLW29

Posts: 238; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

Hahaha True.. He's the Ultimate Bada fan and the only one out there.

6. ilia1986 unregistered

Even he wouldn't deny Android is far superior. :)

7. bbblader

Posts: 590; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

bada? even symbian is better than that

3. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Lol I wouldn't be surprised if he didn't still post here under a new name and just kept it to himself. Lol poor guy always got bashed

4. badelemental

Posts: 12; Member since: Oct 14, 2011

any way he was more popular than anyone in PA. Everyone remembers him. :D

5. adi4u4882

Posts: 137; Member since: Jan 10, 2012

Here is the video of it running Android 4.0. Youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IyDpvD1hnng

8. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

How about the wave 2,525,725,3,y and m?

9. Kimyuna

Posts: 8; Member since: May 10, 2012

I hope my SGSIII will run iOS 6.

10. kartik4u98

Posts: 511; Member since: May 19, 2012

Really? not possible..btw do u really want ios6 on sgs3?

11. SleepingOz unregistered

He's a troll, dude.

13. paulyyd

Posts: 340; Member since: Jan 08, 2011

at least if he has iOS 6 on it, it wouldn't lag hahah

15. nicholassss

Posts: 368; Member since: May 10, 2012

I'd put iOS 6 on my phone just for the lols. to show my iphone using pals. It blew their minds when i had and iphone themes lock screen. imagine if i could get the whole shebang. haha

12. SleepingOz unregistered

You wish you had a GSIII in the first place.

14. rpankaj

Posts: 29; Member since: Jun 21, 2012

anyone port ics or jelly beans to LG optimus one... my only android

16. Bipinkumar

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 24, 2012

kindly send me the link convert to android, i have wave3

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