Published on November 20th, 2011 | by Wira0
How to upgrade Google Nexus One to Android 4.0 ICS
This would be great to know how to upgrade Google Nexus One to Android 4.0 ICS. As we know, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is the latest and greatest Android OS which the source code just release by Google a few days a go. However, Google had said where Google Nexus One is too old to run Android 4.0 ICS. At that time, it is a bad day for Android users who use Google nexus One Android phone and others similar specifications Android phone. Nevertheless, the good luck comes now.
Since the source code Android 4.0 ICS released by Google, some manufacturer such as HTC, Samsung, Motorola, Sony and other handset makers promise to release their update for existing Android phones even not all Android phones will get the update due to lack of specifications of hardware. As Sony said on their blog that the company plans to release the update only for the entire 2011 Xperia Android smartphones, that is mean Xperia X10 that released on 2010 exclude from the plans.
The same scenario would be same for Nexus One, it doesn’t receive update for Android 4.0 ICS due to its specifications, too old specifications. But now we have good luck because shortly the tutorial how to upgrade Google Nexus One to Android 4.0 ICS available soon.
As we expected once the source code of Android 4.0 ICS available, the independent Android software team, XDA Developers, just started working on custom happy wheels demo ROM for the Nexus One to runs Android Ice Cream Sandwich to the phone. Well, it is great news to bring Android 4.0 in to old Android smartphones.
This is like an answer for Google since they just focusing their work on the latest Samsung galaxy Nexus and Nexus S Android smartphones. Therefore, let the community takes the responsibility to take care Google Nexus One.
With this situation, it will give chance to others Android smartphones that have similar specifications such as Sony Ericsson Xperia X10. Beside the Nexus One, the custom ROM Android ICS will run also for Samsung Galaxy S II, LG Optimus 3D, HTC Desire, HTC Desire HD, and other phones.
Even the software is still rough around the edges, with 3G, GPS, and the home button not working properly yet. But, it is good start. What we need is just wait or if you have capability to coding, perhaps you could join the project to runs Android 4.0 ICS to many old Android smartphones as many as you can.
The custom ROM Android 4.0 ICS is base on the Android Open Source Project code that released already this week. The AOSP codes contain all Android 4.0 ICs features and hopefully they will add new feature as well as what Google do to the source code of Android ICS.
Once again, what XDA developer’s members do by running Android 4.0 ICS to the old Android smartphones must appreciated. This is will open others Android developers to put the Android 4.0 ICS to others Android phones even it categorized as old phones.
Well, if you flashing the custom ROM to your Android smartphones are taking your warranty void. Do not expect too much from your Android smartphones maker if you get the unwanted situations. If you dare to run Android ICS to your old phones, please follow the instructions How to upgrade Google Nexus One to Android 4.0 ICS.