Original Motorola Droid Gets Another ICS Port, This Time CyanogenMod 9

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The venerable Motorola Droid, the one device that brought Android into the spotlight back in late 2009, won’t see an official update to the latest Android version, but for those of you willing to tinker with custom ROMs that means nothing. We reported on an early port of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich last December, and that port has made some pretty good progress since then. If that wasn’t enough, recognized developer kabaldan has released an early alpha port of CyanogenMod 9 a few days ago.

Just don’t expect the build to be perfect – the dev notes that some features like camera and hardware accelerated video decoding aren’t working, and probably won’t work anytime soon either since they’re pretty tough to fix.

So, if you’re not afraid to flash a potentially unstable ROM, head over to the forum thread and get downloading.


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