Conan Troutman · Apr 3, 2012 at 08:30 am

CM9 Alpha Available for Samsung Galaxy W

Another day, another device gets it’s first version of CM9. This particular device however is one of those that probably falls into the category that most people assumed they would never see running Ice Cream Sandwich. The Samsung Galaxy W, with it’s 3.7” inch screen and 512Mb or RAM is not exactly what you would call a top of the range device. Nevertheless, it has done itself proud and now sports an alpha version of CM9.

The hard work was done by XDA Recognized Developer arco68, who after “3 months, 2 hard bricks, a few soft bricks and a lot of coffee” has managed to release a quite functional alpha build for this little Samsung device. Most of the major functions are working, including WiFi, phone, GPS, audio, Bluetooth, and so on. However the camera, USB tethering, FM radio, and Bluetooth audio in calls are currently not working—which to be honest, isn’t too bad at all. I’ve certainly seen less functional first builds on devices with much better specs than the Galaxy W.

This alpha version comes in the form of a flashable update.zip, and installation is pretty standard. However, it is important to use the particular version or CWM linked to in the thread, otherwise you risk a brick. If you own a Galaxy W and want to test this out for yourself, check out the development thread.


_________
Want something on the XDA Portal? Send us a tip!

Conan Troutman

Conan Troutman is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. Senior Moderator, Newswriter, Recovering Meme Addict. View Conan Troutman's posts and articles here.
Emil Kako · Mar 31, 2015 at 06:55 pm · 3 comments

What’s Your Biggest Reason for Not Owning an iPhone?

With XDA being a community of Android enthusiasts, it is not uncommon to see lots of bashing on Apple's iPhone here. There are different reasons for the hate, but we'd like to hear your number one reason for not going with the iPhone. Let us know your thoughts below!

DISCUSS
Mario Tomás Serrafero · Mar 31, 2015 at 11:55 am · 3 comments

Xiaomi Finally Releases Kernel Sources

If you are familiar with Xiaomi, you might have heard that they are not the most compliant when it comes to the General Public License that makes the core of Android open to us. The terms of the GPLv2 state that since the Android kernel is based on the Linux kernel, which is licensed under GPL,v2 Android has to be open-source for everyone to study or modify, and those that modify the Android kernel have to make their sources immediately available for...

XDA NEWS
Faiz Malkani · Mar 31, 2015 at 10:59 am · 2 comments

Xiaomi Announces Redmi 2A and More for 5th Anniversary

Xiaomi was founded on April 6th, 2010 and its fifth anniversary is just around the corner. In the past five years, the company has grown by leaps and bounds, rising to the positions of largest smartphone OEM in China and third-largest globally and coupled with its expansion plans and 100 million sales benchmark, this anniversary warranted a fervent celebration. After teasing products on its forums for a few days, Xiaomi held the anniversary event earlier today and staying true to the...

XDA NEWS
Share This