Will Verduzco · Jan 10, 2012 at 09:00 am

Highly Functioning CM9 Kang Released for the Xoom

To my fellow Motorola Xoom owners out there, you can breathe a sigh of relief—we now have a taste of what we’ve been waiting for. Thanks to the hard work by the Rogue developer team, an incredibly highly functioning port of Cyanogen-infused Ice Cream Sandwich is now available for public consumption.

According to XDA forum member Steady Hawkin, the ROM is nearly fully featured. And aside from face unlock, everything seems to work perfectly. This even includes full Camera, HDMI, and video acceleration support—all of which were snagged from the leaked 4.0.3 update. Bundled with the kang is the Rogue XM kernel, which features an overclocked CPU and GPU.

Reception to the release is similarly stellar, with users commending the ROM’s speed and stability. I’ve been running the release myself for the past 7 hours, and have found it to be nothing other than an absolute dream. The release is technically intended for the WiFi-only Wingray Xoom. That said, the ROM works on the mobile data-enabled Stingray models as well—just without mobile data support.

Includes:

+Source from CyanogenMod 9 (1/9/11)
+Full support for Camera, HDMI and Video acceleration (from the leaked 4.0.3 ROM)
+Rogue XM Kernel 2.0.1
+Disabled lockscreen rotation
+Allow apps to write to SD card (thanks kcrudup)
+Tweaked ICS boot animation (thanks Sardo Numspa)

Known issues:

-Face unlock does not work

If this isn’t enough to take your mind off of the Transformer Prime, the Prime’s official ICS OTA update, and the recently announced 1080p variant, I don’t know what is. Head over to the usual place to get the goods. You know you want to. While you’re there, be sure to click the thanks button a few hundred times.


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Will Verduzco

willverduzco is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. Will Verduzco is the Portal Administrator for the XDA-Developers Portal. He has been addicted to mobile technology since the HTC Wizard. But starting with the Nexus One, his gadget love affair shifted to Google's little green robot. He is also a Johns Hopkins University graduate in neuroscience and is now currently studying to become a physician.
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