November 6, 2012 By: David Watt
Whenever we report on a device receiving an unofficial Cyanogenmod 10 port, more often than not, it’s for a relatively recent device. But in this case, the device that’s received the CM10 build is in fact the Samsung Galaxy GT-I5510. Released back in late 2010, the device has only 512MB RAM and a 600MHz processor, making it a somewhat surprising, and indeed impressive candidate for CyanogenMod 10.
The dev responsible for bringing us this ROM is XDA Forum Member Ajay191191, who has built the ROM from source. As can be expected with a device of this age running CM10, there are a number of issues to be aware of.
All other major functions should be working normally, so the ROM is very much usable, though the dev mentions there will be instabilities.
If you want to try out Cyanogenmod 10 on your Galaxy I5510, check out the ROM thread.
Since the release of Android 4.0 we’ve seen it running on a large number of devices thanks to either an official update, leaked OEM ROM or a port by one of our many talented developers. While the vast majority of these devices are still reasonably current, there have also been many older devices lucky enough to receive the ICS treatment. The device we’re about to look at though, is probably not one that you would have ever envisaged running Google’s latest and greatest.
Enter the Samsung GT-i5510. Even when it was released back in November 2010 this was a fairly mid range device. It sports a modest 600MHz Qualcomm CPU and 240×400 display. Released in the same month as the Samsung Vibrant & Fascinate, it had effectively half the specs of its bigger sibling’s with their 1GHz Hummingbird CPU and higher resolution. Despite that, it’s still keeping up after receiving an unofficial and Ice Cream Sandwich-laden CyanogenMod 9 port thanks to XDA senior member WillingMagic.
Now, the build is by no means fit for daily use. There are numerous issues still to be resolved but the developer insists that he will support this project, and fix as many as possible, while still working on CyanogenMod 7 for the same device. If for some reason you’re still not convinced of what an achievement this is, consider the fact that Google’s previous flagship device, the Nexus One, will never receive an official taste of Android 4.0.
Head over to the ROM thread to get started. It just goes to show, sometimes you can teach an old dog new tricks.