LG G2x and Optimus 2x receive CyanogenMod 9 ICS builds, touch recovery

February 13, 2012
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If you are rocking the T-Mobile LG G2x or the Optimus 2x we have some good news today. The awesome developer Ricardo Cerqueira who brought us CM7 to both devices has been working hard and has just released CyanogenMod 9 Ice Cream Sandwich builds for both dual-core Tegra 2 phones. Hurray! Ricardo has been sharing all the details and progress over on his Google+ page.

He clearly states that he's released CyanogenMod 9 builds for both the p990 (LG Optimus 2X) and p999 (T-Mobile G2x) but that they are unofficial, unsupported, and still a work in progress. Knowing my fellow Android fans I'm sure a few are eager to give these a try and will be flashing it tonight, even though they are still in alpha stages.

Currently these are running quite stable but not without a few glitches or bugs, so flash at your own risk. A few remaining issues with the camera and video are the main hurdles. He mentions no media acceleration, no video encoding or decoding either. Apps specific to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich requiring media acceleration like the new Google Chrome for Android will most likely struggle, and have a few glitches.

However, Face Unlock seems to be coming along and he's also managed to get ClockWorkMod Touch Recovery working great too. Check out the preview video below then head to the source links for all the downloads. Obviously this is a use at your own risk situation. These are highly beta and not supported so use caution. Enjoy!

Download Links

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  • Guy Salazar

    tried it.  pretty cool.  no wifi nor can I get google calander to sync.  But that is about it for me (gliteches-wise). 

  • john swain

    I’d love to have 4.0 on my G2X but I’ll wait until I hear from more fearless techies as to what might go wrong. I’m going to get a quad core phone with 4.0 in a few weeks or so. I’m waiting to see what is announced at MWC in Barcelona, and read the reviews. Why be in a hurry to get ICS 4.0 on last year’s phone? 
         I’m anticipating that Samsung or Asus might show off a Quad core 5.3 “Note” like device with 2 gigs of Ram and 32 gigs of storage. If they do, I’ll give my G2X away. Who wants a phone that only has dual core? That’s sooooo 2011.

    • Swoopswatkill

      Who NEEDS a phone with dual core is the question…

      • PoonFinger

        People that use their phones for gaming and graphically intense applications……..unless you still just use your phone to check in with your mommy……….

      • William Brasky

        My voice mail works just fine on my Mitsubishi T250. You whippersnappers with your confounded palm top computers are just trying to confuse me!

      • William Brasky

        My voice mail works just fine on my Mitsubishi T250. You whippersnappers with your confounded palm top computers are just trying to confuse me!

  • Johnsondon1977

    not bad, doing great so far. the camera works just not video. glitches, no doubt, but coming along very well  

  • Johnsondon1977

    still one of the best phones available 

    • PoonFinger

      On what planet ? This is the most problem plagued dual core phones made………

      • Kevin Stanislawski

        only if you keep the original OS…..which hopefully you won’t be doing if you bother to get a phone this powerful.

      • Consumer

        You are in a Linux site, you know what hardware acceleration is? It’s the last way to complete media needs since software is bad. And people request it when android is an OS that is based on requests and hardware acceleration is a main part of ICS while I hardly can post this with my laggy 2X’s browser

      • Ninjacomo

        have you tried Dolfinbrowser, runs smooth. do not see any of your problems. mine is fast and running things smoothly?

        (2X)

      • traciemcee

        My camera flash stopped working when I updated the phone’s OS, but works fine on the old OS. Is this problem common?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1060836854 Randall Ainsworth

    Looking forward to the stable release. Currently running CM7 because that’s the only way to get the phone working right.

  • turkey

    I’m running this and it’s awesome… except that my camera is glitched out and won’t work suddenly :/