CyanogenMod 9

Roll your own CyanogenMod with CMC Compiler

Custom ROMs are part of what makes Android awesome, and there's a sufficient variety to satiate everyone. Well... almost everyone. Have you ever wanted to remove certain features from a ROM before even installing it, making for a lean, mean software machine? If you're a user of the popular CyanogenMod family of custom ROMs, now you can, with a new compiler tool from XDA member "lithid-cm". The Cyanogenmod Compiler ("CMC") allows almost anyone to pick and chose from a variety of CyanogenMod features and compile their own ROM on your computer - no supermodder skills required.

Try CyanogenMod 9’s custom launcher, 4.0.3 and root required

Are you a super modder who imported the Galaxy Nexus on day one, then rooted it and installed your own custom version of Plan 9? Well then, this mod is probably a little bit beneath you. But if you're slightly less crazy, you'll definitely want to try out the custom Trebuchet launcher, CyanogenMod's tweaked version of the Ice Cream Sandwich home screen application. It brings a suite of new options to Ice Cream Sandwich's standard launcher, the likes of which will delight those addicted to home screen customization for sure. Check out this XDA thread to get started.

Amazon Kindle Fire gets an Ice Cream Sandwich alpha port

More than a few of you are probably running brand new Kindle Fire tablets through the ringer right now, as it's been one of the most popular electronics gifts of the season. But the default Amazon interface isn't really anything to write home about - the Gingerbread-based version of Android is primarily designed to access Amazon's content, with a few apps and web browsing on the side. If you're handy with a bootloader, you can try out an early version of Ice Cream Sandwich on your shiny new 7-inch tablet, courtesy of "bl1nkk" and company at XDA-Developers.

OG Motorola DROID gets an Ice Cream Sandwich port

The original Motorola DROID might be the single most recognized and influential Android phone of them all, due in no small part of Motorola's anti-iPhone marketing campaign. Millions of DROIDs (and Motorola Milestones, the international variant) are still running around, and ROM flashers who still use their 2009 models were probably a little peeved when the CyanogenMod team dropped official support for the phone from CM9 Ice Cream Sandwich. Of course, you can't keep a good ROM developer down: XDA member "kfazz" has created a pre-alpha build of Ice Cream Sandwich for the DROID and posted it for download.

6-year-old HTC Universal gets Ice Cream Sandwich port

A few days ago I joked with my fellow Android Community writers that I'd like to see Ice Cream Sandwich ported to the Atari 2600, so I could use it to run an Atari 2600 emulator. That hasn't happened, but in terms of wow factor, the latest ICS port isn't that far off. The HTC Universal, the Taiwanese company's gigantic flipping QWERTY Windows Mobile megadevice from 2005, has been given a taste of Ice Cream Sandwich via (where else?) the XDA Developers forum. The port is based off of CyanogenMod 9, the ICS version of the most popular custom Android ROM.

Ice Cream Sandwich hidden feature “Android Dreams” Hands-on [Video]

The folks over at Google sure know how to have a good time. From adding Easter Egg's and random things like the Android Nyan Cat to this brand new "Dream" or screensaver feature that was uncovered in Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich yesterday. The guys from Android Police gave us the first look but today I have actual hands-on video with a real device, not a render from the Android SDK. Check out this new Android Dream feature on video below.

Nexus One gets an Ice Cream Sandwich port via CyanogenMod

You knew this was coming, but admit it: it's nice to see anyway. The broohaha around the upcoming CyanogenMod 9, built from Ice Cream Sandwich's source code and then tweaked like a five-year-old with an unlimited supply of Legos and no instructions, is reaching a fever pitch. Dozens of supported devices are getting early alpha and beta ports, but perhaps none are so welcome as HTC's Nexus One, the original Google Phone.

CyanogenMod 9 Ice Cream Sandwich is coming to the Galaxy Tab 10.1

One of the earliest and most important parts of Ice Cream Sandwich that Google announced was that it would integrate the code and user interface for phone and tablet versions of Android. We know that ICS tablets are due pretty soon, with Asus committing to a quick update for the upcoming Transformer Prime and Samsung already promising upgrades for its myriad tablets. Galaxy Tab 10.1 owners may not have very long at all to wait: Steve "Cyanogen" Kondik has announced that his extremely popular ROM series CyanogenMod will be coming to the Galaxy Tab when it upgrades to ICS in version 9.
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