Droid 3 Gets a CM9 Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich Based ROM
Nearly all the popular Android handsets have got an alpha or beta build of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, since the OS code went public. The only exception to this statement will be Motorola handsets. Due to the encrypted bootloader on found on the company’s handsets, none of the Moto branded handsets got an early beta or alpha build of Ice Cream Sandwich.
Now, thanks to the hard work of one Moto phone developer – Hashcode – Droid 3 owners can get a taste of Ice Cream Sandwich on their handset. The Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich ROM for the Droid 3 is still in its early stages (Preview Build 2), and so most (read: all) of the features of the phone like calls, data, Wi-Fi, SD card, Audio, GPS, Bluetooth and Camera do not work. The only thing working is H/W acceleration and ADB.
The developer has been working hard on fixing most of the issues with the build, but things look pretty tough here. Anyways, Interested Droid 3 owners can download the ROM from here. The installation steps are same as any other ROM. Boot the phone into Reocvery mode, and then the wipe data and system partitions, and finally install the new zip from your SD card. A generic custom ROM installation guide can be found here.