[Download] Enjoy Some Ice Cream Sandwich on your DROID X with CM9 Based ROM EncounterICS X


Any Droid X owners out there, that like me, are a bit depressed they can’t get a Galaxy Nexus right now? Well, here is something that made my day and should make yours too. Rootzwiki member firstEncounter has whipped up a CM9 based ICS ROM for the Droid X and let me be the first to tell you, it’s FAST and Ice Cream Sandwich tastes great! Be warned though that this is a beta, so do not flash this ROM unless your prepared to deal with some bugs and certain things not working. I also haven’t been running this ROM long enough to express any battery concerns, but this is a great treat to be able to try out ICS on the X and see what everyone is clamoring about for myself. If you need help or more details, be sure to head over to the Rootzwiki thread in the source link for all the details and fixes. Links to download and a list of what currently works and what doesn’t are right after the break.

Downloads (it may be necessary to wipe data and cache first): EncounterICS X | GApps (you’ll need to flash this with the ROM)

What works:

  • Radio (including 3G, calls, SMS)
  • Bluetooth
  • GPS
  • 2D (hardware accelerated!) & 3D (kinda buggy)
  • Wifi (if it doesn’t work, reboot)
  • Sensors (including rotation/accelerometer)
  • Audio (DSP force closes rarely, but still works)
  • SD Card
  • All hardware buttons
  • Charging
  • USB
  • It’s fast!

What doesn’t:

  • Camera
  • Voice Input (excluding calls)
  • MMS
  • Speakerphone (sounds + music still work through speaker)
  • Possibly more.

Known bugs + workarounds:

  • SD doesn’t mount over USB
    • Run “su” and then “echo /dev/block/mmcblk0 > /sys/devices/platform/usb_mass_storage/lun0/file” in Terminal Emulator or via ADB.
  • Gallery FC’s when gapps is installed.
    • Disable “Sync Google-photos” for all of your accounts.
  • Google Talk FC’s.
  • Sometimes a reboot is necessary for settings to stick/activate.
  • Calendar sync is broken. (?)
  • Keypad while in a call is extremely laggy.
  • Wifi/3G trade-off might not work until rebooted.
  • Phone freezes when taken off car dock.
  • Lots of other bugs can be fixed by simply rebooting.

About the Author: Harold Williams

Harold was born and raised in Whitehall, NY (supposedly the birthplace of the US Navy). His first real smartphone experience belonged to Nokia and Symbian. Following came years of being a happy BlackBerry follower with a brief moment on Windows Mobile. Once a Droid X landed in his hands, he was forever converted to the dark side of the force. Memories of a Star Tac filled his head with happiness and once again joining Motorola in a new revolution. When not playing guitar he's following the tech world via Twitter and the mobile web trying to fill his need to have and know about the latest and greatest tech. Being grateful for all the free tools Google has provided, he is now sold on Google for life. In the real world he is filling his dorky needs as a project manager for a medical technology company.

  • Anonymous

    lol android

  • Beadroid

    Just installed ROM unbelivable. Just the same as my buddys Nexus

    • Harold Williams

      I know right? So awesome though we might not see a camera working anytime soon if ever =(

  • raymond

    my phone was updating and it froze at moto sign. what should i do?
    Can someone please help me

  • Mrgarett

    Is it really worth it if u lose 
    CameraVoice Input (excluding calls)MMSSpeakerphone (sounds + music still work through speaker)Possibly more.