HTC Glacier, aka myTouch 4G, now has alpha Ice Cream Sandwich ROM
If you’re the owner of a HTC Glacier, otherwise known as the myTouch 4G, and you’ve been waiting to get a look at Ice Cream Sandwich, I’ve got some wonderful news for you. Thanks to bsbachert, and a handful of other folks on XDA, we now have an extremely alpha ROM that we can flash. I know, we’ve seen a handful of devices already beginning to be graced with Android 4.0 — some projects are close to being daily drivers, while others still have a bit more polishing before they’re ready for public consumption. This ROM falls into the latter class, but it’s still exciting to see that we MT4G owners have not been forgotten.
I’ll be honest, I was actually expecting a lot less from this ROM, considering its highly alpha state, but this is an absolutely wonderful chance for you to experience the look and feel of ICS. As with many of the other alpha projects, there’s still a good deal of things borked here — no cell data, though SMS and calling work, and there’s also no WiFi — it scans for networks, but just doesn’t seem to want to connect. Otherwise, short of a little lag here and there, the ROM seems to have been nicely done.
Now, if you’re brave enough to try this out, you’ll want to direct your browser to bsbachert’s thread in the XDA Glacier forums. There are two files you will need, and both can be found there. By now, I’m sure you already know this, but just in case — MAKE A BACKUP. Flash away and give your phone a reboot. Play around for a bit and do some exploring, but then you’ll have to say goodbye to your newly found friend and restore your backup to get your phone back to being fully functional.
Also, I’d like to note: when I tried to reboot into recovery using the power and volume up key, I had no luck. Have no fear though, as you can get there by pressing the volume down key and power at the same time. This takes you to the bootloader, which has an option to boot into recovery. Backup restored, and I’m back in action again.
I’ll be keeping an eye on the progress of this project. I will let you guys know as soon as it becomes a bit more stable.
Thanks a million, Nic Graner, for bringing this to my attention!