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Joy as custom Droid X Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.1 update appears

If you own an Android handset other than the Galaxy Nexus, one of your main focuses right now is frantically searching the net to see if your handset will be granted an update to Google’s latest mobile software – Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.

There are a number of newish Android handsets that have already been confirmed to be getting an official update, the latest being the Samsung Galaxy S II and Galaxy Note, but there are also a growing collection of older Android handsets that have already been given an entry to Ice Cream Sandwich unofficially.

The latest handset to get an unofficial update to Ice Cream Sandwich is none other than the Motorola Droid X, and we’re pleased to say that this looks like a stable build as well and one which Droid X users can start downloading straight away. The build has been developed by FirstEncounter and you’ll find everything you need to get started over at RootsWiki here, as detailed by Droid-Life.

Features that have been confirmed to be working include the likes of data, SMS, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, the SD card and many more features. However, it’s important to point out that the camera isn’t working yet, nor is the ability to send MMS. The good news is that considering this is a working custom ICS ROM, you can bet that these features will be working in a future version of the build so if you don’t mind not taking pictures for the moment you should definitely give this a go.

Don’t forget that it is highly unlikely that the Droid X will be receiving an official update to Ice Cream Sandwich, so this route may be the only way of getting Ice Cream Sandwich on your device. Motorola will put priority on devices like the Droid RAZR and Droid 4, so bare that in mind if you are thinking of updating. If you are ready to download this, make sure you create a backup first and read through the instructions clearly through the link above. Good luck and let us know how you get on.

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

Contact Alan Ng: alan@product-reviews.net

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