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Samsung Galaxy S II: Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0 port and risky download

We knew it wouldn’t be too long until some clever individuals managed to get a working port of Google’s Ice Cream Sandwich running on the still-popular Samsung Galaxy S II handset. The feat has now been achieved and is available to download now at your own risk.

Before you get excited, we do however recommend that you hold off from updating your handset to ICS, as it looks like this build is pretty unstable for the time being. It is though refreshing to see that it is possible to get ICS running on the Samsung Galaxy S II and a video we have to show you below gives evidence of this.

In case you haven’t heard, Samsung has already confirmed that the device will get an official update to ICS 4.0 at some point in the future, but as consumers are very aware, this could take up to months for this to actually happen.

At the moment, we understand that key features of the device are not working properly after ICS has been installed on the device – these include things like WiFi, sound, data and the camera. The good news though, is that a more stable build is expected at any time, and you can keep updated with progress on a new build by reading this Twitter page here, courtesy of xplodwild.

If you understand the risks and still want to try this out on your rooted Samsung Galaxy S II, you can find the download links, as well as a tutorial on how to get this working over at RedmondPie here. Again though, we just see the positives of this in the fact that it is workable on the Samsung Galaxy S II, we still don’t recommend you download this until a new build is out.

If you are brave enough to give this a go, let us know how you get on and if you run into any problems during or after installation.

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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