How To Install / Flash CyanogenMod 9 Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich On DROID 2 Global [Tutorial]
The Android developer community is actively working on bringing Ice Cream Sandwich to older devices. Today, an early build of CyanogenMod 9 based on Android 4.0.3 has been released for the DROID 2 Global, and we’ve got a step-by-step flashing tutorial ready after the jump!
News of the custom ROM comes straight from XDA-Developers – a popular forum for Android enthusiasts, developers and modders– in the form of a thread posted by developer ngocha2006 in which they list the working as well non-working features of CyanogenMod 9 for the Droid 2 Global.
Since it is a alpha build, there are a few important features that aren’t working: camera, Market and data (EDGE/3G). These features will surely work in the future after more work is done on the ROM, but until then, this serves as a taste of CM9 only; it can’t be used a daily driver.
DISCLAIMER: Redmond Pie will not be held responsible if you lose data or your device gets damaged in the following of this guide. Proceed at your own risk.
Step 1: Download CyanogenMod 9 for Droid 2 [MediaFire] and Google Apps [MediaFire]. Transfer both ZIP files directly under the /sdcard directory on your DROID 2; we will flash them in a later step.
Step 2: Reboot into ClockworkMod Recovery. You can either do this manually or from within ROM Manager by tapping on Reboot into Recovery.
Step 3: Once inside ClockworkMod, take a nandroid backup. This may come handy later on if you wish to revert back to your current set up.
Step 4: Select wipe data/factory reset from the main menu. Similarly, select wipe Dalvik cache and wipe cache under the advanced option.
Step 5: This is the part where we flash CyanogenMod 9 on your Droid 2. Select install zip from sdcard > choose zip from sdcard > N.HA D2G CM9-ICS 4.0.3 Alpha 1.zip. After flashing CM9, flash Gapps ICS 4.0.3 11.12.22.zip from the same menu option.
Step 6: Select reboot system now from the main menu.
If you followed the steps correctly, your Droid 2 will now boot into an alpha, unofficial build of CyanogenMod 9 based on Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich.