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Migrated from Original Forum. Originally Posted 4 February 2012

 

As of February 1st, Cyanogen Mod published CM9 for the E4GT on XDA. This is an Alpha build, which means it is highly experimental and has many components that do not function yet, but this is great news for E4GT owners itching for ice cream sandwich. Samsung has said that they will have ICS for the international version of the GSII released by the end of the first quarter. That probably means that the E4GT will be sometime after that (possibly weeks or months).

 

CM9 will give E4GT owners ICS sooner and some might say it will be a better version by the exclusion of touchwiz and being AOSP based. Hopefully they get everything working perfect sooner than later. It was a good thing when the cyanogen mod team had a E4GT donated for development.

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Migrated from Original Forum. Originally Posted 4 February 2012

 

Good news for ET owners. For those of you who are new or somewhat inexperienced in rooting, be careful of alpha builds. It can be real buggy and jam the phone up. My friend loaded an alpha build for ICS for the NS4G and it didn't go well. Beta builds are a lot more stable. Be careful.

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Migrated from Original Forum. Originally Posted 5 February 2012

 

Very true, when software is being developed, it goes through various stages. First is alpha build, which is the very bare-bones framework of the software. Barely anything works in an alpha and if you are not careful or know what you are doing, you can brick your phone. Furthermore, the developers don't want people who load up an alpha build to submit bug reports.

 

Beta build is when the developer has worked out most of the kinks. There may still be some non-working components like GPS, 4G etc, but the OS is stable enough and has enough components that it could be a daily OS for someone. On a beta build, the developers release it for users to test and submit bug reports.

 

After Beta testing has completed and the developer feels that the software is stable and every piece of hardware is supported, it becomes a release candidate. Many times, the release candidate is tested shortly and released. Sometimes it can go through several stages, but if updates are easily distributed, the developer may release it right away without much testing, figuring they will release an update to fix any bugs that surface after release.

 

Hope that little vignette on software development helps.

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Just waiting for the dam to burst and all the ICS ROM's hit the streets

From what I've read, CM9 should be REALLY good, but who knows. It's supposed to feel like it shipped on the phone instead of a hacked OS made to work.

 

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I have high hopes for CM9. However, I'm starting to get impatient. It's February now. It must be much more entailed than originally thought.

 

My wife is loving her 7" cheap chinese tablet with ICS.

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as we saw from the cyanogen blog the other day... cm9 itself is not finished. yes.. there are some devices running an up-to-date ics build.. but those are devices with most of the source already released.

 

as far as i know.. its a very small group of people(those that released the initial cm9 build on xda last week).. building CM9 completely from source.. fromm the ground up. no hacks or cheap fixes... when it is finished.. it will be added to the official CM repo. there are other devs running around who will be left unnamed who claim they have CM9 almost working blah blah bah... at best.. those will be hacked together roms with most of the code stolen from the international sgs2 build... so while it may initially sort of work.. dont everrrr expect to see progress or nightly builds on those.

 

currently the devs are stuck with getting wifi working correctly.. its looking like a kernel issue. while there are some other devs working on a 3.0 kernel... we may need to wait for a leak from an official ICS samsung rom first before we get some files we need. remember.. the international version has seen 5+ leaked ICS builds already... while E4GT has seen 0.

 

the devs working on this are extremely talented.. and im not saying that just for some ass-kissing. this is the same group of people that released AOSP builds for the Fascinate... so they have great aosp/samsung experience behind them.

 

as soon as wifi is fixed.. another public released will be posted. not sure what the next step to tackle is after that. wimax is gonna be near the end of the list... though because the CM Epic team has managed to fix wimax for them.. it will happen for us as well.

 

like i said above.. for our E4GT.. it's looking like April/May for a fully working build. But it'll be a build so awesome.. you'll never look back. guess it sucks for those that'll be switching to the Galaxy Nexus in June.. but for those staying with wimax.. you'll have one amazing device.

 

i'll be switching to the galaxy nexus asap.. but im def holding onto the e4gt... it will be my main wimax device til at least 2015. got hold of some internal wimax testing credentials that i dont see expiring ever :)

 

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oh and anyone with a touchpad.. ICS is AWESOME on it... and with HP releasing source yesterday.. it's only gonna get better!!

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Thanks for that thorough update autoprime. :goodpost:

 

I know it's easy to be critical from our perches. However, since I am likely to jump in with a LTE device pretty early, if custom ICS availability for the E4GT is too much farther out, I won't have much use for it. But that's my issue. :zip:

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Thanks for that thorough update autoprime. :goodpost:

 

I know it's easy to be critical from our perches. However, since I am likely to jump in with a LTE device pretty early, if custom ICS availability for the E4GT is too much farther out, I won't have much use for it. But that's my issue. :zip:

Yeah, it is easy to be critical from our perches, and by no means am I saying anyone in here is guilty of this, but people tend to get so annoying and "entitled" over at XDA. If I was developing a ROM I wouldn't even bother reading the comments, people treat them like they are employees but yet never donate for their work.

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Yeah, it is easy to be critical from our perches, and by no means am I saying anyone in here is guilty of this, but people tend to get so annoying and "entitled" over at XDA. If I was developing a ROM I wouldn't even bother reading the comments, people treat them like they are employees but yet never donate for their work.

 

All too true! I know I go through ups and downs here. But when you really feel like you've reached someone and they really appreciate it, the feeling can last you several days. And that makes it worth it.

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All too true! I know I go through ups and downs here. But when you really feel like you've reached someone and they really appreciate it, the feeling can last you several days. And that makes it worth it.

 

BTW where is the donate button on this website?

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BTW where is the donate button on this website?

 

I need to work on that, still. It's on my To Do List. You think it would be priority Number One, right? :lol:

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get on that Donate button! ;)

 

haha but ya.. just wanted to get you guys up to speed without having to sift thru the xda/rootzwiki forum drama and BS out there. im not a dev.. but i'm right there on the front line.. so i see whats really going on. and my time frame for release is only a personal guess based on the rate of progress I've seen along the way. We could see an ICS leak tomorrow and find a quick fix for some of the major problems... and see a daily driver build by the end of this month.

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I really hope they get this running strong !

I`ve always wanted to run it but there was always something not working :(

 

All my devices have to be running tip-top or it drives me nuts

until I fix it !

 

Every option needs to work !

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I really hope they get this running strong !

I`ve always wanted to run it but there was always something not working :(

 

All my devices have to be running tip-top or it drives me nuts

until I fix it !

 

Every option needs to work !

 

I'm with you. I love to be an early adopter. But I like to be the first adopter of stable, fully functioning releases. I can live with some bugs, so long as everything that I use works.

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