ICS4BIONIC is a Ice Cream Sandwich based Custom ROM created by the Rootzwiki developer named “dhacker29“. He has been working hard to make the ROM fully stable and the finally the outcome is perfect, the only non-working thing is camera. So, Our today catch’s on How To Install Android ICS Custom ROM on your Droid Bionic, and due course of this article we’ll be covering up the process to install it on the device.
Note: This is an non-official update that has been released by some developer and Motorola isn’t the creator of the ROM. So, the warranty will be voided if you install this firmware, but it can be retained using the STOCK FIRMWARE.
The name of the developer of this ROM is dhacker29, the dev thread can be found here. We’ll be covering up the procedure, read on to install Android ICS 4.0.3 MIUI 4 ROM on your Motorola Droid Bionic.
What’s Working and What’s Not (Quoted From Dev Thread)
- Graphics working smooth now (Hashcode)
- Adb is working so we can track the rest (Hashcode)
- Touchscreen (Hashcode)
- Capacitive buttons (Hashcode)
- Charging indicator (Hashcode)
- Both SDCards mounting on phone
- Builtin Screenshot (CM)
- Reboot menu (CM)
- Phone and SMS works
- GPS fully functional
- Audio fully working (Hashcode audio wrapper based on tpruvot’s Defy work)
- USB Mount working for sdcard-ext (Hashcode)
- Gallery recognizes both cards (Hashcode)
- 1x/3g/lte data working EDIT: 2-10 fixed the constant data drops.
Warning for Beginners:
Note: This is an non official update and has to be applied to the Mobile phone using the recovery mode. The steps which are included in this guide are very risky and can even brick off your mobile phone. Unless you are aware with Custom ROMS, Firmwares and ODIN, don’t even try these things on your mobile phone.
Pre-Requisites to Install Android ICS on Motorola Droid Bionic
- The instructions are working for Motorola Droid Bionic, Originally manufactured.
- Backup all of your SMS Messages using SMS Backup Application.
- Sync all of your Contacts with the Gmail Application.
- Copy all of your notes manually to somewhere else, as if in case your mobile phone gets bricked these notes will be deleted from the mobile phone.
- Take a backup of call logs, APN Settings, and other important things.
- Charge your mobile phone so that it would be having more than 60% battery.
- Now, enable USB Debugging Mode in your mobile phone (Settings > Applications >Development > USB Debugging).
- Motorola Device Drivers installed in your computer.
- Follow all steps carefully in order to get 100% assured success.
How to Install Android ICS ROM on Motorola Droid Bionic
Note: We have written each and every step clearly in order to make the update applied successfully but if any wrong step is taken then Neither me nor thedroidnation.com will be held responsible in case your device gets bricked.
If you’ve already installed SafeStrap on your Motorola Droid Bionic then you can skip step 1.
- Download SafeStrap App for the droid bionic. It will be used to enter the CWM Recovery, Download it from here. Remove the Bootstrap app by Koush before installing this one.
- Download ICS4BIONIC ROM and the Google Apps package. Transfer both the files to the Root of your SD Card
- Run the SafeStrap app on your Droid Bionic and select “reboot recovery“. This will reboot your device into the recovery mode.
- Once you’re device is booted into the recovery mode, scroll down to select “wipe data/factory reset” and select it.
- Now, Select “install zip from sdcard” > “choose zip from sdcard” . And Install both the files using this procedure.
- Once the installation of the ROM is complete, go back and select “reboot system now”
You’ve successfully installed Android ICS on your Motorola Droid Bionic!