Google making the recipe for Ice Cream Sandwich Android 4.0 available, releases source code for ICS

Google latest and by far the best Android’s source code has been made public to developers, moders and ROM junkies, even before the first ICS phone Galaxy Nexus, goes on sale.

Google announced the availability of the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich source code for development and porting to other devices.

“This release includes the full history of the Android source code tree, which naturally includes all the source code for the Honeycomb releases,” he said of the Ice Cream Sandwich source code. “However, since Honeycomb was a little incomplete, we want everyone to focus on Ice Cream Sandwich.”

We would expect the ROM developers to go full guns blazing in getting the ICS update on various Android devices, it’s a great time to keep an eye on XDA Developers, we too will be working on getting the ICS ROM on some devices, but will limit to internal use, or maybe, just maybe release it.

Samsung officially plan to release Ice Cream Sandwich by early Next year, but for those daredevils who can get a custom ROM installed will get it before the year ends, well keep on eye on this website for more, we will be surely posting procedures to get the ICS on your device as and when a developer builds it and gets the stable ROM running.


The ICS history is about 6GB overall (though the current version is a little bit smaller as it only supports Galaxy Nexus). A mirror would probably be a bit larger than that.

The Ice Cream Sandwich operating system and download instructions are available here.

The DNetWorks Team