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CM9 for Acer Iconia A500 — Development Begins!


The one name that springs to mind when we talk about custom ROMs for Android devices is undoubtedly Cyanogenmod. Cyanogenmod brings faster performance and better customization to a lot of phones and tablets, and often updates devices to newer versions of Android even when the manufacturers don’t. And with the release of Ice Cream Sandwich Android 4.0, the Cyanogenmod team started working on CM9 to bring ICS to different devices.

The Acer Iconia A500 is the latest to join the CM9 fray, as development on bringing CM9 to the A500 has started which should be good news for many, as CM9 is the be-all, end-all of custom ROMs for quite a few people. Of course, as development has just started, the ROM is not ready for public deployment. The list of things that don’t work is quite a bit longer than the list of things that do work, so it’s mainly for the developers at this point and not available to the general public.

If this has gotten you interested (I’m pretty sure it has), head over to the original development thread on XDA to find out more about CM9 for the A500. Follow the development thread to find out when the ROM becomes ready and available for trying out. Share your thoughts with us in the comments.

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