The last few days have seen the AT&T Samsung Galaxy S2 Skyrocket skyrocket to new heights (excuse the pun, I couldn’t resist) as custom ROMs based on Ice Cream Sandwich Android 4.0 seem to be coming out for it from every nook and cranny. No one wishes to wait for Samsung to come out with the official update (with AT&T’s branding, it will take even longer), and they don’t have to, thanks to all these AOSP based ICS ROMs by the modding community.
The latest in the development scene for the Skyrocket is the beginning of development on two AOSP ICS ROMs, Codename Android and AOKP. Codename Android and AOKP are two of the top custom ICS ROMs for Android that are gaining ground steadily in the past few months. Starting off as projects for Google’s Nexus line of devices, they’ve been making their way on to other devices as well, in the form of ports. Both aim to bring superior stock Android performance to different devices, along with a high level of customization inbuilt, with a plethora of settings and tweaks you can change to customize your ROM according to your needs.
And now Galaxy S2 Skyrocket owners will not have to wait long before they can also try out both Codename Android and AOKP ROMs on their phones, thanks to development work started by XDA member bezke, who has also called out to other developers to help him work on the ROMs, so they can be developed faster and efficiently.
The ROMs are currently available for download but are only recommended for developers and advanced users to try out as they are currently under heavy development and work has just started. But if you feel like taking a plunge and trying out the ROMs right now, head on over to the original development thread on XDA to get the download links and addition information. Share your thoughts with us in the comments.