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myTouch 4G Gets an AOKP ROM Too!

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AOKP seems to be the flavor of the season in the world of custom ROMs, after Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) Android 4.0 of course, which is what AOKP ROM is bringing to a plethora of Android phones. Meet IceColdSandwich ROM, an AOKP based ICS ROM for the T-Mobile myTouch 4G (aka HTC Glacier), which brings you AOKP’s tried and trusted performance and customization options.

According to the developer of the ROM, it’s fast and snappy and stable enough for every day use, apart from a few bugs which have been quoted below under the Known Issues section.

Let’s take a look at how you can install IceColdSandwich ROM on your T-Mobile myTouch 4G.

Compatibility

This ROM and the guide below are compatible only and only with the T-Mobile myTouch 4G/HTC Glacier. It’s not compatible with any other device. Check your device model in Settings » About.

Warning!

The methods discussed here are considered risky and you should not attempt anything if you don’t know exactly what you are doing. If any damage occurs to your device, including a bricked, non-functional device, we won’t be held liable.

ROM Info

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Developer → blackwing182

Known Issues:

  • Front Facing camera (it shows the rear cam and the image is inverted)
  • Video recording stops the camera.

Pre-Installation Requirements

  1. Rooted/S-off T-Mobile myTouch 4G with ClockworkMod Recovery installed.
  2. Back up all your personal data. You can use this excellent Android Backup Guide as reference.
  3. Sufficiently charged battery, at least 50% is recommended.

How to Install IceColdSandwich ROM on myTouch 4G

  1. Download the latest version of the ROM from the official development page.
  2. Transfer the downloaded zip file to the root of the external sdcard on your myTouch 4G, and disconnect the phone from PC.
  3. Switch off your phone, and boot into ClockworkMod Recovery. In recovery, use the Volume buttons to scroll up and down and the Power button to select options.
  4. [Optional] Perform a Nandroid Backup of your existing ROM, so that you can always restore it from recovery if something does not work out with this rom. To perform a backup, select Backup and Restore » On the next screen, select Backup again. Go back to main recovery menu after backup is complete.
  5. Select “wipe data/factory reset”, then select “Yes” on next screen to confirm data wipe (will NOT wipe your SD cards).
  6. Now select “install zip from sdcard”, then select “choose zip from sdcard”. Scroll to the ROM file on the sdcard that you transferred in step 2 and select it. Select “Yes” on next screen to confirm installation. The ROM will now start installing.
  7. After the installation is complete, select “go back” then select “reboot system now” to reboot the phone.

[Optional] Fixing Wi-Fi Problems

If you have problems with the Wi-Fi on your phone after flashing the ROM, do the following to fix it.

  1. Download the Wi-Fi fix file.
    Download Link  |  Filename: signed_ICS_WIFI_fix.zip
  2. Put the downloaded file on your external SD card.
  3. Turn off phone and boot into recovery.
  4. Select “install zip from sdcard”, then select “choose zip from sdcard”. Then select the file signed_ICS_WIFI_fix.zip to install the Wi-Fi fix.
  5. After the installation is complete, select “go back” then select “reboot system now” to reboot the phone.

IceColdSandwich ROM, based on Ice Cream Sandwich Android 4.0 is now up and running on your myTouch 4G. Visit the original development page to get more info and the latest updates on the ROM. Share your thoughts on the ROM in the comments.

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