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Thread: Can Droid 3 Be Upgraded to Ice Cream Sandwich?

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    Can Droid 3 Be Upgraded to Ice Cream Sandwich?

    I received my Droid 3 as a replacement for multiple defective Droid X's about a month and a half ago. I became curious as to what system version I was running, 2.3.4. To me this seemed to be a little dated. So I began looking online at the latest versions of Android. I stumbled upon the Android Version History Wiki page. Here, under the "v4.x Ice Cream Sandwich" heading I found, "Google's Gabe Cohen stated that Android 4.0 was "theoretically compatible" with any Android 2.3.x device in production at that time. The source code for Android 4.0 became available on 14 November 2011, three days before the Galaxy Nexus was released." So, seeing as how I am running version 2.3.4 - does anyone know if my Droid 3 has the ability to be upgraded to 4.0?
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    Hashcode is working on an ICS ROM for it. You *may* not ever see it in an official OTA, but you'll likely have a ROM you could run if you rooted.
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    Sorry, not the most tech savvy! I have heard of "rooting" my phone, but never really knew what it meant. And where, if you know, could I find said ROM?
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    As far as I know, due to its 1.2 ghz processor, it can.
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    The processor is not the limiting factor, there are 1ghz single cores out there that already have CM9 running on them. It is whether Vzw/Motorola decides to support a device that is already replaced by its successor. Someone will port ICS to the D3 that is for sure, it just might not be an OTA. As far as the specs of the phone, it is more than powerful enough to support ICS.

    OP, do some reading and research on Android. Just because a phone is "Android" does not mean that you can just run the latest version on it without writing for the specific hardware being run. That's like assuming a stock Mircosoft Video driver will work properly for an ATI or Nvidia card even though they are all on Windows.
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    This might help

    https://forums.motorola.com/pages/00add97d6c



    According to this list, they're still thinking about it
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    I already have it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by guidot View Post
    I already have it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FoxKat View Post
    Do tell!

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    Ha, I'm just running hashcodes cm9 hack. Its now a daily driver because the rear camera works.

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