While HTC didn’t include the HTC Desire Z as one of the phones that will be getting an official Ice Cream Sandwich update, the folks over at XDA-Developers took it upon themselves to create a custom ICS ROM for the phone. Well it seems like their work has been pretty fruitful, with a beta version of the ROM now available for the public to get their hands on.
The custom ROM is based on a leaked HTC One V ROM, which proved to be a good starting point for the project – single core processor, and WVGA resolution. But as usual, not everything is working at the moment. The camera and WiFi hotspot features of the phone are broken, and the screen rotates with the accelerometer even when the keyboard is open. But if those issues don’t bother you, you can head over to XDA-Developers to give the beta a shot. Be sure to back up your device, and know what you’re doing as usual. Let us know how it goes. In the meantime, check out the preview video above.