Samsung might have thrown in the towel when it comes to updating the Galaxy S smartphone to run on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, but that does not mean that the homebrew community feel the same. No sir, as evident by what Cyanogenmod 9 offers – this latest alpha build for the Galaxy S has already been uploaded to the project’s servers, and do bear in mind that this is not official at all, but that does not mean it will not run. Built straight from Google’s source, it will feature different performance and stability improvements compared to the stock version. Since this is still in the alpha stage, do expect to meet up with your fair share of bugs and quirks, and for those who have the intestinal fortitude to give this a go, bear in mind that a backup of all your existing data is always the wise thing to do. The alpha build for the international Galaxy S i9000 can be downloaded here, while carrier-specific ROMS should be on their way soon.

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