January 16th, 2013

RC1 of AOSP ICS is available!

You can get it on our DOWNLOAD page.


  • finally fixed location
  • finally fixed GPS
  • some improvements in camera HAL
  • camera preview is now H/W rendered
  • fixed signal lost issues
  • fixed lost SMS issues
  • fixed samsung sim toolkit (if you want to try, please install Stk.apk)
  • fixed battery drain
  • fixed gallery crash in some cases
  • new RIL

What works

  • RIL (call/messages/3G)
  • hardware acceleration (graphic – 2d/3d)
  • GPS and A-GPS
  • compass
  • audio (both speakers/headphones/microphone)
  • sensors
  • bluetooth (with A2DP support)
  • video hardware acceleration
  • Wi-fi
  • camera (stock app doesn’t record video)
  • Google Play
  • YouTube HQ
  • all ICS functionallity
  • radio (3rd party apps)
  • deep sleep
  • App2sd support
  • native Wifi tether


  • Video recording isn’t working in stock app

I’ld be glad, if you would share links to our download page, instead of direct links to download.
Also would be great, if you wouldn’t create the mirrors 😉

Guys who made it happen:

  • Macław
  • Marcin1147

Thanks for help from:

  • tom3q
  • Trybicki
  • ganster41

Before you’ll ask for help, check our FAQ. Maybe answer is already here?

Please, use our bugtracker if you want to report a bug.

If you want to say us thanks by donating us using PayPal, feel free 😉

117 Responses
  • Been refreshing the page since morning [F5] Lol. Thanks man

  • If you’re wondering how many people out there have been refreshing the page waiting for the download to arrive here, you must have got hundreds of hits over to your site all day long. Appreciate all your hard work. Thank you 🙂

  • Irving says:

    You´re the best Maclaw cheers from Mexico

  • marius500 says:

    Is needed wipe or not?(got AOSP beta 3)

  • You’re the best Maclaw!! Thanks for the ROM from Italy 😉 😉

  • 4pk says:

    awesome thxx.
    when video recording will work and if (plz) you include an FM radio app, it would be the best ROM ever for ace 😀

    lol the page was inaccessible for minutes, probably because of server overloads;p

  • guy says:

    thats great maclaw
    i’m really hope the battery drain issue is gone!
    good rom!

  • Any battery improvements for people out there?

  • Ankit lanjewar says:

    faq link is not working..

  • what about live wallpapers? that would be nice in the next release…

  • ingyesid says:

    thanks ! very much !

  • question says:

    Does VPN work?

  • You should add init.d support though 🙂

  • Hardo PS says:

    Thanks from Morocco
    Now downloading

  • ReaperXL2 says:

    @Froggy, If you want Init.d support, add it yourself… It’s a piece of cake bro…

    Search XDA for Universal Init.d apk, Install it, run it, it will do its thing, click verify, Voila, you now have fully functioning Init.d… Job done 🙂

  • Jaanus Rõõmus says:

    Where can you find Stk.apk ?
    I need a working SIM toolkit for my daily use and most custom roms have been not working so far.

  • Alex says:

    Great Rom!!! Better perfomance and stability but i have one problem with HDR camera, the app freezes or stop when i tried to take a picture, sorry for mi english jeje XD

  • scorpion85 says:

    there are no toggles in this Rom.

  • Toy says:

    I have a clean GIO from factory, how do I install this?


    • tutalves says:

      First, root your device. Then, install recovery clockworkmod. After that, download ROM(it cames as a .zip file) and put on the root of your SD. Boot your device into recovery, navigate with volume buttons to install zip from sdcard, and then choose zip, flash and reboot. Enjoy!

  • tutalves says:

    Maclaw, can I use theme chooser themes etc?

  • Julius says:

    Thank you!!!

  • JN NL says:

    1. How is battery?
    2. Does it lag much?

  • Bartosz says:

    GPS is fixed indeed. Woot!

  • Bartosz says:

    and one question: how to get s2e working on this rom?

    • I read somewhere that s2e is made for cyanogen roms. Since it’s based on stock, its not compatible.
      Does anyone know a way of moving dalvik cache to SD, even if it’s through manual flash of some scripts?

      • Macław says:

        Yeah, but there’re a lot of alternatives, like Link2SD.

        • Alessio says:

          sorry…i have problem with link2sd..le app occupano tanto anche dopo aver usato link2sd e poi…perchè la memoria del telefono ha meno memoria libera senza nessuna app installata?

          • Alessio says:

            sorry i was confused and i wrote italian…the app occupy so much even after using link2sd and then … because the phone memory has less free memory without any app installed?

  • Diego says:

    🙂 S5830L All OK.

  • question says:

    How much space does it occupy on a device?

  • Victor Mota says:

    Hello Maclaw!

    Awesome work! Cheers from Brazil.

    Btw, do you know something about why do Fruit Ninja / Cut the Rope force closes on ICS?

  • luukvideo says:

    Love this rom. tried it once now cant go back to stock! just one thing any tips on FM Radio? i cant get it to work thanks

  • squittens dad says:

    Once again like to say thanx for your hard work on your great but I’m also having force close problems with some apps including AVG, Camera 360 & Brandomania

  • Bruno Bonito says:

    Hello! My Facebook have some FCs can you See please?

  • I’ve now seen at least 4 others and myself report that since Beta 3 games and some other apps force close without notification. I can play a level on Angry Birds for about 30 seconds and then the app just closes. The same thing happens with Amazing Alex, except it crashes while trying to load a level. If I go back to Beta 2 games work fine, but they won’t on Beta 3 or RC1. I’ve tried wiping Dalvik and Cache and even clearing the application data and it doesn’t solve the issue.

    • Macław says:

      Dude, really, I can’t reproduce this issue. I’m playing all games without any problems. Try to reinstall ROM. If it won’t help, please logcat or didn’t happened. And I don’t ignore reports, just removing comments with the same issue.

  • Ivaan Alonso says:

    Is the best rom ever! i love it

  • Mart says:

    Hi Maclaw / Marcin
    The download link for Gio is down. Please help.

  • Chris says:

    Thank you guys!

  • mistercis says:

    This rom is awsome!!!! very fast and very stable. Is it possible to install toggle on it?
    Thank you for the amazing work!!!

  • Dan Sol says:

    The ROM is Great,
    just one issue, Does anyone know how to disable the UNLOCK SCREEN vibration? Disabling “Enable touch vibration” in sounds menu, does not effect this one.


  • Jaanus Rõõmus says:

    Also I have seen quite a few android.phone app crashes. It does start up itself, but still, some bug is out there.

  • richard says:

    Hi Maclaw,

    bluetooth is not working for me. When i send a file from my tab 10.1 it always says file not sent. On my gio when i send the file it just lights up and then does nothing

  • rofik_gitara says:

    you always work fast man,
    thanks a lot,
    i’ll try

  • rofik_gitara says:

    hei..what you talking about maclaw?
    he said harshly to maclaw

  • Alex says:

    hello good morning, still I have the same problem with the app, waze this time was the application that was closed, and let you install aLogcat log you manage to get so you can view Wthat went wrong http://pastebin.com/ hdHhFCb2, keep up the good work! are the best!! congratulations for this wonderful rom

  • Gürkan says:

    Thanks for this great rom Maclaw.. But there is one issuee. The phone doesn’t see my sd card. Why is that so u think? Is there anyone who has the same problem?

  • Taracair says:

    Planujesz AOSP JB?

  • Frank says:

    so I tried to install the RC1 but failed. I´ve got this encyption failure. After rooting I wiped cache and installed the rom. then the failure message. Now I wiped also the dalvik cache but the same result.
    I came from stock rom.
    Anybody who can give me an advice so that I can use my phone?
    By the way, my phone is a GIO
    Thanx a lot

  • Otebb says:

    Hi, i just want to know if i’m the only one with issues in whatsapp, because i can’t send pictures, i already wipe dalvik, cache and system and nothing changes, btw the ROM is awesome, thanks, great work!

    Greetings from Mexico

  • gbr says:

    Hey, how to hide google search bar?

  • Pablo Lopez says:

    Great ROM Maclaw and crew, this is the most stable and faster ICS ROM i ever try Gratz!!! Only one thing, after a few minutes of use (normal use: calls,sms,music) My phone turns very very hot!!! Any idea to fix it

  • Dan Sol says:

    About Sound Quality, Today I attached the phone to a stereo system, like always I do, to play music from my phone, but the sound looked too low quality and a kind of too much bass in it. I tried it with Google Music Player and also “Clean Music Player”.

  • papanadien says:

    RC1 there is no folder init.d. How to push a2sd script?

  • Baptista says:

    Batery is awesome! Many thanks for RC1!´

    Maclaw, can you fix the preview of the recent apps?
    The images are stretched..


  • Gürkan says:

    Is there anyway to add toggle to the notification bar ?

  • What is app for VideoRecord?

  • Josue Garcia says:

    Maclaw, thanks for the great work!

    I have troubles with my carrier signal on Gio. I fixed in stock rom by changing settings in service mode menu (I need to force disable the 3G service, I lost signal and don’t come back until rebooting the phone) Is there a way to add it on your ROM?

    Also, in Gallery some of my pictures show a No thumbnail message (Spanish: “Sin miniatura”), and it isn’t displayed.

    Excelent work! Thanks!

  • Yahya says:

    There is no am/pm in 12-hour format time. Is this can be enabled?

  • pepi says:

    how to download file

  • faqihhilman says:

    Start develop JellyBean would be nice maclaw.. 😉

  • matteotsetse says:

    Great ROM!
    Some tethering/hotspot problems:
    – Wi-Fi hotspot: selecting WPA2 PSK, other devices can not connect to the phone (OK selecting “Open” or “WPA PSK”);
    – USB tethering: activating it, “Settings” crashes (also I tried some widgets/toggles that fail to activate it).
    Thanks and regards.

  • I did and saved a LogCat of a game crashing and I will post it here later when I’m on a computer and not my tablet.

    I read through the log and the first error is an out of memory error followed by the app aborting and a couple others. I’m thinking it’s a memory issue, as some people above said they are getting an “Out of Memory” message on an app. What’s weird is Beta 3/RC1 uses like the same amount of RAM as Beta 1 and 2 (About half of the available RAM) and I have nothing else running, so there is enough for the game to run…

    • Macław says:

      Really interesting… I can play every game that you listed ealier without any problem. Maybe you’ve installed an app, which causes Out of Memory in games? Everything is possible.

  • Greg says:

    I think memory issues and gallery not showing pics are caused by Dalvik changes in build.prop, which were introduced in beta3. I reverted to beta2 settings, it’s working far better for me.

    I removed these lines from build.prop:

    I replaced with theses lines (from beta2) :

    (After that clear Dalvik and app cache from recovery)

    I also replaced Gallery2.apk with GalleryGoogle.apk, like in beta2 (I need picasa sync!)

    Cheers !

  • Onur says:

    Guys help me. I have got Android 4.0.4 Beta 3 but new update RC1 is available. How can i load it? I need to put this 116 mb zip on my SD card? And i need to reset my phone? I don’t want to lose my apps and settings Please tell me!
    I loaded Beta 3 yesterday. And i installed my apps I dont want to do it again but battery drains so fast.
    How can i load this 116mb upgrade to my Beta 3?

  • Alex says:

    Why do you keep deleting my comments? If all you want is a little help with the problems that exist in the rom 🙁

  • WodzuPL says:

    Dla tych, którzy mają problemy z radiem FM, pobieracie darmową wersję Spirit FM (Spirit Free), instalujecie, zmieniacie Regional Band na Europe, oraz audio method na msm7x30 Samsung. Voila!

  • Problem solved, with the help of an above post. Removing the line “dalvik.vm.heapgrowthlimit=18m” which was added in Beta 3 has fixed all of my game crashes and memory issues. I presume the value basically limits how large the VM Heap can grow, and it’s too small for games and such.

    I removed only that line and restarted my phone without a dalvik or cache wipe and everything is working nicely now.

  • Darshan Atha says:

    My gallery crashing as well.
    Also noticed one more thing after 1 day use my phone got hung I need to take out battery to restart.
    Overall I like this rom very much and live it.

  • Teodor says:

    Can anyone tell me what Radio App Should I use? I want an FM one, not the ones that uses 3G…please help!

  • gbr says:

    Z wifi serio jest coś nie tak. jezeli zmienie ustawienie “wifi włączone w trybie uśpienia” na “tylko gdy podłączony” telefon nie zawsze wchodzi w stan uśpienia, czasami chodzi na 245MHz. Np teraz po naładowaniu przez godzine leżał i w deep sleepie był jakies 15minut a reszte na 245Mhz zużywając 12% baterii. Dodatkowo jak już wyłączy to wifi to nie zawsze spowrotem przerzuca sie z 3g na wifi i trzeba je wyłączyć i właczyć. Jeśli bedzie trzeba moge dosłac screen z cpuspy albo spróbować złapac to jakoś logcatem.

    • Macław says:

      Coś jest u Ciebie nie tak. Nie ma żadnych problemów z wifi i tyle. Jestem tego pewien i akurat tego mi nikt nie wmówi!

      • gbr says:

        Wszystko jest ok jezeli nie ruszmy opcji “wifi włączone w trybie uśpienia” i z tym sie zgodze jest deep sleep, nie ma problemu z łącznoscią i ogólnie bajka 🙂 Zauważyłem w historii użycia baterii że wifi ma 54% udziału i postanowiłem zmienić tryb usypiania wifi zeby je usypiał razem z telefonem i włączał przy wybudzaniu (bo chyba to oznacza wybranie opcji “tylko gdy podłączony”) może dzieki temu dłużej trzymała by bataria i tyle.

        Może tylko ja mam z Tym problem i nie chce nic nikomu wmawiać, wgram jeszcze raz i zobacze czy bedzie ok, zauważyłem tez ze czasami znika ekran główny i trzeba wyciągnąć i włożyć baterie. Mimo tego najlepszy rom jakiego kiedykolwiek używałem 🙂

  • Alex says:

    Hello, great job buddy ! Just a question, is there any place left for installing any app after installing this rom ? Did anyone solve the problem of the space ? Thanks

  • Monte-Cristo says:

    Hi all!
    The ROM is great. But one thing is missing. How can I add a spell checker for Russian (for example)?

  • Chummy says:

    tnx Maclaw for a great ROM, it refreshes our aging S5830 and making it new again….been using this ROM for 3 days now and so far I am liking it very much, missing the Videocam recording tho, hope the ROM will soon be stable \m/ \m/ \m/

    one issue i find is that it is slow in turning on WIFI and it makes it restart my phone sometimes…ill send my Logcat…

  • syah says:

    thanks maclaw for the great job this ROM… [from indonesia][galaxy gio-ace] thanks a lot

  • mihai says:

    This rom before installing need to delete data file on this my phone ?this rom delete my data file phone??plzs answer me!!thanks

  • Andre Miranda says:

    On Google Play search for Notification Toggle or Notification Shortcuts

  • CNKTHoward says:

    Hey. Great ROM, I love it, kinda.
    But how do I close apps with this ROM? There isnt a setting for closing apps pressing the return button.

    Keep up the great work!

  • Vladimir says:

    GMAIL mail notification working ?! please tell me that this is the best 4.0.4 rom FOR GIO. im looking the right rom for a 2 weeks now.

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