January 23rd, 2013

RC2 of AOSP ICS is available!

Somehow on the time 😀

You can get it on our DOWNLOAD page.


  • fixed dalvik
  • some dalvik improvements
  • some changes in RIL
  • more stable and smooth
  • fixed memory leaks – now games and apps like Facebook or Gallery shouldn’t get force close

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

This time also thanks for Greg and AdmiralSpeedy for temporary rc1 fix. And for my mum – she did great dinner today.

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 😉

91 Responses
  • Swapnil says:

    Thank you Maclaw…Cheers from India 🙂

  • ddikodroid says:

    Thank you for you and marcin.

  • wahiner says:

    is necesary to do wipe data/factory reset if I was using AOSP RC1??

  • rrulez says:

    Nice! So is it close to being fully stable?

  • bloodemir says:

    sweet, your great bro

  • Nfaca says:

    maclaw, i´ve already had instaled on my gio une of your roms, but i dont know how to install this one! can u help me??
    thanks and keep up the good work! cheers from portugal!

  • Diego says:

    You could use the work of OldDroid to fix video recording?

    Thanks for your efforts 😉

  • universeforce says:

    More stable on my Glaxy ACE, Instagram, whatsapp and facebook now work great. There are some issues in stability but this is a grat RC, so close to the full stable. Great work!!!!

  • Hariharan R says:

    Good Effort!!Keep it up….

  • Dang Manh says:

    i don’t thing its a small update, its a big update, i like it thanku

  • Chris says:

    Thank you!

    So, what’s coming next from you guys?

  • ASK says:

    are the notifications widgets fixed in this version??

  • Freezee says:

    You can add switches in the notification bar?

  • suddenyap says:

    How to update from Beta 3? Is wipe needed?

  • Michael says:

    Thank you very much Maclaw. Great work. Regards from Switzerland. Michael

  • Serzh.ua says:

    Macław, at the incoming bell of photo of subscriber shown only on the floor of screen and the second half black!!! is it possible to correct?? and so, very wonderful work!!!

  • mitmus says:

    great fast rom, but when adding gallery widget get totaly scrambled up screen(but is just a minor glitch I found). Keep up the great work. Thx.

  • Thanks Maclaw

    Only fix Games Contract Killer and Dungeon Hunter and Cam Scanner

    Thanks i donate soon ^^

  • Great! Good work Maclaw!

  • Richooo says:

    Dear Maclaw,
    RC2 is amazing! Smooth and quick like the hell! 😉 (But none of the camera apps can record video… :/)Thanx! Waiting for the final! 🙂

  • c4 says:

    Thx u all guys…..Great work u do!!

  • Deepesh says:

    heya Maclaw..first of all, Congractulations fo such a great rom..keep it up 🙂
    secondly, i would like to bring this in your notice that video playback has some problem..the colours are scattered on the screen..can be a problem with the libs i think..but correct me if i am wrong(still just a user 🙂 )
    if this has been reported befre and you are already on it then sorry for the trouble bro..tke cre..thanks for your patience and hardwork.


  • faiz says:

    thanks for your hardwork maclaw and the others. installing:D

  • Neon says:

    can someone send me google talk apk, i accidentally delete it. thx. [email protected]

  • chetan kate says:

    How is the batry stablity in this rc2 ?

  • deus says:

    I stopped updating my phone your ROM a while back because of the problems with the batteries, I see you now resolved it.

    A really nice release, thank you.

  • Julius says:

    Thank you!! trying it in just a moment

  • Hussey says:

    As asked by Deigo, Can’t you use OldDroid’s work and fix camcoder here?

  • Vivek says:

    Excellent Work Guys!!!….Keep it up!!!
    Thanks a lot for the great deal of hard work and patience you guys put in for making such an awesome ROM….its cooler than ever….faster and simpler….the best ROM for ACE and GIO yet!!!

  • Vladimir says:

    Facebook and Gmail notifications working ?

  • chetan kate says:

    I install this rom and nyce to see that batry is stablity is good in this release. As this rom is working as smooth as butter . Thanxx for this nyce smooth rom maclaw!!:-)

  • Alexander says:

    Thanks for all what you did for our devices Maclaw. ICS works great. Better than stock 2.3.6 for me.
    And i want to ask you. Are you planning to fix camcorder in stock app or it is not possible?

  • chetan kate says:

    When u will adding ICS live wallpaper ??? Maclaw

  • thezelmusic says:

    Deep sleep isn’t working when wifi is connected or when music is playing, it runs at 122 mhz. When i disconnect wifi and don’t play music, deep sleep works again. I’m I the only one facing this issue? The rom is just amazing though, hope you fix camcorder.

  • Vladimir says:

    Well done man !! finaly i found best working 4.0.4 ROM for me !!! thank you verymuch

  • Looongcat says:

    Lame question: does this ROM support overclocking apps like SetCPU https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mhuang.overclocking ?

    BTW. ROM is very stable. Did not see any problems for few days 🙂

  • Squittens dad says:

    Great works again guys. Recently came back to AOSP after trying out CM10.1. Most things work great the U.I is nice & smooth. I’ve installed Videocam Illusion for video recording & installed another keyboard for spell check, the only other problem which needs sorted now is voice search (which isn’t a problem for me cause I don’t other use it). Other than that small problem I can’t sort out your ROM is perfect for me!!

  • Quicklye says:

    How to install ? Need select “Update zip from SD card” or “install zip from SD card” ? plz help

  • filipe says:

    when I just install how access to sd card?
    No application for access sd card?

  • Jhon Lee says:

    cant open /sdcard/update/full-gio-ota-eng.zip

  • driel says:

    Maclaw, just one question, try to charging with device on and device off, both the same not completely view if device full charging

  • filipe says:

    where is the radio application?

  • Asep says:

    How to calibrate compass?

  • Tushar says:

    This is my first try of your ROM. It is very impressive. RC2 is so stable gives feeling of final version, I’m just waiting for final release. Keep your good work going. All the best.

  • Tushar says:

    Just one bug since yesterday. The email app shows correct inbox content but when clicked to any message it is not visible. Most likely the font color issue could be there.

  • manyaxali says:

    Using for a week , i did not have any problem and rom is very stable and smooth . Not bad and laggy as cm9.Thank you guys you are really talented

  • filipe says:

    radio application?

  • Alejandro says:

    This rom is better than any cm9 😀 Deep sleep works at 100%!!! In cm9 deep sleep it’s working at 50%… The rom is very stable and smooth, it hasn’t got any lag!! But, how to put live wallpapers in this rom? Please help for the live wallpapers! … Thanks a lot to maclaw and marcin for the rom!!

    Sorry for my english…

  • Pavel Yordanov says:

    Is the samsung sim toolkit embeded in this relesease?
    Because i use a sim card with two lines and i need it working.
    But nevertheless you make the best roms
    Continue with the good work

  • filipe says:

    do not radio application?

  • Hannes says:

    hi maclaw,
    wha,t i have to do if i have ics 4.0.4 maclaw beta 1?
    whipe needed?

  • hannes says:

    thankyou so muchh 😀
    it works

  • hannes says:

    where is the youtube app? and the fm radio app?

  • Alejandro says:

    Where is the ”LiveWallpapersPicker.apk” ?

  • filipe says:

    fm radio app?

  • Bruno says:

    Just installed!
    Amazing work!
    Congratulations Maclaw and marcin for a great release!

  • Rev says:

    my phone is currenly running cm10.1 do i need to wipe my phone to install this ??

  • MusiCiencE says:

    I would like to know, what are your opinions about this release guys.
    It would be good as a day-to-day use ROM?

    I can’t wait for JellyBean Maclaw, you rock!

  • delian says:

    It’s a really good rom! Thanks for your work!
    Small issues:
    – the voice search is not working ( actually all the applications using google’s voice recognition )
    – After every boot there’s a popup saying “Unfortunately the process com.android.phone has stopped”

  • nell says:

    thy Jerry mach

  • sarahhanee says:

    please when I lock the phone it’s all black, I can’t unlock it, at all, this is from that software or is it that I possibly ruined something during the process?

  • jacov says:

    Does it work on Galaxy Ace GT-S5830i???

  • Robin says:

    flashed ics aosp rc 3 but i cant overclock my ace s5830….while in rc2 there is no problem

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