The team behind the CyanogenMod 9 project promised they would release the final version of the ROM sometime in January. From time to time we’re offered short sneak peeks on their work, but we will have to wait one more month for the final release.
However, XDA forum user ngocha2006 surprised everyone with the release the CyanogenMod 9 for the Motorola DROID 2 Global.
Although this is only an alpha release, it appears that most of the smartphone’s features are functional and there are only a handful of features that need to be fixed.
There’s a long list of features that are fully functional and a short one with things that are not working and need to be fixed in the future.
Here is the list with what works in this CyanogenMod 9 Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.3 Alpha 1 release for Motorola DROID 2 Global: Phone GSM\CDMA, Wi-Fi, SMS, audio, sensors, SDCard, EGL, GPS, Bluetooth, Hardware acceleration 2D and 3D, USB and charging.
The person who is responsible for this release confirms that camera, Android Market download, talk and data are not working for the moment, but other features may not be functional as well.
Fortunately, a solution for the Android Market download unable to start issue has already popped up at XDA Developers. It appears that there’s a problem with the DRM server that does not start at boot, so users will have to add one line on shell as root.
For more details on how to fix this issue or how flash this ROM onto your Motorola DROID 2 Global smartphone head over at Rootzwiki thread.
It is also worth mentioning that CyanogenMod 9 for DROID 2 Global doesn’t work with Froyo kernel, so users will need to update to Gingerbread before flashing this one onto their smartphones.
UPDATE: All credits for this ROM go to bikedude880 from Rootzwiki.com. It appears that XDA Developers user ngocha2006 has stolen his work and post it as his own. To make things even worse he also asked for donations, but hopefully, no one will be supporting him.