Icecream Sunday: Fastest Galaxy ACE Cyanogen based ROM with Overclocking
When we go for an Android smartphone we have some expectations. For this we keep looking for custom ROMs that can serve our purpose. But in general we find ROMs that offer maximum functionality or flashy looks.
There are many who need just updated and advance ROM without pre-installed applications or a fast ROM for playing games. Keeping all this in mind another issue that rises is the battery life the ROM is offering. It depends on our usage habits but still a light ROM can save a lot of battery. So here we introduce ICS for Galaxy ACE.
What is ICS for ACE?
Do not get confused. This is not Icecream Sandwich but an altogether different ROM Icecream Sunday, trimmed and modified version of Cyanogen Mod for ACE by XDA member Jusada. This ROM has been made trimming down all additional features and hence is a Cyanogen Mod based barebone.
How to Install ICS?
If you are already accustomed using custom ROM’s then the installation procedure is easy and the same. You can do it over Cynogen Mod, if you are already on it but make sure you have made a backup of ROM from CWM. If you are a new user then follow the steps below.
To upgrade to this rom you must be running on Ginger bread version 2.3.3, 2.3.4 or 2.3.5. If you are still running on froyo and need to upgrade to Gingerbread, here is our video tutorial on how to upgrade Galaxy Ace to Gingerbread. If you are updating from existing rom, back up rom from CWM or backup applications using Titanium backup.
- Download the required files from XDA thread and copy then to your sd card.
- Download and install CWM if you are not having it already.
- wipe data factory reset, wipe cache partition, wipe dalvik cache.
- From CWM install zip from sd, select the file you copied. Installation will take some time.
- Restart System.
What Features are Included/ Excluded in ICS
There are no new features included, its basic CM 7.1. Rather there are many applications that are excluded like Maps, Gtalk, Gmail, Spare parts and many more including the live wall papers. To my shock I was not able to find the File manager app also but to a releif I found Market to be working and downloaded Es File Explorer. So you can only download the applications that you want.
The features included are Icecream Sandwich icons and Overclocking Kernel. When you boot for the first time you will find the status bar to be improper. Just go to Theme Manager and change the theme to ICS to solve this problem. While applying the theme you will get a warning message, ignore it.
How to Over Clock Galaxy ACE?
This Rom already has the OC kernel. You can directly go to Cynogen Mod settings> Performance> CPU Profiles and set the maximum frequency of your processor. Remember 921 is a safe value still tested beyond that I got instant restarts. What I will suggest is keeping the value to 848 in general cases, it worked stable and I tested it on few games with good results.
Note: Overclocking is not a good practice. Only use this feature occasionally with restriction on the time limit. As overclocking causes overheating in prolonged usage.