Looking to install Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich on your Motorola Droid 3? Well, we have you covered. If you follow the instructions given you should be able to successfully have ICS on your Droid 3 but before you get too excited know that this may have a few glitches and bugs as it comes via an alpha version of CyanogenMod 9. If you’re ready to take the risk, though, and test some of the new features offered by Android 4.0 then let’s get started.
The first thing you need to do is make sure your Motorola Droid 3 is rooted and that you don’t have any Bootstrap apps installed on your handset. You’ll need a Windows computer as well and 170 MB of storage left on your phone’s SD card. It’s best if you have at least 70% battery left on your phone as well so it doesn’t shut off during installation.
How to install Ice Cream Sandwich on Motorola Droid 3:
1. Download SafeStrap app here and install the app to your Motorola Droid 3.
2. Run the SafeStrap app you downloaded and choose the option to “install recovery”. An option should now appear at the bottom of your screen showing “0.92”; if it doesn’t show this number then this method will not work for you.
3. Download CyanogenMod 9 from here and save it to your computer.
4. Connect your Droid 3 to your computer via USB and copy the CyanogenMod 9 ROM to your phone’s SD card.
5. Disconnect your computer from your phone.
6. Start your device in recovery mode. To do this, turn your phone off and back on. As it restarts and you see the splash screen, press the menu key.
7. Now create a backup of your Motorola Droid 3 in recovery mode. Once your backup is created, enable “Safe System” from the SafeStrap menu.
8. Now choose the option that says “Mount” and choose “Format System.”
9. You will now be prompted with another dialogue box from where we will install CyanogenMod 9. Choose “install zip from SD card” followed by “choose zip from SD card”. Locate and choose the file for the CyanogenMod 9 ROM.
10. The installation shouldn’t take longer than 15 minutes. Once it completes choose the option to “wipe data/factory reset” and then restart your Motorola Droid 3.
If everything went properly you should now have Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich on your Motorola Droid 3.
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