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Update HTC Wildfire to Android 4.0 ICS CyanogenMod 9

HTC Wildfire was one of my favourite budget Android phones. It had pretty low-end features like a 600 MHz processor, 280 MB RAM and a small display screen and had natively Android 2.2 on it and is still being sold at an affordable price in various countries. Well, now we can even get Android 4.0 ICS on HTC Wildfire.

We have already covered Android 4.0 tutorials for low-end Android phones like Samsung Galaxy Ace, Galaxy Gio and Galaxy Fit – HTC Sensation XL as well. HTC has no plans to release an official ICS update to Wildfire and have kind of dropped support for the phone as well with no more updates. This is where CM9 comes in and saves the day with a custom CM9 ICS ROM for Wildfire.

Disclaimer: We are not to be held responsible if you damage or brick your device. We don’t have you on gun point to try out this tutorial 😉

The following apps/features does not work in this CM9 release as it is still in development.

  • Camera
  • Gallery (use QuickPic as a good alternative)
  • Build-in wifi tethering (use Open Garden WiFi Tethering App; direct link thanks to DarkhShadow: click)
  • Playing video’s (youtube or wathever)
  • Voice-to-text
  • Headset icon does not appear, but when you plug in your earphones, the sound is ported to there so it is working.

Make sure you have installed all your USB drivers of the HTC Wildfire to connect it with the computer. Download HTC Wildfire USB drivers! Now, let’s proceed with the tutorial on the next page to get that tasty Ice Cream Sandwich (CM9) on your phone.

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Haris Nadeem

He lives on everything Android; has countless devices, apps and games to play with everyday. Currently serving as the Chief Editor at Team Android.