Friday, 31 August 2012

Ice Cream Sandwich On The T-Mobile Vivacity and Co.

Hi. For anyone out there who have one of these phones:

  • T-Mobile Vivacity - Perfect
  • Orange San Francisco - Perfect
  • ZTE Blade II **
  • ZTE Crescent **
  • Telenor Touch Plus 
There is hope, and the guys over at MoDaCo and CyanogenMod built an Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0.4) and Jelly Bean (4.1.1) ROM 

* I am writing a blog about this to get this publicised more, I did not contribute much and the awesome developers will be credited for their work*
**Some problems with TPT may/will occur**

Ice Cream Sandwich looks like this:

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If you brick your phone, its not my fault, don't complain to me, you took the risk, you take the punishment

Instructions: - If your phone is rooted, skip steps 4 to 10

This ROM is for the San Francisco II

This ROM is for the T-Mobile Vivacity, Telenor Touch Plus and others

This is Darktremors A2SD (App To SD) Scripts *optional*

  1. BACKUP EVERYTHING - just in-case of an error. Backup to the SD and an external location
  2. Download the files you need, Google Apps and any optional downloads:

    This ROM is for the San Francisco II

    This ROM is for the T-Mobile Vivacity, Telenor Touch Plus and others
    Google Apps:

  3. Move all the zip files to your SD card
  4. Go to the market and download and install an app called TPT Helper
  5. For Vivacity, click here and download the TPT
  6. For San Francisco, click here and download the TPT       *Downloading the wrong file may cause a brick so be careful!*
  7. Copy the file (eg to the root of your SD card
  8. Open TPT, and Follow all the steps in order from Unzip the file. If it asks you where you saved the file, type Vivacity-v2c and OK
  9. Follow all the steps, (check md5sum, unzip etc)
  10. Press Start TPT
  11. Boot in to Recovery by turning the phone off, and turning it on while holding the volume down key
  12. In recovery, use the volume buttons to navigate and select 'Wipe Data/Factory Reset' by pressing the home button
  13. Select 'Install zip from sdcard' -> 'Choose zip from sd card' -> Your chosen ROM
  14. Then 'Install zip from sd card' -> 'Choose zip from sdcard' -> Google apps
  15. If you chose to install A2SD 'Install zip from sd card' -> 'Choose zip from sdcard' -> A2SD
  16. Finally 'Reboot System Now'
  17. The first boot will take 1-3 mins, give it time
  18. Then set up Google account, sync etc.
  19. Enjoy your phone with ICS!

If you wonder what the Android like Nyan Cat is, it is an Easter egg when you open up about phone and repeatedly tap on Android Version 4.0.4

If for some reason you get stuck, message me and I will provide help, or go to MoDaCo's website.

  • tilal6991 - for being awesome, helping with getting started and offering a ton of advice and fixes
  • Fuzzra - getting this off the ground in the first place, we wouldn't be here now without his initial work!
  • Fuzzra and UndauntedOlly - Orange UK Signal Boost!
  • TomGiordano - the ZTE overlord.
  • fr0do - the awesome Vivacity guinea-pig with getting the buttons fixed up!
  • The entire CyanogenMod team - we'd be pretty stuck without them!
  • Me, Nandoez for uploading this :D


  1. I can tell you it is worth it to upgrade from the stock ROM provided. It (2.3) was laggy, but now it is very very smooth (4.0.4 of course).

    Message me if you are in need

  2. I need help, i very badly want this mod but im a noob at this :( if anyone is willing to help me i would appriciate it pleaaase!!

  3. I will gladly help you at this, message me and I will guide you

  4. how can make backup ? is our orignal mobile rom in backup data .... t mobile vivacity .... plz tell me .....

  5. To make a backup of the SD Card, plug your phone into your computer, and copy all the content (music, videos etc) to a folder on your computer.

    To backup the ROM, and internal data ,follow steps 1-11, to obtain root and in the recovery menu, select backup and restore, then choose what you want to do. The backup will have all your data and whatever ROM you had when you backed up the phone.

    If you want any more help, is it possible to do this via G-mail or Skype etc?

  6. Thanksssssssss A Lot bro.......Now My Vivacity is on 4.0.4 I Done everything Fine I am going to Change My Phone Coz Of the update but now u saved my money Thaannksssssss ......
    Just Two Problems
    1. Camera Flash Is not working anyway Fine for Me No Need Of Fals For Me.....
    2. I Am downloading Temple Run Not Compatible With My Device Why...?
    3. Skype Vedio call Not enabled after Update..?/
    Anywayz Thankssssssss For The Update My Vivacity IS So fast AFter Updating ...U r Tooo Goood..............

    1. Bro..... same case for me..... flash isn't working.....!!!

    2. and Bro can u send me the backup of original rom please......
      mine got deleted accidently......

  7. my phone is unlocked from t-mobile, if i install ice cream sandwich will my phone be locked to t-mobile again?

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