This is not the first we have heard of Ice Cream Sandwich running on the TouchPad. In fact, we have seen several iterations come available up until this point and as of the present — we now have another. This latest comes as CyanogenMod 9 Alpha 0.6. Yup, this one is a small bump up from the last mention, which was Alpha 0.5. That being said, version 0.6 (as implied by the name) is still an Alpha release and probably not something that everyone is going to want to install and run. But on the flip side, if you are already using an alpha Ice Cream Sandwich release on the TouchPad — this one seems like a worthy upgrade. In terms of what one can expect new and/or changed in Alpha 0.6 — here is the changelog.
- Touchscreen fixes
- Ability to hide the combined bar(navigation buttons and clock) for full screen. This uses the ICS api so it will require app support(not all apps have been updated). This is an option under Settings->[Interface]->System->Combined Bar (Credits to Flemmard)
- Scrollable quick settings. This will require tweaking later to allow it to be bigger on the Touchpad but fixes overflow issue on 7″ tablets with the new Bluetooth toggle. (Credits to Flemmard)
- Reboot to recovery is working via the power menu(hold down power button). Note: reboot will sometimes shutdown rather than rebooting.
- Preliminary support for Rom Manager. In order to use this you will need Rom Manager Premium because it is not official yet. In order to use it you will need to execute “Flash ClockworkMod Recovery” in Rom Manager. Confirm the model is cm_tenderloin, say yes that you have installed manually, and check ClockworkMod 3.x. Now you can use Rom Manager to flash update.zips. Official support should come soon.
- Other general changes from syncing with latest changes