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Can you guys point me in the right direction.

Now ive seen other phones with the same MediaTek MT6515 cpu have ICS on them,
Im wondering if its possible to change the gingerbread OS to ICS


Phone model: Cherry Mobile Sonic
specs:
4-inch HVGA (320x480) capacitive display, 144ppi
1GHz single-core MediaTek MT6515 processor
Android 2.3.5 (Gingerbread)
PowerVR SGX531 GPU
256MB of RAM (211MB usable)
512MB of internal storage (180MB usable)
microSD support up to 32GB
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http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2215966 Look around there and you might find something you can use to get to ICS.
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Originally Posted by GamerPips View Post

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2215966 Look around there and you might find something you can use to get to ICS.

thanks for finding that topic. Ive already registered on that forum but was wary of posting my question because they dont seem very friendly to noobs. smile.gif

I'll take a few minutes to read through that topic.
The thing that worries me the most are these:

1. Let's say I successfully managed to install and run the newer Ice Cream OS, wont I need something like drivers for WLAN/Wifi, Camera, Touchscreen, etc.
Unless Android provides a generic driver for each part, kinda like how windows 7 automatically installs your LAN and Audio driver if your motherboard is released around the same time win7 was released.

2. Can I backup and revert to my old OS in case of problems with the new OS.
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You can backup and revert to your previous OS.

You'd do it in the same way you'd flash your OS to a different version, like Jelly Bean. Just find the correct (previous) OS for your phone and go from there. The siten I posted has lots of help with everything you'll need, you just gotta look around yourself.

On the topic of Generic Drivers, I would assume so as nearly all phones have those same drivers as nearly all phone have Cameras, Microphones, etc.
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Well if you're flashing through CWM you should be able to do a nandroid backup and it will save all your settings and stuff. smile.gif
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