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I'm surprised this didn't come sooner, but better late than never, right? The full Galaxy Nexus (presumably GSM) system dump, together with boot and recovery images were leaked earlier today by none other than Paul O'Brien, the founder of MoDaCo, a talented developer, and creator of many custom ROMs. If you remember, previously only the apps as well as certain bits and pieces of Ice Cream Sandwich were made available for download.

The files were extracted by Paul from a test device running build ICL23D and are about 170MB in size combined. You can download all 3 of them over at MoDaCo.

Now the question of the day is: Will any talented devs be able to port it to existing devices, such as the Nexus S, and will we find something of value that hasn't been previously leaked? I'm sure curious to find out.

P.S. As Paul correctly points out, just because someone has certain possessions doesn't mean they can be immediately leaked. Just remember it next time you demand all the things!

The Android world is funny you know.

Often I come across releases, beta tests, development builds and suchlike that I can't share at all, sometimes I am given builds that I can share with some changes, and sometimes I have files that my sources allow me to share in their entirety.

It's a sad fact of some of the community today that this concept seems to difficult for some to understand.

Their thinking is simply that if you have something, you should share it, forget the responsibilities towards your sources etc., they just want what they want.

It's a shame, but today I'm pleased to have something that I CAN share...

Source: MoDaCo, thanks Damon!

Artem Russakovskii
Artem is a die-hard Android fan, passionate tech blogger, obsessive-compulsive editor, bug hunting programmer, and the founder of Android Police.
Most of the time, you will find Artem either hacking away at code or thinking of the next 15 blog posts.

  • johnd

    Can't wait to see If the devs can pull some useful stuff out of this for use. Maybe we can get some roms working smoothly for some devices.

  • Derek

    How does this build compare to the SDK?

  • Franz

    All I care about is the new Gmail. Does this give us a chance to see the apk soon?

    • Franz

      Silly me:
      "...previously only the apps as well as certain bits and pieces of Ice Cream Sandwich were made available for download."

      Got it! It's awesome!

      • michael rock

        How are people getting some of the apks installed, I'm just getting a parse error.

        • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

          Most of them require API level 14 (ICS), so you won't be able to install them.

        • michael rock

          But I'm only trying to install Google and the new YouTube, ive heard people have installed them already.

        • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

          Doubt it - people who installed it probably did it on the emulator or an emulator port.

  • https://sites.google.com/site/remmbermytitans/ Victor

    Hopefully this will lead to CM9 be released sometime before Christmas or even New Years. Maybe Valentine's?

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      This has nothing to do with CM - CM needs source.

  • jjrudey

    Please someone port it to Droid

  • Paul

    It's already running on the Nexus S. Friend of mine is running ICS on his Nexus S, it was taken from the build in the emulator of the latest SDK release. It actually runs quite well for a hacked-together version of ICS. Almost everything works and is suitable for his daily driver. But hopefully with this leak they'll be able to piece together bits and pieces from both the emulator version and the Galaxy Nexus version to create a more complete ICS for Nexus S and hopefully Galaxy S II :-)

  • Jon

    He was asked to take it down. Don't bother...i didn't get it in time! :(

  • Gnex

    My phone :D

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