UPDATE 6:18 PM 4/27/12: There is a new version of ICS out for our phones and its ready to be installed with ICS Installer v1.2
UPDATE 9:43 AM 4/27/12: Updated patch! There was an error with ADB in the Motofail root section of the utility, my tests weren't catching it because I have ADB on my path. Sorry everyone!
UPDATE 12:57 PM 4/25/12: seems there was a problem with the first option, I have fixed it in a patch. Download it and the bottom of this post and replace the ICSInstaller.bat file in the zip with this one. Sorry everyone.
UPDATE 4/25/12: New version of my utility is OUT NOW! I have included RSD Lite in the zip file and the fastboot file that is required to make the switch to ICS. I have updated and thoroughly tested my instructions, and if followed EXACTLY as written, you will retain root after your installation. It is almost 100% fool proof. Enjoy the update! It will be posted as soon as it uploads to google!
the root exploit to use latest Superuser.apk and su bin
the process to install ICS
style and layout of utility for usability
full instructions to fix your phone if you do something wrong
added the full 6.12.173 fastboot file
added RSDLite installer with instructions for use(just in case)
added instructions to retain root through ICS install (has worked 100%)
- no terminal app needed
Overall I feel it is much easier to follow, and much harder to screw something up. I just gave it to someone that has no idea what they are doing and they were able to gain root, preserve root, install ICS and regain root access. It is pretty much fool proof
UPDATE: Going though the posts i can see some people are having trouble with the instructions. Sorry I wasn't clearer. You need to have never used bootstrap or safestrap. Rule of thumb is if you've done anything besides just getting root, you're gonna have a bad time.
I know that a bunch of you wanna get your hands on the ICS leak, but can't/don't want to go through all the steps to do so. I have a solution.
I have written a small utility to automate the process.
I am trying to get in touch with mattlegroff to add it to his utility, but in the meantime, I will release a standalone version.
1. Make sure your phone is completely stock 6.12.181 (it's ok if it has been rooted)
2. Make sure you have NEVER installed bootstrap, safestrap, or cwm. (If you have used these, skip option 1 and use RSDLite 5.6)
3. Unzip ICSInstallerv1.2.rar to an empty folder
4. Double click the ICSInstaller.bat file
5. Please READ and FOLLOW all instructions! (you will retain root)
6. You now have ICS!
DOWNLOAD THE USB DRIVERS FIRST!
Please like if this helps you out!
GET IT HERE ICS Utility v1.2USE AT OWN RISK
TORRENT: ICS Utility v1.2USE AT OWN RISK
For anyone having trouble...
1. Use option 1 or RSD to get to .173
2. Use option 5 to get OTA walkthrough
3. Use option 2 to root
4. Use option 4 to preserve root
5. Use option 7 to upgrade to ICS 6.14.84.xt912
6. Use option 8 to regain root after upgrade
REMEMBER TO READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS AFTER PRESSING ENTER TO CONTINUE!