BroadcomCM is the project me and Spacecaker created mainly for bring pure Android Open Source project to BCM21553 powered devices.

This included mainly Samsung Devices which aren't open source friendly:
  • Samsung Galaxy Ace (i)
  • Samsung Galaxy Y
  • Samsung Galaxy Mini (i) 
Those devices were shipped with Android 2.3.6. We decided to bring Android 2.3.7 - based on CyanogenMod and AOSP ROMs to those devices. Eventually we ended with a stable ROM ready for daily use.

We talked with Broadcom to make their sources a little more Open Source and they gave us Framework and HGL patches needed to suceed on making this ROM. After alot of talking, they even release those drivers for Android 4.0+. You can read that on this page.

So after adapting those new Sources to our devices, we managed to bring a BETA version of Android 4.0.4 based on CyanogenMod 9.1 to our devices.

Development moved forward to Androidarmv6 team after we established the base of those device tree.

Samsung Galaxy Ace i
Samsung Galaxy Y
Samsung Galaxy Mini i
CyanogenMod 7.2 - 2.3.7 RC 4 RC 4 RC 4
AOSP - 2.3.7 Nightly 1 RC 2 RC 1
CyanogenMod 9.1 - 4.0.4 Beta 5 Beta 5 Beta 5
CM Specific Kernel Version 4.0 Version 4.0 Version 4.0
Temp. CWM Recovery Temp. CWM 5 Temp. CWM 5 Temp. CWM 5

BroadcomCM project was always meant to help and inspire other developers to try to do their best for their closed source devices, that's why all our job can be found at our github.

Thanks for your time and we hope you liked our project. Any more information leave a comment below

Special honors to the people that contributed in this project: (XDA Usernames)
  • Spacecaker: Founder with me of this project.
  • Lopicl.00: Contriubted into the main Kernel stages and a good tester.
  • Alberto96: Developer of the project.
  • PsychoGame: Developer of the project.
  • Psyke83: Developer of the project and responsable of join BroadcomCM with Androidarmv6.


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    1. Yes, trying to get new things up!

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  3. Please Bieltv.3 explain me how i can install cyanogenMod 9.1 in my Galaxy Y, Please i need it! If you want you can write on the reply.
    I would really appreciate it!

  4. Hola ZensZt1: yo te recomiendo instalar desde odin tu PDA, para que no tengas ningĂșn problema, luego instalas el Temperatura. CWM 5( despues haces un "wipe data/factory reset" ; "wipe cache partition" y advanced "wipe dalvik cache" luego "mounts and storage" formar/System- luego mount-system INSTALAS LA ROM CM9 BETA5 . Ya que termine , haces de nuevo ---"wipe data/factory reset" ; "wipe cache partition" y REBOOT SYSTEM Y listo saludos