Many are on the wait to get the Android ICS update loaded on their devices. Now XDA Recognized Developer andy572 has other plans, though, to help users get a taste of ICS in the form a launcher called PhoenixLauncher. This gives users on Gingerbread a chance to taste the ICS goodness without waiting for OEMs to release it. The launcher is for root users only, which is kind of unique as most aren’t. The reason behind it, according to the developer:
The launcher comes in both free and paid versions. In the free version, you’re limited to 3 home screens and the dock bar of ICS along with some other fun features. It’s a little stripped down, but it definitely gives users the feel of ICS without actually having it. The installation method is also a little complicated, and requires users to put the .Apk in the in /system/app before using, otherwise it will cause problems.Otherwise you cant use widgets shown in the Application drawer. Its required because of a general
permission in the Android operating system, this can never be fixed by me!
For anyone who wants to try it out, you can find all the details, the installation method and screen shots in the original thread. Don’t forget to make a backup, just in case.