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I'm using "HTC Wildfire S". It is running on android 2.3.5 and I want to change it to ICS.

Is it possible to do that? Where I can find the original ROM for ICS which can run on my device?

How can I build my own ROM? Is there any software for this purpose?

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closed as not a real question by ce4, Richard Borcsik, roxan, Al E., eldarerathis Aug 2 '12 at 18:33

It's difficult to tell what is being asked here. This question is ambiguous, vague, incomplete, overly broad, or rhetorical and cannot be reasonably answered in its current form. For help clarifying this question so that it can be reopened, visit the help center.If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

Development-related questions are off-topic; see the FAQ. Here's also a similar question, see also this info on updates to ICS. You might be best off by just using some ROM from XDA –  ce4 Aug 1 '12 at 8:59
This could also be asked from an end-user point of view. Many end-user are also building there own ROMs. –  Flow Aug 1 '12 at 9:44
As to lend a hand on this subject, see: Tutorial: Android Internals - Building a Custom ROM, Pt. 1 of 2 and also this stackoverflow answer. –  Zuul Aug 1 '12 at 10:50
@Flow yes it could be nevertheless the FAQ says that if a book could be written on a subject than this isn't the right place to ask. Building a rom that's not a winzip job involves a number of things that are out of scope for this site. This question also shows absolutely no research and is the equivalent of the "give me the code" questions on SO. The question is do we want to be a site where the 1337 kids hang out? –  Richard Borcsik Aug 1 '12 at 10:59

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If there is a way to build a custom ROM, XDA is the place to go. For Example: If I would like to build an custom ROM for my Kindle Fire, I would browse the Kindle Fire Android Development Forum and search for an thread that explains this. There is a meta post, which points to some guides.

To sum up: If you want to build your own ROM, look at the according XDA Forums. If there is no information/thread about it, it's likely that no one has done it before or/and it won't be easy.

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