Install Android 4.0.4 ICS “F1 GalaxyNexus” ROM on Galaxy S GT-I9000
As most of you know well that Samsung will never release Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9000, which means owners of Galaxy S should use a better ICS-based custom ROM on their Samsung smartphone to taste the latest version Google’s mobile operating system “Ice Cream Sandwich”.
There’re hardworking developers on XDA, they help the Android users to get everything. As one of those XDA developer “Faryaab” did the same, he developed “F1 GalaxyNexus” custom ROM for your Samsung Galaxy S, developer made this ROM from Google’s ICS source code that provides you the pure Ice Cream Sandwich experience as well as Samsung Galaxy Nexus.
There’s no visual changes in the ROM but there’s no bloatware too. It’s AOSP (Android Open Source Project) ICS ROM that has so many great features and it’ll be updated on everyday basis. The ROM based on Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich build IMM671, it’s multi-language ROM and has latest CM Compiled kernel. In short, the ROM will turns your Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9000 into the Nexus S.
The ROM has great features for you such as fully Deodexed, Zipaligned APKs, Rooted, Superuser app, BusyBox app, No 3rd Party App, Extended Power Menu (Reboot, Recovery & Download), Galaxy S Settings In The Launcher, Tweaked Scrolling Cache, Huge APN & SPN List, Patched Settings with F1 Version, EXT4 File System Optimizations, SD-Card read ahead, TweakFully Working Mass Storage, Facebook Contact Sync, 180 degree rotation enabled, F1ROM Build Prop Tweaks, T9 Dialer Functionality (I love this), and Landscape Dialer Support.
F1 ROM also has Notification Toggles, to get them just hold the settings icon in the notification bar and it support MTP and UMS Support, just navigate to Settings>Storage>Press Menu>USB Computer Connection. You’ll get Storage Option In Camera (Internal SD Card, External SD Card & USB Storage) and the GPU UI rendering is enabled in the ROM.
However the ROM is still in its development stage, which means it may has bugs like developer mentioned that FM Radio does not work, and phone unnecessarily gets data connection on device encryption password enter screen. You can’t format external SD and format internal instead of external SD when requested to format ext. Slow USB/SD Card transfer speed, stuck clock in status bar and Sometimes WiFi signal indicator is empty on boot (or using Juice Defender). But if you really want to taste Ice Cream Sandwich, don’t care about these minor bugs, install this and enjoy Ice Cream Sandwich.
Before you start installation first as usual keep in mind that it’s just for Samsung Galaxy S model number “GT_I9000”, you can check device detail from Setting>About Phone, and remove the SIM card lock, if you’ve set it. your device must be rooted with ClockworkMod recovery installed its battery should be charged. Make a backup of your device data such as SMS, internet setting, contacts music files etc because the below procedure may wipe data, you can sync your contacts with Gmail account and for messages use SMS apps, lastly use file expert app to backup to back apps.
DISCLAIMER: Please proceed the below guide at your own risk, Android Egis will not be held responsible if your device lost data or get damaged following this guide.
Step #2: Plug the device to PC using USB cable.
Step #3: Transfer the downloaded files to internal SD card of device.
Step #4: Disconnect the device from PC.
Step #5: Turn the device off.
Step #6: Reboot the device into recovery mode by holding down Volume Up + Home Button
+ Power button till screen appear.
Step #7: In recovery mode, use volume keys to navigate and power to select, create a nandroid backup of your current ROM, it’s important because if anything not work out that you expect from this ROM, you’ll be able to easily revert back to your current state. To create backup select “Backup and Restore”, and then select “Backup” again.
Step #8: Perform full wipe, select wipe data/factory reset, and confirm on next screen.
Step #9: Select “Install Zip from SD Card” then “Choose Zip from SD Card” and locate the downloaded file that you’ve transferred in above step and confirm installation. Wait till installation complete. (Note: Your Galaxy S will reboot during installation and continue the installation but if it doesn’t continue repeat the step again).
Step #10: Repeat last step to install Google apps.
Step #11: Once the installation is completed, select “Go Back” after that select “Reboot System Now.” That’s it, enjoy!