Galaxy S3 Themed ICS Firmware for Samsung Galaxy S I9000
One of the reputed members of XDA Developer Forum, mkalter has come up with a very interesting custom ROM. This new ROM is based on Samsung Galaxy S3 and thus it is surely going to gain lots of attention on its way.
Let us look into the theme applications or features that ICSGS3 Firmware will serve you with. The list includes camera, FM Radio, clock, downloads, gallery, settings, Opera Mini, Google Talk, messages, agenda, Evernote, contacts, camera and mails. It is also important to note that this includes Twitter, Facebook and Apex Launcher. It also has beats audio which will provide with the best sound quality.
Some of the things that are not working include:
- Microphone in applications.
- Video Camera
- HD Video Playback
- A few others
For ROM download and wallpaper you can go through the link that is given at the end of the post.
But we are sure this brief info won’t be enough for this larger than life ROM. So, elaborating on this subject, it is worth noting that this ROM is based on SGS2 XXLPH port and with Skoprion S2 kernel. Also, it is overclockable to 1.4GHZ, 343MB RAM. We are thankful to the developer for making such an interesting ROM.
Of course, you would want to try this! So, here’s a step by step tutorial to Install ICSGS3 Custom ROM on Galaxy S I9000 (Galaxy S3 Themed Custom ROM). But before you jump on that please go through the disclaimer.
Disclaimer: The information as given here should be followed carefully. Also, it is important to note that since this ROM is new there are some things that do not work and thus you must be extremely careful. We expect you to have some technical knowledge before you install ICSGS3 firmware on galaxy S I9000. Also, the ROM as concerned is compatible with Samsung galaxy S I9000 having XXJW4 Stock ROM only. Kindly do not try this ROM on any other Android Smartphone.
Pre-requisites to Install ICSGS3 Custom ROM on Galaxy S I9000 with XXJW4 Stock ROM
You must root Galaxy S I9000 stock ROM XXJW4 to obtain Clockworkmod recovery (CWM).
Take complete back up of contacts, apps, SMS as well as APN settings. This is the most important point and only after you take a back up you must move ahead.
You must remove SIM Card Lock. You can do it this way: Settings> Location and Security> Sim card lock > Clear Checkbox
You must also download the latest version of the ROM from the link as given at the end of the post.
Procedure to Install ICSGS3 Custom ROM
You must transfer the downloaded zip file (the latest ROM) to internal SD card.
After that you should switch off your Galaxy S. Have patience; let it get completely turned off.
Press Volume Up, Home, and the Power button together to boot into CWM recovery. When the screen turns on, leave all the buttons.
Now since you are in recovery mode you can use Volume keys to scroll up and down and power key as the select option.
Select Factory reset.
Select install zip from sdcard and select choose zip from sdcard. Select ROM file.
Now confirm installation by selecting Yes.
You will see that the ROM will start installing.
Just while installation is going on, you can see that phone will reboot. Again it will continue with the installation process.
Once the installation gets completed you must select go back option and then reboot the system so that you can reboot your handset.
You are done! Congrats!
If you have any doubts or any issues kindly discuss the same with us in the comment section. Also let us know your experience with this new Firmware.
ROM Download Link: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1651443
Screen shot: Source XDA