How To Update Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 To Android ICS 4.0.3 RC4.1


How To Update Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 To Android ICS 4.0.3 RC4.1

The Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 was the European Smartphone of the Year in 2010 and it reaches sales of over 15 million smartphones only for this this model, since it has been the first true competitor for Apple’s iPhone. Since there are numerous users that own the Galaxy S model, I thought that a guide on how to update its Android OS to ICS 4.0.3 RC 4.1 will help them experience a new dimension on their smartphones by using this new custom ROM release. If you want to learn how to install and update it on your device then you should follow the instructions listed here.

Before moving to the tutorial guide, you need to know that this article is destined only for Galaxy S models that aren’t network locked, so, if you’re on a network-based device then you should close this website as it won’t do any good for you.

The new update comes packed with numerous features, like: full Google Apps package, it is pre-rooted, fully working Audio, RIL, Hardware Accelleration, Touchscreen works smoothly, Wi-Fi and bluetooth, Calendar sync, Camera works perfectly with support for taking pictures and video recording, Face Unlock, GPS, Touch to focus on camera and panorama mode are included, support for FM Radio, Wireless and wired tethering, sensors, also supports Live OC, USBOTG, Internal and external SD cards, init.d Support. It uses Platypus as a kernel base and it features Voodoo Sound and color.

These were all the things that you had to learn before starting to apply the Android ICS 4.0.3 RC 4.1 Firmware on your Galaxy S GT I9000. Also, note that cannot be held responsible for any damage and you should create a backup of the data stored on your device in case you’ll have problems in successfully applying the new update. Now that you know all this, it is time that you start updating your Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 to Android ICS 4.0.3 RC 4.1 Firmware.

Before getting to the first step you need to know that your device has to be updated to XXJVU firmware. Also, make sure that your smartphone is rooted because otherwise the update listed here won’t work. SO, here’s how to do in order to upgrade the Galaxy S GT I9000 to Android ICS 4.0.3 RC 4.1:

  1. After you finished rooting your Galaxy S you need to activate the USB Debugging Mode and this can be done by opening Settings, then Applications> Development and then select USB Debugging. Make sure that the little box is ticked.

  2. Now, download the Ice Cream Sandwich Android 4.0.3 RC 4.1 file and save it on your PC.

  3. When the download was finished, connect the Galaxy S GT I900o to your PC via USB cable and then copy / paste the zip file in your smartphones’ SD card.

  4. When copying completed successfully disconnect the USB connection and turn off the smartphone, as you need to boot into recovery mode.

  5. To enter recovery mode you need to press ‘volume up’ key and the OK button and while you’re holding both simultaneously you need to press the Power button.

  6. When in Recovery Mode, make sure to select ‘Wipe data / factory reset’ and ‘Wipe Cache partition’ options in order to clear and remove all cache stored currently on your Galaxy S.

  7. Now you need to select the ‘install zip from sd card’ option, then select ‘choose zip from sd card’ and your Galaxy S GT I9000 will start the updating process. Please note that this might take over 20 minutes before completion.

  8. When the update is completed you need to select ‘Go Back’ and then click the ‘reboot system now’ option that will force your smartphone to restart.

In case you’re getting force close errors then you need to repeat the ‘Wipe data / factory reset’ and ‘Wipe cache partition’ actions and from then on your device should run smoothly the Android ICS 4.03 RC 4.1. Make sure to tell us if this guide helped you or not. Also, please note that our website cannot be held responsible in case something goes wrong and the updating process didn’t go as it was planned. Any questions you might have regarding this tutorial guide can be posted in the comments field and we will try to help you complete the Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich update.

After this process has been completed you should restore all your files, messages, contacts, bookmarks and applications to your device. Remember that for this guide to work your Galaxy S should’ve been updated to the latest XXJVU firmware and afterwards rooted in order to allow you ┬áto load the Android ICS 4.0.3 RC 4.1 update files. I hope that you found this guide helpful and that you have managed to apply all changes to your device without much trouble. In case you found this web page while searching for other topics / articles related to Galaxy S smartphone, then please use the search box and you shall find the tutorial guide that you were looking to find first.

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