Tutorial: Install Teamhacksung’s ICS CM9 ALPHA for Galaxy S (BUILD 15) for SGS GT I9000

Having posted tutorials for Onecosmic’s (now know as Team ICSSGS) Ice Cream Sandwich port for Galaxy S GT I9000, I9000b, Captivate & Vibrant, this time I’m back with the tutorial for Teamhacksung’s ICS better know as CyanogenMod 9 (CM9). This ROM is currently is in Alpha stage and the tutorial below is for installing the Build 15 of the same. Please note that this tutorial is exclusively applicable to the Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 (International Version) ONLY.

Some pre-requisites to be followed are:

  • Taking the back-up: This is a must thing that should be done. Get into Clockworkmod Recovery and select backup. It would take around 10 minutes to complete the backup. Please make sure that the battery is fully charged.
  • Alternatively, you can take the back up of only the apps using Astro File Manager or Titanium Backup which are freely available in the android market.
  • Also, to take up the backup of sms and call logs you may use SMS Backup+ which again is freely available in android market. It syncs your call logs and sms as labels to your gmail account.
  • Root users can make a nandroid backup using the Clockworkmod Recovery App.

Now, for the Installation of the CM9, the following downloads must be made and copied to the root folder of the phone:

—Make sure the the device has 100% battery so that, there aren’t any problems during the flashing—

Now, to flash this ROM, it is necessary that your current ROM is a rooted one. If not, then please head here to install Android 2.3.6 and root it from here. Then, you may continue installing CM9 by doing the following:

To enter into recovery mode one needs to press the three button combo:

  1. Get into Recovery Mode
  2. Clean Cache and do Factory reset.
  3. Install ROM from sdcard. For this enter into the recovery, move to install zip from sdcard using the Volume Up/Down Keys, and click on the Home key to enter. Then select choose zip from sdcard and in the next screen navigate to the ROM file and select it.
  4. Install Superuser Fix: For this enter into the recovery, move to install zip from sdcard using the Volume Up/Down Keys, and click on the Home key to enter. Then select choose zip from sdcard and in the next screen navigate to the sufix.zip file and select it.
  5. Install Google Apps (Optional): For this again enter into the recovery, move to install zip from sdcard using the Volume Up/Down Keys, and click on the Home key to enter. Then select choose zip from sdcard and in the next screen navigate to the gappsv7.1.zip file and select it.
  6. Install Google Apps Fixer (If installed Google Apps): For this again enter into the recovery, move to install zip from sdcard using the Volume Up/Down Keys, and click on the Home key to enter. Then select choose zip from sdcard and in the next screen navigate to the gapps_fixer.zip file and select it. Please note that, here, if the google sync does not work even after installing the Google Apps Fixer, do a Factory Reset and Do Not restore the data backup made by Titanium Backup.
  7. Install Face Unlocker (Optional): For this again enter into the recovery, move to install zip from sdcard using the Volume Up/Down Keys, and click on the Home key to enter. Then select choose zip from sdcard and in the next screen navigate to the face-unlocker6.zip file and select it.

Changelog for CM9 Build 15:

  • Mute-unmute needed on some calls
  • Notification power widget uncustomizable (now integrated into Settings)
  • Duplicate entries in MediaScanner (will only prevent new duplicates, need to clear data to get rid of old duplicates)
  • Regression in BUILD 14: Screen flicker while turning off
  • Regression in BUILD 14: adb turns off every reboot
  • Unreliable Wi-Fi on screen off
  • Reboot into recovery on crash (it will still reboot, just not into recovery)

Known Issues in CM9:

  • Camera does not support scene modes
  • FM Radio does not work.
  • Phone unnecessarily gets data connection on device encryption password enter screen.
  • Cannot format external SD
  • Android OS battery usage display higher than normal.
  • Sometime wrong SMS selected for forwarding
  • Format internal instead of external SD when requested to format ext. SD
  • Transfer speed slows down when screen off
  • Gallery face glow FCs
  • Screenshot shutter sound
  • Camera crashes when changing resolution
  • TV Out using HW-decoding (probably won’t be fixed)
  • Sim Toolkit (probably won’t be fixed)
  • No camera focus mode setting
  • Back camera does not record geotagging
  • Compass doesn’t work in Google Maps v6
  • Unable to dial “0001” in some regions
  • Regression in BUILD 15: Data Roaming enabled by default
  • Slow USB transfer speed for some people
  • Camera still photos problem after recording video

**PLEASE NOTE THAT TRYING TO FORMAT THE EXTERNAL SD CARD WILL NOT FORMAT IT BUT INSTEAD IT WILL FORMAT THE INTERNAL MEMORY CARD**

If you have actually read and tried all these instructions and are still stuck PLEASE POST YOUR PROBLEMS IN IN THE COMMENTS SECTION AND THEY WILL GET ADDRESSED ASAP.

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3 thoughts on “Tutorial: Install Teamhacksung’s ICS CM9 ALPHA for Galaxy S (BUILD 15) for SGS GT I9000

  1. The cyanogenmod 9 ics build 15 runs well with very minor bugs,some of the camera options when selected makes the camera to force close.
    It’s a much more stable rom than build 14 and it comes with more better customizations of the drop down notification menu.
    I’ve noticed that the volume icon in the drop down menu doesn’t toggle,unless if you use the volume up and down button.
    Other than that,i’m happy with this rom. very good work by teamhacksung.

    • Currently, there are some DATA/WIFI issues with RC4 and hence all the downloads have been pulled down by the developers. So, I shall update them once the download links are active with RC4.1

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