Android Tutorial: Install ICS 4.0.4 Dark Knight for SGS GT I9000

With the introduction of Android 4.0.4 for Nexus, xda developer nasif 619 has done a wonderful job of porting this ROM to Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 (International), better known as Dark Knight 4.0.4. Here are the features of this ROM:

Features:

  • Very Fast System
  • Zoom on camera
  • Pre-rooted
  • init.d Support
  • Touch to focus
  • Voodoo Colour
  • Themed APP
  • Zipalinged
  • Insert Busybox
  • Tweaks in Build.prop
  • Best battery life [NO Android OS BUG]
  • WiFi Tethering
  • HD 720p Video recording

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS ROM IS EXCLUSIVELY FOR SAMSUNG GALAXY S GT I9000 (INTERNATIONAL) ONLY!!

To install this ROM, some pre-requisites to be followed are:

  • Taking the back-up: You can take the back up of only the apps using Astro File Manager or Titanium Backup (Root Users) 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 Dark Knight 4.0.4, 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 Dark Knight 4.0.4 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.


WARNING: THIS ROM IS IN ITS DEVELOPMENT STAGE AND MAY NOT BE FULLY FUNCTIONAL. SO THERE ARE ALL THE CHANCES OF HAVING INSTANCES WHEN WIFI/DATA DOESN’T WORK. PLEASE CONSIDER THIS ISSUE FIRST AND THEN INSTALL THE ROM.

**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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32 thoughts on “Android Tutorial: Install ICS 4.0.4 Dark Knight for SGS GT I9000

    • well as I said earlier, this is in development stage…. so, there are bound to be some issues with it… which will be taken care of in the subsequent builds…
      Anyways, its good to get bug reports!! 🙂

  1. I did everything but now my phone doesn’t start anymore. It just locked in the Recovery Screen(showing that options but now the screen is light blue).

  2. i have a problem….after i select the zip from sd, it load for 5 seconds and then restart, change the cmw view mod and doesn`t start, doesn`t load the sd card and i have to flash it over.

  3. “Just reflash the ROM after doing a factory reset and deleting the cache. This should solve the issue.”

    Didn`t worked

  4. Guys, I crashed my touch buttons, back and settings, it’s hardware damaged, not software (i killed them when trying to dismount phone). Does this rom use ICS’ on screen buttons? (I see it on screenshots, but need to be sure, I’ve already tried few ICS roms, but all of them used galaxy s’ touch buttons) Thanks!

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