News | Development of AOSP Android 4.2 for Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000

Recognized XDA Developer DerTeufel1980 has just released the pre-alpha AOSP Android 4.2 for Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000. Now, the ROM that we are talking about is not beta or RC but a very very early pre-alpha ROM. I strongly recommend NOT to install this one if you are rookie or an intermediate for that matter in the field of flashing Custom ROMs.

What’s Working:

  • Booting
  • Sound
  • Most of the Apps
  • Wifi (Partially)

What’s NOT Working:

  • Mount SD Cards
  • Camera
  • MTP Mode
  • Root
  • BusyBox
  • No Call
  • No DATA
  • No 3G
  • A lot of other things…

I won’t be putting up the installation tutorial as of now since the ROM is highly unstable and not fit to be used on a daily basis. But those of you who have the knowledge of flashing and willing to try it out can download the same from here. The standard nandroid backup–>wipe–>flash method to be followed (from any 4.1 ROM ofcourse)

Android Tutorial | Install CyanogenMOD 10 Experimental M Series | SGS GT I9000

CyanogenMOD is the name that would pop up in any ones mind when discussing about Custom ROMs. When it comes to the claimed to be “outdated” devices like the good old Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 and I9000b, the only way to get the Android 4.1.1, Jelly Bean, updates is to depend on any custom ROM or the Nexus Stock ROM ported to the device. Luckily enough, the CynaogenMOD community hasn’t stopped supporting this device and hence, we’ve been getting nightly updates very frequently. So, here we are, with yet another tutorial to install none other than the CyanogenMOD 10 for Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000. Readers please note that this ROM is compatible with the GT I9000 and I9000B versions ONLY and NOT for Captivate or Vibrant. The ROM has already been here for almost a month now, hence an “almost stable” ROM that could treated as good as the a daily use ROM. So, those still willing to try out this wonderful ROM go on read further…

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. If you are hearing the term “Root Users” for the first time, and don’t have the SuperUser app installed on your phone, rest assured, your ROM doesnot have root access yet.
  • 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.
  • You need to be using any ICS based ROM in order to carry out a smooth installation of CM10. If you don’t have ICS installed, please head over here and install ICS first. (I know, it will be really irritating to carry out such a long procedure, but believe me, it is very much necessary to carry out a gltich free installation)
  • Download the ROM package to flashed: cm-10-20121011-EXPERIMENTAL-galaxysmtd-M2.zip (This was the latest available M Series ROM, will be updated from time to time Updated:16/11/2012)
  • Download the GApps package to be flashed: gapps-jb-20120726-signed.zip gapps-jb-20121011-signed.zip
  • Copy both the package to the internal memory (Internal sd card not the removable one) of the Phone

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

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 by selecting the wipe data/factory reset and wipe cache partition options. Also, get into the advanced section and use the Wipe Dalvik Cache too.
  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. Now, as soon as the installation begins, there might be a chance where in an error would occur and the ROM will simply reboot after showing an “X” mark in red on the CM Logo. Do not panic in this situation. Just enter into the recovery again using the three button combo shown in the above figure.
  5. This time, the ROM will reboot and enter into recovery to complete the installation. Next,  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 file  and install it.
  6. Next, again go to the advanced section and select fix permission.
  7. Once, that is done, reboot/restart the phone and voila! You now have CyanogenMOD 10, Jelly Bean on your device!!

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Android Tutorial | Install TAJB ROM | Jelly Bean Port for Galaxy S GT I9000

Gone are the days when people were anxiously waiting for the first port to Ice Cream Sandwich for none other than the Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000, for which Samsung denied further ROM development. But now, here we are with first “apparently” stable  Jelly Bean port! \o/

This port has been developed by a team led by Mkalter, Capez and Ali1276. The port is better known as TAJB. Now, since this ROM is in development stage, we cannot expect everything to be working flawlessly! Also, I’m posting this one for those who have tried out installing and using the custom ROMs before and those, daring to make it their first! 😉

The ROM has already been here for a few days now and has reached the version 5 of the release, hence with many of the basic bugs fixed, it is the right time to experience Jelly Bean!! So here’s the list of features that the developers have got up and working:

What’s Working:

  • Touchscreen
  • Call/SMS
  • GPU
  • Softkeys/Hardkeys
  • Butter
  • ADB
  • USB
  • Internal/External SD
  • Camera
  • Audio
  • WiFi
  • HW Video Acc
  • Data 2G/3G
  • Google Now
  • GPS

What’s NOT Working:

  • Mounting SD Card to PC
  • Google Ears
  • and some more bugs…

So, those still willing to try out this wonderful ROM go on read further… but do keep in mind as of now, this ROM is only for Samsung Galaxy S GI I9000 (International).

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.
  • Download the package to flashed: JellyBean-MK-TAJB-V5.zip
  • Copy the package to the internal memory (Internal sd card not the removable one) of the Phone

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

To avoid any flashing problems, I would recommend you to be on Stock Android 2.3.6 or CM7 or CM9 or any ICS AOSP or AOKP ROMs. (Those who have never heard these terms before, don’t panic! They are just a bunch of custom ROMs, like the one you are about to install) 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 the Jelly Bean port by TAJB.

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 by selecting the wipe data/factory reset and wipe cache partition options. Also, get into the advanced section and use the Wipe Dalvik Cache too.
  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. Once the installation is done. enter into the recovery again before booting into the ROM and execute the Step 2 again i.e. wipe all the cache, etc…
  5. Next, again go to the advanced section and select fix permission.
  6. Once, that is done, reboot/restart the phone and voila! You now have Team Android Jelly Bean (TAJB) Port!!

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P.S. Screenshots coming real soon!

Android Tutorial | Install ICS333 2.0.1 | ICS 4.0.4 by Team 3xtr3m3

Team 3xtr3m3 from XDA Developer Forums lead by el_navajita today released the v2.0.1 update for it ICS ROM called ICS333 based on the Android Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.4 with features covering those offered by CM9 and AOKP for Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 (International). The developers have tried to focus on providing stability and a better stock experience through this ROM. The main features of the ROM are:

  • Built from Android sources (IMM76L)
  • Improved notification bar toggles: long press a toggle to go to related Settings menu; multi-state sound toggle.
  • Numeric battery indicator (Optional – can be changed to stock battery indicator in Settings -> Battery -> Press Menu Button -> Change battery style).
  • Brightness control in status and notifications bars (Optional – can be disabled in Settings -> Display -> Brightness control slider)
  • Real and improved autobrightness: brightness really goes down when light decreases.
  • Extended power menu with reboot, recovery and screenshot.
  • TV-Out
  • Video face effects working
  • Application killing with long press on back button
  • Choose storage in Camera application
  • Power button shooter in Camera application
  • Timer option in Camera application
  • T9 Dialer
  • Removed “R” roaming indicator for national roaming
  • Root, Busybox and SuperSU
  • Kernel Semaphore 1.2.0s (387 MB RAM)
  • HugeMem patch for 720p video by F4K
  • Preinstalled app: OI File Manager
  • APN’s predefined huge list
  • Modified hosts file to remove ads in applications.

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Changelog:

v2.0.1:

  • Updated to IMM76L build
  • Changed updater script in order to make it harder to lose your IMEI when updating from Gingerbread

v2.0:

  • New autobrightness system: Based on the approach of stratosk, using a logarithmic scale.
  • Added option for enabling/disabling autobrightness decrease (Settings -> Display -> Autobrightness decrease)
  • Added option for enabling/disabling “long press on back key to kill apps” (Settings -> Developer options -> Fast application killing)
  • “Galaxy S Settings” is now totally integrated in the Settings menu.
  • Updated kernel to Semaphore 1.2.2s
  • Modified installation script (Reduced IMEI losses)
  • Updated Messages app: prevents FC when the mmsc is null in the APN
  • Updated Email app: prevents wake-ups in downloader component (source: CM9)
  • Updated translations (thanks to all of you that have collaborated)
  • Updated Busybox
  • Updated APN list (source: CM9).
  • Updated host file

v1.1:

  • Added an option to show/hide the brightness control slider of the notifications bar (Go to Settings -> Display -> Brightness control slider).
  • Added an option to change between stock battery icon and numeric battery icon (Go to Settings -> Battery -> Press Menu Button -> Change battery style).
  • Tried to prevent an infrequent soft reboot when loading the lock screen.

v1.0.2:

  • Fixed missing kernel modules in 1.0.1 version.

v1.0.1:

  • Updated kernel to Semaphore 1.2.0s.

v1.0:

  • Added timer option to Camera app (thanks to CM9)
  • Improved stability when connecting to Bluetooth headsets
  • Updated SuperSU
  • Removed Barcode Scanner

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 ICS333, the following downloads must be made and copied to the root folder of the phone (On the Internal SD Card):

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

To avoid any flashing problems, I would recommend you to be on Android 2.3.6

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 ICS333 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 by selecting the wipe data/factory reset and wipe cache partition options. Also, get into the advanced section and use the Wipe Dalvik Cache too.
  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 (ICS333-2.0.1-signed.zip in this case) and select it.
  4. In case you get into a boot loop, please execute Step No. 2 & 3 again.
  5. Once this is done, again get into 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 zip file and install 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.

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.

Android Tutorial | Install ICS333 1.1 | ICS 4.0.4 by Team 3xtr3m3

Team 3xtr3m3 from XDA Developer Forums lead by el_navajita recently released the v1.1 for it ICS ROM called ICS333 based on the Android Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.4 with features covering those offered by CM9 and AOKP for Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 (International). The developers have tried to focus on providing stability and a better stock experience through this ROM. The main features of the ROM are:

  • Built from Android sources (IMM76I)
  • Improved notification bar toggles: long press a toggle to go to related Settings menu; multi-state sound toggle.
  • Numeric battery indicator (Optional – can be changed to stock battery indicator in Settings -> Battery -> Press Menu Button -> Change battery style).
  • Brightness control in status and notifications bars (Optional – can be disabled in Settings -> Display -> Brightness control slider)
  • Real and improved autobrightness: brightness really goes down when light decreases.
  • Extended power menu with reboot, recovery and screenshot.
  • TV-Out
  • Video face effects working
  • Application killing with long press on back button
  • Choose storage in Camera application
  • Power button shooter in Camera application
  • Timer option in Camera application
  • T9 Dialer
  • Removed “R” roaming indicator for national roaming
  • Root, Busybox and SuperSU
  • Kernel Semaphore 1.2.0s (387 MB RAM)
  • HugeMem patch for 720p video by F4K
  • Preinstalled app: OI File Manager
  • APN’s predefined huge list
  • Modified hosts file to remove ads in applications.


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v1.1:

  • Added an option to show/hide the brightness control slider of the notifications bar (Go to Settings -> Display -> Brightness control slider).
  • Added an option to change between stock battery icon and numeric battery icon (Go to Settings -> Battery -> Press Menu Button -> Change battery style).
  • Tried to prevent an infrequent soft reboot when loading the lock screen.

v1.0.2:

  • Fixed missing kernel modules in 1.0.1 version.

v1.0.1:

  • Updated kernel to Semaphore 1.2.0s.

v1.0:

  • Added timer option to Camera app (thanks to CM9)
  • Improved stability when connecting to Bluetooth headsets
  • Updated SuperSU
  • Removed Barcode Scanner

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 ICS333, the following downloads must be made and copied to the root folder of the phone (On the Internal SD Card):

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

To avoid any flashing problems, I would recommend you to be on Android 2.3.6

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 ICS333 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 by selecting the wipe data/factory reset and wipe cache partition options. Also, get into the advanced section and use the Wipe Dalvik Cache too.
  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 (ICS333-1.1-signed.zip in this case) and select it.
  4. In case you get into a boot loop, please execute Step No. 2 & 3 again.
  5. Once this is done, again get into 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 zip file and install 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.

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.

Tzinga Energy Drink: The CyanogenMOD against Stock ROM for Human Body?

Recently, I installed CyanogenMOD 7.1 on my Galaxy S I9000 for daily use. Now, you would be wondering, when the whole world is talking about CM9, why on earth am I now using CM7, perhaps a late mover. I altogether had a different reason for doing so. I have been trying out every new ROM that has been coming out of from developers’ end. But some-how, I used to roll back to stock ROM after exploring the newly installed ROM for a day or two. This time, since I had nothing new to try out, I decided to re-experience the CyanogenMOD magic but again, wanted it to be a pleasant one and hence decided on using the CM7.1 Stable version. Every time I try out a new ROM, I hate the fact that we have to install the google apps pack separately. So, I was quite annoyed with it initially. But then, I was bored from the stock 2.3.6 too and so that worked as a motivation for me to use the CM7.1

At the end of the second day, I was quite happy from this ROM because of the battery consumption results. I could clearly see 20% battery remaining on the phone which otherwise used to be dead by the evening itself (on account of the extensive use of 3G, Wi-Fi & Bluetooth). Then, again CM7 has its own custom launcher and a whole bunch of goodies that you don’t get to see in any of the Stock ROMs. The best part (for some it could turn out to be the worst) was the absence of the Samsung Touch Whiz. Love it or hate it I felt Samsung could work something out for I9000 and improve the Touch Whiz experience but that would be again one more addition to our endless list of have’s and have not’s from Samsung.

Now, today I tried out this new Energy Drink called Tzinga by Hecto Beverages and after having had one, I had the same feeling that I had after having installed CM7. It was something extra as compared the regular Cloud9 or the Red Bull. Well it not only had everything that Red Bull or for that matter of fact, Cloud9 had to offer but the best part was the three flavours it came in: Tropical Trip, Mango-Strawberry and Lemon Mint. The whole feeling was like installing a brand new custom ROM which had all the new features, themes and wallpapers which made you feel privileged of getting something extraordinary, which normally people are not aware of. Now, I must say, this drink Tzinga not only taste better than Red Bull but also was way cheaper at just INR 20 for 200 ml while I could get the Red Bull at INR 95. Again, another major difference was on the packaging front. Untill now, all the energy drinks that I have seen in the market have always been available in either Tin (mostly) or Bottles. But this one Tzinga, comes in a flexible pack which gives you an altogether different feel while drinking.

Android Tutorial | Install Dark Knight 5.5 | ICS 4.0.4 Nexus port for SGS GT I9000

XDA Developer nasif619 is back with one more update for the ROM Dark Knight. This ROM originally made for the Nexus S has been ported to the Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 (International). The ROM is based on the Android Ice Cream Sandwich v 4.0.4. The main features of the ROM are:

  • Engine: Android 4.0.4 release Nasif modified, changed, improved
  • Very Fast System0.
  • Fat-Free ROM
  • Zoom on camera
  • Pre-rooted
  • Full init.d Support
  • Touch to focus
  • Voodoo Colour
  • Notification widgets
  • Zipalinged
  • Insert Busybox
  • Tweaks in Build.prop
  • Best battery life [NO Android OS BUG]
  • WiFi Tethering
  • HD 720p Video recording
  • GPS tweaks.
  • Add free rom.
  • Necessary app installed on your data partition.
  • Full USB transfer speed.

Changelog:

  • WiFi bug fix
  • Data bug fix
  • Play store Fix
  • No more Reboot on downloading app
  • latest devil Kernel
  • Advanced Edify Script
  • New Script To speed UP
  • 125 mb free memory
  • Removed some app

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

To avoid any flashing problems, I would recommend you to be on Android 2.3.6 or CM7.1 or DK itself.

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 by selecting the wipe data/factory reset and wipe cache partition options. Also, get into the advanced section and use the Wipe Dalvik Cache too.
  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. Once this is done, boot into the new ROM, go to Rom control/Start-up Tweaks. Allow superuser Permission. Then Install the fix FIX Startup Init.d.zip.


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.