Android Tutorial | Install Android 4.2.2 CyanogenMOD 10.1 Nightly / Experimental M Series ROM | SGS GT I9000

With Samsung abandoning support to the Galaxy S users after having updated the users to Android 2.3.6 almost a year and half ago, all the users were left in a fix as there were no updates being rolled out then. But worry not, here is the support from the CyanogenMOD community. This tutorial is for installing the latest CyanogenMOD Nightly ROM based on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean on your Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 (International Version). CyanogenMod is a free, community built, after-market firmware distribution of Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean), which is designed to increase performance and reliability over stock Android for your device.

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 does not 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 to your Gmail account.
  • Root users can make a nandroid backup using the Clockworkmod Recovery App.
  • You need to be using any rooted based ROM in order to carry out a smooth installation of CM10.1
  • If you are not having a rooted ROM, you may head over here to install Android 2.3.6 XXJVU first and then root it from here.
  • Download the ROM package to flashed: cm-10.1-20130419-NIGHTLY-galaxysmtd.zip (The latest nightly at the time of writing this post) or http://get.cm/?device=galaxysmtd (To check for the latest nightly and download the same)
  • Download the GApps package to be flashed: gapps-jb-20130301-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 won’t be 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. 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.
  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 CyanogenMOD 10.1, Jelly Bean on your device!!

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.

Android News | Galaxy Sense v1.0.2 | HTC Sense Experience on SGS GT I9000

There has been yet another update to the Android Gingerbread 2.3.3 based ROM for Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000. The ROM Galaxy Sense is being developed by the XDA Developer CuBe2. This ROM is being developed with a view of enabling the users of I9000 to experience the HTC’s very own HTC Sense.

Currently the ROM is in developing stage with many of the essential feature like Bluetooth not  working. But the most important part is that the developers are working hard to bring the HTC Sense experience to the Galaxy S users.

What is Working:

  • HW Acceleration
  • Wifi
  • GPS
  • Phone Calls
  • SMS
  • Super Speed
  • USB Data Transfer
  • HTC Sense Hubs
  • HTC Sense Account

What is NOT Working:

  • Bluetooth
  • When pattern lock is enabled it shows charging even if the phone isn’t charging
  • Camera (Front&Back)
  • Fastboot
  • Camcorder