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!!

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 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.

Android Tutorial | Install Dark Knight 3.0 | ICS 4.0.4 [Leaked] 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 (Leaked). The main features of the ROM are:

Features:

  • Very Fast System
  • 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:
  • Akop rom control
  • External SD card fix
  • Import from simcard
  • Signal bar fixed
  • Necessary apps are installed in data partition
  • Galaxy s settings
  • T9 Dailer
  • New wallpaper added to launcher
  • Build.prop and INIT.D script Updated
  • Chrome browser fix
  • More accurate GPS

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.

Android Tutorial: Install Teamhacksung’s ICS 4.0.3 CM9 ALPHA (Build 17) for Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000

TeamHacksung today released a new build, Build 17 for the much awaited Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.3 for Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000, the CyanogenMod 9 (CM9). The changelog for the Build 17 is as follows:

Changelog:

  • Top of widget selection selector says “Select screen lock” (Upstream fix)
  • Chrome not working
  • Various other upstream fixes
Known Issues:
  • 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 THIS ROM IS EXCLUSIVELY FOR SAMSUNG GALAXY S GT I9000 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.

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 Google Apps (Optional): For this first ROM Manager has to be installed from the Android Market (Free). Once that is done, open ROM Manager, at opening the app, it will ask for the SuperUser rights. Click on allow. Next, navigate to the Download ROM under the ROM Management section. Under the Free tab, loacate Google Apps. Select the latest one having the Subtitle as Recommended for CM9.xx. (At the time of publishing this tutorial, “20120304 ICS” was the latest one.
  5. Install Google Apps Fixer (If installed Google Apps): 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 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.

**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.

Android Tutorial | Install Dark Knight 2.1 | ICS 4.0.4 [Leaked] for SGS GT I9000

There has been yet another update with the newly ported ROM from the Nexus to Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 (International). The Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.4 ROM called the Dark Knight has gone into the v2.1 now. The changelog for the ROM over the previous version is:

Changelog:

  • Full Fat Free ROM with all the unnecessary processes removed
  • Full Init.d integration
  • All new Semaphore 0.9.0 Kernel
  • Custom Boot script
  • Performance Booster
  • Rill fix

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.

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 Teamhacksung’s ICS 4.0.3 CM9 ALPHA (Build 16) for Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000

New update is out for the Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 users waiting for the loved CyanogenMod’s Ice Cream Sandwich release better know as CM9 by Teamhacksung. This ROM is currently is in Alpha stage and the tutorial below is for installing the Build 16 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 Google Apps (Optional): For this first ROM Manager has to be installed from the Android Market (Free). Once that is done, open ROM Manager, at opening the app, it will ask for the SuperUser rights. Click on allow. Next, navigate to the Download ROM under the ROM Management section. Under the Free tab, loacate Google Apps. Select the latest one having the Subtitle as Recommended for CM9.xx. (At the time of publishing this tutorial, “20120212 ICS” was the latest one.
  5. Install Google Apps Fixer (If installed Google Apps): 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 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.

Changelog for CM9 Build 16:

  • Regression in BUILD 15: Superuser application crashes
  • Regression in BUILD 15: Data Roaming enabled by default
  • Back camera does not record geotagging fixed
  • Camera crashe when changing resolution fixed
  • New WM8994 Extensions (aka “Voodoo Sound”) configurable from DSP Manager

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.