Android 4.3 Official Update on Samsung SGS 4 GT I9500 (International) now available via OTA in India

Samsung has finally rolled out the Android 4.3 update to the Exynos based Samsung Galaxy S4 GT I9500 (International) in India. The updated is of 658.31 MB and apparently brings in the features as posted by SamMobile.i9500 OTA 4.3

The official change log described in the update is as below. The same can be seen from the screenshot also.

  1. OS Upgrade (Android 4.3)
  2. Added new features (KNOX for consumer, etc.)
  3. Compatibility with Galaxy Gear
  4. Improved Performance (Graphics, Multimedia, Bluetooth, etc)
  5. Improved user interface and stability
  6. User interface adjustment (Icon change,etc)
  7. Security Enhancement

Also, the footnote in the update details mentions “You cannot downgrade to the old software after this new software upgrade due to security reasons

changelog update noteSome other screenshots:

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Samsung is rolling out the first OTA for Galaxy S4 I9500 in India

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As one can see from the screen shot an update for improved stability is being rolled out for the international version GT I9500 Samsung Galaxy S4.

I shall further disect and report the exact changes one the update is installed.¬† ūüôā

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! ūüėČ

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

‚ÄĒMake sure the the device has¬†100% battery¬†so that, there aren‚Äôt any problems during the flashing‚ÄĒ

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):

‚ÄĒMake sure the the device has¬†100% battery¬†so that, there aren‚Äôt any problems during the flashing‚ÄĒ

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):

‚ÄĒMake sure the the device has¬†100% battery¬†so that, there aren‚Äôt any problems during the flashing‚ÄĒ

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 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:

‚ÄĒMake sure the the device has 100% battery so that, there aren‚Äôt any problems during the flashing‚ÄĒ

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:

‚ÄĒMake sure the the device has 100% battery so that, there aren‚Äôt any problems during the flashing‚ÄĒ

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.