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 This ROM originally made for the Nexus S has been ported to the Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 (International).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.

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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 Dark Knight 1.0 | ICS 4.0.4 [Leaked] for SGS GT I9000

Just a day after posting the tutorial for the installation of the new leaked ROM based on Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.4 known as Dark Knight for Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 (International), here is the updated release of the same. The change log for Dark Knight 1.0 is:

Changelog:

  • USB mass storage.
  • File manager added.
  • Bootloader option removed from power menu. [Unessential]
  • Notification widgets removed. [because conflict with mounting USB, will be added new widget in future]
  • Asop system UI and Settings.apk

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.

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.

Tutorial to Install Android 2.3.6 XXJVU Official on Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000

Android 2.3.6 XXJVU is a Gingerbread ROM for Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 (PLEASE NOTE: THIS ROM IS FOR GT I9000, THE INTERNATIONAL VERSION ONLY AND NOT FOR I9000b OR CAPTIVATE OR VIBRANT) The ROM that we are about to install is the OFFICIAL ROM released by Samsung for Europe (Release Date: December, 2011)

The changelog for 2.3.6 XXJVU is as follows:

  • Face Unlock from Galaxy Nexus
  • Galaxy Note Lockscreen
  • Galaxy S2 Photo Editor
  • Improved Camera App
  • Ability to take picture while taking videos
  • Fast auto-rotation response
  • New Lockscreen sounds
  • Enhanced stock browser
  • Smoother and faster Gallery 3D
  • Higher FPS rate in 3D
  • Minor changes in the UI

Some of the prerequisites to be followed:

  • Take the back-up of all the apps: To do so, in case you have a rooted phone, you may use Titanium Backup from Android Market. If you don’t have rooted phone, you can use Astro File Manager  (Available in Android Market for free) to take the backup.
  • Backup of contacts: Mostly all the Android devices are preset to sync the contacts with the gmail account. In-case, you have disabled it, you can enable it by getting into Contacts–>Options–>More–>Accounts and select the google account and check mark the sync contacts option.
  • Taking back-up of Call Logs and Messages: You can use third party apps from android market like SMS Backup + (Again freely available) which will sync your logs and messages to your gmail account as labels which can be easily restored later.
  • Downloading the ROM file: I9000XXJVU_I9000OXAJVU_OXA.rar
  • Downloading the ODIN & PIT files: Flashprogram_Samsung_I9000__Pits.rar
  • Downloading the Drivers for the PC: SAMSUNG_USB_Driver_for_Mobile_Phones_v1_3_2300_0.zip
  • Most importantly: KEEP YOUR PHONE FULL CHARGED OR AT-LEAST ABOVE 50% CHARGING LEVEL.

Once you are done with the prerequisites, you can move down to the installation procedure as below:

  1. Unzip the ROM, ODIN and Drivers to their respective folders in case it requires any password, it will be “samfirmware.com”
  2. Now, the first thing to be done is install the phone drivers on the PC which you are to use for flashing the ROM. To do this, navigate to  SAMSUNG_USB_Driver_for_Mobile_Phones_v1_3_2300_0 folder and select the appropriate setup x86 or x64 based on the type of OS you are using on your PC.
  3. Once this one has been installed, get your GT I9000 in the download mode by using the 3-Button combo. For that, first switch off the phone and wait for it to vibrate a little just to confirm that it is completely switched off. Then, press the three buttons: Power Key, Volume Down and  Home Key  and hold until you see a green android saying “Downloading”
  4. Next, goto Flashprogram_Samsung_I9000__Pits folder and open I9003_Odin3 v1.82.exe (Don’t bother the  I9003 in the file name. It is compatible for I9000 also)
  5. Once ODIN has be opened, connect your phone to the PC while it is in download mode. Once connected, an “Added” remark will appear on the message window.
  6. Next, click on the PIT button, navigate to the Flashprogram_Samsung_I9000__Pits folder and select s1_odin_20100512.pit
  7. Then, click on the PDA button, navigate to the I9000XXJVU_I9000OXAJVU_OXA  folder and select the CODE_I9000XXJVU_CL851880_REV03_user_low_ship.tar.md5 file.
  8. Then, click on the PHONE button, navigate to the I9000XXJVU_I9000OXAJVU_OXA  folder and select the MODEM_I9000XXJVU_REV_00_CL1092175.tar.md5 file.
  9. Then, click on the CSC button, navigate to the I9000XXJVU_I9000OXAJVU_OXA  folder and select the GT-I9000-CSC-MULTI-OXAJVU.tar.md5 file.
  10. PLEASE MAKE SURE TO SELECT THE FILE PROPERLY AS ABOVE AND DOUBLE CHECK BEFORE CONTINUING FURTHER.
  11. Next, make sure that Re-Partition, Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time have been check marked.
  12. Once all the above steps are done, click on Start  button and wait for the message window to show “All threads completed” and “Pass” displayed on the top left box.

The phone will then automatically reboot. You can now disconnect the cable. Meanwhile, the phone will get into the first time setup, where in you can setup the basic services like the wifi, data usage and gmail sync etc…

DISCLAIMER: ALTHOUGH THIS IS THE OFFICIAL ROM BY SAMSUNG, I TAKE NO RESPONSIBILITY. PLEASE FLASH THE ROM AT YOUR OWN RISK. IN CASE OF ANY DOUBTS OR PROBLEMS, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO COMMUNICATE THEM VIA THE COMMENTS AND THEY SHALL BE ADDRESSED ASAP.

SOURCE FOR THE ROM, FLASHING SOFTWARE, DRIVERS: http://samfirmware.com

 

ICS Beta 2 Release for Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000

Update!!!
After the first beta release, xda developers are back with the beta2 release of Ice Cream Sandwich Android 4.0 Beta 2 for Samsung Galaxy S GT i9000.
Warning: This release is only for the International version of SGS GTI9000
Any one interested in installing the beta2 ROM on their devices can download the ROM & Kernel from here.
In case your phone is not rooted, you need to root it first. (Warning: Rooting as well as installing this ICS update will void your warranty)
In order to install theICS you need to first ensure that you have the latest superuser 3.0.6 installed on your rooted device. You can get the superuser from here.
Once you have downloaded the superuser and copied it to the root folder in the sdcard, switch off your device, enter into recovery mode by pressing the Volume Up, Power off and Home key at the same time. Then, navigate to the “Install zip from sdcard” option. In this, navigate to the “Choose zip from sdcard” option and select the Superuser-3.0.6-efgh-signed.zip file and flash it.
Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 Recovery Mode Screen Capture
Next, copy both the rom and kernel files to the root folder of your phone and do as follows:
If all the above instructions are followed correctly, you should be able to run ICS Beta 2 smoothly on your device.

ICS Beta1 for Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000

The most recent development in the Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) is that XDA Developers have been successful in releasing the Beta update for Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000.
 
Warning: This release is only for the International version of SGS GTI9000
 
Any one interested in installing the beta ROM on their devices can download the ROM & Kernel from here.
 
In case your phone is not rooted, you need to root it first. (Warning: Rooting as well as installing this ICS update will void your warranty)
 
In order to install theICS you need to first ensure that you have the latest superuser 3.0.6 installed on your rooted device. You can get the superuser from here.
 
 Once you have downloaded the superuser and copied it to the root folder in the sdcard, switch off your device, enter into recovery mode by pressing the Volume Up, Power off and Home key at the same time. Then, navigate to the “Install zip from sdcard” option. In this, navigate to the “Choose zip from sdcard” option and select the Superuser-3.0.6-efgh-signed.zip file and flash it.
 
 
Next, copy both the rom and kernel files to the root folder of your phone and do as follows:
If all the above instructions are followed correctly, you should be able to run ICS smoothly on your device.