How to Install Cyanogen Mod 9 ICS Android 4.0 Firmware in Samsung Galaxy GIO S5660

Galaxy GIO LogoSamsung Galaxy GIO S5660 users can now feel free when it comes to the update of Ice Cream SANDWICH Android 4.0 firmware version. Though Samsung won’t be officially pushing the update, all thanks to the third party developers who are making it possible when it comes to the ICS Android 4.0 Roll out starting with the Nightly build Cyanogen Mod release which we will be checking out in the due course of this article. There will be some bugs in this firmware version but as in when the new updates come, all the bugs will be addressed. Please be informed that once you root the device, the warranty gets void. The only way with which you can reclaim the warranty is by re applying the official factory firmware. Do let us know which is your factory firmware version and we will guide you to update with the same.

Over a period of this article, we will be checking out on what are the features of this custom ROM firmware and also the list of pre requisites you need to follow  and then the detailed tutorial on how to apply the same.

Features & Highlights of Nightly Build for Galaxy GIO:

  • Device sources have been rebuilt
  • Cleaned up config sources
  • Primitive video acceleration
  • Rewritten libgralloc
  • Removed unused libcopybit
  • Enabled QCOM_HARDWARE flag
  • Built with Qualcomm stuff
  • Cleaned up base Android sources

Disclaimer: Please note that we should not be held responsible in any manner in whole or in parts if any damage is done to your device caused by updating the firmware which is a very unlikely event if you follow the instructions as mentioned in the article including the pre requisites and the procedure to update the phone.

CAUTION: This update should not be applied to the phones which are NETWORK LOCKED DEVICES, if you still continue to update your phone then we cannot guarantee on the consequences.

Quick Pre Requisites:

  • All the data present in your Samsung Galaxy Gio S5660 needs to be backed up so as to ensure that just in case if any is lost or corrupted, the same can be restored with the help of below mentioned steps.

Notes – Backup in the mail so that you can then restore manually,
SMS Messages – Use “SMS Backup & Restore app”,
Contacts Stored in Phone Memory – Sync with the Gmail application,
Call Log - Call Log and Restore Videos,
Images, Videos & Files etc.– Copy to internal / External SD Card,
Internet & MMS Settings – Backup all the settings from “Applications > Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names

  • Minimum battery charge left in the device should be a minimum of 60% so as to ensure that the phone doesn’t get turn Off in the middle of firmware update.
  • All antivirus suites in your computer including the Firewalls should be disabled, while all the antivirus apps in your Samsung Galaxy Gio S5660 should be uninstalled as these tools may interrupt the process of firmware updation.

Important: This procedure only works on Rooted Galaxy Gio S5660 Devices, so ensure that you root your device before applying this firmware

  • Enable the USB debugging in your phone from the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging”. The USB Debugging option should be ticked.

USB Debugging

  • Assuming that you have followed all the above mentioned instructions, you can now proceed to the next page where we have summed up a detailed article on how to apply this firmware in your device with a simple to follow tutorial.
  • waqar

    I installed ICS CM9 on my galaxy gio. I need to reinstall gingerbird 2.3.6.
    plzzz help me.

    • Pradeep Neela

      any error message you are getting?

    • Pradeep Neela

      yes you can install this update

  • التقني

    I have a black screen after the update…any solutions?

  • التقني

    I have a black screen after the update…any solutions?

    • Pradeep Neela

      reinsert the battery and check by booting in the normal mode

  • mithun

    Does it need to be applied with cwm recovery mode??? …n don we hv to wipe data n cache??

  • irfan

    Can i use the same process for Gio S5660m canadian version

  • jeffry

    must we upgrade our galaxy gio to any higher os first before we upgrade it to ICS, or we can just upgrade it when it’s still froyo?

  • Daniel

    What can I do to make my phone back to normal? Now my phone won’t boot and it stays at black screen :(

  • Reboc43

    I have the same problem, no camera preview, but camera works sometimes.
    Also barcode readers do not work, I presume because of camara problem.

  • raphael

    my phone is rooted, but aftar the update its stuck in a black screen
    pleas help me!

  • raphael

    my gio is rooted but aftar the update its stuck on a black screen
    pleas helpe me!

  • Shubham Saxena

    HI ! :D
    If this dosent work on my phone…..can i make it back to normal?
    Please help…..:/

  • Dorel Dragoescu

    Hi Neela!
    After S1,S2,P1000,I trying Cyanogen to a little gio and works fine(no work 3G data!) but I use Beta8(ics4.0.4)
    now I have:
    version 404
    base version xxkt6
    nv: marcin@maclaw#1
    cyanogen mod version 9.0.0-RCO-Galaxy ICS-UNOFFICIAL beta8
    version nr IMM76D
    is good beta8 like beta7!
    Here is:
    All the best

    • Dorel Dragoescu

      hi ,
      Work fine,only camera has a ‘bugg’!no preview,but work!
      i like this Beta8!
      All the best,

  • yaseen

    is it also a beta version

  • Kiko

    wouldn’t recommend it the way it is…gave a try
    but you can’t watch videos on the phone with this firmware…
    it’s like you can u see 1 frame here and there…(the audio plays fine though)
    It also gets stuck a lot of the point the firmware and so app isn’t responding..”would you like to wait or close it?”
    Also installing apps from the market is a pain in the arse…
    as a LOT of apps when u go to them it says this app is not compatible with this device..because ics doesn’t have official support for this phone…you can still work around that…by downloading the apk of that app and installing it manually…but then upates for it as the market doesnt recognize the device as a supported one…
    I’ve used it for about a couple months…and just went back to gingerbread…I think the video was the biggest hassle…
    Also..I never managed to get flash to work on the phone even though I installed a flash apk

  • serge

    beta 5 is slow as shit on my gio… :( ill instal nightly back…

  • Riya

    How to install Cyanogen Mod in Android Mobiles, Two Methods. – Guides and Tutorials – TechDiscussion

  • yasss

    camera and galerie don’t work :(

  • sohail

    who i update my samsung galaxy s5660 (gio) from froyo 2.2 to Ice Cream 4

    my pda : s5660jpkc2

    phone : s5660xxxb8

    csc : s5660ojpkc1

    email me :

  • jaicab

    Can someone teach me how to fix the partition on my internal storage?

    • Daniel

      Me too
      my phone just hang at Samsung and then the picture faded slowly and now my gio just have black screen

  • Jaicab

    I have the same problem.. After I installed my rooted phone with ICS, it stuck at black screen with “ANDROID”. Now KIES and ODIN can’t even detect my phone. Booting at recovery mode always shows E: failed to mount /system.
    Please help me.

  • Herb

    I get….. E:Error in / tmp/sideload/

    • Neela Pradeep

      root the phone and then apply the update!

  • jonathan

    how to install this on galaxy s s5360?

    • Neela Pradeep

      we will come out with the article soon!

  • Chris

    Just flashed my gio with this ICS doing everything step by step as you described and my phone doesn’t boot up ;/ You wrote that in first boot it can take a while but I guess not more then 2 minutes – I’ve waited 5 minutes, no effect

  • James

    My phone rebooted but it stuck at a screen with \ANDROID\ on it. What should I do?

    • Neela Pradeep

      you need to eapply the update!

    • Herb

      @James, Mine is the same, went to 4/5 no problem then 5/5 error???

    • Charles

      @James, Did you find a solution for this?

      • Neela Pradeep

        no, not as of now! though we are working on the same and will come out with something new for Galaxy GIO users!

  • James

    Is it fully working? As in those functions such as cameras, videos, sound?

  • Herb

    Tried several times with same result failed at 5/5 of the install using ????

    • Neela Pradeep

      have you rooted the device before installing the updatE?

    • Herb

      I have itt working now, but still do not get a preview in camera app

  • roshan

    can we use this on galaxy mini?

    • Neela Pradeep

      no as of now its for Galaxy GIO!

  • Rahul Sethi

    Please come up with ICS for Samsung Galaxy SL (i9003) as well .. Thanks :-D

    • Neela Pradeep

      we noted your request and will surely come up with the same!

  • Kanaka Reddy

    Cani use the same process for GT-S5360 ?

    • Neela Pradeep

      no, its strictly for S5660