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.
  1. Reply waqar June 14, 2012 at 12:40 am

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

  2. Reply التقني June 9, 2012 at 3:44 am

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

  3. Reply التقني June 9, 2012 at 3:44 am

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

    • Reply Pradeep Neela June 9, 2012 at 10:05 am

      reinsert the battery and check by booting in the normal mode

  4. Reply mithun May 26, 2012 at 11:10 am

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

  5. Reply irfan May 25, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    Can i use the same process for Gio S5660m canadian version

  6. Reply jeffry May 22, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    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?

  7. Reply Daniel May 11, 2012 at 10:58 am

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

  8. Reply Reboc43 May 2, 2012 at 12:49 am

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

  9. Reply raphael April 29, 2012 at 10:35 pm

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

  10. Reply raphael April 29, 2012 at 10:33 pm

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

  11. Reply Shubham Saxena April 29, 2012 at 2:35 am

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

  12. Reply Dorel Dragoescu April 26, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    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

    • Reply Dorel Dragoescu May 1, 2012 at 6:34 pm

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

  13. Reply yaseen April 17, 2012 at 11:52 pm

    is it also a beta version

  14. Reply Kiko April 4, 2012 at 10:47 am

    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

  15. Reply serge March 28, 2012 at 12:41 am

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

  16. Reply Riya March 21, 2012 at 1:54 am

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

  17. Reply yasss March 19, 2012 at 12:07 am

    camera and galerie don’t work :(

  18. Reply sohail March 16, 2012 at 11:08 pm

    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 :

  19. Reply jaicab March 14, 2012 at 5:48 pm

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

    • Reply Daniel May 11, 2012 at 10:55 am

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

  20. Reply Jaicab March 14, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    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.

  21. Reply Herb March 14, 2012 at 4:51 am

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

  22. Reply jonathan March 12, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    how to install this on galaxy s s5360?

  23. Reply Chris March 12, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    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

  24. Reply James March 11, 2012 at 5:19 pm

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

    • Reply Neela Pradeep March 14, 2012 at 12:38 am

      you need to eapply the update!

    • Reply Herb March 14, 2012 at 4:27 am

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

    • Reply Charles March 14, 2012 at 4:21 pm

      @James, Did you find a solution for this?

      • Reply Neela Pradeep March 15, 2012 at 1:37 pm

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

  25. Reply James March 11, 2012 at 4:04 pm

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

  26. Reply Herb March 11, 2012 at 8:01 am

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

    • Reply Neela Pradeep March 11, 2012 at 10:47 am

      have you rooted the device before installing the updatE?

    • Reply Herb May 23, 2012 at 5:03 am

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

  27. Reply roshan March 10, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    can we use this on galaxy mini?

  28. Reply Rahul Sethi March 10, 2012 at 3:19 pm

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

    • Reply Neela Pradeep March 10, 2012 at 11:44 pm

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

  29. Reply Kanaka Reddy March 10, 2012 at 9:37 am

    Cani use the same process for GT-S5360 ?

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