Galaxy S I9000

How to Install ICS Android 4.0.3 Theme in Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000

Galaxy S ICS New logoAfter the recent updates to Nexus S as well as Galaxy nexus, your favorite Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 is just days away from getting the fully functional and working ICS Android 4.0.3 update, not officially though. But yes if you  are on the JVUJVZ Firmware version which we have covered on Android Advices then you have got a great news that you can now make your phone look like an ICS laden phone. This time we are not telling you to apply any sorts of custom ROM or buggy Custom ROMs but a theme which will change whole of your device’s framework to that of ICS one. So, what if you still need to wait for an ICS update, you can always make use of this theme till the actual ICS Android 4.0 Update arrives for Galaxy S GT I9000.

Yes you heard it right, most of the users ask us on what are the benefits of rooting and if it is necessary to root the device. The answer is yes, if you have got an Android and is the one who just want to make the most out of their Android as Android is the open source then you need to root so as to make use of custom roms, install firmware updates even before they are officially launched. So, in the similar lines today we will check out on how you can install ICE CREAM SANDWICH ANDROID 4.0.3 theme in your Galaxy S GT I9000. Thanks to zznh for making this brilliant theme.

Check on Which Firmware you are ON?

To check on which firmware, go to path “Applications > Settings > About Phone” where you will see version as JVU / JVZ. If you are on any of other firmwares, then you first need to update to any of these to apply this theme.

Note: Please note that you need to be on the Rooted Firmware of JVU / JVZ so as to install this ICS Android 4.0 theme in your Galaxy S.  Also, most importantly, this will only work on the phones which bear the model number as I9000 and is not for the devices such as I9000B / T etc. or even say I9003 etc. If you still continue to apply this in your phone then the device may even get bricked or dead.

Best Part: In the due course of this article no data loss or corruption will happen in your device and is safe to apply this theme. The only condition is that you need to follow each and every single mentioned instruction.

So, let’s proceed to the installation of this ICS flavored Android 4.0.3 theme.

Screen Captures of ICS Android 4.0.3 Theme for Galaxy S:

ICS 4.0.3 SGS 1 ICS 4.0.3 SGS 2 ICS 4.0.3 SGS 3 ICS 4.0.3 SGS 4 ICS 4.0.3 SGS 5 ICS 4.0.3 SGS 6 ICS 4.0.3 SGS 7 ICS 4.0.3 SGS 8 ICS 4.0.3 SGS 9

We are sure, you would like to apply this theme in your Galaxy S, to set the same head to the procedure in the next page.

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  1. Sampath

    February 14, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    Hi Neal, When to we get theandroid 4.0 for Galaxy S Plus? I am dying to install the same on my s+

    • Pradeep Neela

      February 14, 2012 at 11:56 pm

      as of now there is no eta! once its there we will let u know!

  2. nLm

    January 22, 2012 at 4:56 am

    the JVZ versions link leads to the JVU file ?! i’m a little bit confused.

  3. Najib

    January 6, 2012 at 2:20 am

    Does this work on galaxy s 2 with ICS ?

  4. hsian loon

    December 29, 2011 at 3:22 am

    hey guys try to actually read whats written there before taking advantage of pradeep’s kindness in replying all the posts, you wont find someone like that on many sites.

    thanks for your guides all the time!

    • Pradeep Neela

      December 31, 2011 at 4:53 pm

      thanks a lot hsian loon for your appreciation, thanks for trusting us! thanks a lot again! 🙂

  5. ami sandhu

    December 22, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    HI THERE , WHEN I SELECT ZIP FILE IN MY I9000’S RECOVERY MODE IT SHOWS E:signature verifiction failed.

    • NeaL Pradeep

      December 22, 2011 at 7:16 pm

      phone is not rooted, please root the same!

  6. steve

    December 22, 2011 at 4:42 am

    lost my dialer also. no sign of ics theme. restore zip did not work either. taken me all night to get back to regular jvz. total bust. definitely one to avoid

  7. Mac

    December 21, 2011 at 9:34 am

    Hi Neal,

    I installed the ICS theme after the flashing the zip file just as you’ve mentioned. Followed all the instructions to the T. But I lost the dialer.

    So I restored back to the jvz using the file you’ve recommended. Rebooted it a few times. Still no dialer.

    What should I do to get it back? Please advise!

  8. Larry

    December 20, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    I just upgraded to a Samsung Galaxy S 4G from T-mobile.

    Smart phones are all new to me – can android 4.0.1

    be installed on this phone? I just installed 2.3.6

    Thanks ion advance

  9. Mallik

    December 20, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    Hey neal
    after flashing this zip on my i9000 JVZ firmware i lost my dialer so i again flashed restore zip but still my dialer is missing….Now how to get back d dialer plz help……

    • Pradeep Neela

      December 25, 2011 at 10:21 am

      have you installed the kernel? if yes then try clearing the cache from recovery!

  10. Fahim

    December 20, 2011 at 1:43 am

    Would appreciate if the theme is available for XXJVT…

  11. Sandeep D.

    December 19, 2011 at 7:09 pm

    Hey Neal, I have installed CM9 with the ICS 4.0.1. firm on my phone and now i am considering to update it to this. Is it wise to do it? Or should i wait till the stable version comes out? And can i do it, or must i downgrade the phone first to gingerbread again? Please let me know what you think about this!

  12. Michael

    December 19, 2011 at 12:40 pm

    thx 🙂

  13. Michael

    December 19, 2011 at 9:58 am

    Will it work with xxjvk rooted

  14. mR.1f1

    December 19, 2011 at 3:29 am

    i flashed it as u advice.. recovery mode/install zip/choose zip/

    • Dave

      December 19, 2011 at 7:42 pm

      I done exactly the same with no joy what so ever. I think we both would like some help here.

  15. Juan

    December 19, 2011 at 12:15 am

    is there any issue in this update?

  16. bilal

    December 18, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    New Android 2.3.6 Firmware leaked for Galaxy S i9000, XWJW1
    THIS ONE IS AVAILABLE IN (link removed by moderator) why today i watched an video in youtube and when i saw this website name i see that they have this new update and hasn t got that mean that (link removed by moderator) is faster tahn you guys am i right answer me?????????????????????????

    • NeaL Pradeep

      December 18, 2011 at 11:26 pm

      we will soon be coming up with the same!

  17. Pankaj

    December 18, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    Better to wait for ICS

  18. mR.1f1

    December 18, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    hey neal man i did everything right but i dont get the ics look ?????? urgent

  19. BILAL

    December 18, 2011 at 9:32 pm


    • NeaL Pradeep

      December 18, 2011 at 11:29 pm

      in stock 4.0, battery will be improved

  20. dylan

    December 18, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    neal when is ics build 9 coming

    • NeaL Pradeep

      December 18, 2011 at 11:29 pm

      it has already come, but we are waiting for more stable build. We will be coming up v soon!

  21. mR.1f1

    December 18, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    whats the battery life???

    • NeaL Pradeep

      December 18, 2011 at 11:33 pm

      battery life is un affected by this!

  22. Abdul

    December 18, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    yeeppppeeeii!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i knew that it will soon come thanx a ton Neal.. I am too Happy… Just tell me Will it work in Samsung Galaxy S I9003?

    • NeaL Pradeep

      December 18, 2011 at 11:30 pm

      thanks for your appreciation! no, unfortunately its not for i9003!

      • Joy

        December 19, 2011 at 11:19 am

        Is it possible for you to provide the same for Galaxy S I9003

        • NeaL Pradeep

          December 19, 2011 at 11:22 am

          we will try to come up with the same!

        • Abdul

          December 19, 2011 at 4:02 pm

          yes i also want that for I9003… n unfortunately i tried to use this procedure in my I9003 n my cell is dead 🙁

  23. Dave

    December 18, 2011 at 8:08 pm

    I have installed this theme but I have lost my dialer

    • Dave

      December 18, 2011 at 8:42 pm

      also it doesnt seem to have worked properly i dont get the neon blue anywhere. not in sound not in the status bar. no where. I applyed it through recovery and also through CWM can you tell me where i Have gone wrong. I have a GT- I9000 on XWJVZ baseband I9000XXJVT it is rooted to.

      • NeaL Pradeep

        December 18, 2011 at 11:31 pm

        please follow all the instructions properly mentioned in the procedure!

    • NeaL Pradeep

      December 18, 2011 at 11:30 pm

      have you tried restarting the phone?

      • Dave

        December 19, 2011 at 12:08 am

        yes i have restarted phone a few times and nothing. I already had go launcher with ics theme and all other ics related stuff i just wanted the neon stuff and the extras in power menu. but i havent had any luck. plus i followed the instructions fully. first USB debugging then copied over to root of phone hdd the entered recovery and install from sd the right file. then backed up to rebbot phone to finish install. but no luck. HELP

        • NeaL Pradeep

          December 19, 2011 at 12:18 am

          have you installed the added apps which are mentioned?

        • Dave

          December 19, 2011 at 12:35 am

          yeah installed all added apps. they all work fine i even got the ics boot live wallpaper and go lock ics screen. but the initial theme installed from here isnt showing anything that the pics at top show. i reverted back to original theme and it is exactly the same so tried to re do the ics one with no luck. i reaaly want the blue neon stuff as it looks really good.

  24. bilal

    December 18, 2011 at 8:01 pm

    Will it work with xfjva rooted

  25. bilal

    December 18, 2011 at 7:58 pm


    • NeaL Pradeep

      December 18, 2011 at 11:46 pm

      no, you cant calibrate battery on stock roms! xxjvt is the stock rom!

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