Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 – Steps to Install Alpha 7.0 ICS Android 4.0 Firmware

Galaxy S ICS LogoUpdates for one of the largest selling smartphone seems unstoppable for Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 as just a couple of days back, a new alpha version of ice Cream Sandwich 4.0 Android firmware has arrived. As per our close sources and as per the recent developments we can now say that the beta version of the Ice Cream Sandwich firmware will soon be released and we will be covering the same only on AndroidAdvices.com. This release of firmware has few things which work while since it is still in the alpha stage, some of the things still don’t function which too we will see in the due course of this article.

Advisory: This update should only be applied to the smart phones which is having the model number as “Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 / I9000B”. If you apply this update in any other phones then the phones will be bricked for which we should not be held responsible. Also, this update should not be applied to the phones which are network locked devices as it will lock the phone again just in case if you have unlocked. This update should not be applied to any other phones apart from this even if they have similar phone model numbers like I9000T etc.

Let’s check out the things which work in this alpha build of Ice Cream Sandwich firmware for your Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 below.

Now, after this you need to proceed to follow the list of Pre Requisites which you need to follow before proceeding.

Caution: This article is not for the basic users and is only recommended for the advanced level users or the developers. Though we have taken extreme measures so as to make this article as simple as possible that even a starter can follow it, it’s highly recommended to follow all the instructions properly or else you may also end up bricking up the phone.

Video Tutorial

161 comments

  1. Sorry Yaar*

  2. Hey NEAL where is the zip file to download i cannot see it any where gaar

  3. i aint receiving network…
    i use dolphin
    please help out

  4. i am not getting network for my cel…
    I uSE dolphin

  5. hi..im new here
    i would like to know..if my phone that i just bought.. a samsung galaxy s (china Mobile) really can use android ..
    the company said to me..my phone has no android..until i sent back to the shop n install android thing..n put some cash on it..

    model i9100
    fcc id: A3sgh i900
    ssn:i9100 gsmh
    with 2 simcard slot…
    is this a true samsung galaxy or fake one? i didnt find any info about the phone detailss

  6. Guys _I have tried my level best to get rid of the firmware Gingerbread XXJVK to Icream Sandwitch but some how I am stuck
    may sound dumb but Odin does not work for me no matter what I do.. The minute I connect my phone with a usb cable with my laptop or any other pc I get an error \ The usb is not recognized blah blah blah\ I have installed every possible driver and tried my level best to get this issue fixed I just cant get to Odin and I am going mad and want a new version on my phone
    I have Rom Manager installed I have rooted my phone every thing but I am just stressed out now -I tried Kies but it does not work

    I am fedup any help please how can I update my phone to a new version I am sick and tired now

    Attaching the actual error below

    One of the USB devices attached to this computer has malfunctioned and Windows does not recognized it for assistance in solving this problem. click this message…

    I get this error in any computer i plug my phone to..
    Heelp…

  7. Hey when will this enter into beta phase???

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  9. Hi neal.. i updated my Galaxy S to 2.3.5 xfjva.. i am havin a strange problem with my back key. when i touch the back key it gives me two vibrations or haptic feedback.. is it a know issue or am i the only one facing this problem? please reply soon.. thnx..

  10. awesome write-up with thanks for your information very useful

  11. okii brooo thnxx so much.. and thank you for replying me :)

  12. i update my gt-i9000 with alpha7…successfully.. but its network are not working….what can i do …pls say……..

  13. mm bt nothing happnd i restrted bt it again comes to the same image.. :( after that i again updated it to the previous version 2.3.5 xxJVT .. what shold i do to update ICS?

  14. haii broo,
    my phone freezed at the image \samsung galaxy S GT-i9000 SAMSUNG Enhanced by FuguMod\
    what should i do now?

  15. hey guys download mx video player to view 720p videos on your galaxy s

  16. Hi Neal,

    Waiting the new firmware today. BTW does the new firmware has 3G HSDPA 850/900/1900/2100.
    I read one of the article its only EDGE available?

  17. Hi,

    I have updated successfully. But unable to connect to network. So downgraded to 2.3.5

  18. Hi

    As per the instructions given we need to start the phone in recovery mode and install zip files from SD Cards. However as per the video, we have to select the flash update under CWM and select the file. Which one we need to follow. Pls advice

  19. Neal when is day next firmware coming? !!:)

  20. I meant I installed Rom Manager.

  21. help please… I installed then I click Flash ClockworkMod Recovery then choose the phone model but it said \ An errir occurred while attempting to run privileged comands! \ what could I do?

  22. i can’t install ics beta1 version to my phone.pls give me some advices.

  23. i have a question im on now xxjvt with ROm amnestry 2.0
    i want to install Alpha 7.0 ICS Android 4.0 Firmware..

    is it posible ? or first i will remove my ROM before installing Alpha 7.0 and install again amnestry please answer before i proceed

  24. i wanna know which version is later between alpha & beta
    and which version has been released after alpha7

  25. i do not get network..plz help me..sim lock

  26. Hi Neal,

    When we will get gingerbread 2.3.6 update for galaxy s gt i9000

  27. Hi there,

    I tried on a fresh Windows 7 machine to install the last SAMSUNG Kies and I saw this step: \Installing device drivers.\ but when I plug the phone it says: \Device driver software was not successfully installed\.

    any idea?

  28. Hi there,

    I have another problem with this firmware. In my WindowsXP, the phone is no more recognized, he asks for a new driver… and I have no idea where to find it.

    The network doesn’t work, the Wifi doesn’t work, I guess the bluetooth as well, the pc connection doesn’t work. How can I install an older firmware if I can’t access neither the phone through the pc or the SD card?

    This situation is very frustrating.

  29. Hi guys,

    I’ve just installed this new firmware but for some reason, the networks doesn’t work at all. I can’t connect any network neither use the \Search networks\ feature.

    I live in Switzerland, I wonder if this firmware only works for US.

    About phone
    Android version: 4.0.1
    Baseband version: Unknown
    Kernel version: 3.0.8-FuguMod
    Build number: GWK74

    I need help please as I can’t use my phone at all.

    Thanks in advance,

  30. This is really cool but I want xxjvt back what do i do just follow the procedure

  31. thanks Neal. already upload the new version ics 4 but the problem is no network signal and even i tried it manually
    says network error. how can i fix it?

  32. im done with the first file to download in my phone. after it was downloaded it just hanged up. the only thing i see in my phone is the \galaxy s logo w/enhanced by FuguMod\. I will I do

  33. Can I update my Galaxy S GT I9000T Gingerbread UBJV8 with this new firmware version?

  34. I VISIT 50 OR 100 TIMES YOU R WEBSITE ANDROIDADVICES.COM IS THE BEST JUST WAITING FOR AN NEW ROM WITH MORE IMPROVEMENTS AND AN ROM WITH HIGH SPEAKER VOLUME LIKE SEMAPHORO KERNEL FOR THE HANDSET!

  35. There is a Beta release which is much stable and only video playback missing…

  36. nothing :( , not detecting mobile operators, i can’t change pin password.

  37. BTW, i successfully reverted back to the rooted Gingerbread 2.3.5 XXJVT. manage to backup this rom before giving that

    awesome coolness ICS 4.0 Alpha 7.0 a test run.

  38. no service network provider detection yet. only wi-fi here at home. i was prompted by ICS 4.0 alpha that a wi-fi network is

    available. that’s it, i simply connected & used my Google acct.

  39. ICS 4.0 looks very cool! able to make my GT-I9000s wifi to work. camera looks ok esp the panaroma mode. made my Galaxy

    S look BNew. transition effects at x10 settings was awesome. no lags. can’t wait for the beta version when Network is

    functioning. Thank You ! ! !

  40. Hi Neal
    Never mind my comments .I fixxed with a verision of I9000XXJVS_OXA_Android_2.3.5
    By the way great article and nice website
    Keep up the good work
    Best regards BEni

  41. Ps also the recovery mode it’s not working

  42. Hi Neal
    I install this version of ice cream it worked but without network service. I tried to reinstal the xxjvt gingerbread ,but i couldn’t .
    The Odin flasher get stuck.See image …
    Can u help me in this is problem
    Thanks in advance,
    Beni

  43. Dear Neal,
    I read comments and din’t dare to update this alpha version. I wait for beta one, as you are saying it comes v. soon. I request the developers to put regional languages option wide in ICE CREAM. I want DEVNAGARI script in my SGS. Now holding on XFJVA. Its stable.

    Thanx.

  44. I does not need more help, I got back to gingerbread

  45. what fix!!!!!!!!!

  46. Thnx guys for this Rom.. few things I noticed which you need to rectify
    Network not detecting even doing everything as suggested.
    wifi not tracing.

    But ultimate ROM kindly provide stable firmware.

  47. I’ve flashed the package 3 times, all ended the same result, “No Service” for mobile. Can’t receive nor make call.

    I’ve checked the info under “About Phone”,

    Baseband Version – Unknown

    Status
    Network – Unknown
    Mobile Network Type – Unknown
    Service Status – Out of Service
    Roaming – Not Roaming
    Mobile network state – Disconnected
    My phone number – Unknown
    IMEI – Unknown
    IMEI SV – Unknown
    IP address – Unavailable
    Serial Number – Unknown

    Anyone experience the same issue? and is there cure for it?

    Thanks in advance,

  48. hi
    updating my galaxy s 1900 E: signature verification failed.
    what does it mean and how can i fix it.

  49. network not search error:|

  50. it says sms will work with a patch… please tutorial for it? As it is useless without sms function thank you

  51. no network detected and when i try to search mannuly it says erron in searching network

  52. Wireless doesnt detect wifi G networks..
    No GSM network.
    Camera is glitchy.. it works when it feels like
    It took me 5 tries to get the phone to work with ICS.
    but it works.. and it looks better than 2.3.5 or the other addon packs..
    Lots of default widgets but cant do much with no connectivity..
    Ne way.. keep it up.. i’ll probably try ur next version..
    Thanks

  53. Is beta the full ICS version coming for the galaxy s.

  54. Seems like you guys always advise for the i9000 and not the i9100 :’(

    • As in when the updates and support is made available, we cover the same! You can tell us on what you want regarding I9100 so that it will help us to cover about it! Since Galaxy S Users tell us on what they want, we covert the same! I hope you will tell us on what you expect from your phone!

  55. hi
    i updated to ICS ALPHA 7 but my SIM dont work ? i dont know why

  56. i try many time i cant do any more so i go back to old one

  57. Hi again,

    I restart the phone i select CM7FuguMod_20111124_update-i9000.zip, the phone reboot and block again but after i select “Wipe data/factory reset”, “Wipe Cache partition”, the Alpha 7.0 ICS Android 4.0 is open but no signal, no detect mobile operators.

    Thanks

  58. Neal i am on the oficial update xfjva 2.3.5 will.it work with this firmware and also are this update with beter wifi and batery backup and ram memory more than 329mo.

    • Reply please

      • sorry for the delay caused in replying!

      • Neal i wanted to ask you something this is for the volume is there any tips or any rom for the gt-i9000 to increase his speaker volume and not the handset because there are semaphore kernel for this but will be an rom to increase gt-I9000 volume of the speaker please neal

        • we will come up with the same soon!

        • thanks neal and i wante you r help beacuse i updated my phone gt-I9000 with the ooficial pdate xfjva my wifi work but i am using an wifi who nameis freewifi i clique on him and after this i clique on connect it s say me that there are obtaining her adresse ip but it take a lot of minutes i am waiting till 1h18minutes but still the same message what should i do? ANDBY THE WAY THANKS FOR WORKING ON GT-I9000 SPEAKER VOLUME

        • ok but i already try with xxjvt and the official 2.3.3 THE SAME RESULT!!!!!!BUT WHEN I WAS ON 2.2 ALL WAS WORKING GOOD!!!!!!AND I HAVE AN SECOND QUESTION IS THAT NOW THERE ARE MANY PEOPLE USING XXJVT AND XFJVA AND I AW ON MY PHONE THERE ARE 291COMMENTS ON XFJVA AND 275COMMENTS N XXJVT I THINK A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE USING XFJVA THAN MY QUESTION IS PLEASE AFTER THE ALPHA YOU GUYS NEED TO WORK ON XFJVA BECAUSE THERE ARE SOME ISSUE LIKE WIFI AND THE BATTERY IS BETHER THAN XXJVT FOR ME XFJVA IS EXECELLENT BUT MY WIFI IS NOT WORKING THIS IS MY PROBLEME HE SAID ME THAT THEY ARE OBTAINING ADRESSE IP OF THE WIFI BUT TAKE A ALOT OF TIME AND DISCONNECT AUTOMACTILLY

        • Hye neal i have just one question today can you tell me the date of an new rom with bether battery back up and i need a excellent improvement of wifi and with more funtions vmcan you tell me the date i am waiting an decent rom since the xxjvt .

      • i have 2 questions neal i have xfjva and i think xfjva and xxjvt is bether bacuse i try 1 week xxjvt since 15 with xfjva can you just tell me that how much days wilol take for an new rom or i update xfjva or xxjvt. 2 second question I WANT TO UPDATE MY SAMSUNG WAVE 723 TO BADA 1.2 CAN YOU JUST TELL ME WEBSITE TO UPDATE HIM OR CAN I UPDATE XXJVT WITH….

    • for better ram you need to install XXJVT version!

      • It s okay no probleme i understand that you have to relpy a lot of people ok you mean that i have to go back on xxjvt after this root tge same and apply this rom and after updating this rom i will get more than 329mo ram memory is that? and the second question are this rom with bether battery backuo and wifi than the xfjva or the same wifi qnd battery backup?

      • Hye neal this is my request because u am waiting for the new 2.3.6 rom because xfjva after updating this one my wifi was excellent very powerfull but just for one day i want 2.3.6 with bether battery backup and with an very powerfull wifi and with not bugs just an rom very powerfull waiting all this on 2.3.6 and i know neal that you guys can do this waitinf for the 2.3.6 on gt-i9000

      • Ok neal thanks for this advice i just wanted to say you that what i am waiting with 2.3.6 i want an excellent wifi because on xfjva wifi work perfectly just for one day bether battery backup no bugs and with an excellent performance and i know that you guys on androidadvices can do this for me and for all!

        • thanks bilal for the feedback!

        • I want to help you guys this is for what feedback you because i am enjoying to help you and i know that we have to reporte you all the issue for you r help and you come with an bether rom!

        • Neal you said that the new update come with more function i just wanted to say you that i want an new function because i restart my phone 15 or 20 times and i am fed up i want an option like i press the power off on button and there are an new function like restart or reboot because i have just 4 option with xfjva i want reboot function with the new 2.3.6 thanks.

        • Hye Neal i have an probleme with the wifi my wifi work well with android 2.3.5 xfjva but today when i connected to my wifi is name is:FreeWifi in france he said that they are obtaining adresses i.p of FreeWifi but this is 45 minutes that i am trying to connect with freewifi but the same message and by the way the other wifi work well i phone to the developoer of freewifi and i say me that there are no probleme with freewifi whplease help neal because i only use freewifi and it s not working with my pc is working!

        • Hye neal when will be an new firmware or update for galaxy s waiting

  59. hi,

    The install freezes at an image… after I select “ICS_4.0.1_r1-alpha7.zip” the phone install and then phone reboot and freezes at the image (samsung galaxy S GT-i9000 SAMSUNG Enhanced by FuguMod)

    I respecterd ALL the step from page, inclusiv (page 2).

    Thanks

  60. I’m currently on XFJVA rom, though my baseband version is I9000XXJVT .did i MUST update with the XXJVT