- First up you need to make sure that the phone is charged with the minimum of 60% so as to ensure that the phone doesn’t get turned Off in the process of the firmware update.
- Now, backup all the things which are there in the phone as all the data will be wiped off completely since it’s the Wipe version of the firmware. For your convenience we have mentioned some of the tips with which you can backup all the data which is there in your phone so that the same can be restored by following the tips below.
Text messages – Use “SMS Backup & Restore app”,
Phone Contacts – Sync with the Gmail application,
Call Log – Call Log and Restore
Pictures, Music, Videos, Files etc.– Copy to internal / External SD Card,
Internet & MMS Settings – Backup all the settings from the path “Applications > Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names”
- Enable the USB Debugging in your phone. USB Debugging can be turned On from the path Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging. Ensure that the USB Debugging option is ticked.
Special instructions to users on Custom ROMs:
If you are any of the custom ROMs then you need to first turn Off the phone so that you can then enter into the recovery mode by pressing Volume UP on Volume Down Key + OK button, and holding both simultaneously press the Power Button.
In the recovery mode, you will find an option called the “advanced” tools, select the same and disable the Voodoo options if there are any and after that also select the option of “Dalvik Cache” and also clear the battery stats by selecting the respective option.
Now, in the recovery mode you will have to select the options like “Wipe data/factory reset”, “Wipe Cache partition” after which select the option of “reboot system now” so that all the cache data gets cleaned from your phone.
So, after this lets proceed to the things which are working in this Alpha release of the Ice Cream Sandwich for Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 which are mentioned int eh next page along with the procedure to update Galaxy S with ICS.