From Build 1 to Build 15 of ICS for Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000, Build 16 of ICS Android 4.0.3 firmware is finally out and in the due course of this article we will check out the same on how to apply this update in your device by just following simple instructions mentioned in the due course of this article.
Note: Please note that this is not a Full-fledged version and is a test version. Just in case if you are eager to try this out you can but it’s not a full-fledged working version of firmware. Also, this version of ICS is not an Official version of firmware released by Samsung Electronics and is developed by third party developer.
Disclaimer: At Android Advices, we have made sure in all respects that all the information regarding the firmware update is mentioned correctly in this article. We hold no responsibility in any manner just in case if any damage happens to your Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 which is a very unlikely event if you follow the instructions carefully. This update can only be applied to the devices whose phones bear model number as I9000 and not even I9000B / i9000T etc.
Note: Follow all the pre requisites which are mentioned in this article so as to ensure that the firmware is updated successfully and safely without any issues. Instructions should be strictly followed as mentioned in this article. We should not be held responsible for any changes done from your side apart from the mentioned instructions in this article.
Change Log of Build 16
- Regression in BUILD 15: Super user application crashes
- Regression in BUILD 15: Data Roaming enabled by default
- Back camera does not record geo tagging
- Camera crashes when changing resolution
- New: WM8994 Extensions (aka “Voodoo Sound”) is now configurable from DSP Manager
Keeping things simple, we will straightaway check out on what are the quick list of pre requisites followed by which we will check out in the next page on how to update.
Essential Pre Requisites:
- First and foremost, backup all the data present in your phone so as to ensure that just in case if the data gets lost or corrupted, the same can be restored easily with the help of below mentioned steps. Backup all the data in your phone only by following the below mentioned steps.
SMS – Use “SMS Backup & Restore app”,
Contacts – Sync with the Gmail application,
Notes – Manually save the notes in your mail as these will be lost in the process of firmware update
Call Log – Call Log and Restore
Images, Songs, Videos, Files – Copy to internal / External SD Card,
APN and MMS Settings – Note down from the path “Applications > Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names”
- Up next enable the USB Debugging Mode in your phone. Enable USB Debugging in your device from the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging”. The USB Debugging option should be ticked in your phone.
- Ensure that the device is left with the minimum of 60% battery charge so as to ensure that the phone doesn’t get turned Off in the middle of firmware update.
- Uninstall all the security suites as well as other firewall tools in your phone so as to ensure that these tools don’t interrupt the process of firmware update.