Build 17 of ICS Android 4.0.3 Firmware has arrived and so we are here with a detailed tutorial on how to update with the same. It was the last time when we saw on how to update with the Build 16 of the firmware which too unfortunately got some minor bugs related to FM Radio and Camera. Over a period of this article we will discuss on what are the list of pre requisites you need to follow along with the tutorial to apply this firmware update in your device. We haven’t got the exact change log on what are the improvements in this Build 17 firmware.
Note: In the process of firmware update, the device has to be rooted as without rooting one cannot apply this update. Rooting voids warranty and the only way with which you can reclaim the lost warranty is by reapplying the factory firmware in your phone which we will guide you whenever you want to. Do let us know about the same in the comments section.
Disclaimer: At Android Advices, we make sure in all respects that information regarding the firmware update is mentioned correctly in the 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.
Quick & Essential Pre Requisites:
- All the data present in your phone should be backed up so as to ensure that if any of the below mentioned contents get corrupted / deleted, the same can be restored comfortably with the help of 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”
- 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 as shown in the below screen capture.
- Minimum charge left in the phone should be 60% so as to ensure that the phone doesn’t get turned Off in the middle of firmware update.
- Disable all the security suites installed in your computer and uninstall all antivirus tools in your computer so as to ensure that the firmware update is not interrupted in the middle of the process.
Assuming that you have followed all the instructions mentioned above, it’s now time for you to go to the next page where we have summed up a detailed tutorial on how to apply this firmware.