Galaxy S I9000

Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 – Steps to install ICS Android 4.0.1 Build 13 Firmware

Galaxy S ICS LogoAfter Build 5, Build 8 Build 10 of the latest Ice Cream Sandwich Android 4.0 Firmware, it’s now time for Galaxy users to update with Build 13 of ICS Android 4.0 firmware. This comes at a time when we saw recently on how you can update with the beta version of Value Pack for your Galaxy S smartphone. Also, according to the sources we understand that very soon a new stock version of value pack for Galaxy S will be coming which may be dubbed as XXJVV or XXJVW Android 2.3.6 version. We will be covering the same at the earliest.

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.

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.

So, before you proceed, you need to ensure that you follow all the instructions properly or else there is a probability that it may brick the phone for which we should not be held responsible for.

As advised always, we recommend you to back up all the data present in your phone before you apply this so that just in case if the data gets lost or corrupted, the same can be restored easily.

Text messages – Use “SMS Backup & Restore app”,
Phone Contacts – Sync with the Gmail application,
Call Log –Call Log and Restore
Pictures, Music, Videos, Filesetc.– 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

Notes – Manually you need to note down or need to transfer to Evernote.

Apart from that you also need to ensure that the phone has a minimum charge left of 60% so as to ensure that the phone doesn’t get turned Off in the middle of firmware update.

Since there are no exact things which developer has mentioned about the enhancements, we are not sure of the same either as we couldn’t make a complete list of enhancements which comes with this version.

So, let’s get started with the list of instructions which you need to follow in the next page.

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  1. Anant Kansal

    January 27, 2012 at 11:24 am

    Hi Pradeep,
    Thanks a lot. I am very happy with this update, except that I am facing two problems.
    1. FM is not there.
    2. For incoming calls, the caller is unable to hear my voice unless I am on speaker phone.
    After upgrading, the details of my phone are:
    Model Number: Samsung Galaxy S GT-i9000
    Android Version: 4.0.3
    CyanogenMod version: teamhacksung-SELFKANG-01072012-GalaxyS
    Baseband version: I9000XXJVT
    Kernel version: 3.0.8-23281-g358806f, pawitp@pawitpmbp #1
    Build Number: IML74K

    Please help.

  2. William

    January 23, 2012 at 1:01 am

    Hi, After the update everything is ok but I’m having trouble why no video call?

    • Pradeep Neela

      January 23, 2012 at 10:11 am

      there are still some issues, will be sorted soon!

  3. Brad

    January 17, 2012 at 3:07 am

    Amazing, that worked great. Thanks Stephen!

  4. Karim

    January 16, 2012 at 10:52 pm

    Hi, Just to update you guys once more, TEAMHACKSUNGS ICS PORT FOR GALAXY S BUILD 14 is out,i hope you post the update soon coz it’s much more stable than build 13.

  5. prakash

    January 15, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    Compass doesnt work with this ICS. Any suggestions on how to get it working?

  6. Haider

    January 14, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    i should wait for more stable version for my Galaxy. i want to root Xperia X10a(firmware version 2.3.3)….can u plz help me in this regard?

    • Pradeep Neela

      January 14, 2012 at 8:39 pm

      sure, we have taken the note of the same!

  7. Mohammad Mustafa

    January 14, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    Can u make an article on the rc3 or this is better and I should stick to it?

  8. Mahmud Koya

    January 14, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    Hi Neela,
    I updated my SGS GT I9000 with this FW. It is giving very good look and performance but with some minor issues like the apps Youtube, Music, are not working. They worked in the beginning for some time, but later stopped!

    By the way, I experimented the FW updated xxjvu2.3.6 through the Mobile Odin successfully! First I downloaded the xxjvu2.3.6 package from this site, then unzipped and copied to the phone the .tar file meant for the PDA only and flashed using the Mobile Odin. I have only the free version of the app and so the device updated without rooting.

    Mahmud k

  9. Stephen

    January 13, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    My phone (I9000) is rooted and I have been flashing my phone with different roms but just had to use Odin to change my modem back to KG3 so it would work on Bell. Can’t I just do the same with this rom?

  10. Brad

    January 13, 2012 at 1:38 am

    After the update I’m having trouble connecting to the Bell network. My phone will connect in some spots but it dropped in other spots that it wasn’t dropped before. Could this be something wrong with my APN that would have been changed or something else in the phone?


    • Pradeep Neela

      January 13, 2012 at 9:50 am

      for apn please contact your operator! yes please check with the apn settings!

      • Stephen

        January 14, 2012 at 8:01 am

        Just search for the KG3 modem for cm7. Found it on xda. Flashed it and now my I9000 is working great on Bell.

  11. AHK

    January 13, 2012 at 12:35 am

    In case I didn’t like the firmware, Can I use Odin to flash the phone to a stock firmware?
    Please Replay and Thanks in Advance

    • Pradeep Neela

      January 13, 2012 at 9:51 am

      yes you can but before tht you need to note down the current firmware version!

  12. AHK

    January 13, 2012 at 12:15 am


    Can you tell me if there is any problems ( something is not working, etc..) if there is any. It will help in making decisions for the update.

    Please Reply & Thanks in Advance

    • Pradeep Neela

      January 13, 2012 at 9:51 am

      there are some minor force close errors but will be sorted out in the coming builds!

  13. Stephen

    January 12, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    When I flashed this rom on my I9000, the modem didn’t work for my carrier(Bell Mobility Canada). How do I change the modem so it will work.

  14. alex

    January 12, 2012 at 6:34 pm

    i just install this rom and he does not suport flash, this rom have not preinstall suport flash?

    • Pradeep Neela

      January 12, 2012 at 6:45 pm

      you can update from the Android market place!

  15. Mark Conroy

    January 12, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    Hi There,

    I seem to have some problems with accessing downloads at the moment. This does not seem to be a specific download, perhaps superseded, but more a generic problem. I have attempted to download a number of I9000 and I9100 firmwares but failed on all of them. I have never had this problem previously.

    Please keep up the good work as I greatly enjoy the articles, and greatly enjoy being able to modify my phone.


    • Pradeep Neela

      January 12, 2012 at 7:04 pm

      apologies for the issues faced, we are trying to fix the download server at the earliest!

  16. Brad

    January 12, 2012 at 12:22 am

    I’m on the Bell network and I found that my phone isn’t connecting to the network as well as before doing the update. Do you know what the problem could be?


    • Pradeep Neela

      January 13, 2012 at 10:15 am

      this firmware is not recommended for the n/w locked phones!

      • Brad

        January 14, 2012 at 1:06 am

        What can I do then if I have updated to ICS with a network locked phone?

        • Pradeep Neela

          January 18, 2012 at 12:30 am

          it may lock the device and you will lose the warranty!

  17. sagar

    January 11, 2012 at 10:55 pm

    Everything is ok but what about mobile security?(mobile tracker)

    • Pradeep Neela

      January 11, 2012 at 11:24 pm

      you need to configure the mobile tracker again!

  18. adrian09

    January 11, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    Does this version support flash?

  19. paeng0210

    January 11, 2012 at 11:44 am

    Hi my SGS is running on rooted 2.3.6 XXJVU

    question is, if i flash this ICS can i revert back to 2.3.6 by just flashing it back using ODIN?

    • Pradeep Neela

      January 11, 2012 at 11:34 pm

      yes you can revert back to any version!

  20. Karim

    January 10, 2012 at 11:40 pm

    The topic for this firmware says “ANDROID 4.0.1” and when i check the firmware version after installing the rom it reads “ANDROID 4.0.3”. So please rectify the heading so as to not confuse the readers…thanks.

  21. karan mirchandani

    January 10, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    will it work on samsung galaxy i9003

  22. sunne

    January 10, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    Is it compulsory to upgrade from a rooted 2.3.6? Can I upgrade from a rooted 2.3.3?

  23. Martin

    January 10, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    Hi Dude and thanks!
    does this version contain FM Radio and fix the usb driver issue in the previous version RC2..

    • Pradeep Neela

      January 11, 2012 at 11:34 am

      yes it will be fixed in the coming days!

  24. sanjeev

    January 10, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    hi neal

    this firmware can’t install in my galaxy i9000.

  25. Mahmud Koya

    January 10, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    Hi Neela,
    Why can’t you make FWs suitable to be updated via Mobile Odin?

    Thank you,
    Mahmud K

    • Pradeep Neela

      January 13, 2012 at 10:16 am

      we can’t make firmwares as its developed by the developers, they need to make it compatible!

  26. Mahmud Koya

    January 10, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    “Also, according to the sources we understand that very soon a new stock version of value pack for Galaxy S will be coming which may be dubbed as XXJVV or XXJVW Android 2.3.6 version. We will be covering the same at the earliest.”

    Is the expected one not the value pack XXJVU 2.3.6 which you already published? But what are these updates about, most of them do not bring any change to the device’s performance except may be some changes in numbers and letters in FW names! If any graphics and apps are added, those can be downloaded from the Market, not necessarily required to go long tedious precess of updating.
    Mr. Neela, if you experts can tailor FW that can be updated via the Mobile Odin, it will be much easier and time saving.

    Thanks a lot for your usual supports.
    Mahmud K

    • Pradeep Neela

      January 24, 2012 at 12:38 am

      yes but developers need to develop the compatible firmwares for mobile odin!

  27. empoy

    January 10, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    i have already rooted my device to value pack 2.3.6 xxjvu to install this ICS 4.0 build 13 i wanna give it a only question is, Can i go back to my previous firmware once i updated my phone to ICS 4.0 build 13?..thanks in advance android help a lot of galaxy s users around the globe..more power

    • Pradeep Neela

      January 24, 2012 at 12:35 am


  28. Trishank Bhimjiani

    January 10, 2012 at 11:20 am

    Hey is it possible for u guys to put up a list of features that are not working like u had done in a previous version plz?


    January 10, 2012 at 9:45 am

    Hi,will this one stable than older version???

  30. Dave

    January 10, 2012 at 8:16 am

    Would it be possible to have a list of features (or the lack of since this is still not the stable build) of the XXJVU 2.3.6 Firmware and this ICS Android 4.0.1 Build 13 Firmware?

    It’ll help in the decision whether to flash the upgrade or just wait a little longer.


  31. fahimbhai

    January 10, 2012 at 7:14 am

    Does this firmware have the video FPS fixed and changed to 30 fps?

    • Pradeep Neela

      January 10, 2012 at 10:14 am

      we dont have exact change log for this!

  32. ipoh

    January 10, 2012 at 6:31 am

    is it fix the calibrate problem on ics before?

    • Pradeep Neela

      January 10, 2012 at 10:14 am

      fix is coming up for google apps very soon!

  33. mac1zr

    January 10, 2012 at 6:06 am

    HI bro – what are the upgrades of this version from the previous?
    can we install directly if we are from ics 10 firmware?


  34. bilal

    January 10, 2012 at 6:03 am

    What will improve the next value pack?will it improve batterie?

    • Pradeep Neela

      January 10, 2012 at 10:15 am

      yes battery may improve!

      • bilal

        January 10, 2012 at 4:19 pm

        And will he improve wifi?
        and also after rooting my phone has no sound even with xxjvt xfjva xxjvu don t know why

        • Pradeep Neela

          January 11, 2012 at 11:36 am

          yes its a beta firmware so there are some minute bugs!

  35. bilal

    January 10, 2012 at 6:02 am

    After this official value pack there will be more update or the update will finish?for gt-i9000 after the official value pack

  36. bilal

    January 10, 2012 at 6:01 am

    Thanks neal for this uodate i think there will be official ics and official value pack for gt-i900:-) my question is when will be the next value pack in the coming 5 days???

    • Pradeep Neela

      January 10, 2012 at 10:15 am

      we cant predict, but lets hope that a better and stable build comes!

  37. Karim

    January 10, 2012 at 2:43 am

    Found an issue with the music player.
    Once you run the stock music player on ics 4.0.3 build 13,it works well untill you save a playlist then reboot your phone,and after the reboot once you try to open the stock music app it doesn’t work untill you clear all data for the stock music app from the app manager option.

  38. alex

    January 10, 2012 at 2:22 am

    it’s oficiall?

    • Pradeep Neela

      January 10, 2012 at 10:18 am

      its not an official, developers have built this one!

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