Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 – Steps to Install ICS Cyanogen MOD 9 Android 4.0 Firmware

Galaxy S ICS LogoWe love Ice Cream Sandwich, isn’t it? And our love for this has been complimented by Google in the form of an OS version named after Ice Cream Sandwich to mark the arrival of Android 4.0 version. Over the last few days, we have been getting tremendous comments for a working and a usable port of Android 4.0 ICS for Galaxy S GT I9000 but since it’s still in the early stages, it will be difficult for us to find and come out with an article featuring the stable ICS build. Not to worry, we just want to thank brilliant efforts of some developers who are dedicatedly working on launching a new ROM which has similar traits that of an ICS build. Please note that VPN Still doesnt work in this version of firmware.

So, on the similar lines in this article we will check out the latest version Ice Cream Sandwich in the form of Cyanogen MOD 9.0 which will be launching very soon to the public with the beta and stable versions very soon.

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 should only be updated to the phones which are unlocked and also only to the phones which have the model number as I9000 and not even I9000B / i9000T etc.

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.

Before proceeding you first need to follow the list of pre Requisites instructions which are mentioned below and then you need to proceed to the next page where we will see on procedure to apply this on your Galaxy S.

150 comments

  1. This also can root for Galaxy S2 right?

  2. Hello guys, i buy my galaxy S like 4 months ago, always update by kies.
    I want this version, but never change nothing in android.

    For me who never do flash in this device, it is like he come from the store.

    I just need this tutorial for change my android?

    Or need do things like odin, flash , these things?

    Thanks for help…

  3. Installed it over darkys rom, had to install twice to get phone working, but it works.

  4. All,
    Can you recommend whetehr or not to get the ATT SAmusnung GAlaxy S II and will it now have the better processor that is addressed in this post.?
    Thanks in advance, Pete

  5. Hi Neal Pradeep ,

    Need your urgent help.. after successfully installation of ICS Cyanogen MOD 9 almost like after week suddenly start getting error like
    unfortunate market has stopped
    unfortunately the process com.google.process.gapps has stopped
    unfortunate exchange service has stopped

    and many more

    please help me

    do i need to install ICS MOD 9 again

    thanks in advance
    regards

  6. Hi Neal , I have installed 2 or 3 times the cyanogen, but I set network APN and dont work the internet 3G. What can I do to repair that????

    Help please, thank.

  7. chaitanya chaphalkar

    hey neal.
    Can i proceed with the update while i mon xfjva rooted?

  8. i have installed this ics 4.0, works fine in my samsung gt i9000,the problem is camera can use in video mod but for the moment i will use XWJVX 2.3.6 and wait for the stabile mod thanks.

  9. very important comment!!

  10. hi NeaL , tq for sharing this ics 4.0,sorry just reply it…..:D
    can i ask the face unclock can use ?bcoz when i try the face unlock is not capture my face…..
    and the camera abit not nice……..hope fix soon,tq Neal ^_^

  11. i have installed another build 8 of same version, WiFi worked very fine..

  12. Same here…Wifi is not working.

  13. Hey neal, i tried to install the zip file but it says that the signature verification has failed…. i also allowed 3rd party applications to be installed but still it says the same thing…

  14. neal is the next ics update fr the galaxy s gonna come in Jan?

  15. Neal, What about the mass storage mode.?
    How to activate it .
    Is there any external app?

  16. Hi Neal,

    I have a problem in this installation.Its been working fine from the day of installation.( I installed this on the same day you posted this update here). Today morning onwards my google apps stopped working. I restarted and kept mobile for a while for poweroff. But still problem is same. what could be the problem?

    Could you please reply. My phone is functioning properly.My wifi is working and I can even browse.

    Regards

    Jayeshsmith

  17. Hi Neal, when the new version will be coming?

  18. If i don’t face any issues after turning the device ON, I don’t have to Wipe data/factory reset, Wipe Cache partition, right?

  19. bluetooth ok wifi n sim contect not ok

  20. n wifi is not working 2..bt others things ar ok

  21. i cant find my contect in the sim..wot should i do????

  22. Hey guys

    Just wanted to post an update. Have ICS running now on my SGS. Working like a charm Only issues I have so far, is inability to sync my calendars (Have an error in the sync menu) , and musicplayer not working (FC). Otherwise perfect, and migration went like a charm, even keeping all my settings and apps and such.

    Keep up the good work :-)

    /Anders

  23. Hi Neal I have updated 2.3.5 to ICS and it is working very smooth rather than few bugs. but the main drawback is consumption of battery. It will be fixed in next update ?

  24. Hey is it possible to install 2.3.5 again once this update is applied??? also, which app u refering to for contact backup??? is it available on android market???

  25. hi. the links are not working. i was trying to wait for the full version but i just can’t wait more to see this update! :) thanks all you guys my SGS I have a new life!

  26. This cyanogenmod 9 rom is good but not perfect,since it’s in beta stage,is there an ETA on the fully functional ICS for SGS GT I9000?
    And please kindly state what has been updated from the last ICS version to the new one as this is what we look for in order to have a good running phone.

  27. All the function will
    work ? including WiFi

  28. Nice Neal, just installed this puppy yesterday – it feels like i got a brand new phone. Whats this talk about full version btw? And i have to agree with Paul – the battery life is quite short (around a day). Can’t wait for your new posts so i can pimp my mob again.

  29. Neal.
    Battery life on this ROM is quite bad.Will this be fixed shortly
    Hope this will be covered

  30. hello Neal, i have just finished installing Cyanogen ROM…its really great…but unfortunately WiFi is not working.. i have tried all the ways.. but invain…but BT is workng fine…can u tell me wat should i do plz?

    thanks a lot in advance…

  31. Google maps not working please update on it

  32. when are you coming with ICS update for SL -I9003

  33. i get an error message that says the start up wizard has stopped. help please. this is looking amazing!!!!

  34. Hi Neal! i need ur help. i m using i9000 (gingerbread, 2.3.3) but unfortunately i m not able to use my original or any other browser. i can use market and can also open youtube but I can’t open anything in browser. can you please provide me the solution.

  35. Hi Neal,

    Is this the beta version of ICS 4.0 or a different custom ROM. Should we wait for Beta ICS 4.0 with almost full functionality for Galaxy S? Pls reply

  36. Dear Neal,
    I missed FM radio too. How to get radio?
    Thanx.

  37. Hi Neal,

    First of all I want to Thank you for making my I9000 to a ultimate.

    yesterday i installed this on my I9000 i found while opening “Gallery” this getting unfortunately close.

    any suggestion for that???????

  38. Hi Neal,

    Whats the difference between the Fugumod and Cyanogen Mod9. Which is much better?

  39. Neal the sim contacts doesnt appear

  40. Dear Neal,
    Thanx for this cool update. Its smooth and there is Devnagari Script/ Hindi option in language. Thanx to the developers. But hindi is not well displyed. Very big letters and tightly ovrrlaped lines. Difficulty to read. Plz. Correct it in next version. Battery is not stable. Thanx.

  41. Thank you very much for your great instruction. But I wonder if it supports ad-hoc wi-fi ?

  42. no sound during phone boot up after rooting 2.3.5 XXJVT.
    Proceed to install ICS Cyanogen MOD 9 Android 4.0 Firmware as instruction stated.
    Slow on boot up, takes about 2 minutes without sound.
    Camera force close, Gallery open and force close, Sygic GPS cannot start and hang.
    But overall, it’s good. Will wait for the official firmware.

  43. thank you for all the effort u mùade for us as user of sgs i9000 am great user of costum rom and updating of software of sgs i 9000. but at least this up date is very nice i agree with all of you .but like it is sead above the extenal sd card it’s not recognized with the oi file manager even with other file manager it’s seems to be empty.with no data .and when i connect it directly to my pc i found my data with all file .i think that there is a problem with update concerning the external sd card .please i need answer as soon as possible if any.if not i think i will downgrade tio the previous rom.
    thanks.
    Regards.

  44. What is the UI of this firmware?

  45. Hi Neal,
    Exiting news. I am in confusion. What is your suggestion, should I update the same? As you wrote there are some issues.

    Waiting your suggestion. Thank you.

  46. I transferred it to SD card in vcf format, when I tried to import it back to my phone i could not anymore. One thing also, i could not locate my SD card, when I open it using IO file.. my sd card is empty… is there any other way to access the file.. It is a good custom rom though.. but it has a lot of bugs…. when will the stable one will come?

    • how can you backup in vcf ? it won’t recognize, you should have used the method to back as we mentioned! we are sorry and we can’t help you!

      • Thanks for the reply Neal… I really appreciate it… how about the programs i downloaded on the SD (apk files). I could not access thesame on the SD card… i used ASTRO file explorer but everytime i go to the SD card it always shows empty… what can i do about it..

        I am sorry if i have a lot of questions.. hope you will reply thins

  47. Hi Neal,
    What are the non functionalities of cyanogenmod 9 for gt i9000?
    Is there a list that shows what’s not working with this rom?
    Would you recomend an installation of this rom or wait for the beta version?

    • there are whole new features and apps which are missing in default firmware version. whole new layout is there! you can wait for few more days! though you can give it a try!

  48. I had rooted my mobile with this ROM but where the Face unlocker option will be available?

  49. Hello the article for which I was waiting. Actually I hv 2.3.5 XFJVA so should I go with that firmware or not? Its rooted one

  50. Neal,
    I ve flashed my sgs with gb 2.3.5 XFJVA…my baseband version is I9000XXJVT and firmware version being 2.3.5
    can i flash the phone with this rom…without changing back to I9000XXJVT…
    awaiting your reply for this issue….ASAP

    Thanks in Advance

    Jithin

  51. hi Neal
    is any their problem in this update

  52. HYE NEAL AND YOGESH YOU GUYS DIDN T ANSWER MER SINCE 3 DAYS PLEASE ANSWETR ME ????????????

  53. neal i think i forgot to install face unlock in the recovery mode can i power off and install it again?

  54. neal.. i am sorry but i have a lot questions..solved the widget problem.. my problem now is how could i access my data in the SD card it seems that it is not showing.. I can’t restore my contacts that i backed up in my SD card.. help please.. i have other files also in my SD which i cannot access… y??? can you help me.

  55. problem solved… nice.. just one question neal.. how do you put widgets on it??? thanks…i could seem to find how to put widget on the screen..

  56. plesae reply

  57. Whats new in this mode wifi & bluetooth work?

  58. Neal,

    I have tried to update but when i tried to install CM9_ICS_BUILD5.zip it restarts my phone into the samsung galaxy logo with cynogen mod.. and it returns to apply update from zip file on SD card, the problem is that I could not choose the remaining file on the card.. everytime i choose zip from SD card, i could not enter the sd card.. i always return to another menu.. what button will i choose…? please help.. thanks

  59. hye neaL who is the custom rom the most stable with xxjvt rooted battery wifi etc…

  60. This is sooo cool ….cant wait for full version….may thanks for all your hard work :-)

  61. HYE NEEL PLEASE CAN YOU NOW TELL ME THE EXACT DATE OF 2.3.6 RELEASE GT-I9000

  62. Hye NEAL I HAVE 2 QUESTIONS FIRST I AM WITH XXJVT ROOTED I HAVE CHOICES TWO CUSTOM ROM XTRA LONG BATTERY LIFE ANND EXTRAORDINARY V.3.3 WHO IS THE MORE STABLE ONE OR WHO IS THE BEST AND EXCELLENT STABLE ROM NAME?? AND THE SECOND GLAD TO SEE THIS NEW CUSTOM ROM BUT I THINK SEMAPHORE KERNEL IT S OK FOR ME!!! PLEASE JUST SAY ME THE NAME AN CUSTOM ROM WITH BETHET BATTERY LIKE WIFI ALL WHO ARE THE EXCELLENT CUSTOM ROM FOR XXJVT I AM ASKING THIS SINCE 2 DAYS BUT NOT REPLY!

  63. Dear Pradeep,
    I know, u will serve more Ice cream sandwich in coming days to control my hunger!!!!!!keep it up …………………

  64. Hi Neal,
    It can be define as beta,hay but its just rocking, though the home launcher is little bit lagging thus i have replaced it with the Syndicate apps ICS Launcher4. Now the UI Is stable as well as more fluid.Coming to video,it is still not working but in overall rom is stable and its a beauty with the Delicious taste of Icecream Cynogen Sandwich ….thanks 2 u all.

  65. Neal… this version is for normal users right?? not only for developers??
    i am also going to update with this :) wish evrything goes right… :)

  66. Great Neal today iam going to flash this monster……!thanks.