Samsung Galaxy I9000B users too can experience the magic of Ice Cream Sandwich Android 4.0.3 firmware as in the due course of this article we will be checking out on how to update with the help of a simple tutorial. In the process of applying this firmware, you need to ensure that your phone is rooted as this procedure can only be applied on the rooted phones. Please note that this is not an official firmware released by Samsung Electronics Ltd. Also, there is no official word on whether there will be any official update or any sort of Value Pack for Galaxy I9000B smart phone.
Since this version of ICS is not the final software update release, there will be some bugs but will be solved in the coming versions which too will be covered on Android Advices.
Advisory: This update should not be applied to the phones which are NETWORK LOCKED DEVICES, if you still continue to update your phone then we cannot guarantee on the consequences. This should be applied only to the model I9000B and not on any other I9000 models.
Disclaimer: Please be informed that this process involves the rooting of the device and once the device is rooted, the warranty gets void. The only way with which you can restore back the lost warranty is by re installing the stock firmware in your phone. We will try our level best to come up with an article with the factory firmware.
Before proceeding further, ensure that you have created a backup of all the data present in your phone so that just in case if any data is lost or corrupted, the same can be restored easily with the help of below mentioned steps. Don’t make use of KIES tool to back up the data as after the update KIES won’t be detecting the phone as ICS is not yet rolled out officially.
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”
- Minimum battery charge left in the phone should be at least 70% so as to ensure that device doesn’t get turned Off in the middle of firmware update.
So once you finish going through the above instructions, you can now proceed to the next page where we have summed up the instructions to apply the update of ICS Android 4.0.3 Firmware RC 4.1.
- Based from the latest source code from Google themselves(Android 4.0.3)
- Full Google Apps suite
- Currently using Platypus as a kernel base(Thanks Zach!)
- init.d Support
- Full Hardware Acceleration
- Fully working RIL(Radio Interface Link = Calls / Texts / Data)
- Fully working Audio
- Touchscreen works perfectly
- Fully working Wi-Fi
- Fully working bluetooth
- Both SD Cards (Internal & External), work fine
- Fully working Calendar sync
- Fully working Camera(Video Recording & Pictures)
- Touch to focus
- Panorama mode in camera works
- Face Unlock(quite iffy, due to the vga ffc)
- Fully Working GPS
- Wired tethering, works fine
- Fully working FM Radio(AOSP does not support FM, download Spirit FM from Android Market)
- Fully working Wireless tethering
- Fully working sensors
- Live OC Support(download NSTools from Market)
- USBOTG Support
- Voodoo Sound
- Voodoo Colour
- Deep Idle
- Battery Life extender
Assuming that you have followed all the above mentioned instructions, you can now proceed to next page where we have summed up the instructions to apply this ICS Update in your phone.