The Orange Magic for Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 returns and this time it’s much more powerful and high on feature list. This all new firmware of Amestris ROM is dubbed as the version of JW1 and is a v7.3 version. This firmware is a March series firmware and solves all the bugs which were there in the earlier version. Please be informed that this is not an Official firmware version released by Samsung Electronics. We recommend you to follow all the instructions mentioned in this article so as to ensure that this firmware is updated successfully. Apart from the mentioned steps, we don’t recommend you to follow any other steps.
Over a period of this article we will also be checking out on what are the list of pre requisites you need to follow along with a detailed article on what is the detailed procedure on how to apply this update with a detailed tutorial in the next page. For your convenience we have also posted the images on how this firmware will look like in your Samsung Galaxy S.
Features of Amestris ROM v7.3:
Based on JW1 Official Samsung’s Firmware.
Odex and Deodexed versions.
Semaphore Kernel 2.5.
Voodoo Colors + Sound
Thunderbolt Scripts Version 2.6.1
10 Lockscreen [TSM Parts] [ Best Lockscreen porting forever !]
Extended Power Menu
Smooth Scroll Mod Hack
Froyo GPU Drivers [2.3.6 GPU Drivers is on add-on list]
Sony Bravia Engine
HTC Audio Beats Engine
Auto Zipalinger and SQL database vacuum on boot
Auto Ext4 Convertor on FullWipe Version. [Better Converting than Cf-Root]
Disabled The Semaphore Auto Installation
Semaphore Dark State Brightness
Dialer with DTMF Sounds.
jKay’s full customizable Statusbar.
Orange themed Status bar.
RTL + Persian Support [also Arabic,Urdu and Hebrew]
European Keyboard is pre-installed. [Amestris Keyboard v1.2]
Extended Settings Options [Sound,Dock,Additional Data, Development]
Hacked JVU Camera [Removed the Screenshot’s button, while recording movies ]
Transitions [Mixed] [ICS Style]
JVU modem on Nowipe versions, JVT on Full Wipe versions. [Accidental]
Orange Percentage Battery
2.3.5 JVT Sms, because of problem on sent time on 2.3.6 applications. you can choose 2.3.6 version from add-on list.
CRT Off Effects.
Disclaimer: Neither we, nor developer should be held responsible for any damage happened to your device in the process of following the instructions mentioned in this article. It’s very unlikely that there will be any issues but just in case if at all there are any issues then we are committed to help you in solving the same.
Note: For applying this firmware, you will need to root your device and once the deivce is rooted, the warranty will get void. The only way with which you can get back the lost warranty is by re applying the firmware update of XWJW1 or XXJVU Firmware.
- Before proceeding, you need to Download the Amestris v7.3 Firmware Package from here to your computer.
- All the data present in your phone should be backed up as in the process of applying this update, the data might get either lost or corrupted. With the help of below mentioned steps you can easily backup the same. After updating with this release, the KIES won’t recognize the device as it’s a custom ROM firmware.
SMS – Use “SMS Backup & Restore app”,
Contacts – Sync with the Gmail application,
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 charge left in the device should be at least 60% so as to ensure that device doesn’t get turned Off in the middle of firmware update.
- Disable all the antivirus suites in your computer and uninstall the same in your device as these tools generally tend to interrupt the process of firmware update.
- Irrespective of the current firmware you are ON, you need to ensure that you have rooted the same as this firmware can only be applied on the rooted firmwares.
Special Instructions to Users on Custom ROM Firmware:
It’s very important for you to be on the XWJW1 Firmware, it’s not recommended to update from your current custom ROM firmware to this Amestris Custom ROM Firmware. Ensure that you disable the Lag fixes if any installed from the recovery mode. You also need to ensure that the Dalvik Cache in your phone too is wiped off so as to ensure that just in case if any data cache is there that too is wiped off completely.
The Galaxy S I9000 can be entered into recovery mode by holding the Volume Up button + the Home key button (the middle button). While holding these both buttons, you need to turn ON your device.
So, assuming that you have followed all the above mentioned instructions you can now proceed to the next page where detailed instructions on how to update with the Amestris ROM v7.3 release is summed up.