Galaxy S I9000

How to Update Galaxy S GT I9000 with SLIM ICS Android 4.0.3 Custom ROM Firmware

Galaxy S ICS New logoHello Galaxy S GT I9000 users, here we come with an all new custom ROM firmware which is dubbed as “SLIM ROM” which is basically an Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.3 firmware based ROM. This custom ROM comes with not many features but is here to provide you the Ice Cream Sandwich experience without loading the device with tons of pre-loaded apps. Over a period of this article we will be discussing on what are the list of pre requisites you need to follow along with which we will also check out the detailed tutorial in the next page. This firmware is not yet officially released by Samsung Electronics and also there is no ETA on by when ICS or Value Pack by will be released.

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.

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Highlights & Screen Captures of SLIM ROM:

  • 5 Languages ( en ( us, uk), fr, it, de, es) No additional language will be added,
  • Zeam Launcher ( stock ICS launcher provided in addon package),
  • Basic Google Stuff Included ( 4.0.4 Gmail,Talk, Calendar and Contacts sync),
  • Market 3.4.4 (Upgradeable to Google PLAY),
  • Team Hacksung Kernel ( for now, flash any 4.0.3 kernel of your choice),
  • Rooted,
  • GPS works,
  • Bluetooth,
  • Front and Back Camera/Video,
  • 2G / 3G Toggle,
  • Wi Fi/Data,
  • USB / Wifi Tethering,
  • Phone Calling works

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Quick Pre Requisites:

  • We understand that all the data present in your Galaxy S is precious and we recommend you to back up all the data with the help of below mentioned steps so that just in case if the data gets erased or corrupted, the same can be restored easily.

Notes – Backup in the mail so that you can then restore manually,
SMS Messages – Use “SMS Backup & Restore app”,
Contacts Stored in Phone Memory – Sync with the Gmail application,
Call Log – Call Log and Restore Videos,
Images, Videos & Files etc.– Copy to internal / External SD Card,
Internet & MMS Settings – Backup all the settings from “Applications > Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names

  • Minimum battery charge left in the device should be a minimum of 60% so as to ensure that the phone doesn’t get turn Off in the middle of firmware update.
  • All antivirus suites in your computer including the Firewalls should be disabled, while all the antivirus apps in your Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 should be uninstalled as these tools may interrupt the process of firmware updation.
  • Ensure that you are on the XXJVU base Firmware and have rooted XXJVU Firmware so as to ensure that this custom Rom firmware can be applied successfully.

Procedure to Update Galaxy S with XXJVU 2.3.6 Firmware,
Procedure to Root Galaxy S with XXJVU 2.3.6 Firmware,

  • Enable the USB debugging in your Galaxy S GT I9000 from the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging”. The USB Debugging option should be ticked as shown in the below image.

USB Debugging

Assuming that you have followed all the instructions mentioned above, you can now proceed to the next page where we have summed up detailed instructions on how to apply this firmware.

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  1. Sumon

    October 16, 2012 at 5:07 am

    If you have installed any apps that uses your cmarea, then better sort them out. This normally happens when an app doesn’t handle properly the cmarea, or never release its use in it after you close that app. In my case, i figured out that the security app I installed in my samsung galaxy w bugs my cmarea. The security app has a feature which you can remotely take photos on your phone, just using a web browser. I was so glad that it has this feature, not until when I am going to take a photo myself on the phone, it shows the message “Warning: Camera Failed”. It resolves by rebooting the phone, but after a while, its back to the error. I searched for some solutions in the web, and finally read about a post telling the users that a certain photo capture app is the culprit for that error message. It just gave me the idea that I should sort out those apps that uses my phone’s cmarea. And there it is… I figured out that one of my apps installed that uses the cmarea is causing the error. The irony is, it is a security-featured app. It’s a popular free feature-packed app in the market that showcase abilities on tracking your lost android phone. In fairness, it really do what it has advertised, but it’s still buggy, and it includes it’s handling of cmarea. Anyway, I hope I was able to help you and gave you an idea on how to solve the Camera Failed problem.

  2. nasri

    May 18, 2012 at 11:55 am

    its saying that there is an error in the file slim rom ics then it said installation aborted what should i do ? please help

    • Pradeep Neela

      May 18, 2012 at 12:34 pm

      yes all the errors will be addresed in the coming days!

  3. Jimbo

    May 14, 2012 at 4:30 am

    I have given up on this crap rom. I have tried all fixes suggested, including stock rom, rooting, mount sd and ext sd, and tried that RC16 “fix”. Either i get the System 7 error or it gets stuck in bootloop…
    Ive been trying for 7 days now

  4. Gourav Bhatia

    May 1, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    please post again the link for Galaxy S I9000
    n is this 4.0 ver.. ???
    please make one link from where we can download all necessary file..
    Thanks 🙂

  5. Matic

    April 16, 2012 at 2:10 am

    having the same problem…Installation Aborted

    i uplod first 2.3.6 JVU (like you have in Procedure)
    I foloww links ( uplod 2.3..6 and then root )
    my phone was rooted, and still having problem.
    My be becouse i dont have the same boot menu like it sayes on this photos (here is blue i have red/orange) ??? but where did i done the mistake?
    Hope to here from you sone.

  6. Bert

    April 9, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    For all people having problems flashing Slim ROM (the status 7 issue), I first flashed hacksung ROM build 16 and after that Base 3.2 and, without rebooting, the essentials. This is for sure the solution for status 7″ problem”. Krarvind thank you very mch for your support. Slim ROM runs beautifly on my SGS I9000!!

  7. EXT4

    March 29, 2012 at 6:36 am

    Hi Neela,

    Is this the latest version of ICS?

    Also since its running from stock will system files be running on laggy RFS or the faster EXT4? And if RFS how would I be able to convert to EXT4.


  8. Mike Henderson

    March 27, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    Same error for me

  9. Mike Henderson

    March 27, 2012 at 5:00 pm

    I am getting the exact same error. Tried for days but no solution?

  10. wanted

    March 20, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    mare pan aborted thay che……
    error 7 shown
    don waste our precious time…………
    disgusting method to ics slim……….
    so dont download it
    stay away……..

  11. Gurmeet Singh

    March 17, 2012 at 6:55 am

    Shit yaar!!!!!
    hotfile is no more giving files on regular download. Kindly male some alternate arrangements. Almost all the files since Jan 12 cease to download only after coming 1% or so. Pl help

  12. tpc5

    March 14, 2012 at 7:36 pm

    Well that sounds like a palava!

    Btw, where’s Neil and the team gone? I’m not seeing any responses to these queries nor those on other recent Galaxy S postings.


    • Neela Pradeep

      March 14, 2012 at 10:20 pm

      due to heavy load of comments, its getting bit late to clear out the comments! we will clear the back log very soon!

    • Neela Pradeep

      March 14, 2012 at 10:21 pm

      in the last 10 days already we have posted 2 articles on Galaxy S

  13. Hamsheed

    March 14, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    Hey Guys,

    Jus Wanted To know If this ROM Is working fine or does it have any bugs…..

  14. Sailandra Harsha

    March 14, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    hi Neela Pradeep Pradeep,

    i was trying to install this package on my phone, and this is what i got.

    Opening update package…
    Installing update package…
    Installing update…
    Slim ICS 2.8
    assert failed: run_program(“/tmp/”) == 0
    E:Error in /sdcard/external_sd/Slim_ICS_2.8 [CustomROM].zip
    (Status 7)
    Installation Aborted

    what shall i do with this.
    I want to install Slim ICS on my i9000 !!!!!!!!!!!!! please Help……
    waiting for ur positive response.

    • Neela Pradeep

      March 16, 2012 at 6:01 pm

      you need to root the device before applying this firmware

  15. Caster

    March 13, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    it doesn’t work.. error 7 is prompting..

  16. Tushar

    March 12, 2012 at 4:24 pm


    i an using a Galaxys S i9000

    which is a better firmware??build 17 or Slim??

    and wats the difference in both??

    can i flash this rom directly on 4.0.3??

    thnks and great work!!

  17. krarvind

    March 12, 2012 at 4:23 am

    if you are coming from a GB rom to mine ( Slim), flash TeamHacksung build 16 Rom first, then my base + i9000 essentials, reboot, ejnoy.

    • getafix

      March 14, 2012 at 7:09 pm

      @krarvind, can you elaborate on that pls

  18. Manuel

    March 11, 2012 at 4:39 am

    neal , whats up ?? said us an error status 7,, aborted. what can we do???

    • Neela Pradeep

      March 11, 2012 at 10:51 am

      on which firmware you are on? have you rooted the device?

  19. getafix

    March 11, 2012 at 12:01 am

    i currently run gingerbread on my gt-i9000 and i tried using this package and tutorial to update but it kept aborting. any idea on what could be wrong?

  20. Walrus Medalla

    March 10, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    hi Pradeep,

    i was trying to install this package on my phone, and this is what i got.

    Opening update package…
    Installing update package…
    Installing update…
    Slim ICS 2.8
    assert failed: run_program(“/tmp/”) == 0
    E:Error in /sdcard/external_sd/Slim_ICS_2.8 [CustomROM].zip
    (Status 7)
    Installation Aborted

    what shall i do with this please to install the Slim ICS on my i9000? thanks…..

    • Neela Pradeep

      March 10, 2012 at 11:41 pm

      you need to root the phone before you can apply this firmware!

      • Leandro

        June 22, 2012 at 11:43 pm

        same problem here. Device is rooted. I double checked with room checker

    • Mike Henderson

      March 27, 2012 at 5:03 pm

      Same problem for me. Cannot find a fix yet

  21. Walrus Medalla

    March 10, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    i’m on GamerzRom, i would like to try this one but i wanna know if there’s any bugs, errors or FC’s on this CustomROM..

    and i wanna know too on how can i take a picture while taking a video on XXJVU Firmware? or is there a fixed on these?

    it seems that the “take picture while taking video” is not working. the picture is colored black and can’t be opened on the camera app..


    • Neela Pradeep

      March 10, 2012 at 8:54 pm

      you can take picture while shooting video!

  22. anshul

    March 10, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    hi neal,
    Is there any update for galaxy s2 also ???
    please update …

  23. razib

    March 10, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    after rooting i cant conect 2g mobile internet by Rc 4.2 . network typ “edge:2” mobile state said “disconect” n havy battery drain. coad name android 1.5 (jvt) is same from xda. which room is more stable build17/slim(192mb). plz hlp me. sorry for my bad english.

  24. Trishank Bhimjiani

    March 10, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    Hey Neal,

    I used the new link u posted but i am still getting error 7 and installation aborted!
    Please help/fix asap!

    • Neela Pradeep

      March 10, 2012 at 11:49 pm

      we have fixed the link! thanks for your intimation!

  25. Muhib

    March 10, 2012 at 10:37 am

    Hi Neal,
    Which one more recommended to install? This SLIM ICS or Gamerz?


  26. chirag

    March 10, 2012 at 10:07 am


    Link is not working, Please help me.

  27. Tuhin

    March 10, 2012 at 10:07 am

    Link does not work….

  28. sagar

    March 10, 2012 at 7:43 am

    hi neel,

    I have download these two files

    but while updating it shows an error 7, and the installation aborted.

    what to do?

    • Neela Pradeep

      March 10, 2012 at 11:15 am IS THE FILE!

    • RayAzad

      March 12, 2012 at 1:45 pm

      @sagar, Where have you downloaded the files from? Maybe you have downloaded the incorrect files. Let me know the link..

  29. sanjay

    March 10, 2012 at 4:02 am

    Why is when i download the package, it taking me to the index page , im not sure which one should i download!

  30. Trishank Bhimjiani

    March 10, 2012 at 3:14 am

    Hey Neal,

    when i click on download slim package, there is a whole bunch of files which appear, which one do i need to download?
    i tried putting the following and updating on my cell but it wouldnt work, please help:

    • Neela Pradeep

      March 10, 2012 at 11:18 am IS THE FILE WHICH YOU NEED TO DOWNLOAD!

  31. Trishank Bhimjiani

    March 10, 2012 at 1:06 am

    Neal, in your opinion, which is the most stable, clean & hassle-free ROM???

    • Neela Pradeep

      March 10, 2012 at 11:37 am

      you can update with any of the custom roms!

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