Galaxy S I9000

How to Update Galaxy S GT I9000 with Galaxy S3 themed Custom ROM Firmware

S3 LogoSamsung Galaxy S GT I9000 users can now easily apply the latest custom ROM firmware version which exactly is the replica of the Galaxy S3 user interface. This SGS3 themed custom ROM firmware comes with the enhanced capabilities like Skorpion S2 kernel, over clockable to 1.4GHz and also it will give a FREE RAM of around 343 MB. Be informed that this is the custom ROM firmware and not the Official firmware released by Samsung Electronics. Over a period of this article we will be checking out on what are the list of pre requisite instructions you need to follow and then we will check the detailed guide on how to apply this update. Full credits to the mkalter developer who has developed this firmware.

Disclaimer: Neither AndroidAdvices, 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.

Themed apps

  • Agenda
  • Messages
  • Calculator
  • Camera
  • Contacts
  • Downloads
  • E-Mail
  • Evernote
  • FM-Radio
  • Gallery
  • Settings
  • Browser
  • Clock
  • MP3-Player
  • Opera Mini
  • Google Talk

Other apps

  • Apex Launcher
  • Evernote
  • Facebook
  • Twitter

Not working

  • Video Camera
  • HD Video Playback
  • Vibrator
  • Microphone in applications.
  • Lots of other minor stuff.

Screen Captures of Galaxy S3 ROM for Galaxy S:

S3 for S1 S3 for S1 2 S3 for S1 3 S3 for S1 4

Pre Requisites:

  • Before proceeding to apply this update, you need to ensure that your Galaxy S GT I9000 is on the XXJW4 Rooted firmware. Just in case if you haven’t updated or on the rooted the firmware, then you will have to update and root the same with the help of below mentioned steps.

Procedure to Update Galaxy S GT I9000 with XXJW4 Firmware

Procedure to Root Galaxy S GT I9000 on XXJW4 Firmware

  • Backup all the data present in your Galaxy S GT I9000 so as to ensure that just in case if the data gets lost or corrupted, the same can be restored easily with the help of below mentioned steps.

SMS – Use “SMS Backup & Restore app”,
ContactsSync 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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 screen capture.

USB Debugging

Special Instructions for users on Custom ROM Firmware:

  • Ensure that Voodoo Lag fix or any other Lag fix is disabled in your device which you can do the same from the recovery mode. Also, additionally from the recovery mode, in “advanced” option you need to clear the Dalvik Cache before applying this update or else it may hamper the process of firmware update process.

Assuming that you have followed all the above mentioned instructions, you can now proceed to the next page where we have summed up the detailed instructions on how to apply this update with the help of a simple tutorial.

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35 Comments

35 Comments

  1. Mohammad Qayyum Anwar

    June 12, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    I have tried it last night. works fine. only screen Lock is not working. There is no boot animation instead it shows only blank screen. Otherwise very impressive ROM.

  2. RAMSHID ALI

    June 8, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    This one is simply awsum neel… but a popup is coming everytime “android.process.media”.. camera not working…. hope u’l soon cum with the new updates…

  3. RAMSHID ALI

    June 8, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    This one is simply awsum neel… but a popup is coming everytime “android.process.media”.. camera not working…. hope u’l soon cum with the new updates…

    • Pradeep Neela

      June 9, 2012 at 10:19 am

      yes there will be many more updates, thanks for appreciation

  4. johnclegg

    June 5, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    I did update my Galaxy S i9000 but an error android.process.media keeps on showing and cannot connect to wifi. I think there is something not compatible with the features. Thank you for the updates..

  5. johnclegg

    June 5, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    I did update my Galaxy S i9000 but an error android.process.media keeps on showing and cannot connect to wifi. I think there is something not compatible with the features. Thank you for the updates..

  6. zeeshii

    May 21, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    pardeep i am on amestris room v7.3 my samsung galaxy s 19000 cannot connet with kies stuck on connecting i am using windows vista plz help i dnt want to cahnge any other room i like amestrisv7.3

  7. getafix

    May 21, 2012 at 2:36 am

    can you pls give me a clue as to how to install this, i am running MIUI but i installed XXJW4 and i rooted it,installing this S3 ROM is the problem, it keeps aborting. I’ve formatted the system , data , factory rest, but it won’t work. is there anything else to try?

  8. najmus

    May 20, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    what about the bluetooth headset can pair, but cannot use for talking

  9. Jose

    May 18, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    why you can not show my comments with the problem updating my phone?

  10. Praveen

    May 17, 2012 at 12:59 pm

    Did not work for me, this and the stable ICS 4.0.4! So now updated successfully with Nexus ELite v11 custom ROM!

  11. Jose Porras

    May 17, 2012 at 6:19 am

    In the process, “in the recovery mode, you need to select “install zip from sd card” > “choose zip from sd card” and then choose the “Galaxy S3 themed custom ROM Firmware” which is placed in the phone” IS OK.

    BUT “As soon as the file is selected, it will take around 5 – 7 minutes for applying this update”…THIS PROCCES FAIL…I recive the message:
    Installing:/sdcard/ICSGS3 V01.ZIP
    Finding update package…
    Openind update package…
    Installing update…
    Random offset: 0x282
    Install from sdcard complete

    But the system do not start! help me please…

    • Jose Porras

      May 17, 2012 at 6:28 am

      NOW

      Installing:/sdcard/ICSGS3 V01.ZIP
      Finding update package…
      Openind update package…
      Installing update…
      Random offset: 0×22A
      Install from sdcard complete

  12. ahmed

    May 16, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    when are u going to release a stable one
    full without any problems
    mainly concerning wifi and internet using credit or packet data

  13. ahmed

    May 16, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    also does not work

  14. Praveen

    May 16, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    i couldnt successfully install this, should I try after falshing using ROM manager? When i selected “install zip from sd card” > “choose zip from sd card” and then choose the “Galaxy S3 themed custom ROM Firmware” after 10-15% system rebooted. After that the file was not shown under SD card, but was under “internal SD card”. I selected this and installed, but not working properly. Version shows 4.0.3? Please help Neel.

    • Pradeep Neela

      May 16, 2012 at 9:01 pm

      juz unmount the sd, mount back to re apply the update!

  15. foux76

    May 16, 2012 at 5:58 pm

    verry butiful themes and interface but sorry many truble accured : the boot of the device take a long time .the wifi can not start it is balanced between starting and off at list we could not connect or detect any network .thez response is not smooth when toutch screan.also many bugs and trubles.need so much arrangment and corrections.i think that i return back to ametris rom .thank you for your effort
    *

  16. ahmed

    May 16, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    there is a problem in wifii and packet data network

    • Pradeep Neela

      May 16, 2012 at 3:49 pm

      check with the data connection!

  17. ewai

    May 16, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    already follow step by step,but after reboot there was an issue (unfortunately ,the process andriod.media has stop)so what can i do the next step?

  18. Praveen

    May 16, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    Neel which is better? this one or Stable ICS 4.0.4? I see this version number as 4.0.3

    • Pradeep Neela

      May 16, 2012 at 3:49 pm

      you can try this 4.0.4

      • Praveen

        May 16, 2012 at 6:07 pm

        do you know why it is showing as 4.0.3 when i updated?

        • Pradeep Neela

          May 16, 2012 at 8:39 pm

          its of 4.0.3 firmware baseband!

  19. Praveen

    May 16, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    installed , but android.process.media error, Neel

  20. nirmal

    May 16, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    Can this be used for galaxy s i9003???

  21. najmus

    May 16, 2012 at 10:29 am

    is this theme based on ics and does it support connectivity with bluetooth headset the other versions of ics does not support

  22. Mars

    May 16, 2012 at 10:10 am

    The theme is beautiful and smooth but does not detect the sim card. the phone is practically useless. please help

    • Edward

      May 16, 2012 at 8:59 pm

      I totaly agree this update is great only I can not detect my Sim Card
      Not even when I mount it to my PC
      Please Help

      • زياد

        June 21, 2012 at 11:35 pm

        Did you find a solution to the sim card issue?

        • Pradeep Neela

          June 22, 2012 at 3:15 pm

          it cant be applied on the network locked devices

  23. Kuldeep

    May 16, 2012 at 9:49 am

    Can you please remove these annoying and sucking pop-up box?

    trust me, IT SUCKS!

  24. Rich

    May 16, 2012 at 7:02 am

    Is this going to be available for Gs2 somtime soon??

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