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How to Update Galaxy S GT I9000 with ICS 4.0.4 Brightside Evolution Custom ROM Firmware

Galaxy S Gold LogoSamsung Galaxy S GT I9000 users have one more custom ROM firmware to flash with so as to get the ICS like experience as in the due course of this article we will be checking out on how one can easily update with the latest ICS 4.0.4 firmware which is developed by Team Inferno and Cyanogen mod team. Over a period of time Cyanogen Mod 9 has provided awesome custom ROM firmwares which rope in the awesome ICS 4.0 experience. Please note that this is the custom ROM firmware and not the stock firmware released by Samsung Electronics. This firmware is dubbed as Brightside evolution.

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.

This update comes with many visual treats as it also boasts the tablet UI mode which was earlier spotted in the Parandroid Custom ROM firmware series. So, let’s proceed and check out on what are the list of pre requisites you need to follow before you apply this custom ROM firmware along with the detailed guide in the next page. Please be informed that this update can only be applied to the Galaxy S GT I9000 devices. Since this is still in building stages, there may be some minor bugs. Just in case if you find any, do let us know in the comments section or to the developer directly.

Features, Change Log & Images of Brightside evolution Custom ROM:

Features:

  • Based on Official CM9 for the GT-I9000
  • Full tablet UI experience
  • Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich
  • Great support
  • Working Phone.apk
  • New Combine bar: Saves a ton of space
  • New Camera UI
  • Two column Settings
  • Zip aligned
  • De-odexed

Change Log:

  • ROM Name changed
  • Added in custom wallpaper
  • Added Inferno Browser.apk (Thanks mxbrowser)
  • Added Titanium Backup.apk
  • Added ES File Explorer.apk
  • Other minor changes

Images of Bright side evolution Custom ROM:

Brightside Evolution

Pre Requisites:

Note: 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. (You can also update this custom ROM firmware on any of the rooted firmware.)

Procedure to Update Galaxy S GT I9000 with XXJW4 Firmware

Procedure to Root Galaxy S GT I9000 on XXJW4 Firmware

  • All the data present in your phone should be backed up so as to ensure that all the data present in your device is safeguarded. We recommend you to back up the data manually using the below mentioned steps as the data will have to be wiped so as to get rid of force close errors.

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 security suites installed in your computer and uninstall all antivirus tools in your computer so as to ensure that the firmware update is not interrupted in the middle of the process.
  • Enable the USB Debugging in your Galaxy S from the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging”. The USB Debugging option should be ticked.

USB Debugging

So let’s proceed to the next page where we have summed up a detailed tutorial on how to apply this update.


69 comments

  1. signature verification failed comes on scree in recovery mode, plz tell wat to do?

  2. I may have successfully flashed Brightside, but google app failed. Now stuck in a boot loop recovery mode. Tried removing battery as suggested, still doesn’t work. Please help?

  3. For the ones complaining on the font and icon size, this is called pixel density. You can change it by using free applications like bigfont or Font Changer, just play with the pixel density until it looks the way you want it to. Although, being it that the rom was designed to emulate a tablet, it will certainly look weird when setting a higher pixel density.

  4. Is there a way to make icons and text bigger? they so small on my phone thanks

  5. This rom is useless, icons and fonts are so small theres no way to make em bigger, try another

  6. Can it be applied over JW5?

  7. pradeepneela please help me!! when i go into recovery mode and selected choose zip from sim card it says cant mount sd card.. somebody help

  8. when i go into recovery mode and install zip from sd card, and choose zip from sd card, it says cant mount sd card!! help me

  9. a good piece of work  like it very much particularly the two column settings except the auto rotate any fixes 

  10. its just flash the cyanogen mod nothing else

  11. its just flash the cyanogen mod nothing else

  12. after installation complete  its sows cyanogen(mod) just flash all the times 

  13. Installed the CS 4.0.4 Brightside Evolution Custom ROM Firmware, it eats battery – though my battery was 90% when using XXJW4 after whole day usage, and with the same usage using brightside custom ROB i got the battery levels at 46% after whole day of usage,

  14. was successful in instalation as instructed. only issue is the screen becomes too small, difficult to read.
    please advice how to go back to xxjw4

    • Sir I installed XXJVU from your web portal ans was able to recover my SGS I9000. Hats off for such a wonderful site.
      After that i installed XXJW4 and then rooted it again after understanding the instructions, and my mobile is perfectly fine.
      I think the isse was that since my mobile was not restarting there was no way to select USB Mode and to switch on USB Debugging.

      GREAT EXPERIENCE AND ALL THE BEST TO YOU PEOPLE 

    • Sir I installed XXJVU from your web portal ans was able to recover my SGS I9000. Hats off for such a wonderful site.
      After that i installed XXJW4 and then rooted it again after understanding the instructions, and my mobile is perfectly fine.
      I think the isse was that since my mobile was not restarting there was no way to select USB Mode and to switch on USB Debugging.

      GREAT EXPERIENCE AND ALL THE BEST TO YOU PEOPLE 

    • Sir I installed XXJVU from your web portal ans was able to recover my SGS I9000. Hats off for such a wonderful site.
      After that i installed XXJW4 and then rooted it again after understanding the instructions, and my mobile is perfectly fine.
      I think the isse was that since my mobile was not restarting there was no way to select USB Mode and to switch on USB Debugging.

      GREAT EXPERIENCE AND ALL THE BEST TO YOU PEOPLE 

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