How to update Galaxy Vibrant with Ex ROM 1.3 Custom ICS 4.0.4 Firmware

Samsung Vibrant users can now make the most out of their devices as in the due course of this article we will be checking out on how you can install the latest custom ROM of Ex ROM 1.3 which is not just faster but also a smoother firmware compared with any other firmware. In the due course of this article we will be checking out on what are the features of this custom ROM firmware.

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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.

Please note that this firmware is not released by Samsung Electronics Ltd. and also there won’t be any ICS Android 4.0 firmware for Galaxy Vibrant Officially. Please note that since this firmware is in the beta stages, there will be some bugs which will be addressed in the coming days. In the process of this update, we will also be checking out on what are the list of pre requisites you need to follow along with the detailed tutorial on how to apply this update.

Core Features of Ex ROM 1.3 ICS 4.0.4:

  • Android 4.0.4
  • ZipAligned & Deodexed
  • Optimized framework .jar & .apk .
  • Based on Elite from here. Thanks artikeln !
  • Video Record at 720p without blinks.
  • Kernel subZero. Back to BUILD#5 for speed and stable. Thanks Mr. Psycho
  • GPS files from here. (But still get deep sleep issue)
  • Some tweaks (I dont remember that ! :cool:)
  • Update market to Google Play.
  • Include some necessary apps.
  • Apex launcher is default.
  • Add wallpapers from Passion ROM. Thanks Passion Team
  • More RAM mem
  • Optimized Services.jar
  • Restore fix
  • Sim contacts import fix
  • Modem Nexus S KF1
  • 2G/3G perfect.
  • Bars coverage perfect .
  • Perfect Airplane Mode.


Pre Requisites:

  • Ensure that the device is rooted and the custom recovery image is already installed in the phone.
  • We recommend you to back up all the data present in your device with the help of below mentioned steps. Don’t use KIES to back up the data as it will not support the phone after this update since 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 phone      should be 80% so as to ensure that the phone doesn’t get turned Off in the      middle of firmware update. (If you don’t follow this step then the chances      are more that your phone may get DEAD for which we should not be      responsible).
  • 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      phone from the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB      debugging”. The USB Debugging option should be ticked. USB Debugging Mode      can only be enabled once you disconnect the phone from computer. USB      Debugging should be ticked.

USB Debugging

So assuming that you have followed all the above mentioned instructions, you can now proceed to the next step where we have summed up a detailed tutorial on how to apply this custom ROM firmware in your phone.

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  1. Saul Campos

    February 21, 2013 at 10:25 pm

    Estimados, para Perú, más preciso, para Claro-Perú, el vibrant puede soportar el 3G que esta compañía brinda?

    Espero su pronta respuesta, muchas gracias.

    • Pradeep Neela

      March 10, 2013 at 11:49 am

      sí, va a estar apoyando 3G

  2. ed

    April 24, 2012 at 10:57 am

    does this work with the t595 and if I dont have the option to update from the sd card, what do I do to get that option on the recovery menu?

  3. Brittney

    April 14, 2012 at 4:21 am

    I don’t understand how to update to an ics rom for my Vibrant. Is there a file I have to download? What else do I do besides plug in my phone to my PC?

  4. Harry

    March 27, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    Upgraded with the Ex-rom but facing issue with the 3G. Unable to use 3g I can only see the edge symbol and the speed is too low. Please help me out on this as soon as possible. Thanks in advance.

    • Neela Pradeep

      March 27, 2012 at 9:59 pm

      have you checked with the Settings?

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