How to Update Samsung Galaxy S 4G T959V with Slim Bean ICS Firmware

Galaxy S 4G LogoSamsung Galaxy S 4G smartphone can now be easily updated with the latest Slim ICS firmware which is a custom ROM firmware. Please note that this is not an Official firmware released by Samsung Electronics and also there is no ETA on by when there will be an official update. Though this firmware says that it’s an ICS version of firmware but this firmware comes along with the Jellybean 4.1 features and also comes with a host of add-on applications which comes pre loaded in this device. Unfortunately, there won’t be any official firmware of jellybean 4.1 which will be released. Full credits to codedgraphx for developing this firmware.

Note: Please note that this update should only be applied on the devices which are named as the Samsung Galaxy S 4G, model number T959V. Unfortunately this update is not compatible with the T595 or with any other device.

Disclaimer: Follow all the instructions carefully mentioned in this article, we should not be held responsible in any manner if your Samsung Galaxy S 4G doesn’t boot up or gets bricked due to not following the instructions.

In the process of applying this update, all the data in your device will be wiped off, so with the help of below mentioned steps you will have to back up all the data using the below steps. Don’t use KIES or any other PC Suite tools for backing the data as it doesn’t detect the custom ROM firmwares.

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

All the antivirus tools in your device should be turned Off as these tools generally tend to interrupt the process of firmware update. Minimum battery life should not be less than 50% so as to make sure that just in case if the data gets lost or corrupted, the same can be easily restored. From Settings option you need to enable the USB Debugging option which is generally there in the Development options.

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

14 Comments
  1. Reply Suki September 3, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    Pls tell me where to download the two zip files you mentioned?

  2. Reply Suki September 3, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    I cant open d zip file in my samsung S 4G. What other app i need to download before I can go further? Thank you in advance.

  3. Reply zach October 21, 2012 at 1:06 am

    can’t type anything … says “open keyboard”

  4. Reply Dharmmy October 15, 2012 at 1:56 am

    This is disappointing. I saw a lot of comments saying E:signature verification failed. But i decided to give it a trial, but unfortunately, it says samething E:signature verification failed. why why why

  5. Reply Dharmmy October 14, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    Pls help… why does it saY E: signature resgistration failed???

  6. Reply Gilles October 9, 2012 at 6:14 am

    Hello!

    After upgrading the battery is lasting a little and the machine is warming up too!

    Can you help me?

  7. Reply junior September 27, 2012 at 1:48 am

    My wifi doesn’t work after I applied the rom. Kindly help.

  8. Reply Phil Lapointe September 25, 2012 at 3:16 am

    Could you possibly publish the Slim ICS for the T959W Canadian version? We just receive ‘Installation Aborted”
    Or lead me by hand to mofidy META-INF so that it allows it?

  9. Reply Dan September 2, 2012 at 11:00 am

    Are there any features not working in this rom, such as 4g, free tethering, etc… That is working with gingerbread?

  10. Reply sam August 22, 2012 at 7:09 am

    oh thanks! it works. one more question. it says i cant add apps to launcher untill i install the setup tool?

  11. Reply sam August 20, 2012 at 12:28 pm

    does my phone have to be rooted or anything other then whats in the instructions cus im runing on straight out the box t959v 2.3.6

    • Reply Pradeep Neela August 20, 2012 at 3:27 pm

      yes you will have to root the device before applying this update.

  12. Reply jorge August 15, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    The truth almost no roms I could install my cel, almost no work for you, I have become brick several times, but this roms if I served, runs great, only thing is I do not recognize the PC, the cell in advance excellent work

  13. Reply Ren August 12, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    Does the phone have to be rooted or have clockworkmod recovery on it before starting?

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