How To Update Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 with Ice Cream Sandwich Candy Amestris 5.1 Custom ROM

Ice cream sandwichIt’s on October 19 2011 when Google will be taking Off the curtains from the much awaited Ice Cream Sandwich, the next biggest release in Android after the last Honeycomb version, but in this article we will see for all the Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 users on how you can make use of the special edition Ice Cream Sandwich Candy custom ROM for your phone which is nothing but an advanced version of Amestris ROM. Please don’t get mistaken by the name as it’s somewhat similar to the name of the Ice cream Sandwich for Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 but it’s actually not. So, this custom ROM comes along with humongous number of advancements which we will see in the due course of this article. Also for your simplicity we have broken this article into various pages so that you can follow the corresponding instructions carefully in a dedicated section.

In this page we will see on what are the things which are enhancements in the custom ROM followed by the pre upgrade instructions and the screen captures of that ROM in the second page. In the third page we will see direct instructions with which you will be able to apply this custom ROM in your phone. Last time we saw on how you can install the Amestris 3.5 version of custom ROM but now we will see on how you can install the Amestris 5.1 version of custom ROM which is named as the Ice cream sandwich Candy Custom ROM.

Disclaimer: We should not be held responsible in any manner if anything happens to your device as which is a very unlikely case if you follow each and every instruction which is mentioned below in this article. This update should only be applied to the devices which have the model number of Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 and not with any other phones like I900B, I9000T etc.

It is very important to proceed with the instructions if and only if the device is rooted. If you still proceed without rooting the phone then you will get an error of the “Signature Verified failed”.

Advisory for Galaxy S Users on any Custom ROM:

  • If you are on any of the custom ROMs then you will have to first get into the recovery mode and then you will have to clear the cache, wipe the data and also you need to go in the advanced options to clear the Dalvik Cache too. Once you do so you will see that many of the options like Clock Work Mod and other tools will be wiped off from your phone.
  • Only after the above advisory you need to proceed to update to XXJVT 2.3.5 Firmware and Root the Galaxy S on XXJVT 2.3.5 of which links are mentioned below.

Procedure to Update Samsung Galaxy S with XXJVT 2.3.5

Procedure to Root Samsung Galaxy S with XXJVT 2.3.5

Since this Custom ROM is based on the XXJVT firmware, its important for you to first update and root the firmware on your Samsung Galaxy S from the above mentioned links.

So, now let’s check out some of the Enhancements or the features followed by the screen captures of this custom ROM in the next page.

Features / Specifications of the Ice Cream Sandwich Candy ROM for Galaxy S:

  • Based on the Semaphore kernel,
  • Amestris Launcher TW 3.0,
  • Overscroll Glow and Orange themed,
  • CRT Styled screen Animation,
  • Mica touched application icon finishing,
  • MIUI icon based style,
  • Multi CSC and also has capability of Auto EFS Backup,
  • BLN Support and new GPS indicator with animation effect,
  • Custom Overclock Options (1100 MHz, 1200 MHz and 1300MHz)
  • Speed Mod based Kernel Natural Colorfix,
  • 9 Lockscreens,
  • Updatet Host Files
  • Updated All Google Apps to Last Version
  • Nitrality
  • FasterFIx
  • Titanium Backup
  • FlashPlayer11
  • Comes with the Stock apps as Dialer, Contacts, Message, Gallery 3D, Launcher, Settings, Clock etc. to name a few,
  • EXT 4 Manager for converting the File System
  • Voodoo Control [Voice Control]

Let’s now proceed for the Screen Captures and Pre Requisites of the Ice Cream Sandwich Candy Firmware by Amestris.

160 Comments
  1. Reply Price of The Samsung GSIII May 11, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    Fantastic website. A lot of useful info here. I am sending it to some pals ans also sharing in delicious. And obviously, thank you in your sweat!

  2. Reply shebin March 30, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    pls sent i9000 4.0.1 sotfwer pls

  3. Reply ano March 4, 2012 at 11:44 pm

    i have xxjvs installed already and rooted woth ur instructions on previois posts. do i still have to downgrade to xxjvt first? because i dont want to waste time doing.

  4. Reply Rene November 27, 2011 at 1:44 am

    I’m stuck, now at the animation with the four-coloured X. Removing battery didn’t help. How to boot in Recovery mode to install another version?

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep November 27, 2011 at 2:00 pm

      remove the battery, re insert and follow the instructions again!

  5. Reply vizzu November 25, 2011 at 2:18 am

    hai ! neal ! plz give a ur valuble suggestion which better stable rom for galaxy s ….
    with beautiful look ! and rotary lock .. plz how can i get.. now iam useing xxjvt 2.3.5. rooted…
    its also i flash acording ur instructions…. ICS is better or xxjvt or jelly bean which one iam counfused…
    which is stable..

  6. Reply vizzu November 24, 2011 at 3:26 am

    hi neal ! i have I9000 SGT with XXJVT ! can i update ICS 5.1 with this one ! this is for normal users ! iam not devolper. plz give me suggestion..

  7. Reply salim November 15, 2011 at 5:32 pm

    its icon are lyk copied from iphone as seen in the screen shots
    and it is different if searched in google

  8. Reply chaitanya chaphalkar November 11, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    Neal,
    Dude your steps to install xxjvt helped alot.. very much thanks..
    now as this is based on same xxjvt is this just a visual upgrade or it upgrade performance package to?
    is semaphore kernel alredy installed in xxjvt?

    • Reply chaitanya chaphalkar November 11, 2011 at 5:34 pm

      hey plzzz reply

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep November 11, 2011 at 7:06 pm

      no, defaultly its not installed!

  9. Reply afra November 10, 2011 at 6:10 am

    How can I install language separately ! I didn’t do such a thing before?

    Thanks 4 support

  10. Reply dylan November 9, 2011 at 5:57 pm

    hey is ics 4.0 firmware coming for gt i9000

    • Reply Yogesh Patel November 9, 2011 at 6:06 pm

      no announcement from samsung yet

  11. Reply afra November 6, 2011 at 1:26 am

    hi neal wanna install to my galaxy s ,,, can u tell me that this custom rom support all language include persian and arabic ?

    cuz cynanogyn support all alnguage include persian …

    question 2 : is this rom automatically rooted ?

    i waitong 4 your kind answers

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep November 6, 2011 at 1:43 am

      no, you need to install the languages separately!

  12. Reply Oliver November 5, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    or may i say which rom is more stable?

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep November 5, 2011 at 5:53 pm

      you can use this custom rom for your phone!

      • Reply Oliver November 6, 2011 at 8:27 am

        thanks neal!

  13. Reply Farzad November 3, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    Hey neal, how can i use the tethering on a custom rom like amestris, every time I wana use it on my galaxy, comes up with error, says your kernel doesn’t support tethering…what should I do? Do I have to flash kernel? What about my apps and data…?

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep November 3, 2011 at 1:14 pm

      yes you can use tethering but tethering depends on your operator as some operator doesnt allow tethering!

  14. Reply Oliver November 3, 2011 at 8:04 am

    neal….
    may i know which custom rom will u recommend?
    honeycomb or this ice cream sandwich candy??

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep November 3, 2011 at 1:18 pm

      it all depends on your needs and requirements! We will recommend you all of them as every single custom rom has something special in it!

      • Reply Oliver November 5, 2011 at 5:07 pm

        or may i say which rom is more stable?

        and neal the link for the ice cream sandwich package is down….

        • NeaL Pradeep November 5, 2011 at 5:53 pm

          the links have now been fixed, please check now!

  15. Reply Zedd November 3, 2011 at 3:59 am

    Two remarks and one question.
    1. Article works perfectly – thanks!
    2. Check your advisory on the top of page three. Just pressing the Volume Up is sufficient.
    3. Is there already a way to get this version rooted?

    • Reply Zedd November 3, 2011 at 4:09 am

      Errrr. Never mind number 3.

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep November 3, 2011 at 1:21 pm

      once yo install this the phone automatically stays rooted!

  16. Reply Rama gurubaran V November 2, 2011 at 11:36 pm

    Please suggest a workaround for downloading apps from the market. I’m unable to do so after using this ROM.. !

  17. Reply Arindam November 2, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    Dear Neil.

    Could you help me with the tethering option on my galaxy I9000 flashed with ICU. Which i click on Tether (with 3G wireless) it disables after a few secs automatically. what could be a reason ?

    Thanks
    Arindam

  18. Reply Michael November 1, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    Hey,

    I’ve updated my phone to Icecream sandwich
    I just finished it update, and when i was done and turned my phone on,
    it won’t go further than the start screen all i see is, Galaxy s GT-I9000 with a red puffer fish (looks like)
    and samsung emble, with a small text enhanced by Fugumod can someone help me please.
    I’m so desprate now without my phone :(

    Regards Michael!

    • Reply Michael November 1, 2011 at 8:32 pm

      Guys, I’ve got a new problem, I fixed my phone again, and it finally past the starter screen, but my TOUCH SCREEN ISN’T WORKING!! :(:( I was so excited when I saw this… I don’t know how to fix it now, and my screen is flashing, maybe it’s something with the resolution, I’m still desperate…

  19. Reply jyoti ghosh November 1, 2011 at 8:16 am

    hi neal………….plz post some clue to update GT I9003 with (1) ice cream sandwich update/firmware and (2) touchwiz 4.0 interface in androidadvices.com. can the GT I9000 procedures be followed for GT I9003 ? i am using nexus s custom ROM firmware. can u suggest a better one and send d link plzzz ?

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep November 2, 2011 at 10:29 am

      you cannot apply I9000 procedures to I9003 as both are different phones!

  20. Reply Ankit October 31, 2011 at 10:49 am

    Hi,

    I updated my phone GTI 9000 with XXJVT… Allz working well but m not able to get CRT lock animation. Let me know if anything i can do for that.

    Thanx.

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep October 31, 2011 at 11:33 am

      XXJVT is the stock rom, you will get CRT Animation in this custom rom!

  21. Reply Pradeep October 30, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    I have successfully upated my galaxy s I9000 with Amestris 5, no problem till now, checked all basic stuff and everything works properly with the new exciting interface as shown on Page2.
    Thanks Androidadvices for all their efforts.

    • Reply Manish October 31, 2011 at 9:42 am

      Pradeep,

      Are you able to receive calls? try and let us know…

      • Reply NeaL Pradeep October 31, 2011 at 9:53 am

        yes its perfect at my end!

      • Reply Pradeep October 31, 2011 at 11:55 am

        Hi Manish

        Yes, i can receive calls with good quality. Even i tested internet based calls and it also worked very well.

        Pradeep.

      • Reply Izahasmin Izhar November 2, 2011 at 4:53 pm

        I’m facing the same problem.. then what i do.. i turn of the phone.. then enter into recovery mode.. then i select Wipe data/factory reset and wipe cache partition.. then reboot my phone.. after done the process, my phone can receive a call…

        thanks Neal for this ROM.. really love it..

        • NeaL Pradeep November 4, 2011 at 1:11 pm

          kindly apply the update once again!

  22. Reply Vikasdara October 30, 2011 at 2:45 pm

    I have applied 5.1 rom.
    Now I want to apply my previous orginal rom.
    Plz help me neal….

  23. Reply Manish October 29, 2011 at 10:51 pm

    Hi Neal,

    tried reinstalling it over and again, however m not able to fix issue of call connect…can you please assist.
    and is this recent version of ROM in market…. ??

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep October 29, 2011 at 11:44 pm

      there are some issues with this firmware, we will try to fix the same as soon as possible with the article next release!

  24. Reply Anwer October 29, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    Hi Neal
    I have been following ur updates . From 2.2 to 2.3.3 then 2.3.4 then 2.3.5..
    The thing is i have no idea about what is stock update and what is custom rom update .plz explain ???

    Next thing is i have found many problems with 2.3.5 xxjvs update com.android.phone not functioning properly
    call gets stuck in middle..sometimes when incomming call comes screen doesnt lightup and doesnt respond then i have to restart the phone.

    Now i want to go back to the orignal firmware update which is given by the samsung people how can i do that.plz reply
    sorry for troubling you …

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep October 30, 2011 at 11:46 pm

      STOCK UPDATES LACK CUSTOMIZATIONS BUT CUSTOM ROMS ARE BUILT BY SEVERAL DEVELOPERS WHICH ARE FILLED WITH CUSTOMIZATION OPTIONS!

      • Reply anwer November 1, 2011 at 9:47 pm

        Hi Neal Thanx for the reply

        But u hav not touched the other issues .kindly reply the same

  25. Reply umair October 29, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    Gud job.. everything is working fine, its just that my google voice search plugin is not working n after many tries of getting it to work its service got stuck i had to reflash it again by ur rom is there any limitation to this rom ???? involving google voice search(btw market says that voice search is not supported on my fone but on previous version i was easily been able to use it).

  26. Reply riderz October 29, 2011 at 12:58 pm

    Hi All..i’m VJ from Malaysia

    Im a user of Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000.

    My hp now with firmware 2.3.3 gingerbread DXJV9 & with kernel 2.6.35.7

    I need help..

    1.What will be the best firmware for Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000?
    2.What will be the best custom ROM firmware for Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000?
    3.Is there anything else that i can update to my phone?

    Please advise.

    Regards
    vj

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep October 29, 2011 at 6:12 pm

      go with the latest XXJVT,
      almost all are the best custom roms which are covered at androidadvices,
      no you can install either custom roms or stock roms!

  27. Reply mark callaway October 27, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    Hi neal, I really wanted to try this but im on 3.5, and have you guys found any solution where ill update it but the apps that i downloaded will not be deleted? that is the major problem for some of us where we want to download the updated rom but because of the apps, we cant? Hope you reply soon. Thanks.

    Kind regards,
    mark

  28. Reply Tarsem Saul October 27, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    Hi neal, I really wanted to try this but im on 3.5, and have you guys found any solution where ill update it but the apps that i downloaded will not be deleted? that is the major problem for some of us where we want to download the updated rom but because of the apps, we cant? Hope you reply soon. Thanks.

    Kind regards,
    T.Saul

  29. Reply bobtheman00 October 27, 2011 at 3:52 am

    downloads.androidadvices.com/S/Samsung_GalaxyS_IceCream_SandwichCANDY_Amestris_V5.1_2.3.5.zip

    Unable to download the rom???

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep October 28, 2011 at 12:42 pm

      check downloading now! issue has been resolved!

  30. Reply Stoy October 27, 2011 at 2:24 am

    the rom file is no longer available… did someone took it down? i just finished updating to 2.3.5 , rooted and now i wanted to download icecream and nothing!!! no file…

    HELP!!!

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep October 28, 2011 at 12:46 pm

      please check now as we have fixed the download links!

  31. Reply danny October 26, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    just up dated to 2.3.5 and can’t see any main changes how do you half of the thing you mentioned; Based on the Semaphore kernel,
    Amestris Launcher TW 3.0, ‘this is the same launcher i had before’
    Overscroll Glow and Orange themed, ‘only have a blue glow but works’
    CRT Styled screen Animation,
    Mica touched application icon finishing, ‘?’
    MIUI icon based style,’ and this is’
    Multi CSC and also has capability of Auto EFS Backup, ‘?’
    BLN Support and new GPS indicator with animation effect, ‘no change’
    Custom Overclock Options (1100 MHz, 1200 MHz and 1300MHz) ‘how do you do this’
    Speed Mod based Kernel Natural Colorfix, ‘?’
    9 Lockscreens, ‘?’
    Updatet Host Files
    Updated All Google Apps to Last Version
    Nitrality
    FasterFIx
    Titanium Backup ‘where is this’
    FlashPlayer11
    Comes with the Stock apps as Dialer, Contacts, Message, Gallery 3D, Launcher, Settings, Clock etc. to name a few, ‘where are all of these’
    EXT 4 Manager for converting the File System
    Voodoo Control [Voice Control] ‘can not see a difference’

    if you can help me out that would be great it worked no errors but i can not see or find the above addons and extras HELP please.

  32. Reply Dhaval October 26, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    rom is very nice. one problem. at the time of incoming call, when i am going to pick up the phone( not pick up the call), ringing become silent. please help

  33. Reply Pavan Reddy October 25, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    Hi Neal , thanks for the update , every thing is working fine , but i can see there is an latest update Amestris 5.2 Custom ROM, so when can you post the installation steps for the same , waiting for your reply ,

  34. Reply Nathi October 24, 2011 at 3:17 pm

    Can’t install – “E:SHORT WRITE OF /TMP/SIDELOAD/PACKAGE.ZIP (NO SPACELEFT ON DEVICE)

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep October 24, 2011 at 3:59 pm

      Please clear the apps which are there in the cache partition!

      • Reply nathi October 25, 2011 at 8:49 am

        Yeah but I did that, twice.

  35. […] then the chances of you upgrading your device are less. We have had recently published a article on Upgrading Galaxy S to Ice Cream Sandwich which was only possible because of the hardware match for the I9000 […]

  36. Reply hyperkidz October 22, 2011 at 6:59 pm

    Hi Neal, i’m on other custom rom, how to i update to urs?

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep October 23, 2011 at 6:27 pm

      simple, follow the instructions!

      • Reply hyperkiz October 23, 2011 at 7:04 pm

        Thx for the swift response, imy frd got a stock rom froyo, can i directly update to yours or are there any more steps to follow before i update this?

        Thank You

  37. Reply J.Rajasekhar October 22, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    Sir..I am not able to make my mobile a wifi hotspot…when i was using android gingerbread 2.3.4 XXJVQ stock version i had no problem in tethering..now when i click on mobile AP it is showing “error”.Please help to fix this problem. and i request to add double security pattern for this ice cream candy.Please help me as soon as possible..Thanks…If you cant ..atleast tell me the version which i should degrade to..

  38. Reply hyperkiz October 22, 2011 at 10:19 am

    Hi Neal

    i am using other custom rom other than urs , what kernal version shd i udate to shd i use this amestris 5.1?

    Thank You

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep October 23, 2011 at 9:18 pm

      you can use any kernel but the preferred is from the stock version!

  39. Reply Jo October 21, 2011 at 3:12 pm

    The update works well for me but this new ROM looks slower than the 2.3.5 version.

    • Reply Treblig October 27, 2011 at 8:22 pm

      you must delete data and cache in cwm after flashing ROM. I had problem receive calls and market problem but after i reflash and delete data factory reset, everything works, nice ROM, thanks

      • Reply Guru November 2, 2011 at 8:56 pm

        I’m also facing a similar prob. can u pls elaborate how to do that.

        • NeaL Pradeep November 6, 2011 at 11:45 pm

          which issue you are facing?

  40. Reply Chetan October 21, 2011 at 11:35 am

    hey Neal,

    Couple of bugs in this rom..the wifi gets disconnected, home button does not work..

    Otherwise really coolll….

    Chetan

  41. Reply Shabbir Poonawala October 21, 2011 at 9:23 am

    Is this applicable for GT I9003 also ?

  42. Reply Nic October 21, 2011 at 8:11 am

    Hi, updated and all went well, but I can’t seem to add any other email settings but exchange or gmail and as I have another email service provider, it’s a poinI can’t set it up. what am I doing wrong….

    • Reply Nic October 21, 2011 at 8:32 am

      Actually I figured it out….

      open your exchange account settings (not sure what to do if you don’t have one…)
      menu, accounts, menu, add accounts…
      add your email address and password, hay presto new account created and sync’ed.

      seems weriod, 2.3.5 and eariler of course this was done from the add account screen

      Nic.

  43. Reply jayesh October 21, 2011 at 2:43 am

    Hi Neal

    I updated this ROM.But as mentioned Ice cream sandwich candy, there is no such apps or functions which is similar to ice cream sandwich. This update is very much similar to the older version of Amestris ROM. Three or four Apps are included in this.

    jayesh

  44. Reply Rajesh October 21, 2011 at 12:07 am

    Will wiping data help to receive calls? any other solution apart from re-installing?

  45. Reply Rajesh October 21, 2011 at 12:04 am

    Yes everything is OK but unable to receive calls, Home key has started working after sometime by itself

  46. Reply Aboshady October 20, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    does that work on galaxy sl i9003?

  47. Reply okizen October 20, 2011 at 3:44 am

    How do i downgrade back to stock XXJVS

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep October 20, 2011 at 9:59 am

      you can follow the corresponding procedure to get your device updated!

  48. Reply Izahasmin October 20, 2011 at 1:30 am

    Nice update and really like this ROM…

    But after i update my phone with this ROM.. my phone cannot received call.. already try 3 times but the result is still the same… i can call out.. but cannot receive call.. when somebody call me.. it automatic go to voice message…

    so i want to uninstall this ROM.. how?

  49. Reply Yogbal_Anima October 19, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    Bugs are too much in this update Neal..
    a. Video is not working
    b. Home key doesnt working.
    c. Tethering also had few problem.

    Pl consider above these bugs and i hope you will comes with better solution!!!

    Good and keep Doing!!!

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep October 20, 2011 at 7:55 pm

      we will soon come up with the next version

  50. Reply pavan Reddy October 19, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    Hi Neal , thanks for the update , every thing is working fine , but i can see there is an latest update Amestris 5.2 Custom ROM, so when can you post the installation steps for the same , waiting for your reply ,

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep October 20, 2011 at 10:16 am

      Sure pavan within the next 24 hrs you will see the procedure for the same!

      • Reply Pavan Reddy October 20, 2011 at 1:13 pm

        Thanks Neal , one more thing i noticed on 5.1 Amestris is i am not able to download anythign from market , its says download error,

  51. Reply adlibitum October 19, 2011 at 2:12 pm

    Everything works, but it seems, that battery drain is too much !

  52. Reply Bash October 19, 2011 at 3:06 am

    Hi Neal,

    thank you for the nice ROM. but after installing this ROM my friends complaints that, call gets disconnnected within 3 rings itself and yes I get only 3 rings for any incoming calls. kindly look into this issue.

    thanks

  53. Reply Tony October 19, 2011 at 1:05 am

    Neal can you please entertain the serious questions/concerns that people have posed above? I would love to install this custom ROM which you have put together, but with all these insecurities and inconsistencies that people are experiencing/posting I’m very hesitant to push forth!!!

    Can you PLEASE answer the following which have been posted over and over again without getting any replies :

    1) What’s going on with the Home-button ?
    2) How come many cannot receive incoming calls ?
    3) Why are many people having issues with downloading off Market ?

    What are the resolutions with all these issues?

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep October 22, 2011 at 7:43 am

      this issue is there, it will be solved in the next version!

  54. Reply Ricardo October 19, 2011 at 12:57 am

    Hola a todos, y muchas gracias por el aporte y la expilicacion, con la cual a resultado muy facil hacer la actualizacion del firmware y el rooteo,tambien he instalado sin problemas el cf ice cream,sin ningun error,y me gusta mucho los menus y las opciones,pero como en casi todo siempre hay una pega,y es que no me funciona el anclaje de red,que es lo que mas me importa,aunque tambien hay apps que me dan problemas. Gracias de antemano y haber si sale alguna actualizacion del cf que solucione todo esto.

  55. Reply Subbu October 18, 2011 at 11:58 pm

    Hi Neal,

    Nice update. But after updating i am not able to connect to Samsung Kies. I have backed up my contacts in Kies. Any solution will be appreciated.

    thanks

    • Reply euchye October 20, 2011 at 7:58 am

      I have thrown Kies out the window less than a month after i started using my SGS. I transfer my contacts into gmail and every time after i changed the ROM, the phone just sync to gmail and download all my contacts again. no problem at all. I have also tried android wifi sync manager to backup my contacts successfully, but i have to admit that i have not tried to restore my contacts from wifi sync manager. I mainly use wifi sync manager to backup my sms, it can also backup pics, video and music.

  56. Reply fahimmuchi October 18, 2011 at 11:42 pm

    major bug found,video doesn’t work in this firmware,going back to Galaxy S2 ROM

  57. Reply fahimmuchi October 18, 2011 at 11:42 pm

    major bug found,video doesn’t work in this firmware

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep October 19, 2011 at 12:22 am

      we will soon come up with the next update!

      • Reply sam October 19, 2011 at 9:34 pm

        Hi NeaL,

        Video is working fine, no any other issues with it. Its really Good :)

        Thanks

  58. Reply mike henry October 18, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    Dear Niel,

    when you will post the update version of Ice Cream Sandwich Candy Amestris 5.2 Custom ROM i think is available now on the other site ..

  59. Reply Carlos October 18, 2011 at 7:52 am

    I updated my phone with this, and my home button doesnt work!
    Any advice?

    • Reply Pavan October 18, 2011 at 5:23 pm

      I have updated my phone with the same , evrythign is workign fine ,

  60. Reply callisto October 18, 2011 at 12:36 am

    On the xda site a few people have also complained about the home button not working aswell

  61. Reply Arindam October 17, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    Works great. A fresh new feel and quite fast. can you guide on restoring backedup contacts as kies does not recognize xxjvt. ! thanks

    • Reply Arindam October 18, 2011 at 6:28 pm

      Hi

      Can anyone help me in the process of restoring back my contacts which i saved before upgrading to 2.3.5 XXJVT and custom ROM, Ice Cream Sandwich Candy Amestris 5.1 Custom ROM.
      Apparently KIES does not recognize the phone hence unable to restore from KIES>

      thanks in advance

  62. Reply Budda0787 October 17, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    Hello man,

    I have updated my phone with this firmware, and everything is fine, just one thing my home key button doesn’t work!! what can i do??

    Thank you

  63. Reply Ghamaraj Luitel October 17, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    Hi Neal,
    Upgraded it. Wonderful and beautiful gift to users from Android/Google/Samsung. So many new features. It would be great surprise to Indian and Nepali users of GT I9000 if they get patch of Hindi or Nepali or Devnagari or Sanskrit language so that they can read and send email and sms in their language. I also am among them. Thank you very much.

  64. Reply Umer October 17, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    hey man ,its been long i have posted any comments on androidadvices.com

    Updated with Amestris, i personally think its better than CYANOGENMOD.

    Anyways, the only prob, YOU TUBE does not work, It does open but whenever you play any video, it plays back just one video and i do not know WHY IS THIS.

    Is there any way I can install YOU TUBE app separately from the market and use it as normal?
    Neal you have always been helpful and co operative.
    Thanks in advance.

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep October 17, 2011 at 11:57 pm

      yes you can update this from the Android Market Place!

  65. Reply fahimmuchi October 17, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    BY Overclocking to 1.3 GHZ will it overclock the GPU as well?

  66. Reply Ghamaraj October 17, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    Hi Neal,
    Its so surprise to all SGS GT I9000 users from google and android. So smart. So beautiful. I verymuch liked it.
    Thank you and team for this gift.
    One request, it would.be very big surprise to all Indian and Nepali if android/google/Samsung provides any Hindi/Nepali/Devnagari/Sanskrit language patch in GT I9000. Plz. Plz. Plz…..

  67. Reply callisto October 17, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    im going back to simply honey,there are too may problems with amesrtis 5.1

    • Reply yarnz November 3, 2011 at 2:24 pm

      which simply honey?5.0 or 5.1…simply honey 5.0 & 5.1 have bugs like in coming call ringtone silent after 2sec or if u shake it…do you have this problem on your simply honey rom?

      • Reply NeaL Pradeep November 6, 2011 at 11:48 pm

        no, such issues are not reported as of now!

  68. Reply callisto October 17, 2011 at 7:29 pm

    I have found multiple problems
    1. cant recieve phone calls
    2.home button not working
    3.no market download

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep October 17, 2011 at 11:58 pm

      please re apply the update!

      • Reply callisto October 18, 2011 at 12:37 am

        I reapplied it 3 times and still the same

  69. Reply MiC October 17, 2011 at 5:54 pm

    Also did a good upgrade. Like the layout and all the extra things.
    What program do you guys use to backup all the settings and apps?

    MiC

  70. Reply callisto October 17, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    What do you mean by data services?,i have full internet access and can download except from the market

  71. Reply Prabhu October 17, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    Hi All,
    when Update for Samsung Galaxy S GT I9003 with Ice Cream Sandwich Candy Amestris 5.1 Custom ROM will be available…

    • Reply jyoti ghosh November 1, 2011 at 8:09 am

      that is my question too ……..plz post some clue to update GT I9003 with (1) ice cream sandwich update and (2) touchwiz 4.0 interface in androidadvices.com. can the GT I9000 procedures be followed for GT I9003 ?

      • Reply NeaL Pradeep November 2, 2011 at 10:29 am

        sure we have taken a note of the same, we will come up with the same at the earliest!

  72. Reply Linh October 17, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    Hi

    I just updated to ICS but the problem is when I press Home button, it does not work, I have to use Back button.

    • Reply andreas March 17, 2012 at 2:04 am

      @Linh, I’m having exactly the same problem. It suddenly stopped working. I’m trying to restore from a nandroid backup now to see if I can get it working again.

  73. Reply Javidan October 17, 2011 at 12:08 pm

    There is no button like install zip from sdcard,there are only 4 buttons,reboot..,apply update..,wipe cache,wipe data .What to do ?rename zip to update.zip or install other kernel ?

    • Reply Mahmud Koya October 19, 2011 at 12:32 am

      Hi Javidan,
      By 4 buttons do you mean that 4 options in the recovery mode? If your phone is on a stock ROM perhaps you will see 4 options, then go to ‘advanced’ there you can see the option ‘install zip from the sd card’ and ‘choose zip from the sd card’. You can use volume button to go up and down, home button or sometimes power button to enter.
      Mahmud. K

    • Reply hassan majoka October 19, 2011 at 7:58 am

      root the device then u get the more options

  74. Reply Jeeves October 17, 2011 at 11:22 am

    Hey Neal! thanks for this update again!

    but i have a question.. Im on XXJVS + root. Can i proceed on this update?

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep October 18, 2011 at 10:52 am

      no, XXJVT is the must! Please follow the instructions!

  75. Reply Ehsan Sadat October 17, 2011 at 10:13 am

    Hi Neal it is sppurte ARABIC ?

  76. Reply callisto October 17, 2011 at 6:14 am

    Hello Neal
    i updated to jvt+root+Amestris 5.1
    The only problem im having is i can not download or update my apps from the market,it keeps saying error

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep October 17, 2011 at 9:26 am

      check with the data services!

      • Reply vemaju October 17, 2011 at 3:18 pm

        Same problem here

        Market “begins” to download and after a while it returns an error.
        What happened to stock clock?

      • Reply callisto October 17, 2011 at 4:33 pm

        What data services?. ive got full internet access

    • Reply strutzu2007 October 29, 2011 at 11:56 pm

      me to

  77. Reply hassan majoka October 17, 2011 at 1:06 am

    very nice rom.all is very good.but must need to wipe data and cache.otherwise u can,t received call. in artical they have written wrong,

  78. Reply francis October 17, 2011 at 12:17 am

    neal

    thanks, got mine updated it works great… cheers

  79. Reply Robert October 16, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    I have just downloaded and tried to upgrade my mobile with Ice Cream Sandwich Candy Amestris 5.1 Custom ROM twice and it keeps aborting can you please help?

  80. Reply francis October 16, 2011 at 5:18 pm

    Neal.

    Thanks.. done updating going to tinker with it now.. looks good..

  81. Reply HBW October 16, 2011 at 5:17 pm

    Hi already updated jvt and lately rooted it,
    now updating with Ice Cream Sandwich Candy Amestris 5.1 Custom ROM
    Will late u know of any bugs and FC error.

    Thanx as Always,
    HBW

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep October 17, 2011 at 9:28 am

      sure buddy let us know for any help!

    • Reply boo15 October 19, 2011 at 6:00 am

      sir HBW, let us know how this new update works…i already download it but i still not yet update my galaxy s i9000…i’m using the simple honey 5.1..it’s good,fast and the internet connection is good..but my only problem is its drain my battery fast…whats good to make my battery life long?
      thanks in advance…
      god bless all of us

      • Reply HBW October 23, 2011 at 1:07 am

        Over a good Custom Rom
        Battery 7/10,
        Connection no major problem.
        Only problem is nitrality does’t work properly
        OC is good,
        looking for FC errors did not found any

        Only one thing, You should install clean ROM (as given by Mr. Neal)

        BY ( happy rom flashing)

        • HBW October 25, 2011 at 11:47 pm

          Going Back To Stock ROM
          To many error & battery life is minimal (After dong battery calibration also)

          Sorry not a good version from Amestris ROMs

        • Kartik Iyer November 4, 2011 at 7:03 pm

          Which is more stable amestris 5.1 ice cream sandwich or Jelly bean?

        • NeaL Pradeep November 5, 2011 at 12:15 am

          jelly bean is stable!

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