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. Price of The Samsung GSIII

    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. pls sent i9000 4.0.1 sotfwer pls

  3. 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. 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?

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

  8. chaitanya chaphalkar

    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?

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

    Thanks 4 support

  10. hey is ics 4.0 firmware coming for gt i9000

  11. 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

  12. or may i say which rom is more stable?

  13. 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…?

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

  15. 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?

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

  17. 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. 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!

    • 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. 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 ?

  20. 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.

  21. 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.

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

  23. 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…. ??

  24. 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 …

  25. 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. 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

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

    Unable to download the rom???

  30. 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!!!

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

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

  36. 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..

  37. 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

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

  39. hey Neal,

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

    Otherwise really coolll….

    Chetan

  40. Shabbir Poonawala

    Is this applicable for GT I9003 also ?

  41. 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….

    • 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.

  42. 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

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

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

  45. does that work on galaxy sl i9003?

  46. How do i downgrade back to stock XXJVS

  47. 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?

  48. 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!!!

  49. 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 ,

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

  51. 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

  52. 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?

  53. 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.

  54. 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

    • 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.

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

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

  57. 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 ..

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

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

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

    • 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

  61. 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

  62. 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.

  63. 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.

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

  65. 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…..

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

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

  68. 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

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

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

    • 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 ?

  71. 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.

    • @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.

  72. 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 ?

    • 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

    • root the device then u get the more options

  73. Hey Neal! thanks for this update again!

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

  74. Hi Neal it is sppurte ARABIC ?

  75. 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

  76. 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,

  77. neal

    thanks, got mine updated it works great… cheers

  78. 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?

  79. Neal.

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

  80. 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

    • sure buddy let us know for any help!

    • 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

      • 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)