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.

  • 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!

  • shebin

    pls sent i9000 4.0.1 sotfwer pls

  • ano

    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.

  • Rene

    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?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

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

  • vizzu

    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..

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      XXJVT is better

  • vizzu

    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..

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      yes vizzu you can apply this update!

  • salim

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

  • 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?

    • chaitanya chaphalkar

      hey plzzz reply

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      no, defaultly its not installed!

  • afra

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

    Thanks 4 support

  • dylan

    hey is ics 4.0 firmware coming for gt i9000

    • Yogesh Patel

      no announcement from samsung yet

  • afra

    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

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      no, you need to install the languages separately!

  • Oliver

    or may i say which rom is more stable?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      you can use this custom rom for your phone!

      • Oliver

        thanks neal!

  • Farzad

    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…?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

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

  • Oliver

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

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      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!

      • Oliver

        or may i say which rom is more stable?

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

        • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

          the links have now been fixed, please check now!

  • Zedd

    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?

    • Zedd

      Errrr. Never mind number 3.

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      once yo install this the phone automatically stays rooted!

  • Rama gurubaran V

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

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      update the android market place!

  • Arindam

    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

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      were you able to tether earlier?

  • Michael

    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!

    • 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…

  • jyoti ghosh

    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 ?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

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

  • Ankit

    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.

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

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

  • Pradeep

    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.

    • Manish

      Pradeep,

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

      • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

        yes its perfect at my end!

      • Pradeep

        Hi Manish

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

        Pradeep.

      • Izahasmin Izhar

        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..

        • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

          kindly apply the update once again!

  • Vikasdara

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

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      which was your last version of firmware?

  • http://androidadvices.com Manish

    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…. ??

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

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

  • Anwer

    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 …

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

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

      • anwer

        Hi Neal Thanx for the reply

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

  • umair

    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).

  • riderz

    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

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      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!

  • mark callaway

    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

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      which apps you are unable to download

  • Tarsem Saul

    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

  • bobtheman00

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

    Unable to download the rom???

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      check downloading now! issue has been resolved!

  • Stoy

    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!!!

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      please check now as we have fixed the download links!

  • danny

    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.

  • Dhaval

    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

  • Pavan Reddy

    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 ,

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      YES PAVAN YOU CAN UPDATE THE DEVICE!

  • Nathi

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

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

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

      • nathi

        Yeah but I did that, twice.

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  • hyperkidz

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

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      simple, follow the instructions!

      • hyperkiz

        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

  • J.Rajasekhar

    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..

  • hyperkiz

    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

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

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

  • Jo

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

    • Treblig

      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

      • Guru

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

        • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

          which issue you are facing?

  • Chetan

    hey Neal,

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

    Otherwise really coolll….

    Chetan

  • Shabbir Poonawala

    Is this applicable for GT I9003 also ?

  • Nic

    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….

    • Nic

      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.

  • jayesh

    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

  • Rajesh

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

  • Rajesh

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

  • Aboshady

    does that work on galaxy sl i9003?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      no it doesnt support I9003

  • okizen

    How do i downgrade back to stock XXJVS

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

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

  • Izahasmin

    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?

  • http://yogbal.blogspot.com Yogbal_Anima

    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!!!

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      we will soon come up with the next version

  • pavan Reddy

    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 ,

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

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

      • Pavan Reddy

        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,

  • adlibitum

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

  • Bash

    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

  • http://www.orthodoxinfo.com Tony

    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?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

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

  • Ricardo

    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.

  • Subbu

    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

    • euchye

      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.

  • fahimmuchi

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

  • fahimmuchi

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

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      we will soon come up with the next update!

      • sam

        Hi NeaL,

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

        Thanks

  • mike henry

    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 ..

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      sure mike we will!

  • Carlos

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

    • Pavan

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

  • callisto

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

  • Arindam

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

    • Arindam

      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

  • Budda0787

    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

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      WHICH PHONE YOU FLASHED THIS on?

  • Ghamaraj Luitel

    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.

  • Umer

    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.

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      yes you can update this from the Android Market Place!

  • http://www.facebook.com/salman.fakebuster fahimmuchi

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

  • Ghamaraj

    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…..

  • callisto

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

    • yarnz

      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?

      • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

        no, such issues are not reported as of now!

  • callisto

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

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      please re apply the update!

      • callisto

        I reapplied it 3 times and still the same

  • MiC

    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

  • callisto

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

  • Prabhu

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

    • jyoti ghosh

      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 ?

      • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

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

  • Linh

    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.

    • andreas

      @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.

  • Javidan

    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 ?

    • Mahmud Koya

      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

    • hassan majoka

      root the device then u get the more options

  • Jeeves

    Hey Neal! thanks for this update again!

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

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

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

  • Ehsan Sadat

    Hi Neal it is sppurte ARABIC ?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      no, it doesnt support arabic as of now!

  • callisto

    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

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      check with the data services!

      • vemaju

        Same problem here

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

      • callisto

        What data services?. ive got full internet access

    • strutzu2007

      me to

  • hassan majoka

    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,

  • francis

    neal

    thanks, got mine updated it works great… cheers

  • Robert

    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?

  • francis

    Neal.

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

  • HBW

    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

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      sure buddy let us know for any help!

    • boo15

      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

      • HBW

        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

          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

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

          • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

            jelly bean is stable!