Galaxy S I9000

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

Procedure to update Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 with Ice Cream Sandwich Candy for Galaxy S:

Advisory: Before proceeding  to update the phone you will first need to turn Off the phone so that you can enter into the recovery mode. The recovery mode can be entered by pressing  Volume UP on Volume Down Key + OK button, and holding both simultaneously press the Power Button.

In the recovery mode, select Wipe data/factory reset and also you need to select Wipe Cache partition and then reboot your device by selecting reboot system now option.

  • Download the Ice Cream Sandwich Candy for Galaxy S Zip from here to your computer and then you need to connect the phone with the help of the USB cable which you got at the time of purchase.
  • Now once you connect the phone to the computer, you will now need to proceed to copy this downloaded Zip file in your phone in such a way that you are not placing this file deep into any folders, just place it in the root of the main folder or phone.
  • So, once you place this file you now need to remove the USB cable which is connected and then simply turn off the phone so that you can then enter into the recovery mode. The recovery mode can be entered by pressing the Volume Down Key + Center button, and holding both simultaneously press the Power Button. You can also refer to the below mentioned video to get more info on how you can enter into the recovery mode as we have covered a short video on the same.

  • So, as soon as you enter into the recovery mode, you will now have to proceed to select he option of “install zip from SD card” and then “choose zip from sdcard” after which it will show all the zip files which are present in your phone along with other files. But from the list of files, you need to select the file which is named as “”.

Galaxy S Recovery Mode

  • Now, as soon as you select the zip file you will see that it will take around 5 – 7 minutes to flash this firmware and then the phone will be restarted and there you go you have now successfully updated the firmware to the latest version of Amestris 5.1 version.
  • Please note that you should not clear the cache after the firmware update or else you will lose all the add on applications which are installed by this ROM.

Do let us know in the comments section just in case if you have any issues while updating the phone to this Ice Cream Sandwich Candy Amestris ROM on your Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000. Do let us know just in case if you have any issues in the comments section while updating the firmware as we will ensure that your query is addressed as soon as possible.

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  1. 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. shebin

    March 30, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    pls sent i9000 4.0.1 sotfwer pls

  3. 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. 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?

    • NeaL Pradeep

      November 27, 2011 at 2:00 pm

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

  5. 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. 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..

    • NeaL Pradeep

      November 24, 2011 at 11:02 am

      yes vizzu you can apply this update!

  7. 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. chaitanya chaphalkar

    November 11, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    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

      November 11, 2011 at 5:34 pm

      hey plzzz reply

    • NeaL Pradeep

      November 11, 2011 at 7:06 pm

      no, defaultly its not installed!

  9. 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. dylan

    November 9, 2011 at 5:57 pm

    hey is ics 4.0 firmware coming for gt i9000

    • Yogesh Patel

      November 9, 2011 at 6:06 pm

      no announcement from samsung yet

  11. 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

    • NeaL Pradeep

      November 6, 2011 at 1:43 am

      no, you need to install the languages separately!

  12. Oliver

    November 5, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    or may i say which rom is more stable?

    • NeaL Pradeep

      November 5, 2011 at 5:53 pm

      you can use this custom rom for your phone!

      • Oliver

        November 6, 2011 at 8:27 am

        thanks neal!

  13. 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…?

    • 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. Oliver

    November 3, 2011 at 8:04 am

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

    • 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!

      • 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. 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?

    • Zedd

      November 3, 2011 at 4:09 am

      Errrr. Never mind number 3.

    • NeaL Pradeep

      November 3, 2011 at 1:21 pm

      once yo install this the phone automatically stays rooted!

  16. 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. 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 ?


  18. Michael

    November 1, 2011 at 8:20 pm


    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

      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. 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 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 ?

    • NeaL Pradeep

      November 2, 2011 at 10:29 am

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

  20. Ankit

    October 31, 2011 at 10:49 am


    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.


    • NeaL Pradeep

      October 31, 2011 at 11:33 am

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

  21. 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.

    • Manish

      October 31, 2011 at 9:42 am


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

      • NeaL Pradeep

        October 31, 2011 at 9:53 am

        yes its perfect at my end!

      • 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.


      • 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..

  22. 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….

    • NeaL Pradeep

      October 30, 2011 at 9:53 pm

      which was your last version of firmware?

  23. 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…. ??

    • 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. 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 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 …

    • NeaL Pradeep

      October 30, 2011 at 11:46 pm


      • 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. 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. 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

    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.


    • 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. 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,

    • NeaL Pradeep

      October 28, 2011 at 2:17 pm

      which apps you are unable to download

  28. 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,

  29. bobtheman00

    October 27, 2011 at 3:52 am

    Unable to download the rom???

    • NeaL Pradeep

      October 28, 2011 at 12:42 pm

      check downloading now! issue has been resolved!

  30. 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…


    • NeaL Pradeep

      October 28, 2011 at 12:46 pm

      please check now as we have fixed the download links!

  31. 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
    Titanium Backup ‘where is this’
    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. 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. 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 ,

    • NeaL Pradeep

      October 25, 2011 at 5:58 pm


  34. Nathi

    October 24, 2011 at 3:17 pm


    • NeaL Pradeep

      October 24, 2011 at 3:59 pm

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

      • nathi

        October 25, 2011 at 8:49 am

        Yeah but I did that, twice.

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  36. hyperkidz

    October 22, 2011 at 6:59 pm

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

    • NeaL Pradeep

      October 23, 2011 at 6:27 pm

      simple, follow the instructions!

      • 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. 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 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. 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

    • NeaL Pradeep

      October 23, 2011 at 9:18 pm

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

  39. 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.

    • 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

      • Guru

        November 2, 2011 at 8:56 pm

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

  40. 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….


  41. Shabbir Poonawala

    October 21, 2011 at 9:23 am

    Is this applicable for GT I9003 also ?

  42. 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….

    • 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


  43. 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.


  44. Rajesh

    October 21, 2011 at 12:07 am

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

  45. 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. Aboshady

    October 20, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    does that work on galaxy sl i9003?

  47. okizen

    October 20, 2011 at 3:44 am

    How do i downgrade back to stock XXJVS

    • NeaL Pradeep

      October 20, 2011 at 9:59 am

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

  48. 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. 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!!!

    • NeaL Pradeep

      October 20, 2011 at 7:55 pm

      we will soon come up with the next version

  50. 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 ,

    • NeaL Pradeep

      October 20, 2011 at 10:16 am

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

      • 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. adlibitum

    October 19, 2011 at 2:12 pm

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

  52. 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.


  53. 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?

    • NeaL Pradeep

      October 22, 2011 at 7:43 am

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

  54. 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. 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.


    • 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. 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. fahimmuchi

    October 18, 2011 at 11:42 pm

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

    • NeaL Pradeep

      October 19, 2011 at 12:22 am

      we will soon come up with the next update!

      • sam

        October 19, 2011 at 9:34 pm

        Hi NeaL,

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


  58. 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. Carlos

    October 18, 2011 at 7:52 am

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

    • Pavan

      October 18, 2011 at 5:23 pm

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

  60. 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. 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

    • Arindam

      October 18, 2011 at 6:28 pm


      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. 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. 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. Umer

    October 17, 2011 at 9:04 pm

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

    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.

    • NeaL Pradeep

      October 17, 2011 at 11:57 pm

      yes you can update this from the Android Market Place!

  65. fahimmuchi

    October 17, 2011 at 8:27 pm

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

  66. 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 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. callisto

    October 17, 2011 at 7:44 pm

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

    • 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?

      • NeaL Pradeep

        November 6, 2011 at 11:48 pm

        no, such issues are not reported as of now!

  68. callisto

    October 17, 2011 at 7:29 pm

    I have found multiple problems
    1. cant recieve phone calls
    2.home button not working market download

    • NeaL Pradeep

      October 17, 2011 at 11:58 pm

      please re apply the update!

      • callisto

        October 18, 2011 at 12:37 am

        I reapplied it 3 times and still the same

  69. 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?


  70. 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. 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…

    • 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 can the GT I9000 procedures be followed for GT I9003 ?

      • 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. Linh

    October 17, 2011 at 1:34 pm


    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

      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. 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 or install other kernel ?

    • 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

    • hassan majoka

      October 19, 2011 at 7:58 am

      root the device then u get the more options

  74. 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?

    • NeaL Pradeep

      October 18, 2011 at 10:52 am

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

  75. Ehsan Sadat

    October 17, 2011 at 10:13 am

    Hi Neal it is sppurte ARABIC ?

    • NeaL Pradeep

      October 18, 2011 at 10:51 am

      no, it doesnt support arabic as of now!

  76. 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

    • NeaL Pradeep

      October 17, 2011 at 9:26 am

      check with the data services!

      • 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?

      • callisto

        October 17, 2011 at 4:33 pm

        What data services?. ive got full internet access

    • strutzu2007

      October 29, 2011 at 11:56 pm

      me to

  77. 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. francis

    October 17, 2011 at 12:17 am


    thanks, got mine updated it works great… cheers

  79. 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. francis

    October 16, 2011 at 5:18 pm


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

  81. 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,

    • NeaL Pradeep

      October 17, 2011 at 9:28 am

      sure buddy let us know for any help!

    • 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’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

        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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