How to Update Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 with ICS 4.0.3 RC 4.1 Firmware

Samsung Galaxy LogoFor all those who were waiting for an all new update in the form of ICS Android 4.0 flavored custom ROM which is dubbed as version of 4.1. We really thank the developer Paul Forde who has made a huge contribution in rolling out this One Cosmic ICS Custom ROM. Last time we saw on how you can install the RC 2.1 ICS Android 4.0.3 Firmware, RC 3.0 and RC 3.1 ICS Android 4.0.3 Firmware. It was rolled out few days back itself but it was later pulled up due to issues with Wi Fi and Modem. When compared with other builds, this build of 4.0 comes with several performance fixes.

Features:

  • Based from the latest source code from Google themselves(Android 4.0.3)
  • Full Google Apps suite
  • Currently using Platypus as a kernel base(Thanks Zach!)
  • Pre-rooted
  • init.d Support
  • Full Hardware Acceleration
  • Fully working RIL(Radio Interface Link = Calls / Texts / Data)
  • Fully working Audio
  • Touchscreen works perfectly
  • Fully working Wi-Fi
  • Fully working bluetooth
  • Both SD Cards (Internal & External), work fine
  • Fully working Calendar sync
  • Fully working Camera(Video Recording & Pictures)
  • Touch to focus
  • Panorama mode in camera works
  • Face Unlock(quite iffy, due to the vga ffc)
  • Fully Working GPS
  • Bluetooth
  • Wired tethering, works fine
  • Fully working FM Radio(AOSP does not support FM, download Spirit FM from Android Market)
  • Fully working Wireless tethering
  • Fully working sensors
  • Live OC Support(download NSTools from Market)
  • USBOTG Support
  • Voodoo Sound
  • Voodoo Colour

Change Log in RC 4.0:

  • Changed RIL code to CM one, cleaner code implementation
  • Whole new updater script which should prevent any issues when flashing(Thanks DemonWav!)
  • In browser, ‘Exit to car mode’ now says ‘Find on Page’
  • Deep idle working with framework integration
  • 100MHz now works
  • You can now purchase applications from the Android Market
  • In camera, all video effects work flawlessly
  • Editing pictures in Gallery works now
  • Screen flicker upon lock is now gone
  • Odexed optimisation
  • Battery Life eXtender
  • Slightly tweaked read ahead values
  • Sztupy’s USB OTG V5
  • WiFi fix for those with issues with wifi not working with screen off
  • Unstable voltages fixed
  • Facebook sync works now
  • WiFi fix manager included(fixes regional wifi issues in ICS) USB Transfer Speed fixed
  • Back to AOSP Music

Caution: This update is not recommended for network locked devices.

Disclaimer: At Android Advices, we have made sure in all respects that all the information regarding the firmware update is mentioned correctly in this article. We hold no responsibility in any manner just in case if any damage happens to your Galaxy S GT I9000 which is a very unlikely event if you follow the instructions carefully.

So once you finish going through the above instructions, you can now proceed to the next page where we have summed up the instructions to apply the update of ICS Android 4.0.3 Firmware RC 4.

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