`` Tutorial to Update Galaxy S I9000 with ICS 4.0.3 RC1 Firmware

How to Update Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 with ICS 4.0.3 RC1 Firmware

Galaxy S ICS New logoAbout a much talked about firmware these days, none other than Ice Cream Sandwich, the beta versions seem to be an everyday affair. Not to forget since most of them are still in the making and are buggy but just in case if you wish to update with an all new build of ROM of ICS which ropes in the latest Android 4.0.3 version of firmware for Samsung Galaxy S. Please note that this is not the Official version released by Samsung Electronics and is the version which is released by the third party developers. Also, in the process of applying this update, you need to root the phone which will void the warranty. For your simplicity we have broken this article in two different pages wherein in this page we will see the information about pre Requisites followed by the procedure in the next page on how to apply this update.

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 Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000.

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So, lets proceed to the next page where we will see the list of pre requisites you need to follow and then we will move on to the procedure


237 comments

  1. is it stable? is there any force close errors?

  2. Sorry,ignore the first problem,please tell me that there is a solution for the 2nd problem i mentioned above.I am sure no body like the low FPS in Video Recorder so you guys really need to focus on this one.

  3. this firmware has improvements,but still got some major bugs which are:
    1.Unable to download apps from the android market plus there is no given file manager with this firmware
    2.Video recorder can’t record videos in 30 fps

    Any solutions?

  4. why cant i link my facebook to my accounts

  5. Hi Neal,

    Thank you so much……..

  6. ΗΙ
    I AM FROM GREECE AND I WOULD LIKE TO ASK THE FOLLOWING.
    AFTER THE UPDATE THE TELEPHONE WILL FUNCTION NORMAL IN MY LANGUAGE?

  7. when will it be launched for I9003??? Please tell as I am dying for ICS.

  8. Hi Neal , after updating with this firmware , external sd card is not recognized any idea , thanks

  9. Hi I have updated this and found the following
    !) Graphics are not good
    2) Colors are hazy
    3) ICS build 10 was much better than this ROM
    Reverting back to XXJVT ROM and wait for stable ICS from best developer

  10. hi what is the battery life on this. is it worth recab my battery as well

  11. some screen saver is goin on n on for 10min!!! is it normal during installation??? :-(

  12. one more thing, is the firmware expected for which installation of customs ROM is not required like how we got update of 2.3.5?? plz let me know…

  13. i have 4.0.3 updated my galaxy s can i update with this?

  14. hey is it possible to get back to XXJVT after this updation???

  15. Hello Neal. plz help me . I can not proceed , after selectin zip file it says signature verification failed.

  16. Hi Neal , already we are updating this on the rooted phones , why do we need to root the phone again , please let me know , thanks

    • so that you can customize the phone with custom roms, themes and other apps which needs root access! rooting allows third party files to access the system level files for further customization!

  17. it says signature verification failed. please help me

  18. We have to fix wifi first or root first?

  19. does this have ny bugs..i can use ics fully with every feature ..plz tel!!! thanx

  20. Is galaxy fit will support ICS?

  21. After Install ICS 4.0.3 i can’t turn on my galaxy. After logo at first is some animation and around the same animation…… :(

  22. Tutorial to Fix Wi Fi Errors in Android 4.0.3 Firmware for Galaxy S,

    Tutorial to Root Galaxy S GT I9000 on Android 4.0.3 Firmware

    Where is the links??? the links r missing ???

  23. neal but you say that u need 2 unzip near the download link??

  24. hye neal after unzipping the file where is the file which u need 2 copy to phone??

    • you should not unzip the files, please follow the article!

      • well the article says to unzip.

        Download the ICS Android 4.0.3 Complete Package in your computer and then you need to unzip the same. Once the folder is extracted, you will get to see a firmware Zip file which you need to copy the same in your phone. After this you need to disconnect the phone just in case if its still connected.

        • WE HAVE FIXED THE ARTICLE JUST NOW, PLEASE REFER THE SAME. SORRY FOR INCONVENIENCE!

        • NEAL I JUST WANT TO SAY THAT I WILL SOON BUY GALAXY S3 WHEN HE WILL BE OUT IN FRANCE BUT PLEASE GUY GT-I9000 IS NOT A NORMAL PHONE IS REALLY GOOD AND PLEASE GUY GT-I9000 NEED MORE UPDATE I JAVE THE GALAXY S2 BUT I DON T LIKE HIM AT ALL I BUY BECAUSE OF MY GT-I9000 PLEASE GUY AFTER THE GALAXY S3 KEPIT UP A GOOD WORK WORK FOR GT-I9000 WE NEED UPDATE LIKE OFFICIAL ICS AND HERE IN FRANCE THE MOST FAMOUS PHONE IS GT-I9000 THERE ARE STILLL HIS PHOTOS! PLEASE KEPING UP A GOOD WORK FOR GT-I9000 IN MY POINT OF VIEW GT-I9000 IS THE WORLD NO.1 PHONE SOON WILL TRY GALAXY S3 BYE

        • ONI JUST WANT TO SAY YOU THAT GT-I9000 IS THE POPULAR AND 20 MILLIONS BUYING THIS PHONE IN THE WORLD AND STILL PEOPLE ARE BUYING HIM SO PLEASE WE NEED UPDATE CUSTOM ROM AND OBVIOUSLY ICS IF THERE ARE NOT ICS OFFICIAL FOR GT-I9000 SO SAMSUNG MADE AN HUGE FAULT!!!!

      • my phones shows E:signature verification failed so can u help me to this update

  25. the update is awsome

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