`` Tutorial to Update Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 with ICS 4.0.3 RC2.1 Firmware

How to Update Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 with ICS 4.0.3 RC2.1 Firmware

Ice Cream Sandwich LogoIts Happy New Year 2012 for Samsung Galaxy S users at AndroidAdvices as it was first in the year 2011 when we saw on how you can enjoy the RC1 release of Ice Cream Sandwich but in this article we will check out an all new release which is dubbed as RC2. Please note that this is not an official release or Value Pack for Samsung Galaxy S released by Samsung Electronics but is a beta release which is made and released by PaulForde from XDA. To make things simple, here we will discuss on how you can apply this in your phone.

For your simplicity you will have to go through the list of pre requisites followed by which we will see the procedure on how to update your phone with the same.

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.

We will also see on what are the things which work in this version of release so that it will help you to decide on whether its worthy enough to update with or not. So, let’s get started with the things which work, list of pre requisites to be followed.

Things which Work in ICS RC2:

  • Calls / Texts / Data Works perfectly,
  • Audio / Touch / Wi Fi works,
  • Both Internal and External SD Card works,
  • Android Market Works,
  • Contacts & Calendar Sync,
  • Camera (Video Recording & Pictures),
  • Face Unlock,
  • GPS, Bluetooth, Wired tethering works,
  • FM Radio / Wireless tethering works

Rest all things if at all doesn’t work then do let us know in the comments section as the same will be forwarded to the developer of this ROM as it will further help them to solve the bugs.

So, before proceeding to the procedure to update Galaxy S with the ICS release, you need to follow all the List of Pre Requisites so as to ensure that the phone is updated successfully and safely. We have summed up all the important things in the pre requisites which includes the data backup / restore tips, special instructions to the custom ROMSs users and also few other small tips which are very important.


  1. Hi
    i followed all the instructions and i update my GT-I9000 to 2.3.6
    and downloaded the ICS ZIP file to my SD card but
    when i opened the phone in upgrade mode the file couldn’t be open and message says “System aborted”

  2. hey pradeep, i have installed ICS MR1 RC4.2 and i want to report a bug/problem. when someone calls me, the calling party is unable to hear my voice.. but when i call them, they can hear me. how to solve this? do i have to install any other kernel over it? which kernel is compatible with this version? plz help me friend

  3. just re-rooted phone for the second time and am still getting E:signature verification failed, message. what could this be from?

  4. Hi,
    I updated my i9000 but can’t video call.
    How to fix this?
    Thank you

  5. Hi..pradeep

    there is problem with micro phone also..
    the opposite person not getting clear voice
    So, I back to previous firmware 2.3.6

    now, all is working fine

  6. sum of the apps missing like

    video player
    FM Radio icon
    samsung apps Icon

    pls help

  7. how can i knw that installed firmware is ICS 4.0.3RC1 or RC2
    about phone:

    kernel version 3.0.8-NEO-3.0-teamICSSGS-257174-g197c9a1-dirty
    build numbr:GTI9000-user 4.03. IML74K eng
    Baseband version:I9000XXJVU

    and also i missed samsung apps store

    Pls help

  8. Neal bhai,
    ICS 4.0.3 RC3 for SGS is also out.

    Please come up with its update via odin.

  9. Hi Neel,

    Thanks for your response, but the firmware XXJVT or XXJVU is Gingrebread or ICS and also provide me the link for it to install.


  10. Hi Neel,

    After many hip hop i upgraded my SGS with RC2.1 but same problem of poor voice to the calling person, who calls me however i can clearly listen the caller voice no issue in that. But i dont know what is wrong and where that my caller is not getting my voice clearly…

    Pls help..I have heard of service menu #*#*197328640*#*# but know how to fix this problem…


  11. Hi there seems to be a problem with Battery life, phone fully charged at 7:30 this morning by 9:30 60% gone….1 Phone call approx 3 mins……..Nothing else done on the phone…No GPS….. No sysnc…….it is on my home Wifi network… would normally get2 -days with this kinfd of use in 2.3.6….Any Ideas????????

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