How to Update Samsung Galaxy S with Stable ICS 4.0.4 Firmware

Galaxy S ICS New logoSamsung Galaxy S GT I9000 users can now rejoice as in the due course of this article we will be checking out on how you can easily update your Galaxy S GT I9000 with an all new firmware of IMM76I based ICS 4.0.4 custom ROM Firmware. Please note that this is not an Official firmware released by Samsung Electronics and also we don’t have any ETA on by when there will be an Official Value Pack or ICS update. There are some list of pre requisites which you need to follow before applying this update. All thanks to the developers who has build this firmware.

Disclaimer: Neither AndroidAdvices, nor developer should be held responsible for any damage happened to your device in the process of following the instructions mentioned in this article. It’s very unlikely that there will be any issues but just in case if at all there are any issues then we are committed to help you in solving the same.

Features of IMM76I Custom ROM Firmware:

  • Built from Android sources (IMM76I)
  • Improved notification bar toggles: long press a toggle to go to related Settings menu; multi-state sound toggle.
  • Numeric battery indicator.
  • Brightness control in status and notifications bars
  • Real and improved autobrightness: brightness really goes down when light decreases.
  • Extended power menu with reboot, recovery and screenshot.
  • TV-Out
  • Video face effects working
  • Application killing with long press on back button
  • Choose storage in Camera application
  • Power button shooter in Camera application
  • Timer option in Camera application
  • T9 Dialer
  • Removed “R” roaming indicator for national roaming
  • Root, Busybox and SuperSU
  • Kernel Semaphore 1.0.0s (387 MB RAM)
  • HugeMem patch for 720p video by F4K
  • Preinstalled app: OI File Manager
  • APN’s predefined huge list
  • Modified hosts file to remove ads in applications.

IMM76I 1 IMM76I 2 IMM76I 3 IMM76I 4 IMM76I 5

Essential Pre Requisites:

  • All the data in your device should be backed up so that just in case if the data gets lost or corrupted, the same can be installed with the help of below mentioned steps. Don’t use KIES to back up the data as it won’t detect the device in custom ROM firmware.

SMS – Use “SMS Backup & Restore app”,
Contacts – Sync with the Gmail application,
Call Log - Call Log and Restore
Images, Songs, Videos, Files – Copy to internal / External SD Card,
APN and MMS Settings – Note down from the path “Applications > Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names

  • Minimum charge left in the device should be at least 60% so as to ensure that device doesn’t get turned Off in the middle of firmware update.
  • Enable the USB Debugging in your Galaxy S GT I9000 from the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging”. The USB Debugging option should be ticked as shown in the below screen capture.

USB Debugging

  • Disable all the antivirus suites in your computer and uninstall the same in your device as these tools generally tend to interrupt the process of firmware update.

Assuming that you have followed all the above mentioned steps, you can now proceed to the next page where we have mentioned a detailed guide on how to apply this update in your phone.

219 Comments
  1. Reply santosh June 24, 2013 at 7:07 am

    after i changed the firmware in my galaxy i9000 (originally ntt docomo japan)
    i have got rid of the japanese interface, but sadly now my fone doesn’t show my local network (nepal) at all!
    what can i do now?

  2. Reply Nomi October 18, 2012 at 11:00 pm

    Stable? i don’t think so.. I did every step and it seemed to be working fine till i turned my phone on. it was great but no Network ? i mean wtf? my phone is rooted on xxjvu. but still its not showing my network so basically i can’t use my phone?

  3. Reply Jigar October 9, 2012 at 11:17 am

    Can i Use this on my samsung galaxy GT-i9003

  4. Reply manjunath October 5, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    can i copy the ZIP file in internal sd card..?

  5. Reply EDDIE October 4, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    SIgnature cannot be verified.

  6. Reply Tim September 16, 2012 at 3:18 am

    Recently my Galaxy Note N7000 recieved an update (4.0.4) from Samsung. When the update finished, and phone rebooted, I found that I had note connection to the internet via 3G. I could use phone as a phone, connect to the internet via Wi-Fi but could not connect via my mobile phone account as I had prior to the update. I contacted my ISP provider but was unsuccessful in their attempts to resolve the issue. Their advice was to take the matter up with Samsung. Your comments please would be much appreciated. Regards Tim

  7. Reply Pagey September 9, 2012 at 7:01 pm

    the link doesnt work anymore, does anyone kno how to get it?

  8. Reply Romwell August 24, 2012 at 9:35 am

    does this rom have wifi direct? Please let me know thanks

    • Reply Pradeep Neela August 24, 2012 at 1:53 pm

      yes it has a wifi direct feature

  9. Reply AndroidFan August 12, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    Hello, I’ve upgraded from Gingerbread 2.3.3.. followed the instructions exactly as described, upgraded to 2.3.6 then rooted the mobile then upgraded to ICS.. its a nice android, but its not stable at all! Every minute or so i get a dry apology msg saying “Unfortunately, the process android.xx.xx has stopped! so basically I’m not able to use anything.. any advice?

  10. Reply Tuhin July 17, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    Hi, the ICS was installed somehow fine. Everything else is working. But I have no network. I’ve tried with my other SIM. But the phone doesn’t show any network. Plz advise.

  11. Reply Aniket-1993 July 15, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    hey will this custom rom work on gt – 19003? its the same galaxy s

  12. Reply mishkulake June 26, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    Hi Neal,
    Thank you for all your great work, on this site and also on this field.
    I have installed on you advice ICS, Cyanogen 9, 2 months ago, and this worked very fine till now. At the moment my screen works fine, but became in yelow shades. I try another ICS, but the phone has the same behavior.
    Right now I got back into xxjvu, and the phone looks great, and have no the same behavior like into ICS, and i’m waiting someone to help me?
    Can you? Thank you in advance for your time!
    The best!

  13. Reply Harimau Malaya June 26, 2012 at 10:15 am

    Cannot detect any file on external SD card through file manager but in Gallery have all the photo in external SD card.

  14. Reply cali June 24, 2012 at 8:25 pm

    Hi can i install on ics 4.0.3 i9000XXJVU ,

  15. Reply Tom Imm June 20, 2012 at 11:30 am

    Hello if updated my i9000 to ics 4.0.4 a couple of days ago. It runs fine, but yersterday I found two mistakes.
    – If my phone is now connected to the power supply I could not turn on my phone. It shows only the battery symbol. If I press the power button I only “switch off” the Battery Symbol on the screen. As I diconnect the power supply it runs well.
    – A nice feature is, that you can turn off the screenflip when your screen is in the landscape mode. And landscape is still active. But if you reboot your mobil. You must type in your PIN in the landscape mode,too. On my screen I can only see the first two colums of Button. So I have a Problem to type in numbers from “7” to “0”.
    I found no way to activate the screenflip without type in my PIN.

    Has anyone an idea?

  16. Reply hans June 14, 2012 at 11:42 am

    Can it be installed on ICS 4.0.3  XXJVT

    • Reply sonny wong June 22, 2012 at 4:32 pm

      same with me, my I9000 now is XXJVT from CyanogenMod Version Build number IML74K, what different with this IMM76I based ICS 4.0.4, some advice please…

  17. Reply szczudlo June 14, 2012 at 1:23 am

    I have xxjw4 firmware, can I use this ICS 4.0.4 to update my phone?

  18. Reply Patrigger69 June 13, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    its not
     “ICS 4.0.4 Package”  anymore the link download is ICS333-1.0-signed. 
    is it still ok to use? 

  19. Reply Jyothishk June 13, 2012 at 7:51 pm

    hello any please help. unable to connect to mobile network after this update.
    did multiple time, cleared all caches…

  20. Reply Sean June 10, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    For some reason i can’t download mms

  21. Reply sundar June 10, 2012 at 5:39 am

    i have got 2.3.6 jvu firmware up and running but i am getting signature verification failed error..  when trying to install ics 4.0.4  …..  help !!

    • Reply Pradeep Neela June 10, 2012 at 11:32 am

      please root the device again, check with Root Checker app to know whether your device is rooted. If rooted, install ROM Manager to install the Clock Work Recovery

  22. Reply Ash June 10, 2012 at 12:25 am

    Hello and thanks,

    I rooted the phone and noticed that I was not getting any signal/reception. I continued to flash the firmware to this 4.0.4 and I am also not getting any reception. I went into the network settings, my network shows on the list but it just says that it is unable to connect to the network?

    Have you heard of this issue? Is there a fix? Any help would be greatly appreciated!

    • Reply Pradeep Neela June 10, 2012 at 11:42 am

      just wipe the data and cache, may be a temporary issue! Its not a known issue

      • Reply Ash June 10, 2012 at 4:38 pm

         Thanks,

        I tried that with no luck. After doing a little research it appears I may corrupted my Imei? So I tried flashing back but now the phone won’t start up (it shows an image of a phone and pc with a yellow triangle in the middle) but I can still get into download mode.

        However, in using Odin I keep getting stuck on boot.bin when trying to flash to xxjvu.

        Please help.

      • Reply Jyothish June 12, 2012 at 10:14 pm

        same issue here . Not got fixed even after clearing data/cache

      • Reply Jyothish June 12, 2012 at 10:14 pm

        same issue here . Not got fixed even after clearing data/cache

  23. Reply Sagunsakya June 9, 2012 at 4:16 am

    my phone galaxy s I9000 with ICS 4.0.4  is not booting after factory reset  what should i do

  24. Reply Sagunsakya June 9, 2012 at 4:16 am

    my phone galaxy s I9000 with ICS 4.0.4  is not booting after factory reset  what should i do

  25. Reply Sean June 7, 2012 at 6:11 pm

    do i have to wipe factory data/cache?

  26. Reply Sean June 7, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    Facebook sync does not work and I can’t use the power button as the camera as mentioned

  27. Reply Sean June 7, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    Facebook sync does not work and I can’t use the power button as the camera as mentioned

  28. Reply Sean June 7, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    Facebook sync does not work and I can’t use the power button as the camera as mentioned

  29. Reply Viagravicks June 6, 2012 at 10:13 am

    Great i can now use my SGS with this custom rom and this is a nice rom. When you stuck in the Kernel Semaphore screen, you will have to press Volume Up + Home Button + Power to boot to recovery mode and then choose to install from sd. This process will take awhile and after the phone boot up you can see a beautiful ICS appear on your phone screen.

    Happy upgrading!

  30. Reply Viagravicks June 6, 2012 at 10:13 am

    Great i can now use my SGS with this custom rom and this is a nice rom. When you stuck in the Kernel Semaphore screen, you will have to press Volume Up + Home Button + Power to boot to recovery mode and then choose to install from sd. This process will take awhile and after the phone boot up you can see a beautiful ICS appear on your phone screen.

    Happy upgrading!

  31. Reply Viagravicks June 6, 2012 at 10:13 am

    Great i can now use my SGS with this custom rom and this is a nice rom. When you stuck in the Kernel Semaphore screen, you will have to press Volume Up + Home Button + Power to boot to recovery mode and then choose to install from sd. This process will take awhile and after the phone boot up you can see a beautiful ICS appear on your phone screen.

    Happy upgrading!

  32. Reply Hulfc27 June 5, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    flashed 3 times all with encryption errors and no phone network? imei also looks like its lost give up trying now lol

  33. Reply Hulfc27 June 5, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    flashed 3 times all with encryption errors and no phone network? imei also looks like its lost give up trying now lol

  34. Reply Hulfc27 June 5, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    flashed but got no service how do i fix it pls?

  35. Reply Hulfc27 June 4, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    can i use this guide to install ics333-2.0-signed zip ?

  36. Reply Hulfc27 June 4, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    can i use this guide to install ics333-2.0-signed zip ?

  37. Reply sazali May 31, 2012 at 7:52 am

    I receive “E: can’t open /sdcard/ics333-1.0-signed.zip(bad)
    installation aborted”
    what should i do now..?

    • Reply Pradeep Neela June 17, 2012 at 6:01 pm

      YOU CAN FOLLOW ALL THE SAME AGAIN FROM THE START

  38. Reply sazali May 31, 2012 at 7:45 am

    ive managedto get to update to 2.3.6 but when in clockwork i tried to flash in the ics333-1.0-signed.zip it gave me and error. E: /sdcard/ics333-1.0-signed.zip(bad)
    aborted.

  39. Reply anon May 30, 2012 at 2:49 am

    can’t see comments?

    • Reply Pradeep Neela May 30, 2012 at 11:15 am

      since we approve manually, it takes time to reflect!

  40. Reply Matevž Špacapan May 30, 2012 at 12:53 am

    Is it better to stay with Gingerbread or to update to this version? Which one is better in functionality or visuals at the moment?

  41. Reply Moeed May 27, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    Hi Pradip Neela,

    Can you please suggest us a solution.

    Problem: Phone not able to detect network, it says” Unable to connect to the network at this time, please try later”

    I tried searching the network manually, it shows the network, but when i try to register it. Is says the above mentioned error.

    I have 2G settings checked or else it wont find my GSM network.

    I would really appreciate your answer on this topic.

    Regards,
    Moeed

  42. Reply Dusan May 27, 2012 at 12:26 am

    Fony links. :/

  43. Reply chilaka umesh May 26, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    Hi,
    I installed the ICS 4.0.4 on Samsung Galaxy S i9000 and was able to see the benefits on ICS

    One big problem its not able to connect to my Phone Network
    Any fix for this problem

  44. Reply K M Subramaniam May 25, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    Hi Neela
    using this rom for the past one week. Excellent one but few issues.
    When playing some HD games for ex: Spiderman it stops suddenly & says unfortunately the “app Name” is stopped.
    Also how to add speed dials to the dial pad….. No options found.
    Is there any user manual for ICS so that i can read.
    Help me plz.

  45. Reply jeet May 25, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    Dude. i m not able to get network access. Also my imei no. is blank. i m writing this for the 3rd tym. Plzz help

  46. Reply Musheer May 25, 2012 at 7:00 am

    I am having Samsung Galaxy I9000 with 2.3.6 its a UK Vodafone, but its not network locked and i am using it in AFrica now. Can i update it with this ROM? or is it mandatory that my existing ROM Has to be XX*** or something like that? can someone please reply.

  47. Reply rehan May 24, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    what about the battery backup? Is it better than the stock firmware?

  48. Reply Kingsley Lugard May 23, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    Well i was finally able to install on my i9000. so far so Good, i really love the User Interface, and the smooth transitions. Kudos to you guys.

    the downside is: Radio / FM is missing, MKV files which played smoothly on XXJVU 2.3.6 dont play well. they get stuck even when played with MXplayer or any other player. also, Please try and add social networks like facebook to the “accounts” so we can sync contacts. i have lost a lot of my whatsapp contacts due to this. the ringtones are a bit low too.

    Finally the procedure of installation wasnt that much informative. I had to FULL WIPE and CACHE WIPE before the installation was successful.
    in all: if you enter into recovery mode:
    1. FULL WIPE / FORMAT SD
    2. CACHE WIPE
    3. Install from SD then SELECT the “ICS333-1.0-signed.zip” to install.
    4. Install from SD again and SELECT “gapps-ics-20120429-signed” to install.
    after that its done. Installation takes about 4mins to complete then you can go back and reboot if the phone doesnt do automatically. you should see the semaphore kernel and ICS startup video after a successful installation.

  49. Reply Reehan Malik May 23, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    hi pradeep….i updated the rom…everything working fine except one….netwoek signal catching strength reduced a lot…kingly solve the issue

  50. Reply Jeet May 23, 2012 at 11:07 am

    dude i m not able to get any network access. Also my phone’s IMEI no. is blank.

  51. Reply ron May 23, 2012 at 10:53 am

    I CAN’T ACCESS MY EXTERNAL SD CARD…ALTHOUGH IT SHOWED BUT I CAN’T ACCESS…ANY SOLUTION?

  52. Reply Ido May 23, 2012 at 8:22 am

    This is a Beautiful ROM

  53. Reply Vicky May 22, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    can i update the 4.0.4 rom via sd card update from 4.0.3 ics rom?
    or do i need to install 2.3.6 with odin again?
    appreciate your reply & hard work mate!

  54. Reply Jeet May 22, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    Dude the phone doesnt detect my network provider. Plz Help!!!

  55. Reply Anant Kansal May 22, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    When I tried to install the ICS333 first the phone was looping on Kernel Semaphore and unable to complete installation. Then I installed gapps first and then ICS333, then the installation went through. However now it is unable to connect to the 3G network.

  56. Reply Ahmad May 22, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    hi…
    how can i remove it?? because after installation, im not able to install drivers of i9000 on my PC….. odin is also not responding to my device…..
    what should i do now??? plz help me

  57. Reply Jose May 22, 2012 at 4:45 am

    IS AVAILABLE THE FM RADIO APPLICATION?? THKS

  58. Reply Raahil May 21, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    Hi Pradeep,
    Any reason why im not able to connect to my phone network (AirTel)?

  59. Reply Umer May 21, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    Hi there, nice update. just one question. HOW TO REMOVE GOOGLE SEARCH BAR from the Home Screen??
    There was an option in CM9 but can not find it here, help ps.

    Thanks.

    • Reply Pradeep Neela May 21, 2012 at 3:41 pm

      long press and remove the same!

      • Reply Karan L May 24, 2012 at 1:50 am

        Please anyone i can’t get my phone network working, that and it wont detect my external SD card? Please how do i fix this?

  60. Reply Jose May 21, 2012 at 5:53 am

    I not have the FM Radio application! Help me please!

  61. Reply Anupam Adeeb May 20, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    Did everything that your tutorial asked me to do – upgraded from 2.3.3 to 2.3.6 and then the upgrade to ICS. However after the upgrade my India (Airtel) SIM is not recognised on the GT-i9000 although a Lebara SIM is recognised properly. My IMEI number too, has mysteriously changed after the upgrade.

    Any suggestions to make my phone work, or help will be highly appreciated.

  62. Reply gucci May 20, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    hi neel i can have network on my phone after updating to this rom. pls any help

  63. Reply Jovian May 20, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    The earlier nexus rom and this one as is very stable thanks for the update.
    Have a few queries & problems.
    The email application doesn’t start, it gives a message “unfortunately, Email has stopped”.
    In gingerbread and value pack camera had anti shake & blink detection which this doesn’t anyway we can get that??
    Facebook doesnt sync contacts and in calendar there is no facebook account option which means cant sync facebook calendar as well, is there a fix for this ?

  64. Reply Dingo May 20, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    Hi,

    Is there a special procedure to be followed when installing this software after installation? because I no longer “sees” memmory card 16 gigabyte.
    Tell me what can I do?

  65. Reply Grayson May 20, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    The installation is fine. Just a comment, the boot up screen is very ugly. The color pixels are bad.

  66. Reply Razak May 20, 2012 at 1:24 am

    hi pradeep,

    i have android version 4.0.3 (baseband version i9000XXJVT). Can i update this version directly?..

  67. Reply Mohammed May 19, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    can’t have a data connection ?? any suggestions ??

  68. Reply Karan L May 19, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    Nevermind i managed to get it back to 2.3.6 xxjvu. I was really liking the smoothness and speed of the ics 4.0.4. However i could not get any mobile network. I would like to try at least one more time if anyone can help on how to fix the issue?

  69. Reply Karan L May 19, 2012 at 7:16 pm

    I went back to stock then followed all the procedures again and reflashed everything, but now after i install the zip file this time it says encryption error or authentication failure and tells me to restore phone back to factory settings. So i did and now can’t put phone back in to recovery mode, please really need help!

  70. Reply piyush May 19, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    Hi,
    I have tried 3-4 different ICS ROM but non of them are good enough for daily use , Can you plz tell me how to install official ROP in my SGS.
    Before installing i could not take my ROM backup but i have download the official I9000DDJV9_I9000ODDJV9_INU.zip plz tell how to install this ROM.

    Piyush

  71. Reply K M Subramaniam May 19, 2012 at 10:13 am

    Hi pradeep
    Finally i have done it & got everything working fine with ICS. Thanks to XDA developers & you.
    Only issue now is SIM tool kit is not appearing in application. Can i do anything for that?

  72. Reply shiv May 19, 2012 at 9:55 am

    Network not available in this ROM.

  73. Reply Karan L May 19, 2012 at 5:55 am

    Hi Pradeep, just like Srinivas I also cannot get any phone network, and the external SD card is not working properly it shows nothing in the external sd card. Any ideas on what to do, it would be greatly appreciated it’s my first time that i have rooted and flashed roms.

  74. Reply dido May 19, 2012 at 3:16 am

    Any good feedback about this rom? Is this one better then value pack? My xxjw4 is always crashing now (laucher stops working, phone restarts etc.) Im thinking about update to this one, but i dont if it´s worth.

  75. Reply Mel May 18, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    i have just updated my galaxy s through kies, my phone has become very unresponsive, wi fi and internet keep switching on and off, some of my apps wont open, is there anything i can do, can the recent update be removed?

  76. Reply Cees May 18, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    Hello Pradeep Neela,
    After updating my I9000 according your procedure it shows after the start screen a short time “kernel Semaphore” , starts a installation procedure and show the startup screen again. No way to stop that secuence. Do you have any advice ? ( by the way the downloaded file is named ” ICS333-1.0-signed.zip”.
    Thanks in advance.
    Cees

  77. Reply Arindam Banerjee May 18, 2012 at 12:46 pm

    its lands up in the booting screen followed by kernel Semaphore. Did with the instructions step by step (verified Rooting on JVU) thrice. its a pain it does not work !

    Can anyone help

    • Reply Pradeep Neela May 18, 2012 at 2:12 pm

      pls follow all the steps carefully!

      • Reply Arindam Banerjee May 19, 2012 at 12:12 pm

        I was able to upgrade this. However the SIM card is not detected at all. It does not register. How do i solve this problem. Wifi works normally.

    • Reply Jack May 18, 2012 at 6:06 pm

      i’ve face the same problem as yours. All u have to do. is enter the recovery mod again and install from zip again. then it should be fine. Mine are working perfectly now.

    • Reply Arindam Banerjee May 18, 2012 at 10:22 pm

      I was able to succeed ,finally however flashed this time from CWM.
      eveything works well excepting that i am unable to call.

      I am unable to register any service provider either manually or automatically. What could be the reasons ?

  78. Reply K M Subramaniam May 18, 2012 at 11:14 am

    Hi pradeep
    Sorry to disturb again & again. Please see my previous post on the issue of IMEI changed after installation of this ICS. I googled and find a procedure in XDA developers to back up & restore the IMEI. will that solve the problem? Can i try that? pls help.

    • Reply rai May 18, 2012 at 3:49 pm

      had the same issue before when I tried to flash a ROM. Repeat the procedures from the top. By that I mean go back to XXJVU first and make sure you flash it on ODIN correctly (verify that you select the right values for PDA, Phone, CSC, and PIT). Verify if IMEI issue is resolved before you flash ics 4.0.4. That should do the trick.

      Additional info for other users having issues with this: I’ve had an issue with the flashing of this firmware. Got the “Installation aborted” error message. For this issue, make sure you have XXJVU before flashing this, and very importantly, clear Dalvik Cache. I had the error message because for some reason my phone won’t allow Dalvik Cache clear so I had to reformat my phone’s internal memory. After that everything went well.

    • Reply Anupam Adeeb May 20, 2012 at 10:49 pm

      What is the fix to restore the IMEI? This ICS upgrade has lost my IMEI number as well.

  79. Reply Naeem Ejaz May 18, 2012 at 12:56 am

    Neal… My phone is not detecting the odin present in xxjvu. However, it is detecting the XXJW4… and both the odins are different. Any suggestions…

  80. Reply Grant May 17, 2012 at 11:29 pm

    Hi guys
    @Pradeep Neela you said this firmware revision comes with an FM radio and it doesn’t. Also i had a look to see how stable this version is its quite bad, my phone restarts almost every 10 minutes and also the battery only lasted for 3 hours, the last thing is that the device now also doesn’t recognize the sim card so you cant make calls, i will do another restore on it and see how it runs.

    • Reply Grant May 18, 2012 at 1:23 am

      Ok just a quick update on this one, i have reloaded the ICS 4.0.4 exactly to the last instruction and now after it loaded into ICS it lasted 10 minutes then shuts down, i restart then immediately after going into ICS it then shuts down again, so no joy for me from this ROM, im interested though in ICS so please let me know when there is another version available that works better and has a FM radio included, thanks guys.

  81. Reply Trishank Bhimjiani May 17, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    Hey Neal,

    What’s the difference between Galaxy Nexus themed IMM761 Custom Rom and this one mentioned in this article??? Also, can i upgrade directly from IMM761 to this “Stable” one?

    • Reply Pradeep Neela May 17, 2012 at 4:33 pm

      its based on on the nexus stable rom!

  82. Reply Vaibhav May 17, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    I tried ‘Root Checker’. It says, NOT ROOTED. Considering this, should i update the existing Andriod version or leave it as it is?
    Please suggest.

    • Reply Pradeep Neela May 17, 2012 at 4:35 pm

      you need to root the device!

      • Reply Vaibhav May 17, 2012 at 4:45 pm

        How do i do that?

      • Reply Vaibhav May 17, 2012 at 10:08 pm

        Please suggest me how to ROOT my device?

  83. Reply peter May 17, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    working slow…

  84. Reply Srinivas May 17, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    I installed ICS 4.0.4 on Galaxy i9000 the installer is working fine,

    somehow after the update i,m not able to make calls as its not able to identify my phone network

    wi-fi, GPS is working fine.

    How to fix this issue?

    • Reply praveen vijayan May 18, 2012 at 4:34 pm

      I’m experiencing the same issue. My phone network is not detecting :(

  85. Reply Srinivas May 17, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    Hi,
    I installed the ICS 4.0.4 correctly on Samsung Galaxy S i9000 and was able to see the benefits on ICS

    One big problem i see is , Its not able to connect to my Phone Network

    wi-fi and GPS is working fine, Any fix for this problem

    • Reply blue skies May 20, 2012 at 3:11 am

      same problem, updated fine , all good but no phone network …anybody able to help

    • Reply Anupam Adeeb May 20, 2012 at 10:47 pm

      I have the same problem and am looking for a solution for the last 3 days…..

    • Reply Moeed May 27, 2012 at 1:56 pm

      Hi Srinivas,

      Did you find any solution to your problem, i am having the same issue.
      Your answer would be really appreciated.

      Hi Pradip Neela,

      Can you please suggest us a solution.

      Problem: Phone not able to detect network, it says” Unable to connect to the network at this time, please try later”

  86. Reply K M Subramaniam May 17, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    hi pls see my previous posts of sim not detected after installing this ROM. I googled & found that the IMEI would have changed so that the sim is not working. I checked the phone & find that the IMEI is chaged after installing this ROM. How to install this without this problem. all other things are working fine except recogonising the SIM. I luv the ICS interface in my I 9000 so i like to get solution for this & install this ICS 4.0.4. Please guide me

  87. Reply santi May 17, 2012 at 1:43 am

    Do you know what to do to whatch live tv with android 4.0.4?

  88. Reply Elie May 17, 2012 at 1:23 am

    Gmail wasnt included so i downloaded it from the market, tried opening it but keeps giving me a fc error??

    any help please?

  89. Reply Math May 17, 2012 at 1:09 am

    Work very well except that I have to start the phone from recovery mode since the start button is not responding anymore. My phone never has been so fast but the battery life is very short.

  90. Reply slaj76 May 16, 2012 at 11:54 pm

    Hi there i flashed this rom and liked it very much ,but 2 days after i faced to force close almost all the apps even launcher (facebook, gtalk, game apps) ……want to stay on this rom , what should i do?

  91. Reply slaj76 May 16, 2012 at 11:42 pm

    Hi there i flashed this rom and liked it very much ,but 2 days after i faced to force close almost all the apps even launcher (facebook, gtalk, game apps like fragger) ……want to stay on this rom , what should i do?

  92. Reply K M Subramaniam May 16, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    these are the downloaded files, ICS333-1.0-signed & gapps-ics-20120429-signed. I used these files as per the procedure. As Mr.Sailandra Harsha told the phone started to continuosly restart. as he tried i tried again & every thing installed well. but the phone is not recogonizing the network. Am from INDIA (Tamilnadu) using AIRTEL. ANy comments/suggestions on this? I now revoked to XXJVU

  93. Reply Oran Burke May 16, 2012 at 10:24 pm

    Email for exchange does not work.

  94. Reply Vaibhav May 16, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    I tried Root Checker. It says “Not Rooted”. What should i do?

  95. Reply K M Subramaniam May 16, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    Hi neela
    i did everything as specified. the rom got installed but the mobile is not identifying the network operator. when i search manually it shows the operator & if i select it is not accepting wht to do?

  96. Reply filip May 16, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    hello,

    Followed the guide.
    Upgraded to 2.3.6 and rooted.

    in recovery mode upgrade to the “ICS333-1.0-signed”

    Now the i9000 keeps rebooting.

    Try unplugging the battery en booting in recovery mode, but unsuccefully.
    I saw something like (could not mout e:/)

    So i think it can’t mount my internal SD.

    How should i proceed?

  97. Reply Ido May 16, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    Hi Neela
    Can you explain about the last step? Do I choose install form zip twice, first the ROM and when its done I choose the Google apps?

  98. Reply Mukhlis May 16, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    After updating, my network is missing..phone shows no network..
    i have installed google apps as said after the update of ICS..
    what should i do?

  99. Reply Garrett May 16, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    I tried exact steps several times but no success.
    When I try to install from SD card and choose ICS file, it goes to continuos reboot. So I removed battery and then enter via recovery mode, then installation was success, and i installed gaps also. After that when I reboot, the booting screen comes and after one or two minutes its saying authentication failure(something like that) and ask to RESET the phone. Everytime I tried this happened.

    • Reply BlazyB September 30, 2012 at 10:02 pm

      Hey Garret I also had the same problem where it did that many times. What actually helped me was to flash 2.3.6 back with odin and then flash clockmod recovery using odin (b0th on a pc). The next thing I did was to copy the ics zip files on both SD and internal memory at the root of each. Next step I ran the recovery by pressing vol up, home key and power button. I then went to recovery installed update zip from sd card and then it did that and the solution was to go back to recovery while the phone is rebooting and then select install update from sd card and selected choose a zip file from sd and then I chose the ics files again. It resumed flashing until it completed. hope this helps

  100. Reply Jeremy May 16, 2012 at 12:11 pm

    Hi there, I installed it on an i9000t on NZ XT network. It operates flawlessly except it will cannot connect on the 850mhz frequency. Ive tried turning it on in system (*#*#0011#*#*) but no luck. Any ideas to fix?

  101. Reply prince May 16, 2012 at 11:49 am

    is this better of cm9 nightly??

  102. Reply Kevin May 16, 2012 at 10:56 am

    Tried it 3 times now. The ROM itself is the best looking ROM I have seen till now, but the network does not work. Cannot make or receive calls or messages.

  103. Reply miks1141 May 16, 2012 at 9:26 am

    reverting back to xxjvu 2.3.6 as there is no response from your side.
    thx anyways

  104. Reply Jack May 15, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    Hi Pradeep. After installing this rom, why i cant access my external sd?

  105. Reply Honlyap May 15, 2012 at 6:58 pm

    Mobile network…….not function……..

  106. Reply Prabhu May 15, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    Hi,
    I updated following the proceedure and the update was succesful, However my phone is not able to detect the network, when trying to register with the Service Provider, its unable to register… My Service Provider is Airtel? is there anything that i missed ?? Please help

  107. Reply miks1141 May 15, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    dear neil

    after installation network connection is not available. Rest all is fine.
    Please help

    thanks

  108. Reply najmus May 15, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    bluetooth headset pairing but cannot use for talk

  109. Reply jade May 15, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    keeps saying installation aborted when I try to flash IMM76I :(

  110. Reply jack May 15, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    Hi. regarding this Samsung Galaxy S Stable ICS 4.0.4 Firmware. i have successfully updated it. but it seems i cannot find my external sd card in file manager. Hope u can help.

  111. Reply Dexblog May 15, 2012 at 12:42 pm

    Best version i tried so far.. works quite fine…….

  112. Reply Thomas May 15, 2012 at 11:55 am

    I have installed this update. But my network is not getting connected. I am in a location with full coverage. :(

  113. Reply Raees May 15, 2012 at 11:42 am

    Please let me know where is the download link for this firmware.

  114. Reply Michael May 15, 2012 at 10:33 am

    Sorry, Its IMEI.. my Bad

  115. Reply Michael May 15, 2012 at 10:22 am

    My problem is, after I install this ROM. I’m not able to make a Call because there’s no network. What happen, did I make something wrong with my Installation? It is about EMI?

    • Reply vishnu vijay May 30, 2012 at 9:25 pm

      yes its an IMEI Code issue…
      Most networks need the devices IMEI Code for them to register on the Network..
      Your best bet id to flash 2.3.6 with Odin root it & Install the Dark Knight Rom.
      I had the Same Issues!
      Hope this helps!

  116. Reply stefan adrian May 15, 2012 at 10:17 am

    Hi there,
    I have followed the instructions step by step and does not work at all. My phone continuously try to install the ICS zip file but without success. Semaphore kernel being displayed for seconds then the process started again and again without finishing installation.
    It seems I face the same problem like Praveen has showed previously.
    Thanks.

  117. Reply Niko May 15, 2012 at 2:56 am

    Hi Neal the developer in the original XDA thread is reccomending to updat e via JW5 do u think it will be better if we update via JVU?

  118. Reply santi May 15, 2012 at 2:00 am

    Live Tv doesn’t work

  119. Reply Kevin May 14, 2012 at 11:02 pm

    Network operator not detected. So cannot make or receive calls :(.

    Tried factory reset, wiping cache and reapplying the update. Still the same.

  120. Reply SubOrbit May 14, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    I updated as per instructions, everything seems to work fine, except screen rotation works only in camera app, nowhere else. Auto screen rotation is enabled in settings… Anyone else with this issue?

  121. Reply Waseem May 14, 2012 at 10:49 pm

    Hey Neela, dude please help me out. There is no network in my phone after the upgrade no matter what I do. Followed the instructions word for word during the upgrade process.

  122. Reply Alex Tenenbaum May 14, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    Tried the procedure(word in word) several times, it fails in the middle and phone stuck in rebooting.
    Flashed back to 2.3.6

  123. Reply castro May 14, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    the bluetooth in this ROM does not work. can you help me out? thank you

  124. Reply Deepali May 14, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    Pradeep ..after applying update my phone is stuck on screen with android displayed. wht to do next?

  125. Reply RD May 14, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    Hey Neela, what is the best between this ROM and the Nexus IMM76I Elite v11 ROM??

  126. Reply Praveen May 14, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    Did somebody successfully updated this? Should i install ROM manager?

  127. Reply majid May 14, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    http://d-h.st/sLO

    ????
    the link does not work!

  128. Reply Anupam May 14, 2012 at 6:25 pm

    I had last updated my GT-I9000 with the ICS ROM in the UK. It worked fine in the UK, but the moment I landed in India and placed my Airtel SIM card in the phone, it just refused to recognise any of the GSM networks that were being detected. Has anyone checked if this works with Airtel / Vodafone SIM or GSM network in India?

  129. Reply Waseem May 14, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    And just for information, can u tell me if there is a way of just upgrading to further versions of ICS that you post here over this version (IMM76I) without having to completely lose all apps and install them from the beginning? Each time I upgrade to a newer version, I have to setup so many things afresh.

  130. Reply Waseem May 14, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    Will this work over XXJW4 Value Pack upgrade also? I recently upgraded to XXJW4 2.3.6 via kies.

    • Reply Pradeep Neela May 14, 2012 at 6:08 pm

      yno, it will work on xxjvu!

      • Reply hans May 15, 2012 at 7:36 pm

        no it doesn’t afetr I installed the “value” pack, at least on my SGS I9000! sorry to tell you.

  131. Reply K M Subramaniam May 14, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    Hi Neela
    Thank u first for the advices here.
    I recently updated my I9000 with latest gamerz rom V10 with your help.
    I am an ordinary user.
    What would u suggest for me, Gamerz or this.
    If you are suggesting this can i update directly or i hv to install XXJVU?
    Regard
    KMS

  132. Reply Italo May 14, 2012 at 1:41 pm

    I just upgraded my GALAXY S I9000 (FW 2.3.6 I9000XXJVU) following the instructions. The system is stable and much faster than the previous ROM but I have a problem. When the phone plays any sound (incoming call, email notification, sms, music, …) i hear a whistle annoying that lasts a few seconds.is there a patch or an update to fix the problem?
    thanks

  133. Reply Praveen May 14, 2012 at 1:06 pm

    I tried exact steps several times but no success.
    When I try to install from SD card and choose ICS file, it goes to continuos reboot. So I removed battery and then enter via recovery mode, then installation was success, and i installed gaps also. After that when I reboot, the booting screen comes and after one or two minutes its saying authentication failure(something like that) and ask to RESET the phone. Everytime I tried this happened.

    • Reply rose May 16, 2012 at 12:27 am

      hello everyone , i did the same steps exactly as its written .. im on galaxy s2 GT-I9000 and i tried to do all steps one by one , but when it reboot it gives me that ” Encryption unsuccessful – encryption was interupted and can’t complete. ” and it ask me to reset phone … !!! i dont touch the phone at all and leave it til it starts :( any idea why this happen !!! i tried it more than once and i get the same result

  134. Reply Wafeeq Ezzedin May 14, 2012 at 12:35 pm

    Thank you so much :-)

  135. Reply Wafeeq Ezzedin May 14, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    ETA stands for what???

    • Reply Pradeep Neela May 14, 2012 at 12:32 pm

      ETA STANDS FOR ESTIMATED TIME OF ARRIVAL

  136. Reply Wafeeq Ezzedin May 14, 2012 at 12:23 pm

    Please, any information about the release date of official Value Pack ???

    • Reply Pradeep Neela May 14, 2012 at 12:27 pm

      no there is no ETA!

  137. Reply Wafeeq Ezzedin May 14, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    what is ETA mentioned in the article?

    • Reply Pradeep Neela May 14, 2012 at 12:25 pm

      there is no eta for official ics update froms samsung

  138. Reply hans May 14, 2012 at 12:20 pm

    Hi
    just tried to update my GALAXY SI 9000 (FW 2.3.6 I9000XXJVU) according to the instructions listed here. Loaded both files to the sdcard memory and booted in recovery mode. No success to update my phone: The update process terminates with “E: failed to verify whole-file signature; E:signature verification failed; Installation aborted”.
    What to do now?
    Cheers hans

    • Reply Pradeep Neela May 14, 2012 at 12:26 pm

      check with the rooting of the device and clock work mod installation

      • Reply hans May 14, 2012 at 12:31 pm

        can not enter root mode anymore after the value pack installation, only recovery mode possible!

        • Pradeep Neela May 14, 2012 at 12:43 pm

          HOW YOU ARE TRYING TO ENTER?

        • hans May 14, 2012 at 1:01 pm

          vol down, start and power on (as previously startet the root menue) now performs a normal phone boot. vol up, start and power on starts the recovery mode.

        • hans May 15, 2012 at 10:51 am

          tried also to install clockwork mode but failed: invalid signature. same story. Kies does not recognize my SGS I9000 anymore. All this happening since the install of the “value pack”. Which “value” . . . .?

      • Reply Jose May 16, 2012 at 1:54 am

        I already went back to do the procedure and the phone is already in root mode but the problem continues

    • Reply Jose May 16, 2012 at 12:29 am

      I have the same problem!! help me please!

    • Reply Jose May 21, 2012 at 5:42 am

      Solved! You need mount the memory /cache

  139. Reply Sailandra Harsha May 14, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    Hi neela,

    thanks for sharing I am installing this rom after selection of ICS 4.0.4 Package phone is continuously restarting.

    any comments about htis

    • Reply Pradeep Neela May 14, 2012 at 12:24 pm

      check with the installation of clock work mod recovery

      • Reply Akshay May 14, 2012 at 8:02 pm

        I faced the same problem while trying to install this by following the steps word by word. It was restarting again and again quickly. I had rooted my XXJVU using the root procedure that is mentioned on this site itself for the same before doing all this.

        Now i am back to XXJVU(also installed from androidadvices thread for it)

        How to fix this ?
        @Sailandra Harsha, please let me know if you were able to install it properly

    • Reply Dexblog May 15, 2012 at 12:40 pm

      Had the same problem. Removed the battery and started again.. and worked fine

  140. Reply piyush May 14, 2012 at 10:53 am

    Hi Pradeep,
    Do we have FM Radio in this ROM and Galaxy S stock contact application ( I mean Contacts app which comes by default with SGS .. where we slide left for msg and slid right for call .. this feature was missing in previous ICS 4.0.4 rom.

    Regards,
    Piyush

    • Reply Pradeep Neela May 14, 2012 at 12:31 pm

      YES FM IS THERE IN THIS!

      • Reply piyush May 14, 2012 at 12:51 pm

        Hi Pradeep,
        Thanks for the reply.
        what about old contact application ??
        (where we slide left for msg and slid right for call .. )
        If its not there kindly let me know how to install this

        Thanks in advance
        Regards,
        Piyush

        • Pradeep Neela May 14, 2012 at 12:52 pm

          which app you are talking of?

        • piyush May 14, 2012 at 12:56 pm

          Contacts .. where it will show all our phone nos..(stored in phone or Gmail ) in Stock SGS we had contacts ..where we just need to slid left on any no for send message and slid right for calling..

        • Jeet May 15, 2012 at 9:37 pm

          That is a touchwiz feature, thats why it is absent in this ROM.

      • Reply Mohammed May 17, 2012 at 3:01 pm

        I can’t find the radio app that you said about!!

        • Jose May 21, 2012 at 5:40 am

          I can’t find the radio app too

      • Reply rai May 18, 2012 at 3:55 pm

        FM radio is not here, as well as Sim Toolkit:(

      • Reply piyush May 18, 2012 at 7:40 pm

        Hi Pradeep,
        radio application is not there in this rom and i am facing one more issue , After installing the ROM.. I am not getting network connection.. any suggestion to fix mobile network issue ..

  141. Reply Nirmal May 14, 2012 at 9:41 am

    Can i do this for galaxy s I9003 gingerbread 2.3.6??? Y is it dat thier s no updates fr i9003 from ur android developers? Kindly excuse me if i askd so many questions..

    • Reply Pradeep Neela May 14, 2012 at 12:44 pm

      THERE WILL BE UPDATES FOR I9003

      • Reply nirmal May 14, 2012 at 12:56 pm

        Can i update this ics for galaxy i9003?

        • Pradeep Neela May 14, 2012 at 12:59 pm

          no, its for s i9000 only

  142. Reply shams May 14, 2012 at 7:11 am

    Galaxy S GT-I9003 update

  143. Reply Ammar May 14, 2012 at 2:05 am

    dose it support Arabic?

    • Reply Ammar May 14, 2012 at 3:33 am

      it dose support. thanks a lot

    • Reply Pradeep Neela May 14, 2012 at 11:55 am

      it doesnt support arabic!

      • Reply Ammar May 15, 2012 at 9:06 pm

        the Arabic keyboard is working fine with me

    • Reply majid May 14, 2012 at 7:13 pm

      yes ofcourse

  144. Reply Cees May 13, 2012 at 11:41 pm

    Hi there,
    I yust updated my Phone via the 4.0.3 Slim Rom. Can I go to the Nexus IMM76I Nexus rom without installing the Value pack and the rooting?

    Thanks in advance,
    Cees

    • Reply Pradeep Neela May 14, 2012 at 12:00 pm

      it has to be via XXJVU

      • Reply Lucas May 15, 2012 at 12:11 pm

        Can you update to this firmware from 2.3.3 xwjvn

        • Lucas May 15, 2012 at 12:12 pm

          sorry i was meant to ask on the 2.3.6 xxjvu wall sorry

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