Upgrade your Samsung Galaxy Gio GT-S5660 to Ice Cream Sandwich via CyanogenMod 9

April 2, 2012
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    The Samsung Galaxy Gio GT-S5660 finally gets the royal treatment as the device finally gets a taste of Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS), courtesy of the GalaxyICS Project and CyanogenMod 9.

    If you already have tried other ICS-based ROMs then you might want to give the GalaxyICS  ROM a try, as it is perfectly tailored for the Galaxy Gio.The GalaxyICS ROM is an interesting ROM that takes the Ice Cream Sandwich to the next level.

    The ROM is currently under heavy development with many features not functioning well. So far, the developers have already made huge progress with the ROM.  The only major issue concerns Wi-Fi, but the developers have provided a patch to work around the issue.

    Working features in the GalaxyICS ROM for the Samsung Galaxy Gio GT-S5660:

    • boot
    • GSM (phone/messages/GPRS/EDGE/3G)
    • Wifi
    • Bluetooth
    • HW acceleration (full)
    • Sound
    • Headphones
    • GPS
    • All sensors (proximity, roration etc)
    • CyanogenMod settings (not all, it’s not fully merged by CyanogenMod team, not my fault)
    • Market (now you can download all apps available for Gio with GB)
    • Fixed animations (now it looks so good)
    • Facebook sync
    • Buttons backlight
    • BLN support
    • GMail fully works
    • Browser fully works
    • ICS keyboard
    • Games – works as smoothly as on Gingerbread
    • YouTube
    • Camera – only photos, without preview
    • Deep sleep
    • Wifi signal indicator
    • Native Android mass storage
    • Without flickering

    If your geared up to install ICS on your Samsung Galaxy Gio, continue reading for a step-by-step guide.



    NOTE: As always, use these instructions at your own risk.  Do not hold us responsible for any damage to you or your phone because of your use of this guide.

    1. Download a special ClockworkMod Recovery image for CyanogenMod 9 for the Galaxy Gio.  Get the image from here (px-cwm-v2.zip, 7.13 MB).
    2. Copy px-cwm-v2.zip to the root of your phone’s SD card.
    3. Reboot the phone into recovery mode by holding down the Home/OK (middle) button as you turn on the phone using the Power button.  In recovery mode, use the Volume buttons for navigation and the Home/OK button for selecting.
    4. From the recovery menu, select Install zip from sdcard > Choose zip from sdcard, select px-cwm-v2.zip, and confirm that you want to flash the file.  Reboot your phone afterwards.
    5. Go to the GalaxyICS Project website.  Click the Download link. Click the “Select” button for Samsung Galaxy Gio S5660.  Click the “Releases” button.  Download the latest version of CyanogenMod 9 for the Galaxy Gio.  (As of this writing, current version is beta 5;  cm_gio-beta5.zip, 124 MB)
    6. Connect your Galaxy Gio to your PC via USB cable.
    7. Copy the ROM package to the root of your phone’s SD card.
    8. Disconnect your phone from your PC.
    9. Switch off your phone.
    10. Reboot your phone into recovery mode as in step 3.
    11. From the recovery menu, select Install zip from sdcard > Choose zip from sdcard, select the ROM package file, and confirm that you want to flash the file.   It may take 5-10 minutes for the installation process to finish.
    12. Return to main recovery menu.
    13. Select “Wipe data / factory reset“ and confirm the operation on the screen that follows.
    14. Select “Go Back” to head back to the main menu.
    15. Select “Reboot system now” to reboot your phone.

    Wi-Fi Issues

    If you have problems with Wi-Fi, you can download a patch here (wifi_fix_galaxyics.zip, 314 kB).  Copy the file to your your phone’s SD card. Boot into recovery mode as in step 3 above.  Flash the patch as in step 4 above.  Reboot your phone afterward.

    Congratulations! You have successfully installed CyanogenMod 9 with Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich on your Samsung Galaxy Gio GT-S5660.


    • Foxy_cutes

      my gio not respond after step 10. please help. foxy_cutes@yahoo.com

      • Mamathanavee

        same problem, camera & internet connection to computer is not work…. MamathanaveeN,

    • Mwaaqas

      Everything is fine except the Camera Error. Any help please….?

    • Havottaja

      my wifi glitches altough i installed the patch

    • yuhuuu

      my camera wont work, any idea?

    • Najam Ansari

      I think I’m gonna wait till these issues are sorted out before I try it!

    • ArmageddoNsyndrom

      camera is not working, how can i make it work pls?

    • Mayoef_80

      My Camera Device is not work,How to fixed it ?Please help me…

      • irgames

        Same here -.-

      • Dannymihay

        you can’t fixed becouse this OS is unofficial and they which make , don’t have knolege to work 100% …

    • Guest

      i managed to upgare the phone, but need to say that it’s quite boring, since some non-working features. And now the phone is slightly slow which disturbs me a lot. Any suggestions how i can unroot it back (perhaps to the very original version of Samsung which was updated to 2.3.3. Gingerbread lastly)?

      • sakthy prasad

        try gingerbread 2.3.6 it will be ok..flash with odin. download one package from samfirmware.com

    • Cxcxcx

      try to read

      Camera – only photos, without preview

    • westlay

      Please, help. My wi-fi don’t work. Fix patch nothing change :( What I need to do to fix wi-fi connection?

    • lbarbosa

      update ok but camera down.. when you have fix patch post please.

      Azores Islands – PORTUGAL
      Luis Barbosa

    • Gio

      Beta 8 on Gio is absolutely useless. Camera, Gmail, System browser doesn’t work, WIFI unstable. Very, very slow. Back to Gingerbread.

      • Checolastik228

        man can u help me and tell me how can I go back to gingerbread… tnx checolastik228@gmail.com

        • RedBoy

          Just restore your backup gingerbread before. Did you have a backup?

        • Andre

          go back to Gingerbread using Odin, (the phone will keep restarting) then take out the battery – then put it back (just to stop it) press the home button (the middle button between menu and back soft buttons) and keep it pressed then press power button.
          The recovery menu will turn up eventually, and from there chose the two wipe options (wipe cache and the other is wipe data/factory reset)
          if asked yes or no scroll to yes then press enter
          volume up down = up down scroll
          home = enter

          restart -> all done

    • Streexz

      please help. . . .my gio camera and bluetooth not working on cyanogen mod 9, how can fix my problem . .. .

    • Dannymihay

      Hay i install cm9 and the camara don’t work. I tryed beta2 . Beta3 beta 4 …..beta 8 ond the camera don’ t work. This cm9 is good . Fast. And more bad the camara and flash playef don’t work…..now, i use 2.3.6 and is very good i will wait beta 9 and a tryed bad if and this don’t work i install cryanogen mod 7 goodbay

    • http://www.facebook.com/Ice.Guardian86 Moawia Abukaraki

      My Camera Device is not work plz help

    • Norbeey93

      my wifi is down :( the fix is sh*t

    • jvkeizer

      Just go to http://www.galaxyics.com much easier and better rom!

      • banistersmind

        I just visited there and their download page doesn’t seem to be working. Do you know if they are down?

        • jvkeizer

          They just made a whole new website, they were down for a few days, but now the website is fully working for me.

          • banistersmind

            Okay, it looks like it’s working for me too. I’m downloading the gio variant I write this. Now, I have the GT-5660V. Will this ROM work for me? Or does it only work for the GT-5660?

            • banistersmind

              Actually – I just tried it. No dice. My phone is at a blank screen.

            • jvkeizer

              No, it won’t, the Samsung Blade is a whole different phone.

    • Bluebutterfly Green

      USB tethering isn’t working on Nightly CM9
      so I can’t use mobile network to PC.

    • http://www.olayhaberler.com/ haber

      Please, help. My wi-fi don’t work

    • Tariqjanj

      I cant read my urdu message,how to fix or urdu language can b included

    • Kikikoko3

      nie działa mi teraz aparat, co zrobic?

    • Gunga33

      camera does not work….

    • Jeenykatex

      how to use apps on gio?????

    • sakthy

      I tried and its very good but i roll back to gingerbread because my camera is not working, video quality too low and phone’s speed reduced. otherwise it is great

    • http://twitter.com/JimiJamz777 Jimmer Gingrich

      GPS does not work :(

    • http://twitter.com/JimiJamz777 Jimmer Gingrich

      cam does not work,period.

    • http://twitter.com/JimiJamz777 Jimmer Gingrich

      other than that it works fine,haha

    • http://twitter.com/JimiJamz777 Jimmer Gingrich

      waiting for a better Mod.

    • Yassir

      I have updated to ICS 4 now performance is great only Camra and Radio Patch is requied.

    • abimaje francis

      please, my wi-fi is not working. pls, how can i fix wi-fi connection? & I can’t browse with my samsung galaxy gt-s 5660m.

    • jason

      cam don’t work can you fix it plz…

    • Eray

      Are the people who say “my camera doesn’t work” retards? If you are a normal person, you would read before downloading. It obviously says “Camera – only photos, without preview”.

    • NeptunasLT

      Help I going to “Play Store” and I don’t got Wi fi how to turn off wi fi + internet don’t work

    • http://www.facebook.com/riosirittiik Romario Sihombing

      can u help me ?
      where i click some app, i cant use that ,

    • NeptunasLT

      how to Back UP?

    • NeptunasLT

      backing up

    • R@J

      how to unroot this CM9?? i want android 2.3 again??

    • rhbd

      this works great, other then having to find the zip files on the web. Awesome thanks (pictures are for cameras not for phones :P)

    • 3ok wsalena

      fuck you that’s wrong

    • pein

      my android version was 2.3.4 so i tried to update
      it to ice cream sandwich but something went wrong and now my when i
      switch on my cell only samsung appears nothing else.please help me out

    • pein

      my android version was 2.3.4 so i tried to update
      it to ice cream sandwich but something went wrong and now my when i
      switch on my cell only samsung appears nothing else.please help me out

    • http://www.facebook.com/pulsar.augustinraj Pulsar Payyan Augustin Raj

      hey this is difficult to understand

      but i confuse now i finish to update wow thank u :)

    • DavidAce89

      Can i follow this steps but to install CM9 Beta 10?
      can I use px-cwm-v2.zip too?

    • doobydude

      im SOOOOOO glad i read the comments before i went through with this. seems like the poster doesnt give a shit neither. all these pppl posting problems with hopes of a solution or advice from the uploader and he doesnt say nothing,

    • OMD

      no camera, no bluetooth!
      i tried to turn off loud speaker during phone calls but didn’t worked.
      i don’t know ! but something like toggling loud speaker is really necessary!!!

    • Arkar Moe

      I have no access Wi Fi> please help me…………………………..

    • mihay

      your too stupid..this is unstable pach: back to gingerrbread

    • Vesper4380

      Info Samsung galaxy gio GT- 5660 Android version 4.0.4 ( CM 9 not beta )
      1) I have the camera problem 2
      2) Some internet application not working
      3) Wifi works but slow
      4) Bluetooth is ok
      5) Youtube vieos are 2 slow on HD 720P

      Please let me know if you guys can fix the problem/s

    • lurric

      I’ve upgraded to ICS 4.0.4, but it could not get into Samsung Kies …

    • mifta

      wifi fix is don’t work.

    • Robjanj

      Everything is working well except bluetooth, how can i activate bluetooth? Is there a patsch available?

    • alex

      I just installed it with no problem. It works fine, wifi works fine without even using the patch. And for the camera, i don’t care if ii doesn’t work, i have ics.
      Can’t wait for jelly bean flash

    • Supergabriele

      Grazie infinite!!! anche se è un peccato che alcune cose (come la videocamera) non funzionino, ma non fa niente… GRAZIE!!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/Amir.KingKhan.The.1 Amir Qayyum Khan

      Bluetooth is not working at all :(

    • Rufy

      help me..
      my bluetooth, wifi and usb storage didn’t worked.
      i’m using samsung galaxy gio.

    • aloka

      i cannot download wifi_fix_galaxyics.zip, 314 kB. how can i download it? help me please.

    • boee

      this shit just mest up my phone now its not working again ±O how is this possible i did every thing how its tanding in tutorial .?? its a little mest up right now

    • hamed


      how can i come back to my Previous android version ???

      please help me soon.
      my email: fr.hamed@gmail.com

    • Swizz

      my all contact numbers erased

    • swizz

      I want back my 2.3.4 ; what should i do?

    • linoi

      thank you very much!!!!!!

    • linoi

      cool,thank you but why there is no my files??????????

    • m.dacca

      in recovery mode i don’t have Install zip from sdcard > Choose zip from sdcard
      what should i do

      • Paraathurnax

        you should install clock work mod recovery

    • m.dacca

      i want to know what to do . please till me fast

    • Tolentino Gonçalves

      I have installed full_gio-ota-eng.rc3.
      Everything is ok, so far!
      This is great!
      Thanks to androidauthority

    • Nariko

      i tried this method exactly as the poster listed it and it works beautifully on my gio. all apps that i need are working so far. the camera has been fixed by the developer and the only problem thus far is no video. animations, features, transitions..wow. cyanogen and ics are beautiful on android.

      thanks a million to the poster.

    • Nariko

      addition to my comment below. video recorder works. built in panoramic works. app2sd supported. wifi supported (no patch needed).

    • Paraathurnax

      thanks for help…
      but where should i download the gapps for ics4.0.4
      thanks again

    • paraathurnax

      everything is good camera work greatly radio too but the problem is cyanogen-mod(jelly..ics) doesn’t support Asia-region (services.internet setting and……) …..and when i installed jelly bean its do not have access point name and vacate charge too fast