The Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9000 was touted as one of Samsung’s successful products leading the way for emerging technologies by introducing the Super AMOLED screen found on the device. Years after its release, the Galaxy S GT-I9000 was overshadowed with new dual-core devices, larger screens, as well as latest updates in the Android operating system.
With Ice Cream Sandwich already underway for many of Samsung’s devices, the Galaxy S GT-I9000 was left out of the list of devices to be given Ice Cream Sandwich upgrades by Samsung, as the device, it is claimed, has hardware limitations and insufficient to run Android 4.0.
But, that didn’t stop the hardworking devs on XDA Developers from bringing Ice Cream Sandwich to the device. A custom ROM called CodeNameAndroid is available for the Galaxy S.
CodeNameAndroid ROM promises lots of exciting new features in terms of speed and usability, as well as tons of customization options to ensure that users get the best in performance when using stock Ice Cream Sandwich ROMs.
Since this ROM is currently still in beta, expect a few bugs and issues here and there. For instance, Airplane Mode automatically activates when the phone boots, it is impossible to 2G/3G connections, and signals do not display properly.
Feeling bold enough to try this custom ROM? Jump right into our step-by-step guide for installing Ice Cream Sandwich on your Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9000 via the CodeNameAndroid custom ROM.
This tutorial is intended only for the Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9000 model. It is not compatible with any other variants of the Galaxy S series. You can check your device’s model number by heading to “Settings > About phone”.
Here’s how to install Ice Cream Sandwich on your Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9000 via the CodeNameAndroid custom ROM:
Congratulations! You have successfully installed the CodeNameAndroid ROM based on Ice Cream Sandwich on your Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9000.