The Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9000 never fails to amaze its users as more Ice Cream Sandwich ROMs are being ported for the said handset. Even though the Galaxy S never got the official Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade from Samsung, hardworking developers are still able to make it possible with the help of CyanogenMod 9 (CM9).
If you have always been flashing ICS ROMs in the past, we’re happy to tell you there’s a new ROM in town and it certainly looks promising. rEmIxRoM by XDA Developers member monish1995 is an Ice Cream Sandwich ROM based purely on CM9. What separates this ROM from the rest of the crowd is the TouchWiz user-interface it has and the feel of the Samsung stock experience.
Here are some of the features of rEmIxRoM:
- Latest CM9 20120516 nightly build
- Optimus 4X Lockscreen
- TouchWiz Launcher, icons, Calculator, Clock, Memo apps.
- Samsung Apps
- TouchWiz Task Manager
- Modified framework-res for more TouchWiz Look
- MIUI Player with Widget
- Google Play Music Modified for a more TouchWiz Look
Check our guide below for the full details on installing rEmIxRoM on your Samsung Galaxy S.
- The instructions in this guide are intended for use with the Samsung Galaxy S, model number GT-I9000. Applying these instructions on another device or model may produce undesired outcomes.
- The information in this guide is provided for instructional and educational purposes only. There is no guarantee that these instructions will work under your specific and unique circumstances.
- Use these instructions at your own risk. We shall not hold any responsibility or liability for whatever happens to you or your device arising from your use of the info in this guide.
- Read and understand the whole guide first before actually performing the instructions.
- Rooted Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9000 with ClockworkMod Recovery. Need help with rooting? Check out our guides here:
- Download the latest version of rEmIxRoM (rEmIxRoM_v5.zip, 154 MB).
- Download the GApps (Google Apps) package for this ROM (gapps-ics-20120429-signed.zip, 51.1 MB).
- Charge your phone’s battery to 70% or more.
- Disable SIM Card Lock. You can do this by heading to Settings > Location and Security > SIM Card Lock. Make sure that the checkbox is not selected.
- Backup all personal data on your phone to make sure you have a copy of your personal data (e.g., contacts, SMS, MMS, Internet settings, Wi-Fi passwords, and the like) in case the procedure in this guide erases such data.
- Copy the downloaded ZIP files to the root of your phone’s SD card.
- Switch off your phone.
- Reboot your phone into ClockworkMod Recovery Mode. You can do this by pressing and holding down the Volume Up, Home button (middle key), and Power button until Recovery Mode boots.
- NOTE: Once in Recovery, use the Volume keys to navigate, and Power button to select an option.
- In Recovery Mode, select Wipe Data/Factory Reset and confirm the action on the next screen.
- Select Install ZIP from SD Card. Select Choose ZIP from SD Card and navigate to the rEmIxRoM_v5.zip file. Confirm the action on the next screen to flash the ROM. It may take 5-10 minutes for the installation process to finish.
- Note: Your phone will reboot in the middle of the installation process. After reboot, it will continue flashing the ROM. If the installation process does not start, reflash the ROM in the same manner in step 5.
- Go back to the main menu and flash the GApps Package in the same manner in step 5.
- Select Go Back to head back to the main recovery menu, and then select Reboot System Now to reboot your phone.
Congratulations! You have successfully installed the rEmIxRoM Ice Cream Sandwich ROM on your Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9000.
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