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Upgrade the Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9000 to TouchWiz 4 via value pack firmware XXJW4

by: Ken EastApril 9, 2012

Samsung has declared that it will not be rolling out official Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) updates for its single-core devices and this made the owners of earlier Samsung phones a bit disappointed. As a consolation of some sort,  Samsung decided to release a value pack with the XXJW4 firmware that would stop all the complaining. It’s not ICS but it has many features like the following:

Face Unlock TouchWiz 4 Photo Editor better GPU performance updated Google Apps

Apparently, this value pack really is official and it has a lot of improvements and additional features. Aside from the Face Unlock and TouchWiz 4, some of these new features include a new [...]

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Installing AOKP Ice Cream Sandwich on Galaxy S GT-I9000 using AROMA Installer

by: Paul NuñalApril 3, 2012

AOKP Ice Cream Sandwich ROMs are practically raining from the sky, and many devices are continuously added to the list of supported handsets. Devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9000 have already received their share of Ice Cream Sandwich ROMs coming from many developers with their own specialized builds, but there is one AOKP ROM that separates itself from the rest, as it promises to be one step ahead of other custom ROMS by providing users with the AROMA Installer.

AROMA Installer is basically an installation wizard that lets users set different installation options prior to actually flashing the ROM.  Through AROMA Installer, you can select what boot animation, [...]

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Flashing WeUI custom ROM on Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9000

by: Alvin YbañezMarch 28, 2012

The TouchWiz 4, MIUI 4, and stock Ice Cream Sandwich launchers are the must-have skins on your Samsung Galaxy S. You can enjoy all these three on your Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9000 running an AOSP-based Android ICS custom ROM by installing WeUI ROM.

XDA Developers member nightstalk0 reveals a new ROM for your phone. WeUI ROM lets you enjoy the sought-after Android skins—TouchWiz 4, MIUI 4, and ICS Launcher—right on your Samsung Galaxy S. The ROM also offers a new touch-based installation menu, which allows you to easily wipe data, install ROM-bundled apps, and install the custom ROM.

If you want to have 3 different skins on your phone, read the rest of our guide and [...]

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Upgrade Samsung Captivate I897 to Android 4.0.3 ICS via official Codename Android ROM

by: Paul NuñalMarch 23, 2012

Users of the Samsung Captivate I897 will have reasons to celebrate as an all new Ice Cream Sandwich ROM has been released for the device.

The fully opensource ROM known as Codename Android will set new standards in custom ROM modifications. Codename Android is based on Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich and is built with speed, stability, and customizability in mind.

The Samsung Captivate I897 was recently blessed with the Codename Android ROM, which roughly translates to official Codename Android ROMs instead of unofficial ports.

The ROM is still in its beta version with some bugs and nonworking features. However, updates are being made in the form of [...]

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Install TouchWiz 4.0 on Galaxy S running ICS-based custom ROMs

by: Alvin YbañezMarch 20, 2012

If you’ve upgraded your Samsung Galaxy S to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) through custom ROMs, it’s most likely not preloaded with TouchWiz 4.0.  There are custom ICS ROMs that include TouchWiz, but how many of them run version 4.0?

Thanks to the efforts of XDA Developers member PaWill, you can load up your Samsung Galaxy S with TouchWiz 4.0, provided your phone has been upgraded to an ICS-based custom ROM.

TouchWiz 4.0 is the latest version of Samsung’s default user interface, and according to the developer, the TouchWiz 4.0 package has been reported to work properly with these custom ROMs running on the Galaxy S:

CyanogenMod 9 [...]
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Enable Onscreen Keys on Galaxy S Running Ice Cream Sandwich ROMs

by: Carl ParkerMarch 16, 2012

You may have loved them, or you may have hated them, but with the advent of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) also came the removal of hardware buttons. As a result, it produced a sleek overall phone design and gave buttons such as Back, Menu and Multitasking, a new home on the phone’s screen.

The Galaxy S may have seen a lot of development in the realm of ICS-themed custom ROMs but none of them had on-screen buttons that other phones running Ice Cream Sandwich did, like the Galaxy Nexus. Thanks to paintball23456, member of XDA Developers, now even Galaxy S users can have the whole Ice Cream Sandwich experience. The process is not newbie-friendly, however [...]

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Upgrade Galaxy S to Ice Cream Sandwich Firmware XXLPH

by: Paul NuñalMarch 14, 2012

The Samsung Galaxy S is a remarkable phone that catapulted Samsung’s success in the mobile phone arena. Since its inception, the Galaxy S was touted to be a huge success boasting its Super AMOLED capabilities. With Ice Cream Sandwich already hitting the shores of many Android smartphones this year, it seems that the Galaxy S will be left behind in terms of an upgrade.

Samsung had already decided to deprive the Galaxy S GT-I9000 of Google’s latest frozen treat, claiming that the Galaxy S’s hardware is too old for the most recent Android OS.  But, would such a claim ever deter the Android community from skepticism?

XDA Developers member dhiru1602 got [...]

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Fixing the GPS Problem on the Samsung Captivate

by: Carl ParkerMarch 10, 2012

There’s nothing more annoying than GPS that can’t find you. For users of the Samsung Captivate, the phone’s GPS has often suffered long lock times and inaccuracy in navigation. For others, it simply doesn’t work. Thanks to both mikel.canovas and h3llstorm, members of XDA Developers, there is now a way to fix that troublesome GPS. The best part is that this fix reportedly works for all Android 2.3.x Gingerbread ROMs on the Samsung Captivate.

If you’re worried that this solution will require you to exercise your command typing skills, you can relax. The GPS fix method is quick and easy. Simply follow our instructions and even the most [...]

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Install HTC Sense 2.1 on Samsung Galaxy S

by: Carl ParkerMarch 7, 2012

Love it or hate it, looks like HTC Sense is hell-bent on getting on the Samsung Galaxy S. This newest attempt to port HTC Sense to the Samsung Galaxy S has been made by QuBe2, member of XDA Developers. It’s based on Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread and comes with HTC Sense 2.1. It may be a little old, especially with HTC Sense 4.0 being floated around, but as long as it gets a fully working Sense port, beggars can’t be choosers.

At the time of this writing, the port is still under development and cannot be relied on yet for daily use. Some of its known issues are Bluetooth, both front and back cameras, fastboot, and the camcorder. When pattern lock is enabled, it [...]

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Upgrade Samsung Galaxy S to AOSP Android 4.0 Via CodeNameAndroid ROM

by: Paul NuñalFebruary 29, 2012

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 [...]

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