Samsung Galaxy S users are beginning to enjoy ICS on their devices, however some users are facing issues with Wi-Fi connections, particularly those who have updated to Android 4.0.3 ICS RC 4.1.
Galaxy S users who have installed the ICS RC 4.1 unofficial update on their Galaxy S have reported experiencing unstable Wi-Fi connections. Thankfully, a fix has been released to address the issue.
In this article, you will learn how to apply the update to fix the Wi-Fi bug in Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich RC 4.1.
Requirements and Reminders
- The fix works only on the Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9000 running Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich RC 4.1.
- If your Wi-Fi is working properly, you don’t need to apply the fix.
- Before you flash the updates, make sure you create a backup to protect your phone data. You don’t want to have your phone updated while losing some of the important data on your mobile phone.
- Keep your phone battery at maximum to make it last throughout the entire procedure.
- Disable all lag fixes on your phone.
- This update works with a rooted Samsung Galaxy S with XXJVU firmware. Check out our XXJVU installation guide here, and our rooting guide here.
If you’re ready, let’s now begin updating your mobile phone into Android ICS.
- Get the Wi-Fi Fix package here or here. Save it to your computer but do not extract the file’s contents.
- Connect your phone to your computer.
- Copy the downloaded package to your phone.
- Disconnect your phone from your computer.
- On your phone, go to Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging and enable USB Debugging mode.
- Turn off your mobile phone and wait until it is completely turned off.
- Press and hold the Volume Up key and Home button (middle key) simultaneously while tapping the Power button to boot into Recovery mode.
- Perform a factory reset by selecting “Wipe data/factory reset” and confirm the action on the next screen.
- Clear out all the data in your cache by selecting “Wipe Cache Partition” and confirm the action on the next screen.
- Go back to the main menu and select “install zip from sd card.”
- Select “choose zip from sd card” and find the package file you’ve transferred earlier.
- Wait until the files are successfully installed in your device.
- Go back to the main menu and select “reboot system now” to restart your phone.
Great job! You have successfully repaired the Wi-Fi bug on your Samsung Galaxy S with RC 4.1 Android ICS 4.0.3 firmware. You can now enjoy the ICS experience without having to worry about your Wi-Fi connection.