Install Cyanogen MOD 9 Build 8 Firmware in Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000

Sanjana December 14, 2011 0

People eagerly waiting for the latest Android 4.0 version of Ice Cream Sandwich can now rejoice since it is finally here. galaxy s gtThe Cyanogen MOD 9 also known as the Build 8 firmware comes with a variety of functions that work along with the network. However it is a test version and not a fully fledged working version but still you can give it a try. Let’s take a look at some of the improvements that have come along with this Ice Cream Firmware update for Galaxy S.


  • T9 Dialing enabled and Dialer Settings has been configured
  • USB Tethering works smoothly
  • Support for TV Out has been configured
  • External SD Card can be mounted
  • Persistent “Removed SD Card” message on external SD card has been removed.


You must backup all the user data present in your phone since chances of data loss or corruption are there. Having a backup can help you replace the lost data if any damage occurs. Follow the link posted below to backup and restore all your data easily.

Pre Upgrade Instructions for Rooting and Firmware Update

Must Have:

ICS Build 8.0 PackageGoogle AppsFace Unlock Feature

Steps to Update Cyanogen MOD 9 in Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000:

Step-1: Download all the above files from the Must Have section to your computer and connect your phone to the computer via original USB Cable obtained at the time of purchase. Keep your phone in mass storage mode.

Step-2: Disconnect your phone from computer and enter into Recovery mode by pressing Volume Up + Center button and holing both simultaneously press Power button.

In Recovery mode, choose the option of “install zip from sd card” > “choose zip from sd card” then choose the ICS Build package file placed in your phone. Now select Google Apps and Face Unlock files.

Step-3: After all three files have been installed successfully, choose “++++ Go Back ++++ then choose “reboot system now” option. Since it’s a whole new firmware version, rebooting of phone may take up to 15mins time.

Step-4: After the phone has successfully booted,  turn Off your phone and enter into Recovery mode by pressing Volume Up key + OK Button and holding both press Power button simultaneously.  Now choose wipe data/ factory reset then choose wipe Cache partition and reboot your device by tapping on reboot system now option.

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Thus by following the above simple steps you can easily update your Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 with Cyanogen MOD 9 firmware. If you are interrupted during the firmware updation process, you will have to reapply the whole process again from the beginning.

We wont be responsible for any harm caused to your device during the updation procedure that is unlikely to happen if you follow the instructions carefully. The update procedure is only applicable to Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000  phones so do not try it in any other devices as it may not be reversible and harm the device by blocking it.

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