Tutorial to Install ICS Android 4.0.3 Theme in Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000

Sanjana December 20, 2011 2

With the recent updates available for Nexus S and Galaxy Nexus, your favorite Galaxy S GT I9000 is just a few steps galaxy s gt logoaway from getting the fully functional and operative ICS Android 4.0.3 update even though it’s not official. If you are running on JVU / JVZ firmware version, you can make your smartphone look like its running on ICS Android 4.0 update without applying any sort of custom ROMs but just with the help of a simple theme. Thus here we will check out the procedure on how to install the ICS Android 4.0.3 theme in your Galaxy S GT I9000.

It is to be noted that you require to be on Rooted JVU/ JVZ Firmware to install this ICS Android 4.0 theme in your phone and the finest part is that it is really safe to apply this theme and there is no chance of any data getting corrupted. Note down the current firmware you are running on from the path “Settings > About Phone > Firmware Version” where you will discover the version of Android OS.

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 Galaxy S GT I9000 and not for any other models such as I9000B/T or I9003 also so do not try it in any other devices as it might not be reversible and will harm the device by blocking it.


You must backup all user data present in your phone since chances of data loss or corruption are there. Having a backup will help you to 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

screen shots of ics

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Must Have:

ICS 4.0.3 Theme Package for XWJVUICS 4.0.3 Theme Package for XWJVZGo LauncherICS ThemeTiwiz ICS Search BarRestore Back to Stock Theme Package for XWJVZ

Steps to Install Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich Theme for Galaxy S GT I9000:

Step-1: Download appropriate ICS 4.0.3 Theme Zip Package from the Must Have section to your computer and enable USB Debugging from the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging”.

enable usb debugging

Step-2: Connect your phone to computer via original USB Cable that you got at purchase time and disconnect the phone from computer then turn Off the phone to enter into Recovery mode. The Recovery mode can be entered by pressing the Volume Up key + OK button and holding both press Power button simultaneously.

Step-3: If the device boots into normal mode try to enter into Recovery mode again. You can also apply this zip file using CWM in your phone alternatively. Now  select “Install zip from SD Card” > Choose zip from SD Card”  to choose the ICS theme  zip file placed in your phone. After the files are successfully applied in Recovery mode, select the option of “++++ Go Back++++” then choose “Reboot System Now” option to restart.

wipe cache data

Thus you have successfully installed the ICS Android 4.0.3 theme in your Galaxy S GT I9000. It is suggested that you use GO Launcher and ICS Theme with this MOD to get the look of ICS 4.0.3. To get the ICS 4.0.3 Search Box, install the Tiwiz ICS Search Bar. If you want ot bounce back to the default firmware, get into Recovery mode and flash the Appropriate file from Restore Back to Stock Theme Package for XWJVZ from the Must Have section.


  1. Robert February 23, 2012 at 10:08 pm - Reply

    Why not get the real deal? Install ICS 4.0.3 on Galaxy S: http://wp.me/p1SpR3-25

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