Galaxy S GT I9000 users seem to be taking the lead in terms of ICS Android 4.0 updates. Here we go through the procedure on how to update an all new Build 10 of ICS Android 4.0.1 version. It is to be noted that this not a full fledged working firmware but is the test version of firmware. Before proceeding through the updation procedure let’s take a look at some of the pre-requisites.
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 might not be reversible and will harm the device by blocking it.
You ought to 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. Do not use KIES to back up data since you won’t be able to use KIES after the update as Samsung hasn’t rolled out the support for Galaxy S GT I9000. Follow the link posted below to backup and restore all your data easily.
Steps to Update Galaxy S with Build 10 ICS Android 4.0 Firmware:
Be sure that you are on a rooted firmware before proceeding through the steps
You can also be on any other firmware other than the ones mentioned above.
Step-1: Download ICS Android 4.0 Build 10 Package, Google Apps and Face Unlock Feature from the Must Have section to your computer and connect the smartphone via original USB Cable obtained at purchase time. Copy the downloaded zip files to your phone’s SD Card without modifying or renaming them.
Step-2: After copying is finished, disconnect the phone from computer and power off your 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. If the device boots up in normal mode, try to enter into Recovery mode repeatedly using the correct button combinations.
Step-3: In Recovery mode choose the option of ”Install zip from SD Card” then select ”Choose zip from SD Card” to choose the ICS zip file placed in your phone. After selecting the file it will take 10-15mins to complete the process of firmware updation. Once the update is successfully applied, you will land up in Recovery mode again. So choose the option of “++++Go Back++++” then select “Reboot system now” option to reboot the device.
Thus you can successfully update your Samsung Galaxy S with Build 10 ICS Android 4.0 Firmware.