Steps by Step Tutorial to Install Build 15 ICS Firmware in Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000

Sanjana January 31, 2012 0

Team Hacksung has again rolled out an all new update of ICS Android 4.0.3 firmware of Build 15 for Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 users. It is to be noted that this is not an official firmware launched by Samsung Electronics but is the test version developed by some third part developer. As this is not the official firmware version, presence of a few minor bugs is guaranteed. There are a number of issues that are fixed in this ICS Build 15 which we will be taking a look at in a short while.

samsung galaxy s gt i9000

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 updation procedure is not recommended for basic users but is for advanced users and is only applicable to Samsung Galaxy S GT I9100 smartphones that are network unlocked. Do not apply it in any other device having model number like Samsung Galaxy S I9000M, I9000, I9000B or i9000T etc as it might not be reversible and may harm the device by blocking it. In case you are not sure about the model number of your phone, you can confirm it by dialing *#1234# in your Samsung Galaxy S2 GT I9100.

Lets take a look at some of the issues that have been fixed in this ICS Build 15.

Issues Fixed in Build 15 ICS:

  • New duplicate entries in Media scanner are prevented
  • Regression in BUILD 14: Screen flicker while powering off the phone is solved
  • Regression in BUILD 14: adb powering off with every reboot is solved
  • Mute-unmute issue is fixed
  • Notification power widget is now integrated into Settings
  • Reboots though not into Recovery
  • Unreliable Wi-Fi on screen has been turned off


Remove the external SD card and SIM card from the phone to prevent any accidental deletion of data. 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. Follow the link posted below to backup and restore all your data easily.

Pre Upgrade Instructions for Rooting and Firmware Update

Must Have:

Download Build 15 ICS PackageDownload Google Apps v7.1Download Face UnlockDownload Google Apps Fixer

Steps to Update Build 15 ICS Firmware in Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000:

Before proceeding into the instructions, you have to make sure that you are running on XXJVU Firmware. You can check the current firmware from the path “Settings > About Phone > Firmware Version” where it will display the current firmware as XXJVU firmware. you can check the links posted below to root and update your Galaxy S GT smartphone with XXJVU 2.3.6 firmware.

Steps to Update Galaxy S with XXJVU 2.3.6 Firmware

Steps to Root Galaxy S with XXJVU 2.3.6 Firmware

Step-1: Download all the tools mentioned in the Must Have section and connect the smartphone via original USB Cable obtained at purchase time then copy all the downloaded zip files to your phone’s SD Card.

Step-2: After you have copied both the files to the computer, disconnect the USB Cable from the computer. Power off your phone to enter into Recovery mode by pressing Volume Down Key + OK button and holding both press Power Button simultaneously.

Step-3: In Recovery mode, choose  ”Install zip from SD Card” > “Choose zip from SD Card” to select the ICS Package Build 15, Google Apps v7.1, Face Unlock and Google Apps Fixer sequentially one after another. It will take about 20mins for the device to update so you have to wait for the device to boot up.

Step-4: When the phone boots up and powers On, you have to power it off to enter into Recovery mode by pressing Volume Up key and Menu Key and holding both power on the device simultaneously. In Recovery mode select “Wipe data/Factory reset” > “Wipe Cache partition” to clear all cache. Next select the option of “++++ Go Back ++++” > “Reboot system now” to restart Galaxy S.

reboot system now

Thus you can easily update your Galaxy S GT smartphone with the latest ICS Android 4.0.3 firmware of Build 15 by following the steps mentioned above carefully.

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