Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 users can update their smartphone with yet another ICS Android 4.0.3 firmware update. This new update is the RC 4.2 version of ICS Android 4.0.3 firmware and solves bugs related to Wi-Fi and Camera besides supporting a number of other fixes that we will be taking a look at in a short while.
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 I9000 smartphones that are network unlocked. Do not apply it in any other I9000 models or in any other device as it might not be reversible and may harm the device by blocking it. Let’s take a look at some of the change logs that come with this new firmware. Change log of RC 4.2:
- New fixed framework with wifi fix and without blur issues
- New script to specifically set EFS permissions
- Back to ICS quick search
- News & Weather widget is back
- Modem updated to JVU
Pre-Requisites: You must backup all 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:
Steps to Update RC 4.2 Android 4.0.3 Firmware in Galaxy S GT I9000: Before proceeding into the updation instructions make sure that you are on XXJVU Firmware. You need to update your smartphone to XXJVU Firmware and then root it on that firmware. Follow the links posted below to root your Galaxy S on XXJVU Firmware. Steps to Update Galaxy S with XXJVU Firmware Steps to Root Galaxy S on XXJVU Firmware Step-1: Download Android 4.0.3 RC 4.2 Package from the Must Have section to your computer and connect your smartphone to the computer via original USB Cable obtained at purchase time. Copy the downloaded zip file to your phone’s SD Card. Make sure not to place the downloaded zip file deep into any sub-folders else the phone wont be able to detect it when required. Step-2: After copying is over, remove the connected USB Cable and enable USB Debugging Mode in your phone from the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging”. Make sure to tick the option of USB Debugging. Step-3: Enter the device into Recovery mode by pressing Volume Up Key + OK button and holding both press Power button simultaneously. In Recovery mode choose the options of “Wipe data/factory reset” > “Wipe Cache partition” to clear all cache present in the device. Disable all lag fixes if present in your phone else the device might get blocked. Step-4: Next select “install zip from SD Card” > “choose zip from SD Card” and choose the RC 4.2 ICS Android 4.0.3 zip file placed in your phone. It will take around 15mins for the entire process to complete. Now select “++++ Go
Back ++++” > “reboot system now” option to reboot the phone. If the device gets stuck on the “S” Logo then pull out the battery and re-insert it then again re-apply the entire procedure again from the beginning. For users Getting Force Close errors: In case you are getting force close errors then, enter into the device into Recovery Mode and clear all cache from Recovery mode by selecting “Wipe data/factory reset” > “Wipe Cache partition” options. Next select “++++ Go Back ++++” > “reboot system now” option to reboot the phone. You can restore back all the data that you had previously taken a backup of and also reconfigure the apn settings to access internet and other crucial data. To confirm whether the firmware has been successfully updated or not, navigate to the path Settings >About Phone > Firmware Version where you will discover the firmware version as RC 4.2 Android 4.0.3. Thus you can easily update your Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 smartphone with the latest RC 4.2 Android 4.0.3 firmware by following the steps mentioned above carefully.