Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 – Step by Step Tutorial to Update Amestris 7.1 Version

Sanjana January 20, 2012 0

Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 phones can now update their smartphone with the most recent and final version of Amestris ROM. You require to root your device in order to install this custom ROM Amestris 7.1 firmware version. This is not the official firmware version released by Samsung Electronics but is developed by third party developers. The finest part of this firmware is that it comes with 240MB of free storage space. This firmware comes with a list of enhancements that no other firmware version has.

samsung galaxy s 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 I9000 smartphones that are network unlocked. Do not apply it in any other device as it might not be reversible and may harm the device by blocking it.

Lets take a look at some of the features that come with this custom ROM:

Features of Amestris Custom ROM Firmware:

  • Odex Version
  • Based On Android 2.3.6, JW1 Samsung’s Firmware
  • Stock Glass Lock-screen
  • Semaphore Kernel 2.4.0
  • Fully Zip-aligned
  • Full Wipe Version [Fast and Safer Device]
  • Updated Host Files
  • Big Apn List
  • Added Darky’s Zip-align Script for Zip-align new applications
  • Disabled The Semaphore Boot Detection
  • Amestris Tweaks
  • Sony Bravia Engine
  • Auto EXT4 Reformat and optimize the partitions
  • Amestris Dialer [Blue]
  • Automatically Lag fix Process
  • New Progress Bar Animation
  • All Application icons are changed [Mixed Icons from Apple & Amestris]
  • New Spinner Progress Animation
  • Amestris Touch-wizard V2.0 [Based On TW3.0]
  • New GPS Notification Animation
  • RTL Fix Is Patched
  • Persian/Urdu/Arabic/Hebrew Support
  • Miui Locker [ Fully Translated to English and Some Graphic changes]
  • ICS Brightness Steps
  • Semaphore Kernel
  • New Transitions [Mixed]
  • Logs Hack
  • Camera Moded
  • BLN Support [Message Notifications] [Neldar]
  • Sqlite3 Optimizer Libraries
  • Message Hack
  • FuguMod [3.1]
  • Sip/VoIP Enabled
  • Extended Power Menu
  • Extended Settings Options [Sound, Dock, Additional Data, Development]
  • CRT Effects
  • Blue Percentage Battery
  • 9 Toggles Status Bar [Blue Themed]

amestris rom screen shots


Before proceeding into the updation instructions, you have to make sure that you are running on  rooted XWJVZ 2.3.6 firmware. Check out the links given below to update and root your smartphone running on XWJVZ 2.3.6 firmware.

Steps to Update Galaxy S GT I9000 with XWJVZ Firmware

Steps to Root Galaxy S GT I9000 with XWJVZ Firmware

Now you also require to install the Semaphore Kernel in your XWJVZ Firmware loaded phone.

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 Amestris 7.1 Firmware Package

Steps to Update Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 with Amestris 7.1 Version:

Step-1: Download Amestris 7.1 Firmware Package from the Must Have section to your computer. Connect the smartphone via original USB Cable obtained at purchase time and copy the downloaded zip file to your phone’s SD Card.

Step-2: After you have copied the file to the computer, disconnect the USB Cable from the computer.  Power off your phone to enter into Recovery mode by pressing Volume up key + OK button and holding both press Power button simultaneously. If the device enters into Normal mode then try to enter into Recovery mode multiple times till you are finally there.

Check out the video posted below to know more on how to enter into the Recovery mode.

Step-3: In Recovery mode choose “Install zip from SD Card” > “Choose zip from sd card” to select the Amestris Zip file placed in your phone. It will take about 15-20mins to apply this update. After the device is updated you will again land up in Recovery mode screen. In recovery mode, select the option of  “++++ Go Back ++++” then choose “Reboot system now” option to reboot the device in the Amestris ROM.

reboot system now

To check whether the firmware has been successfully updated or not, follow the path Settings > About Phone > Firmware Version where it will display AMESTRIS ROM. If you find any other firmware version then you need to reapply the firmware.

Thus you can easily update your Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 smartphone with the latest AMESTRIS ROM by following the steps mentioned above carefully.

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