ICS DarkyROM 4.0.4 version has been released for Galaxy S i9000.This Samsung Galaxy S i9000 is one of the best single core phones out there.Released back in 2010, it still is quite popular and it still has lot of fanbase and userbase.The development support at XDA is still among the best.Its One of the most popular phones around which also led to the downfall of Nokia.Now it won’t be getting any official Android 4.0 ICS update but at XDA forums lot of stable ICS Roms have been released out of which DarkyRom v11 Black Edition based on Android 4.0.4 ICS caught our eye and we tested this ROM to be the top notch along with the Cyanogenmod 9 ICS ROM.Now it brings lot of features, lot of customizations are brought up in DarkyRom.Its quite stable and can be used on a daily basis.
Below we have a full detailed tutorial explaining how to install this Android 4.0.4 ICS DarkyROM Galaxy S i9000.
Android 4.0.4 ICS DarkyROM Galaxy S i9000
Before beginning with the procedure to Install ICS DarkyROM Galaxy S i9000 you must know that once the procedure in the tutorial is followed your warranty stands void. The given method is risky and can cause your device to brick. It is therefore recommended that you follow the procedure carefully and perfectly. The processes that you carry out on your device are solely at your risk. We do not take responsibility for any damage to your device.
Lets have a look at the essential Pre Requistes:
1.Firstly you must ensure that you have rooted and installed ClockWork mod (CWM) on your Galaxy S i9000
2.Minimum 60% of your phone battery must be charged.
3.Back up your phone data.
4.Make sure that you have installed Samung drivers on your computer.If not then
Download 32bit drivers here
Download 64 bit drivers here
5.Contacts synced with Gmail account
6.Make sure USB debugging mode is Enabled (Settings –> Applications –> Development –> USB Debugging)
7. Confirm whether you have Samsung Galaxy S i9000 Model.For verification go to settings and about phone.
Following is the Detailed Method to Install ICS DarkyROM Galaxy S i9000 :
Now firstly, you need to download the ICS DarkyROM Galaxy S i9000 file .Following is the Download link-> Download ICS DarkyROM Galaxy S i9000 or From here updated August 12). You can visit the Official Thread to get the latest downloads here. Official XDA thread Link
Now if default google apps like Google Maps,Google Play are not pre installed in the ROM and if you need these apps, you need to flash this Gapps Cyanogemod 9 Galaxy S i9000 file via cwm. OR you can visit Gapps site for latest gapps download(Recommended).
Now if your SGS i9000 is on Android 2.3.x Gingerbread, only then you will have to follow this tutorial first Install Cyanogenmod 9 Galaxy S i9000.Get Cyanogenmod 9 installed first and then continue with this tutorial.
If your Galaxy S i9000 is on ICS Rom,then no need to do any of the following.
After having done with downloading of the files (step 1 and 2), you need to copy those files into you internal SD card.
Now you need to switch of your Galaxy S . Now after switching off boot into the CWM Recovery using 3 button combo.
Now to work around in the CWM recovery , you need to make use of the following keys :
To move Up/down use Volume Up /Volume Down Button respectively
To open a selected option, use Home/Power button.
Now there are series of steps you need to perform before you begin your actual process of installation of ICS DarkyROM Galaxy S i9000 version.
Select and open the ‘Backup and Restore’ menu from the main menu and do the Nandroid Backup(select yes) to restore your files and previous ROM if something goes wrong with the New ROM. Just to be safe.
In order to have practically no errors or bugs whatsoever , you need to wipe the data and factory reset your device.
So go to the ‘Wipe Data /factory reset’ and ‘Wipe Cache partition’ and then perform these processes
Now go to the Advanced menu , you will see a ‘Wipe Dalvik Cache’ menu , select and click on yes to do it.
Now to Install ICS DarkyROM Galaxy S i9000 , go to the ‘Install Zip from Sd Card’ menu , now select and open ‘“choose zip from sdcard’ menu , browse for the ICS DarkyROM file and then select it and select yes to begin the process to install ICS DarkyROM Galaxy S i9000 ROM.
Optionally , if you need those default Gapps like market ,maps etc. , select the .zip [refer step 2] click on yes to install and even you may install the theme ( if you have downloaded).
Now,repeat the ‘Wipe data/factory reset’, ‘Wipe Dalvik Cache’ and “Wipe Cache partition” to. Now opt for “reboot system now“ option and wait for your phone to get Booted in the ICS DarkyROM Galaxy S i9000 .Normally it will take 2-3 mins for the first boot.
Congratulations !! The process to Install Android 4.0.4 ICS DarkyROM Galaxy S i9000 has been accomplished !!
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