Cyanogenmod 9 Galaxy S i9000 (CM9) installation
Samsung Galaxy S is kind off a legendary Android phone with a powerful single core hardware.While Samsung may have forgotten this phone,but the Devs at XDA haven’t.This phone has one of the largest Dev support at XDA.And thanks to these hardworking Devs there are number of Android 4.0 ICS Custom Roms for the Galaxy S i9000.
Out of all these, Cyanogenmod 9 Galaxy S i9000 is the most stable,smoothest and always considered the best one.
It can be used for daily use without any problems.
With ICS running smoothly on the vintage Samsung Galaxy S, it surely has got a new lease of life.
Now obviously, We have come up with the detailed procedure to install the Cyanogenmod 9 Galaxy S i9000.
Advised to read every step with proper attention and thoroughly.Methods discussed are considered risky and tricky and may brick your device . Whatever you do is solely at your own risk, we are not accountable for any damage to your device.You have been warned.
1.Make sure that the phone is atleast 60% charged.
2. Back up all the phone data(contacts,messages,APN settings)
3.Sync all your contacts with your Gmail account
4. Now, enable USB Debugging Mode by going to Settings -> Applications ->Development -> USB Debugging)
5.Make sure Samsung drivers are installed.
for 32 Bit .download here
for 64bit.Download here
6.Most Important,Ensure that you have CWM(Clockwork Mod Recovery) installed and your phone is ROOTED
Compatibility: This only works with the Galaxy S i9000 Model.
To confirm you may go to Settings->About Phone.
To begin with we need to first download Official Cyanogenmod 9 Galaxy S version. Download it from here-> Cyanogenmod 9 Galaxy S i9000 version.
Now download this google apps.Download it from here->Google apps.If the link doesnt then open this link http://goo-inside.me/gapps/gapps-ics-20120304-signed.zip .
You will have to flash this file separately to get the default google apps(like maps,market etc.) in your Galaxy S i9000 because they wouldn’t be preinstalled with the Cyanogenmod 9 Galaxy S i9000 ROM.
Alternately, you can visit the Official XDA thread for the latest ROM+Gapps download Links : Click here for the official XDA thread
Now that you have downloaded both the required .zip files, Now transfer both these files in your internal SD ie internal device storage.
Now after doing that, Now switch off your Galaxy S i9000 and now we need to boot in the CWM recovery using 3 button Combo(Press Home +Volume Up+Power simultaneously).
Note : In CWM, Volume up and down buttons are used to scroll up and down respectively while the power button/Home button is used to select the option.
Now go to “Backup and Restore” and perform the Nandroid Backup so that you could restore your files later .
Now do the “Wipe data/factory reset” and “Wipe Cache partition” from the main menu and also “Wipe Dalvik Cache” from the “Advanced Menu”.
Now go to in the menu “install zip from sd card” and then select “choose zip from sdcard” and then select the Cyanogenmod zip file you downloaded(From step 1) and click on yes to install.Now if you want the default google apps, select the .zip(from Step 2) and install.
Thus.Installation for Cyanogenmod 9 Galaxy S i9000 will start
After the installation ,do a “Wipe data/factory reset”,“Wipe Cache partition” and “Wipe Dalvik Cache” again. Now select “reboot system now“ and your phone will reboot into the Cyanogenmod 9 Galaxy S i9000.
Congratulations, you have successfully flashed the Cyanogenmod 9 Galaxy S i9000 ICS.Cheers
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