Install Android 4.03 ICS Fascinate (AOKP) (New)
Lot of variants of Galaxy S had been released in the United States by the carriers.Out of which Samsung Fascinate is the one.It had been released in September 2010 by Verizon carrier.Being a Galaxy S variant,we don’t need to say how powerful the Fascinate is.Moreover,Due to good XDA support, Development support is steady for this smartphone.Due to such support,Recognized dev team AOKP has brought up a stable Android 4.03 ICS build for Samsung Fascinate.It will be constantly updating.Here we will guide on you on how to install the latest version for Android 4.03 ICS Fascinate easily.
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.
If you don’t have then download them from the following link:
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 Samsung Fascinate SCH-I500 Model.
To confirm you may go to Settings->About Phone.
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-20120224-signed.zip
You will have to flash the file separately to get the default google apps(like maps,market etc.) in your Fascinate because they wouldn’t be preinstalled with the Android 4.03 ICS Fascinate ROM.
Now that you have downloaded the required 3 .zip files, Now transfer these files in your internal SD ie internal device storage.
Now after doing that,to commence the process of installing Android 4.03 ICS Fascinate ROM, first switch off your Vibrant and now boot in the CWM recovery
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 THS build 2 zip file you downloaded(From step 1) and click on yes to install.
After the installation ,do a “Wipe data/factory reset”,“Wipe Cache partition” and “Wipe Dalvik Cache” again.
Now again go to “install zip from sd card” and then select “choose zip from sdcard” and then select the Android ICS Fascinate version zip file (from step 1).
Now if you want the default google apps, select the .zip(from Step 2) and install.
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 Android 4.03 ICS Fascinate
Congratulations, you have successfully flashed the Android 4.03 ICS Fascinate.Cheers
Check out the video to see Android 4.03 ICS Fascinate edition