Since the time Google released the source code for Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich we have seen a rush in the Android developer community to bring the latest and greatest in the Android OS world from Google to the currently available handsets. Since then ICS has been ported to number of popular devices such as HTC HD2, HTC Desire, Nexus One, Nexus S and a handful of other devices. However, it should be mentioned that Ice Cream Sandwich port for most of these devices is still in alpha stage and you can expect a number of features to be broken or completely missing from the firmware. It will take some time for these AOSP Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich rom ports to mature. But good news is that developers are really hard at work and progress at which these ports are getting polished by each day is amazing.
Today, we are going to bring a guide on the installation of the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich AOSP port on Samsung Galaxy S I9000. One of the most popular Android based smartphones out there. In fact, this was THE most popular Android handset before the successor came out in the form of Samsung Galaxy SII (S2). Before jumping on the Ice Cream Sandwich bandwagon you should have a look at the following features that are working (and not working) in this specific ROM port:
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calls, sms, 3g (with a ugly patch but it works.)
SD Cards (internal and external)
Please also note that if you are using a SIM with SIM lock feature then please disable it from the Security tab in the Settings as this ICS port will not support locked SIMS! Also, you will have to make sure that your device is on a custom kernel with the integrated CWM. This is important because you will need to flash this ICS firmware from CWM. Rather than to duplicate everything here I will refer you to a rather detailed Ice Cream Sandwich installation guide presented on the XDA forums.
You might also be interested to have a look at the Samsung Galaxy S II section on our website where we have covered a large collection of tweaks, tips&tricks and rooting and custom ROM installation guides for the Samsung Galaxy S2 (SII).
Ah! and for rooting the ROM you might want to have a look at this post.
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