How To Install Galaxy S3 Themed ROM On Your Galaxy S I9000

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Samsung Galaxy S3 was just recently announced and left everyone in awe because it is the most powerful device in the history of android to be released that completely redefines the android experience.

Ice cream Sandwich was released for the Galaxy S in an unofficial way along with lot of custom ROM that provides you ice cream sandwich in your aging android device. But now you can get to experience Galaxy S3 interface on your Galaxy S with the custom ROM ICSGS3 which is based on Android 4.0.

Features Of Custom ROM ICSGS3

  • Themed apps such as messaging, agenda, calendar, contacts, gallery, email and many more.
  • Beats audio add on for improved music quality
  • Processor can be overclocked to 1.4Ghz
  • Galaxy S3 wallpapers

Since this ROM is a port of the Galaxy S2 XXLPH ICS firmware for Galaxy S there are certain things that are still not working properly. Some of the things that aren’t working yet are:

  • Video camera
  • HD video playback
  • Microphone in applications

Before you proceed with installation of the custom ROM a word of caution that you are doing this procedure at your own risk and that we will not be held responsible if anything goes wrong with your device.

How To Install ICSGS3 ROM

  1. Before you start installing make sure your device is rooted and CWM is installed so that you can make a Nandroid backup of your previous installation which you can restore if something goes wrong
  2. Now you need to flash the stock firmware XXJW4
  3. Now root XXJW4 firmware to install ClockworkMod Recovery
  4. Now download the ICSGS3 ROM from their official development site in XDA forum
  5. Now transfer the downloaded ROM to your SD card and turn off your device.
  6. After your device has turned off you need to reboot into recovery mode which is done by holding volume up + power button + center button simultaneously.
  7. 7.     Once you have booted into recovery mode select wipe data/factory reset
  8.  The navigate to install zip from SD card and then select where you have stored the ROM zip file
  9. Wait a few minutes for the installation to complete and then go back to main menu of the recovery and select reboot device.
  10. After your device reboots you will be booting in to the ICSGS3 ROM

Congratulations you have installed the Galaxy S3 themed ROM. Although there are a few issues in the ROM but it can be used as a daily ROM.

Do let us know what you think about this ROM and how it is working out for you. Also let us know if there are any other custom ROM which will give you something new in the aging Galaxy S.

About Sarvesh Darak

Sarvesh Darak is a blogger, an online marketer, a social media specialist and an Android Lover. At Best Android Blog, he writes Android news & tutorials for Android Rooting. He is the tech head and ensures that the blog keeps running at good pace. He also looks after all the SEO and promotion work. He’s from Surat, India and keep contributing regularly at the blog.

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