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Topic # 123201 28-Jun-2013 09:08
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Hi guys
I really tired of slowness and really want to upgrade and some of good apps out there for newer versions. my phone I9000 with 2.3.3 (vodafone).

is it possible at least go to ICS ? i dont need any fancy features but need a stable build for daily use.

Thanks.

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  Reply # 846613 28-Jun-2013 10:28
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I think most custom roms are using Jellybean right now, such as http://wiki.cyanogenmod.org/w/Galaxysmtd_Info' target='_blank'>Cyanogen Mod 10.1

Spend some time on the http://forum.xda-developers.com/forumdisplay.php?f=656' target='_blank'>i9000 XDA Forums (click on development section) and pick a flavour of rom that works for you!


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  Reply # 846620 28-Jun-2013 10:35
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Hmm .. perhaps a mod can tidy up that mess I made? :P

It seems I'm too newb to be posting links.

 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 846646 28-Jun-2013 11:07
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Thanks for the reply and those links look confusing but will search for those.

assuming you've done this before, after some research i found these instructions...

http://forum.cyanogenmod.org/topic/62237-galaxy-s-on-stock-want-to-root-cwm-and-cyanogen-install-help/#entry356900


any advise ,its good to go ?

one another question, based on some of the my reading, some posts seem to mention installs kernels,modems etc,. , do i need to do that ? the guide i posted above does not talk about those.

Thanks for your advise.

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  Reply # 846712 28-Jun-2013 12:32
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I took my Vodafone stock rom through each Android  iteration through all sorts of ROMS (like Darky / Alliance) until I finally ended up with the Cyanogen 4.2.2 rom. This was a phone that just kept on giving and I loved it. Google the rom and you'll find the instructions to get root access and all the rest - simpler that way then trying to replicate it here.

 

Other than saying it can be done and it really isn't that hard. If I can do it (and I fixed the GPS problem as well) then pretty much anyone with at least a couple of non-tech brain cells like mine should be able to do it.

 
As for speed though I have just gone to an S3 on 4.1.2 and it is way faster than my S1 was. So just be aware speed is relative and your end result may not be that great. Also bear in mind you'll loose the stock FM radio when you go to another ROM. No problem if you have wifi and stream it though

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  Reply # 846727 28-Jun-2013 13:16
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Have a read over the cyanogenmod install guide as it's good to get some background knowledge on how it all works. If you like you can PM me and I'll put together a guide for you. I definitely would recommend doing some reading as well just so you don't need to panic if something goes wrong.

Let us know how you get on.



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  Reply # 846748 28-Jun-2013 14:05
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i already rooted the phone this morning and took nandroid backup based on the instructions in one of geekzone forum threads.

custom rom thingy is what troubling me with those kernels and modems stuff. anyway like you suggested may be i need to read more. Thank you uglybob.

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  Reply # 846927 28-Jun-2013 21:43
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I've just moved from my trusty i9000 to a i9505. The best advice I can give is to make sure you've got a backup of your EFS folder (there are a few apps that can make a copy for you). Make sure you keep a copy outside your phone (ie PC/Flash drive).

From my experience 4.1.2 roms worked much better with my i9000 than 4.2.2. Had a quick look and doesnt look like there's any maintained CM10/4.1.2 based roms.

The last ROM I had was GamerzROM. Kind of tweaked for gaming performance, but did mean normal use was improved too.

As for installing, as you're on 2.3.6 you will have the newer bootloaders (compared to Froyo days! taking me back!!!). Soooo, all you'll need to do is, get clockworkMod recovery going then install the CyanogenMod on the android base you want to try - CM10 for 4.1.x and CM10.1 for 4.2.x following the guides on the CM website. If you are going to stick with plain CM then get their Gapps too. Otherwise some of the roms on XDA have inbuilt Gapps or have modified ones specific to the rom.

In case something goes wrong, keep a copy of ODIN3 available and some 2.3.6 (JVT or similar) stock rooted files to fall back on.

Happy flashing!



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  Reply # 847199 29-Jun-2013 17:50
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just update guys, finally managed to install cynogen mod 10.1 (4.2) on my phone and all seem to be good.

Thank you very much uglybob for your excellent instructions.

one question, anyone knows how to enable video calls ? i use to do quite frequently with stock version and i dont see any such option in dialer !!! it is not supported ? thanks for the advise.

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  Reply # 847296 30-Jun-2013 03:40
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Video calling is only supported in Samsung based roms. Won't work with anything 4.x on the i9000. Skype with video calling does work on the i9000 if needed.



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  Reply # 847300 30-Jun-2013 06:39
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tanivula: Video calling is only supported in Samsung based roms. Won't work with anything 4.x on the i9000. Skype with video calling does work on the i9000 if needed.


Thank you for the reply. What ROMs based on Samsung?

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  Reply # 847469 30-Jun-2013 18:21
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sqlpro: What ROMs based on Samsung?


I believe he's talking about the original stock Roms from Samsung.  IIRC, the i9000 only made it to Android 2.3.6 (Gingerbread), and then they stopped software development.

You may still be able to find an old modified Rom of that era with working video calling and that adds some other extra functionality, but anything released after that will be a completely custom built Rom from a 3rd party and may lose some Samsung specific features.


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