Some pre-requisites to be followed are:
- Taking the back-up: This is a must thing that should be done. Get into Clockworkmod Recovery and select backup. It would take around 10 minutes to complete the backup. Please make sure that the battery is fully charged.
- Alternatively, you can take the back up of only the apps using Astro File Manager or Titanium Backup which are freely available in the android market.
- Also, to take up the backup of sms and call logs you may use SMS Backup+ which again is freely available in android market. It syncs your call logs and sms as labels to your gmail account.
- Now, for the new ICS RC2.1, the following downloads should be made:
- ROM for GT I9000: ICS_4.0.3_r1-RC2.11-i9000.zip
- Kernel for GT I9000: ICS-RC2.1-i9000-Glitch.zip
- ROM for I9000b: ICS_4.0.3_r1-RC2.11-i9000B.zip
- Kernel for I9000b: ICS-RC2.1-i9000B-Glitch.zip
- ROM for Vibrant: ICS_4.0.3_r1-RC2.11-VIBRANT.zip
- Kernel for Vibrant: ICS-RC2.1-Vibrant-Glitch.zip
- ROM for Captivate: ICS_4.0.3_r1-RC2.11-CAPTIVATE.zip
- Kernel for Captivate: ICS-RC2.1-Captivate-Glitch.zip
- SuperUser for ICS: RootingSuperuser.v.3.0.7.zip
- Copy the respective ROM, Kernel as well as the SuperUser to the root folder of your Internal SD Card.
—-Make sure the the device has 100% battery so that, there aren’t any problems during the flashing—-
Some basics for the first timers:
To enter into recovery mode one needs to press the three button combo:
IF YOU ARE FLASHING FOR THE FIRST TIME: (You should be able to flash this on top any ROM, but some people report flashing over CM7 works better)
In case you have already rooted, then you can straight away follow the steps:
- Install the respective Kernel according to your phone model. For this enter into the recovery, Move to install zip from sdcard using the Volume Up/Down Keys, and click on the Home key to enter. Then select choose zip from sdcard and in the next screen navigate to the kernel file and select it.
- Again go to Recovery, clean Cache and Dalvik Cache and doFactory reset.
- Install ROM from sdcard. For this enter into the recovery, Move toinstall zip from sdcard using the Volume Up/Down Keys, and click on the Home key to enter. Then select choose zip from sdcard and in the next screen navigate to the ROM file and select it.
- Install ‘SuperUser’ (Superuser-3.0.7-efghi-signed.zip)
- Install ‘Kernel’ again following the steps in point 1.
·If you get into a bootloop after these steps, redo the above steps.
· Note that first run may take a couple of minutes!
·If you are stuck in ICS logo animation go to recovery again, wipe dalvik / wipe cache / do a factory reset / install superuser / install kernel
· If you have actually read and tried all these instructions and are still stuck PLEASE POST YOUR PROBLEMS IN IN THE COMMENTS SECTION AND THEY WILL GET ADDRESSED ASAP.
- http://ics.samsung-updates.com for the ROM & Kernel downloads.