However, this tutorial is for the people who are willing to take the risk for the greater good. But for those who simply love their device that they don’t want custom ROMs to run on it, then you better wait for the official update. Now, if you wish to continue with this process, try to check the pre-requisites below and fulfill them faithfully.
1. Backup everything in your phone that you don’t want to lose should things go out of hand and that includes your SMS, music, video, files, settings, etc… There have been reported corruptions of data during this process. Although it’s rare but there’s a possibility so you don’t want to take any chances.
2. Make sure your device has at least 70% of battery. The tendency when the process is interrupted due to loss of power, then the phone will be unusable. Again, just for security, which could also charge the device as possible.
3. Turn off or disable all security suites, including antivirus applications. This is an unofficial firmware here and there are times when these applications can be picked up and quarantine bad files / delete them.
4. Enable USB debugging on your device as it connects to your computer. To do this you must go to Settings => Applications => Development => USB debugging.
Assuming you have done the things mentioned above, it’s time to do the process step-by-step.
Updating Samsung Galaxy S Plus GT I9001
Step 1: First, you need to download the CM9 Android 4.0 ICS package here and Google Apps here and save them into your computer in a directory you can easily find and access. The ICS package is around 120MB so depending on your connection, it may take a little while to finish downloading it.
Step 2: Connect your Samsung Galaxy S Plus GT to the computer via a USB cable and copy the original two packages on the SD card from the phone. Make sure you do not put them in a subdirectory, as they become undetectable. Once you have copied, disconnect the phone from the computer and outside.
Step 3: More Put your Samsung Galaxy S in recovery mode by holding up the volume, the host and power buttons together. If the device can not boot into recovery mode, perform this step until you do.
Step 4: Assuming you are now inside the Recovery Mode, choose “Wipe data/factory reset” followed with “Wipe Cache partition” to clear all the data in your phones memory.
Step 5: Still inside the Recovery Mode, select “install zip from sd card” then “choose zip from sd card” and browse to your phone’s SD card and choose “CM9 ICS 4.0.4 Package” then the “Google Apps” package.
Step 6: After you’ve chosen these files, it will take around 5 to 7 minutes for the device to update the firmware. You just have to wait until you will be brought back to the Recovery Mode screen. There are times when the device is rebooted automatically after the update.
Step 7: If you landed on Recovery Mode, choose “++++ Go Back ++++” and select “reboot system now,” otherwise you are good to go.
There you have it! That’s how you update your Samsung Galaxy S Plus GT I9001 to CM9 Android 4.0.4 ICS firmware. You can check the version to see if it’s really running on ICS 4.0.4.
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