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AOSP Ice Cream Sandwich Based ROM for Samsung Fascinate — Teamhacksung’s ICS

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Teamhacksung’s ICS is an AOSP based Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) Android 4.0 ROM for the Samsung Fascinate, which shall go on to become the official Cyanogenmod 9 aka CM9 ROM for the Fascinate. It is a totally stock ICS ROM, without Samsung’s custom TouchWiz UI on top or other Samsung made additions.

The ROM is still under heavy development, so bugs and issues will be present in it, and new bugs may show up at any time. Proceed with caution if you decide to try out this ROM.

Compatibility

This ROM and the guide below are compatible only and only with the Samsung Fascinate. It’s not compatible with any other device. Check your device model in Settings » About.

Warning!

The methods and procedures discussed here are considered risky and you should not attempt anything if you don’t know exactly what you are doing. If any damage occurs to you or your device, including a bricked, non-functional device, we won’t be held liable. You have been forewarned!

Pre-Installation Requirements:

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  1. Very Important! A Samsung Fascinate with the fixed for CM7 version of ClockworkMod recovery. You can flash it on your phone by following the instructions → here.
  2. Make sure the battery is sufficiently charged. At least 50% is recommended.
  3. This procedure will wipe all your apps, data and settings (but it will NOT touch your SD cards, so don’t worry about those). Backup your Apps and important data — bookmarks, contacts, SMS, APNs (internet settings), etc. This Android backup guide would help you.

How to Install Teamhacksung’s ICS on Samsung Fascinate

  1. Download the following files:
    1. Latest version of the ROM from the original development thread → here.
    2. Build 2 of the ROM (this is an older version but required to flash the latest version of the ROM)
      Download Link  |  Filename: teamhacksung-ota-eng.BUILD2.zip
    3. Google Apps package, required for getting apps like Market and Gmail which are not included in the ROM.
      Download Link  |  Filename: gappsv7.1.zip
  2. Transfer the zip files downloaded in steps 1.1, 1.2 and 1.3 to the root of your internal SD card on the phone.
  3. Turn off the phone and boot into ClockworkMod recovery. To do this, press and hold the Power + Volume Up + Volume Down buttons together till the Samsung logo appears the second time, then let go of the buttons to boot into recovery. In recovery, use Volume keys to scroll up and down and power key to select an option.
  4. Perform a wipe:
    1. Select “wipe data/factory reset”, then select “Yes” on next screen to confirm. Wait a while till the data wipe is complete.
    2. Select “wipe cache then select “Yes” on next screen to confirm.
    3. Go back to the main menu, select “advanced”, and then Wipe Dalvik Cache » Yes – Wipe Dalvik. Then go back to the main recovery menu by pressing the Menu soft key on the phone.
  5. Select “install zip from sdcard”, then select “choose zip from sdcard”. Scroll to the file teamhacksung-ota-eng.BUILD2.zip you downloaded in step 1.2 and select it.
  6. Confirm installation by selecting “Yes — Install teamhacksung-ota-eng.BUILD2.zip” on the next screen. The ROM will now start installing.
  7. After the ROM finishes installation, the phone will automatically reboot. If it doesn’t, go back to main recovery menu and select “reboot system now” to reboot.
  8. Let the phone boot up into build 2 of the ROM which you just installed.
  9. Important! Once the ROM boots up, press and hold the Power button to bring up power menu, select Reboot, then select Recovery to reboot into recovery.
  10. Select “wipe data/factory reset”, then select “Yes” on next screen to confirm. Wait a while till the data wipe is complete.
  11. Select “install zip from sdcard”, then select “choose zip from sdcard”. Now scroll to the ROM file you downloaded in step 1.1 (which is the latest version of the ROM) and select it.
  12. Now confirm installation by selecting “Yes – Install *your_rom_name*.zip” on the next screen. The ROM will start installing.
  13. After the ROM finishing installing, go back to main recovery and select “wipe data/factory reset” again to wipe data a second time.
  14. After the data wipe is complete, select “install zip from sdcard”, then select “choose zip from sdcard”. Scroll to the Google apps package file gappsv7.1.zip and select it. Confirm installation on the next screen by selecting “Yes”.
  15. After the installation of gappsv7.1.zip is complete, go back to main recovery menu and select “reboot system now” to reboot the phone.

You are now running the latest version of Teamhacksung’s ICS ROM on your Samsung Fascinate based on Ice Cream Sandwich Android 4.0.3. Follow the development page for further updates on the ROM and to get more info. Share your thoughts on the ROM in the comments.

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  • Techo

    Just did an install and I no longer am able to use my mobile data…

  • Stevie Lamb

    Thanks a lot. Just installed it on my Fascinate, and after an hour of using it, so far so good. Camera works, MMS works, and all of the other main features I rely on, work as well.

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