[Custom ROM] GalaxyDroid Android 2.3.6 Rom for Galaxy S i9000

GalaxyDroid Rom Galaxy S

There’s been much hoopla regarding the release of Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) aka Android 4.0. And rightly so, as it’s a major upgrade for Android, specially when it comes to the UI, which has undergone a major change since Android 2.3. It looks beautiful, so of course, we see a lot of custom ROMs and themes that have been themed just like ICS.

One of these is the GalaxyDroid ROM based on the latest XXJVU leak for the Galaxy S I9000. It’s got an ICS based theme, and it looks amazing to say the least. Here’s a list of some of the features of the ROM:

  • ICS (Ice Cream Sandwich) themed
  • TW3.0 SGSII themed
  • Thunderbolt 2.3.7 scripts
  • 3G script to improve 3G
  • ICS transition animations
  • Extended power menu
  • CRT off animation
  • Camera hacked for taking pics under 15% battery
  • ICS keyboard
  • BLN (Backlight Notification) support
  • SIP 3G calls

Here are some more screenshots of how the ROM looks like:

Now that you’re done reading the feature list and gorging your eyes out on the screenshots, read on to find out how you can flash this ROM on your Galaxy S I9000.


This guide is applicable only for Samsung’s Galaxy S international version (GT-i9000). Check your phone’s version in Settings – About Phone. It has to be “GT-i9000” for this rom to be compatible with your phone. If it’s not GT-i9000, simply don’t try this rom on your android handset.


The methods and procedures discussed here are considered risky and you should not attempt anything if you don’t know completely what it is. If any damage occurs to you or your device, we won’t be held liable — you only will be responsible, you’ve been warned!!!

Pre-Installation Tips:

  1. Installing/Flashing this ROM will erase your apps and data. So, it’s very important you back them up, before proceeding further. To backup your apps and important data — bookmarks, contacts, SMS, APNs (internet settings), etc. Restore APN settings if Internet isn’t working for you. This Android backup guide would help you. And if you’ve rooted your Galaxy S, you can save application’s data too, using Titanium backup (free app on Android Market) to backup apps with data. And use this app only again to restore those apps with data.
  2. Drivers! — it’s important you’ve the proper drivers installed. Download links below:

Step by Step Instructions:

  1. First, make sure you are on a stock XXJVU firmware. You can flash XXJVU using ODIN by following this guide. (Skip this step if you are already on a XXJVU based ROM)
  2. Next thing you need to do is root your Galaxy S to obtain Clockworkmod (CWM) recovery which will be used to flash the deodexed JVU firmware. Follow this simple guide to do this. (Skip this if you already have CWM recovery).
  3. Now, download the GalaxyDroid ROM file:
    Filename: v6.zip. Download Link.
    Size: 160 MB (Do not extract the zip file)
  4. Now, transfer this .zip file to your phone’s internal SD card (the internal SD card, not the external microSD card)
  5. Switch off your phone, and wait until it vibrates to confirm complete shutdown.
  6. Now boot into recovery mode. Press & hold the following combination of keys together: “Volume UP + Home key + Power button” until the screen turns on and then let them go. In recovery, use the “Volume  UP & DOWN” keys to navigate/scroll through options and use the “Power button” to select an option.
  7. Scroll to the option ‘wipe data/factory reset’ and select it. Then select ‘Yes’ to wipe your phone’s data (this will only delete your apps and Contacts and Messages, it will NOT format your SD cards, so don’t worry about data in there)
  8. Now scroll to “install zip from sdcard” and select it.
  9. Select  “choose zip from sdcard”.
  10. Scroll to the file you transferred in Step 4 and select it.
  11. Now confirm installation by selecting “Yes — Install xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.zip”. The ROM will start installing.
  12. After the installation is complete, select “go back” and then select “reboot system now” to reboot your phone.
That’s it, the ROM is now installed on your phone. Enjoy!
Add your comments to the comments section below if you have problems, and we’ll help you out. Have fun!

0 Comment

  1. Ved says: Reply

    any feedback on how well this ROM works?

    1. Abhijeet Mishra says: Reply

      works pretty well, no bugs that I noticed. And it looks great, as already mentioned 🙂

      1. Ved says: Reply

        sounds good 😀 how about the available RAM? 

  2. Atif says: Reply

    I think I’m going back to the last firmware. I miss swype and Samsung apps.

    1. Ved says: Reply

      no swype on this ROM? what else is missing?

      1. Atif says: Reply

        I can’t seem to find the theme tab in settings. As said before, no Samsung Apps. And what I find quite annoying in the webbrowser is that you can’t close a tab if there’s only one left. But this was in the former ROM aswell.

        If these things are added I’ll install it again but for now I’m going back to the last ROM.

        1. Ved says: Reply

          thanks, looks like im gonna stick to the rooted JVU ROM for now… 

  3. Gsoady says: Reply

    swype can be downloaded from swype.com also can anyone help says my internal sd is unavailable???

  4. Kaveh says: Reply

    sorry but i live in iran and the download link is blocked if any other link is have write there thanks 

  5. jsamson says: Reply

    can you upload the file to other server? thanks

  6. Kaveh says: Reply

    I am sorry i cant open it server at all if have any other server help me plz

  7. Alemanionut says: Reply

    I have 2 problems with this custom rom on a galaxy s:
    1. I don’t have theme option in the settings menu
    2. I can’t use the tethering option
    Any answers to those problems, please

  8. Andrey Golob says: Reply

    Where can i download a GalaxyDroid ROM file? The link is not working! tnx

    1. Kapil says: Reply

      It’s not a cool rom now a days, anyway, so better not try it now. I would suggest you to try Samsung’s latest firmware, XXJW4 — get the guide and links here: http://www.theandroidsoul.com/galaxy-s-gets-official-value-pack-firmware-xxjw4-includes-touchwiz-4/XXJW4 is based on Android 2.3.6, Gingerbread.

      Or, if you want to upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich Android 4.0, install the AOKP rom from here: http://www.theandroidsoul.com/galaxy-s-gets-android-4-0-based-aokp-rom/

  9. AlphA.D says: Reply

    What about the Keyboard.?
    It’s still the samsung keyboard.?

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