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Galaxy S Gets Android 4.0 Based AOKP ROM Port

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Update: The AOKP project for Galaxy S is now maintained by Sixstringsg (officially), and not by Bhuvan Goyal whose AOKP based rom is now known as Blue Lightening — of course, we’ll be covering it soon enough. For now, the post has been updated to give credit to Sixstringsg and links have been updated accordingly.

The original Galaxy S i9000 continues to get it’s share of developer love in the form of Android 4.0 or Ice Cream Sandwich Custom ROMs. Who cares if Samsung releases an official update or not? XDA member BhuvanGoyal, from Jaipur, India, has just released his own port of Developer Roman’s ICS AOKP ROM. The ROM is based on Android 4.0.3 and is AOSP based, meaning no Touchwiz launcher, featuring the glitch kernel v14, is pre-rooted, and has great battery life.

The ROM is still a Beta, and it is possible to encounter some bugs, which are essentially carried forward from the base AOKP ROM, which in itself is under heavy development. The plus side is that as the base ROM gets additional features and fixes, we are likley to see this one get better too. (Little update: Almost everything works now, and it cannot be said buggy anymore. So go ahead and enjoy this very beautiful rom.)

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!!!

Compatibility

This Rom and the guide below is compatible only and only with the Samsung Galaxy S, model number GT-i9000. It’s not compatible with any other device and may render an incompatible device unusable. Check your device model in Settings » About phone.

ROM Info

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Pre-Installation Requirements

  • Rooted Galaxy S with Clockworkmod Recovery installed.
  • Fully Charged Battery
  • 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 AOKP ICS Port on your Galaxy S GT-i9000

  1. You’ll need clockworkmod recovery installed in order to install the AOKP rom on your Galaxy S. To get it, do this:
    1. Install latest Samsung formware for Galaxy S, based on Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread — XXJVU.
    2. Install Clockworkmod recovery on XXJVU.
  2. Download the AOKP ICS ROM from the AOKP’s page here: Link
  3. This rom doesn’t contain Google apps (Gmail, Talk, etc.) by default and you have to install them separately. So, download this file called gapps in short from here: Link. Filename: gapps-ics-20120429-signed.zip
  4. Transfer both the downloaded zip files to the root of  SD card on your phone. You can transfer it anywhere but just remember the location of the folder where you out it.
  5. Now power off the phone and reboot to recovery (Press and hold these 3 buttons together: Volume UP+Home+Power till the Galaxy S logo shows up on screen. You’ll boot into CWM recovery soon enough)
  6. Perform a full Wipe.
    • Wipe data / factory reset –> then Select Yes- Wipe data/Factory reset on the next screen
    • Wipe Cache Partition –> then Select Yes- Wipe cache partition on the next screen
    • From the main menu, select Advanced, and then Wipe Dalvik Cache –>then Select Yes- Wipe Dalvik cache on the next screen
  7. Select Install zip from sdcard »  Choose zip from sdcard » browse and select rom file you downloaded in step 2. Confirm installation by selecting Yes on next screen.
  8. Flash the gapps file now. Select Install zip from sdcard »  Choose zip from sdcard » browse and select rom file you downloaded in step 3. Confirm installation by selecting Yes on next screen.
  9. After the installation is complete, select “go back” and then select “reboot system now” to reboot your phone.

    Note: 
    If you are coming from a Stock ROM, or a Samsung based ROM, the phone might get caught in a bootloop during flashing. In case that happens, just pull the battery, reboot into recovery and reflash the ROM, and then reboot againand you should be fine.
  10. That’s it!! Enjoy AOKP ICS rom on your Galaxy S. And btw, in case you wanna come back to Gingerbread for whatever reason, simply install XXJVU firmware, using the link provided in step 1.1

You can visit the original development thread to check for updates and more details. Let us know about your AOSP Ice Cream Sandwich experience in comments below.

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  • kurppa

    when my phone gets that clockworkmod recovery and i did all wide data factory and else.. but when im select “reboot system now” then its always get back to that cwm 5.5 recovery mode, so im stuck and i cant do anything, can anybody help!!!!! sorry for my english cause im not very good at english but hoe you understand

  • Sailendra

    Strucked up with
    Powered By
    Semaphore
    Screen

    Samsung Galaxy GT-I9000

    • http://www.theandroidsoul.com/ Kapil

      Remove battery for 4-5 seconds, boot into recovery mode, do factory reset and flash or again. Reboot now.

  • Shailendra

    tried for my SGS I9000
    got an error
    failed to verify whole-file signature
    signature verification failed
    wat to do!?

  • mahesh malik

    solution for unfortunately the process com android phone has stopped in galaxy S 3

  • yash

    Hi guys, how to access Internal SD card storage on this ROM??

  • SHAKEEL

    installed this without rooting it i had 4.0.3 before so i thought it didnt need rooting i installed then the phone worked for 30 min now it keeps on rebooting it self please i have tried to go to reboot recovery menu it wont let also it wont let me go in downloading mode please help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Jack

    what should I do if I’m getting system uids inconsistent once installation is completed??
    I’ve tried installing many different mods, but all having same sorts of problems
    I wished if this could solve the problem but it didn’t
    Do you have any insight for this problem?

    Thanks~~

  • Nicholas

    My phone shows Unfortunately, android.process.media has stopped. How?

  • Nic

    How to download the rom?

    • http://www.theandroidsoul.com/ Kapil

      Post updated with linking done directly. Refresh the page and check the links.

      Anyway, pasting these links here too:
      AOKP rom, build 38 – http://aokp.co/index.php/releases/_/build-38-r24 Gapps – http://goo.im/gapps/gapps-ics-20120429-signed.zip

      • Nicholas

        thx, but after using, it gives me a lot of (Unfortunately, android.process.media has stopped.) How?

        • http://www.theandroidsoul.com/ Kapil

          Do a factory reset from recovery mode. This should solve it. (You’ll lose apps, their data, contacts, SMS, call logs, etc. so better make appropriate backups before doing a factory reset).

          Otherwise, flash the rom from recovery again. No need to flash XXJVU and root again. Just flash the AOKP rom again if the above fails.

  • Ajinkya

    hi kapil…. i installed this rom on galaxy i9000 … there is no usb utility option in settings…my fone cannot connect to kies …. how do i connect to kies to restore my contacts back… !!!

    • http://www.theandroidsoul.com/ Kapil

      Oh boy, the Kies won’t work with this. Because it’s not from Samsung. So, what do we do now?

      Well, you will have to install a Samsung Android 2.3 firmware back, restore contacts from Kies, Sync them to your gmail/Google account by enabling contacts syncing under settings – accounts and sync, and then flash the AOKP again, and then restore them by enabling syncing again.

      Always Always Always, keep sync ON on your every android device. It saves you tons of time and serves excellently.
      And forget Kies, after all this.

      • T1MEHUNT

        Yea the hole Kies thing is causing me Problems too right now. Even though i never really liked Kies, it seems to be the only way to backup memo’s, but now i can’t recover on to these Roms. Same thing with Titanium. Did a Backup, however it can’t restore them on to the new Rom either and I haven’t found any other Backup App that can do it. Anyone know a way to do it?

  • roy

    i fixed it kapil!!!! the problem was that i was lack of space so i just need to clear some rubbish or transfer it to the usb storage and than it’s starts syncing :-)
    thanks for your help anyway
    cheers

    • http://www.theandroidsoul.com/ Kapil

      :D

  • roytangi1@gmail.com

    the gmail syncing is still continuing in the past hours…. when i go to settings i see that the sync is on but the circle it’s not moving… just V on them… i flash a new Gapps and still nothing :-(
    please kapil im loving this rom but the syncing problem it’s killing me….

  • roytangi1@gmail.com

    hi kapil.
    its a great rom, but now i’m facing some trouble with youtube and pops (both of them are videos)
    i have force close. i have done fix permmision flash it again and on….
    its still not working. what can i do????
    please help me….

    • http://www.theandroidsoul.com/ Kapil

      Try clearing data from Settings – Apps – ALL – browse and select Youtube and then Clear data. Let me know how it goes.

      • roytangi1@gmail.com

        hmm…i d’ont know its not working. maybe i have done it wrong. how should i do that????
        i choose settings and then google apps and from that i chose youtube and clear data. is that right?

        • royt

          btw kapil now my Gmail isn’t syncing at all… i tried to clear data and now he is just waiting to be synced……any thoughts??????

          • http://www.theandroidsoul.com/ Kapil

            Is syncing ON? (check under Accounts and Sync settings).
            Also, it seems you have done right regarding the YouTube clear data thing. Or you can get me a screenshot of the screen where you did the clear data. Normally, I use Clear Data thing on gmail app to make the sync work again. So, I don’t know what’s so wrong. Do one thing, if you have rooted it, remove apps using the Titanium Backup app. And then download them again from the android market.
            Also, did you restore them from your previous firmware/rom — that might be causing all of this, even though clear data normally makes apps working.

          • royt

            ok i will do that and let you know….and yes the sync is on and etc….

          • roy

            i have done that and still it’s not working…. now my gmail is waiting to be synced for about 2 hours!!! maybe there is something with the rom settings?? i checked and everything seems normal…

  • M.J

    Hi

    I have downloadet ics from here http://www.theandroidsoul.com/android-4-0-update-for-galaxy-s-i9000-custom-rom/ and its working. But wifi is not working. If I download the new version from here, will the wifi work? Thx

    • http://www.theandroidsoul.com/ Kapil

      Try doing the factory reset from settings, maybe it will solve it. This will delete, apps, contacts, call logs, sms, etc. so make a backup of all those things.

  • alexis

    how do i enter usb mass storage mode on this?

  • Peter

    Hi there, Jus a quicky, Is there an issue with the mobile data package with B35..??
    Thanks in advance..

  • Wisnu Nugroho

    I just succesfully installed this very nice rom but music player, video player, gmail, google maps & radio vanished… how to get those back?

    • Alfred

      from the google playstore, either the previous version, or any others.

      • Wisnu Nugroho

        Thank you alfred, yes I could find alternative apps for those but not for FM radio…
        hehehe

  • Dr Haithemagdy

    can u please tell me where i cud get the gapps file? cuz the android market cant find it!!!!its a very very very nice rom….nice work……..i was wondering if skype and whats app..r working or not on it???? cuz i dont know since i cant download them cuz i got no android market????????

  • Pyry

    I guess i just screwed up. After a successful installation i imported my contact list 3 times and suddenly there was over 600 contacts in my contact list so i thought it would be quicker to format all the data and did the factory reset in recovery mode. Then i selected “reboot system now”. Now i can’t even get to the recovery mode anymore but trapped in the bootloop. Is there anything i can do?

    • http://www.theandroidsoul.com/ Kapil

      Remove battery for 4-5 seconds.. and then try booting into recovery mode.

      • Pyry

        i tried that like a million times but it didn’t help. Now i’m trying flash back to stock samsung firmware via odin and after that i’m gonna try again.

  • Zielonyman

    how do you flash gapps file? I need step by step guide

    • http://www.theandroidsoul.com/ Kapil

      Flash it in recovery mode, look for the instructions above. It’s same to how you flash a rom.

  • Mihai_codin

    hello..i installed aokp on 4.03 and i have no android market, no google widget …any ideas why?

    • http://www.theandroidsoul.com/ Kapil

      I think you didn’t flash the gapps file. Gapps contains all Google apps and is required to be flashed in recovery after you have flashed AOKP rom file.

  • Nejcthefbo

    hello, i have aopk version 30 and my gps doesnt work, any suggestion?

    • Nejcthefbo

      i updated to version 34 and gps still doesnt work

  • Joaobarbosa7

    hi. Before the make all the process my phone doesn’t power. He restart all the time and go back to CWM “picture with green man xD “. i pulled the battery but doesnt matter. i can’t power the phone, please give me a solution. thanks

    • http://www.theandroidsoul.com/ Kapil

      What exactly did you do to your phone? Did you use the above guide only or …?

      Anyway, install the xxjvu firmware linked in step 1.1 above and you’ll be alright. Don’t worry!

      • Joaobarbosa7

        Yes i use the guide. now the phone is allways restart and back to CWM.
        I try power the phone millions times and don’t works. 

        • http://www.theandroidsoul.com/ Kapil

          When it boots to recovery, do factory reset and then flash the rom again. Then reboot.

          • Joaobarbosa7

            i dont understand what you said with your post. But what i know is that my phone doesnt turn on after the process.

          • http://www.theandroidsoul.com/ Kapil

            Forget everything, just install the xxjvu firmware from here — http://www.theandroidsoul.com/xxjvu/

  • Alfred

    Hi i am trapped in a bootloop. first time user, been lucky so far and also got to step 9. Coud you explain what do you mean by reflash the ROM and how do I do it? 

    • Kingsten82

      Pull out the battery and press volume up+home+power to reboot into recovery then use the volume buttons to scroll to “install zip from SD card” click OK using the power button. Then scroll to “choose zip from SD” then find the rom again which you flashed in the first place and it it should flash correctly this time

      • Alfred

        Dear sir, Kingsten82, took your advice, but the problem is that, when i return to look for the zip file under my sd card, the phone couldn’t find any file under my sd card. seemingly, it could not detect the sd card.
        Could you advise further?

        • Kingsten82

          Did you install the XXJVU Gingerbread rom which is in step 1 via Odin3 first? then did you root your phone with Odin3? Even if you did i would advise starting again at step 1. Pull out the battery and press (vol Down+Home+Power) to boot into download mode then first follow instructions on this page 
          http://www.theandroidsoul.com/xxjvu/ then after that page is complete you have to install clockwork recovery and root the phone by following instructions on this page 
          http://www.theandroidsoul.com/root-xxjvu-firmware/ After you have done these steps again put the AOKP rom on internal SD card again and follow the steps from my earlyer message

          • Kingsten82

            Also the AOKP rom you should download is on this page 
            http://forum.aokp.co/page/releases/_/build-33-r18  which is build 33 which is brand new today so after you have completed the Odin steps put build 33 rom on SD, reboot to recovery and flash build 33

          • Alfred

            Hi King,
            I am sorry but this is really out of my knowledge. You were saying to reboot to recovery mode and run this build 33 md5 file, like how I ran the ICS zip file from the recovery mode (just step-8)? 
            Do I need to wipe anything – fctory reset, partition or the dalvik cache again? Also, i noticed something called gapps – is it required for the I9000?

          • Alfred

            Also,King, I couldn’t find my contacts from my SIM card, you know how you do it?

          • Kingsten82

            Hi Alfred sorry about that i have been out all day. It depends on which Rom your on, if you managed to flash AOKP Build 33 then you click the blue “Contacts” app on the bottom left of your home screen, next to the phone icon, then the contacts app will launch, well i think its called “people” now in ICS but its basically just the contacts app. Then hit your menu soft key and click on “import/export” then a grey box pops up and it says “Import from SIM card” just click that then your good to go. If you havn’t flashed build 33 yet and your on an earlyer build then i’m not sure if this option is included in the rom yet so it depends on which build your on. If you need to get to build 33 from say build 27 you should be ok flashing it using Clockwork Recovery on your phone without having to revert back to the XXJVU rom but make sure in recovery you “Wipe Data/Factory Reset” “Wipe Cache” and “Wipe Dalvic Cache” in the advanced section of clockwork recovery all before you flash build 33. But if you want to be on the safe side you can repeat steps 1 – 10 on this page, Odin3 XXJVU, root with Odin3, Build 33 on internal SD, “wipe data/factory reset” “wipe cache” “wipe Dalvic cache” then “install zip from SD” “Choose zip from SD” click “yes”, if it bootloops pull battery, boot back to recovery, Choose zip and install zip again and this time it will flash properly 

          • Kingsten82

            Also dont forget to flash “GAPPS” right after you’ve flashed build 33 or else you wont have the Android Market and other google apps installed  :)

          • Alfred

            Hi Kingsten,
            Pls see my reply to you and Kapil above, thank you for your advices.

          • http://www.theandroidsoul.com/ Kapil

            Don’t extract the zip file of AOKP rom. Same for gapps. After downloading both of these files, simply transfer them to your phone, and then boot to recovery mode. Do factory reset now, and nothing else. Then, use install zip for sdcard option to flash/install the zip file of AOKP rom. Then flash the gapps zip file. And then select reboot system now to restart the phone. That’s it.

          • Alfred

            Thanks Kapil, I think I know what you mean.
            Could you advise too, where can i find my contacts from my SIM card? any manual or such/

          • http://www.theandroidsoul.com/ Kapil

            We advised you under pre-installation requirements to take backup of all things like contacts, bookmarks, sms, etc. well, if you didn’t take backup, you are in problem. Normally, it is good to keep backup of your contacts using the contacts sync option under the Accounts and Sync option in settings. So, that all contacts get restored to new rom or firmware you try.

          • Alfred

            Hi Kapil and  Kingsten82,
            Yes. Thank you for the replies. 
            I have managed to find the option to port my contacts from my sync-ed in the build.33. I’ve got gapps as well now. 
            Good to have you guys coach me on my first attempt in tweaking/installing the Andriod OS. truly appreciate.
            I am enjoying the new OS now – full working order. Though a little harsh on the battery life, but still a wonderful experience. Thank you.

          • http://www.theandroidsoul.com/ Kapil

            Glad for you. Yep, kudos to Kingsten82 :D

          • http://www.theandroidsoul.com/ Kapil

            Don’t extract the zip file of AOKP rom. Same for gapps. After downloading both of these files, simply transfer them to your phone, and then boot to recovery mode. Do factory reset now, and nothing else. Then, use install zip for sdcard option to flash/install the zip file of AOKP rom. Then flash the gapps zip file. And then select reboot system now to restart the phone. That’s it.

          • Alfred

            I had the same thoughts, so i re-did the entire process. But this time, i did not save the zip file in the external SD, it’s unreliable. Kept it in one of the internal folder, and ran it from there. Bingo at first try this time round. 
            Thanks for your help thru out, Kingsten82, truly appreciate it. 
            you enjoy your day sir.

          • Alfred

            And yes, kudos to the developer! 

      • Idris_yusuf21

         tnks

  • Miguicamba

    i have a samsung galaxy s and i ve installed the aokp ics but my phone hasnt got market. where can i download it?

    • http://www.theandroidsoul.com/ Kapil

      Market has changed to Play Store. There must be an all by that name in your phone. And you flashed gapps file too, right?

    • Kingsten82

      You need to download GAPPS (Google Apps) at the bottom of this page ———————->
      http://forum.aokp.co/page/releases/_/build-33-r18 Put it on your internal SD card, Reboot your phone into recovery (Vol Up+Home+Power) and flash it exact same way you flashed aokp rom – “install zip from SD” then “Choose Zip from SD” find Gapps on your SD then click “yes” on next page. After its flashed click on “reboot now” and your phone will reboot with Gapps installed.

  • James

    Installed 30 and gapps but now my ‘messaging’ wont work

  • martin

    Hello, I dont know which AOKP rom to instal there are 27, milestone4,28,29,30. Please for answer, thnaks

    • http://www.theandroidsoul.com/ Kapil

      Download any one of them. Or if you want me to pick a rom, simply download Romanian’s. All of them are good.

  • Tomasvisockis

    Need help…
    I have 4.0.3 AOKP BUILD 27 rom. I have downloaded 4diffrent rooms straight to my phone without cable.
    Trying to flash it over CWM. I do the wipe factory settings, wipe cache partition, wipe dalvik, then I choose my zip file from internal SD,it starts flashing, and it aborts flashing with some error.
    Maybe I should place the file over the cable

    • http://www.theandroidsoul.com/ Kapil

      Yes. Download it on PC and transfer to phone using cable.

    • martin

      why do you have 27 version and not 30?

  • Kingsten82

    which rom do we download from the downloads page? is it 
    Find Romanns builds here. or 
    Find my builds here or 
    Find milestones here.???

    • http://www.theandroidsoul.com/ Kapil

      Download any one of them. Or if you want me to pick a rom, simply download Romanian’s. All of them are good.

      • Kingsten82

        Ok thanks i’ll try that soon, can i ask one more question, i have tried 3 other ICS roms and all 3 i have had problems with my phone signal. One of them i had no signal at all, i’m on orange and it didnt connect at all it had no bars at the top and said NO SIGNAL in the notification bar. The next one i tried said i had signal but when i tried to make a call the other person i rang couldnt here me and all i could here is loud strange noises. The last ICS rom i tried all i heard was complete silence during phone calls and same for the person i rang they couldnt here me either. I live in England so would i have to flash or change something extra to make my phone have signal on ICS roms? also after every ICS flash attempt i’d flash back to XXJVU and everything would work perfect again so i know its not a problem with my actual phone, any help on this would be much appreciated, thanks

  • Petulo Seban9

    Hi I was just he asked mam galaxy with I-9000 and when I installed Android 4.0 BasedAOKP ROM ….. Port and example images are akosik wallpaper can be zoomed to why?classically ICS 4 to take …… and not or does not have an MP3 player with equlizer

  • Ron Neuman

    Hi, I would like to upgrade from darky’srom 10.2 to this rom, do I have to first install samsung’s 
    2.3.6 version, or can I skip that stage and why?

    Thanks

    • http://www.theandroidsoul.com/ Kapil

      it’s not essential to install the samsung rom, you can flash the ICS rom over the Darkyrom 10.2. But be sure to disable the lagfix, if it’s enabled, from the recovery. Make a backup of your existing rom first, the darky one, so that you can go back to current setup anytime you want.

      In case something doesn’t work out, follow the above guide to the line, including the installation of samsung rom.

  • 4.0.3 Too slow

    Hey guys, I am still using: ICS_4.0.3_MR1-RC4.2_I9000 ROM. Is there any other ROM out that is better than my current one? (GT-i9000 International). Thanks in advance. My current ROM works fine, however I do notice some lags sometimes when switching screens or doing random things, I rather have my SGS1 to be as fast as possible. Any ideas for a lag free 4.0 ROM?

    • Kingsten82

      Ive flashed 5 different ICS roms in the past couple of days and the most stable is the one your on (ICS 4.0.3) which is the one i’ve kept. with all the others i had different problems with each of them including no signal, hardly any apps working, random reboots and battery overheating after 5 mins of use. but the one your on now ive gotta say is way better than the rest, every app that didn’t work on the other ICS Roms all work on it, signal is perfect, GPS is better than my previous rom (Darkys 10.1 Gingerbread) and my battery is cool as ice. One downfall with it though is theres no toggles in the notification bar where as the other roms i tried all had them plus a few extra apps that could tweak a few things here and there. But overall i’d stay on 4.0.3 for an extra couple of weeks and wait for a better release

  • Alex

    Faced the same problem with beta 2.1, but 3.0 seems to be alrite…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1253361568 Nishant Shegaonkar

    SERIOUSLY…MY I9000 IS GETTING “HEATED” UP BECAUSE OF THIS UPDATE!!!
    DO SOMETHING PLZZ…
    REST THE ROM IS AWESOME

  • Yuv

    When I try to switch language in the keyboard, the device crashes.. :(
    Any idea why?

    • Louloute1967

       I also faced the same problem… And I didn’t know what to do about it, so it returned to AOKP beta 2.1…

    • Kobe_Cat

       I tried to install swype keyboard and another from the market, but everytime itry select input method it reboots phone. Any ideas?

      • Nialeph

         swype sw is *NOT* compatible with A 4.0 for now… (different screen resolution management) so they have to re-engeener the sw.

        Try SlideIT…

        • Joeytng1

          GO install go keyboard.

  • jef

    is it possibel to upgrade a galaxy s wifi to a higher android version?

    • http://www.theandroidsoul.com/ Kapil

      No, not right now at least.

  • Marek Novotný

    Yesterday I update my i9000 on this one. I must say that is really better than I thin. But I noticed one prob… after one restart of phone toggles goes wrong on graphics (I done it on othe i9000 and same issue again)…

     

  • Alinfco

    THIS IS AWESOME, all you need to do is to root your phone if its not, and then follow these steps, and everything works fine, just updated my galaxy S, thx for everything, i will let you know if i find any bugs, see ya.

  • Mihainz

    after 5-6 min of usage my phone is heating 44-45 degrees celsius is this normal?
    the rom works very well till now 

  • Salman

    im facing some network problems after installing this rom,people say that they cannot hear my voice while in a call,although i can hear them perfectly.this is a serious problem for me. pls help

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=701633355 Cheah Munhong

    Beta 2.1 and 3.0 is out. 3.0 isnt stable compared to 2.1. You should update the post.

  • jorge levano

    I rooted my SGS xxjvs firmware  with CF Root Kernel, It is necesary to do it with  Clockworkmod Recovery before to install  AOKP?

    • http://www.theandroidsoul.com/ Kapil

      Yes, because you need clockworkmod recovery to install AOKP rom.

  • Kaveh

    hi I am runinig aokp version 1.2 but display contrast is lower than when i run gingerbread and froyo can i fix it or not ?thanks

  • Kaveh

    hi i am runing rc4.2    can i flash AOKP without going back to gingerbread ?  

    • http://www.theandroidsoul.com/ Kapil

      Yes you can, it’s fine.. take titanium backup and then just do the wipe cache and factory reset from the recovery before flashing. Then, restore your titanium backup.

  • Amin269

    Dear,

    B4 i was able 2 connect to my office wifi using full wifi app. Now with this ROM i was unable 2 connect it

    Pls let me knw is der any other software that i can connect this

    Note: Wifi is 802.1x EAP

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ZL4CYA44QWXCJGICGQTSRI3EQY Joseph Huang

    Does the Kernal matter? I’m running 3.1.10-galaxys+telus-257205-gbb04bb-dirty. I noticed the screen shot about is running something entirely different. Will that also effect the batter life? If so, how do I get and what kernal would you recommend?

    Do you recommend doing a battery calibration as well?

  • Hadmulder

    works perfect so far
    great job making this

    just 1 problem with it

    contact display
    1 have al my contacts i n there but they are displayed 4 times
    and i can’t change that

    maybe you have a solution for that

  • Hanz Zain

    I have the same battery problem. Not a single call for last two days and charging phone every day. I am also observing low signals on my phone network.

    Kapil, any suggestions? also, i received an update notification for Nova. Safe to upgrade?

    Thanks.

    • Storesund M

      As u can see in my reply to Kevin below. I found a ok way to kill battery drain.

      1. Settings->Manage Apps-> Delete,Force close,Deactivate everything ur never/rarely using
      2. Get advanced app killer Put aggresive/crazy and make it kill every 4h

      Now at screen off i use like 0,5% pr hour :). GL

  • Kevin

    Ive noticed my battery barely lasts through the day with Android OS using more than display which has never happened to me before

    • Storesund M

      Hi, during the last week ive tried couple different ICS ROMS, and all show the same things 1. Batteri drains up to 50% faster 2. It seems Android OS drains allot when phone is not being used.

      After some playing around i went to manage apps, deleted, deactivated, force stopped every app that was not programs im using regularly. Now it seems theres almost no battery drain when screen is off. I have lost 1% last 2 hours. Will give an comment after my battery is drained and see how good it is now.

  • Knox Leone

    When Can i Expect Fm radio App with this ?

  • Knox Leone

    Is this contain fm radio Or not ? pleaese Frm pradeep IND

    • http://www.theandroidsoul.com/ Kapil

      It doesn’t have FM radio app.

      • Pedro Quesado

        I’m using spirit fm,
        region europe,
        methode Samsung alsa
        and it works :)

  • Amin269

    b4 i was using RC3. in that one i was able to play my previous games. This one supports or not??

    • http://www.theandroidsoul.com/ Kapil

      It would support all apps and games.

      • Amin269

        thanks kapil

        ill try this one 2day

  • Hanz Zain

    This ROM is awesome!

    Thanks to Kapil for his recommendation.

  • Ray

    does a FM radio include in this ROM? Don’t want to install a internet radio app

  • Robertozz

    Dear Kapil,
    how comes anytime i try to install the package i get the message: E:signature verification failed. then te istallation aborts. i have a samsung i9000 s

    • http://www.theandroidsoul.com/ Kapil

      You don’t have clockworkmod (cwm) recovery installed, you are trying this Samsung’s recovery. Please follow all steps from above. Step 2 gets you cwm recovery for the firmware you flash in step 1 above.

  • Alenbobi

    Hi thanks for this epic post! Love it! Everything is working fine only my Wi-Fi won’t do a thing no clue what happened. Any suggestions/fix? Thanks!

    • Ved Vernekar

      did you try version 1.2? I flashed it in the morning & i’m pretty happy with it so far.

  • http://www.seekably.com/ Suraj KV

    Very Nice!

  • Lucian Negoiu

    This Download Links is a shit,dosen’t work.
    You have another donload link?

  • SIngha

    Ive installed and it looks like a very nice and quick rom.

    Sadly i have a big issue though! Wireless does not seem to work. It just keeps going, ON and then OFF, ON and then OFF..

    Any ideas ?

    • http://www.theandroidsoul.com/ Kapil

      No idea on that.. didn’t happen to me. Power Off and then restart it again. Did you use titanium backup to restore apps?

      • SIngha

         Thanks for the reply. I have it fixed now. I ended up having to reinstall with above method.

        It is a very nice rom!!!

    • Lucian

      same to me,and verry much error .

      • http://www.theandroidsoul.com/ Kapil

        Version 1.2 of this rom is out.. get it from above.. downlooad link has been updated with this. It fixes the WiFi flickering issue. Use that.

        • Lucian

          Thaks for your work Kapil.I hope now is work.

        • Lucian

          i can’t download file from hotfile.com (after 1 hour and 30 minute iheve downlod error).
          You can upload on another site?
          Thank you Kapil.

          • http://www.theandroidsoul.com/ Kapil

            Mirror added. Download from that, it’s direct link.

          • Lucian Negoiu

            Thank you.

          • Lucian Negoiu

            Ok It’s working now.Thak’s.

  • http://www.geekygyaan.com/ Jeet Dholakia

    Updated it but its not good.
    i backup my all app and data using Titanium Backup but after that one error is coming like “android.process.media” unfortunately stoped and Gmail and Camera app is not working.

    • http://www.theandroidsoul.com/ Kapil

      You sure you did what’s said at step 4 above. because I think that’s responsible for the error you are getting.

      And even if you did, repeat step 4 again and then flash the AOKP rom again. Then, download the titanium backup app from market, and restore apps (that you backed up on cm9/previous rom) to get your apps (with data) back.

      • http://www.geekygyaan.com/ Jeet Dholakia

        Yes i am absolute sure that i have followed all steps including the 4 one. now what should i do? means how to flash AOKP custom ROM again? sorry but i am not expert in this that’s why i am asking you.

        • http://www.theandroidsoul.com/ Kapil

          Hey, are you restoring system data too… restore only user apps from titanium backup.

          See, do this: Do step 4 first. Boot into recovery mode for that and do that. Then, boot up your phone and install Titanium Backup from market. Now restore only user apps using titanium backup, and you’ll be fine. Don’t restore system data from titanium backup.

          Let me know when you’ve done this.

          • http://www.geekygyaan.com/ Jeet Dholakia

            Done with step 4 now i should reboot it or follow the instruction to install from sdcard. like i have to installed it once again or just reboot it?

          • http://www.theandroidsoul.com/ Kapil

            Just reboot it.

          • http://www.geekygyaan.com/ Jeet Dholakia

            Thanks brother :) its ok now and really a big thanks for such a quick response from your side :) Keep Updating.

          • http://www.theandroidsoul.com/ Kapil

            Cool :)

      • http://www.geekygyaan.com/ Jeet Dholakia

        Please brother what should i do now? tell me

        • Tobias

          I had that problem too, but actually doing step 4 and reflashing worked like a charm

      • Lucian

        V 1.2 resolve  “android.process.media” when i open a program or folder (pictures folder,explorer,market,camera,etc.) ?

  • http://www.facebook.com/radumihai89 Radu-Dan Mihai

    To update or not?:)) This is the question. I think I will change the version of ICS,from cyanogenmod to this. I will post my opinion here after I will try it. I have some doubts. In previous firmware from cyanogen,camera is a little bit slowly,and doesn’t have any options,like it was on Gingerbread. I can’t set Exposure,or set Incandescent,Day light,and so on. In this version,camera is fully functionable? 

    THank you!

    • http://www.theandroidsoul.com/ Kapil

      Sure, do let us know your thoughts on this.

  • Anonymous

    Hi Kapil,
    I tried this one. The look and performance  are really attractive. I did not find the short cut settings as shown in the screen shots of the drop-down task bar except for ‘wifi, BT, GPS, Rotate. The phone in the idle state connects data network sometimes even though it is kept unselected and gets deduction from the account!

    Thanks,
    Mahmud K

    • http://www.theandroidsoul.com/ Kapil

      Go to settings and look for rom control option there. Play with it, it’s got all kind of settings you’ll need. You’ll simply enjoy it. :)

      • Anonymous

         Thank you Kapil, as you told I played withe the Rom Control and now I got all the short-cut settings in the drop-down menu.
        Another thing, I can open all the folders/files in the external Sd card.
        But any of the music player apps cannot find or add to the playlist the songs stored in the external sd card. I have to open each song individually and choose a player to play it or copy the file to the phone ‘s internal USB storage to be added by the player like Winamp etc!
        This means the external SD card is not fully functional in this ROM too,  is it?
        Thank you,
        Mahmud K.

        • http://www.theandroidsoul.com/ Kapil

          That’s gr8. Rom is under heavy development, so expect these sort of bugs. All thanks goes to dev team who is doing the real job.

          • Anonymous

             That’s right! All thanks go to the wonderful team of devs. Really this is an excellent piece of their work.
            The app ‘newshunt’ is a very useful one to read news in different Indian languages. But none of the versions of the ICS ROMs including this one  supports its functioning. Let’s hope for betterment in coming versions.
            Once again thanks a heap,
            Mahmud K

  • http://www.geekygyaan.com/ Jeet Dholakia

    Hello Kapil,

    few days back i updated my SGS i9000 to CyanogenMod 9 by reading your article only so should i stick to that only or should i update my phone with this?

    • http://www.theandroidsoul.com/ Kapil

      You should definitely upgrade to this one. It’s wonderful !!!

      • http://www.geekygyaan.com/ Jeet Dholakia

        but if i upgrade to this one i will lost all my installed app and i have to installed them once again to my device and is it better then CM9?

        • http://www.theandroidsoul.com/ Kapil

          Use titanium backup to take backup of all your apps, with data. Then, restore after you’ve switched to AOKP. That’s what I did.

          • http://www.geekygyaan.com/ Jeet Dholakia

            Ok i will surely going to try it out. 
            thanks for the update and i hope there are no bugs in this version.

          • http://www.theandroidsoul.com/ Kapil

            Sure. Btw, Evey ICS rom got its share of bugs, but this one is still great.

          • http://www.geekygyaan.com/ Jeet Dholakia

            Ok i am updating it :)

          • Alex Ene

            Hello.
            Do you have any recommendations on whether to upgrade over a JVT or JVU rom?

          • http://www.theandroidsoul.com/ Kapil

            Either one is good. You would need cwm installed, btw.

          • Ved Vernekar

            How does this compare to onecosmic’s RC3 plus ROM as far as additional features, apps, battery life and speed are concerned? Does it have native facebook sync? I really miss thinkfree office on my current ROM. is it missing in this ROM as well?

          • http://www.theandroidsoul.com Shivam

            Nope, no native Facebook sync, but thinkfree is installed (I think). The rom is very smooth and battery life is great too.

            Its the best ICS rom I’ve used on S1.. do try it.

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