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Galaxy S Plus I9001 Ice Cream Sandwich Update: Install CyanogenMod 9 (CM9), Pretty Good and Working ROM

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Looking for a great and properly working Ice Cream Sandwich Android 4.0 ROM for your Galaxy S Plus I9001, the device Samsung decided not to given even one official Android version update? Well, it seems you search may be at an end.

XDA Senior Member ivendor has released CM9 ROM for the I9001, based on Ice Cream Sandwich and featuring the fast performance and useful customization options of CyanogenMod, without the bloat and unnecessary apps found in stock Samsung ROMs. The best part is that the ROM works pretty good and has almost everything working so it’s a great way to try out Ice Cream Sandwich on your I9001.

Currently, the following things do not work in the ROM (quoted from the developer):

Not working:
FM radio (will probably never work due to lack of sources)

NOTE, Please Read: Since this is an AOSP based ROM, some features like 3G video calling will be unavailable as those are only possible on stock Samsung ROMs (video calls using 3rd party apps like Skype will work fine though). Some other features such as an FM radio will be missing too, and some apps like camera may not be the same as on stock ROMs.

Let’s take a look at how CM9 can be installed on the Galaxy S Plus.

Compatibility

This recovery and the guide below are compatible only and only with the Samsung Galaxy S PLUS, model number i9001. It’s not compatible the GT-i9003, I9000 or with any other device and may render an incompatible device unusable. Check your device model in Settings » About phone.

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 your device, we won’t be held liable.

How to Install CM9 on Galaxy S Plus I9001

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  1. 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.
    NOTE: Don’t forget to at least make a backup of your APN settings, which you can restore later if your data connection does not work after installing the ROM. Use the backup guide to find out how.
  2. Remove SIM card lock, if you have set it earlier. Go here: Settings » Location and Security » Sim card lock » checkbox should be clear (not selected).
  3. Install TWRP Recovery on your phone by following the guide → here.
  4. Download the latest version of the ROM from its development page.
  5. Download the Google Apps package. This will install apps like Play Store, Gmail, etc. which are not present in the ROM by default.
    Download Gapps  |  Alternate Link  |  Filename: gapps-jb-20120726-signed.zip
  6. Copy the two zip files downloaded in step 4 and 5 to the internal SD card on the phone.
  7. Now, we need to boot the phone into TWRP recovery. To do so, turn off your phone. Then, press and hold the Volume Up + Power buttons together, and let go of the buttons as soon as the Samsung logo shows up. Then, as soon as an icon showing “an Android in a box” comes up, press the Menu button (the button on the left of the center/home button) to enter recovery.
  8. Now, tap on Backup, then slide the blue circle button at the bottom to the right to start backing up your current ROM, so that you can restore it later if something does not work out with the new ROM. After backup is complete, go back to the main menu by clicking the home button at the bottom left of the screen.
  9. Select Wipe, then select Factory Reset and then confirm the data wipe. This will not wipe your internal SD card’s contents, so do not worry. Then, go back to the main menu by clicking the home button after wipe is complete.
  10. Select Install, then browse and select the ROM file on the SD card. Confirm installation to flash it.
  11. After installation of ROM is complete, repeat step 10, but this time select the gapps-jb-20120726-signed.zip file you downloaded in step 5 above. Confirm again to install the Gapps package.
  12. After installation is complete, select the Reboot system button to reboot the phone and boot up into CM9. First boot will take up to 5-7 minutes.
    NOTE: Returning to Previous ROM. In case you want to go back to your previous ROM, boot into recovery (with procedure explained in step 7), select Restore, then restore your previous ROM by selecting it from the list. Then reboot the phone after restore is complete.

CM9 based on Android 4.0 is now installed and running on your Galaxy S Plus. Visit the development page for more info and to get the latest updates on the ROM. Share your thoughts on the ROM in the comments.

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  • fgg

    twrp does not load and the android box does not appear

  • Amir Sh

    Hi
    I have installed CM 9 on SGS i9001 but some apps like “viber” and “talk” not installed on android!
    and i cant sync my FaceBook and FB calendar to my android!

  • http://www.facebook.com/joaopmcosta João Costa

    Did anyone have any problems with the wifi? Before a lot of networks appeared (including the one I have at home) and now some dont even appear!

  • Patrick de Beer

    The Gapps package mentioned in the instructions is wrong!! It is the jelly bean installation which will give all kind of strange issues in the google apps.

    Solution:Use gapps belonging to the icecream sandwich version (http://goo.im/gapps/gapps-ics-20120429-signed) and everything works fine
    TWRP installation instruction was not working in my case. Solution:
    Download the zip installer from the TWRP page, place it on your sd card and choose “install from sd” with the standard ‘android out the box’ that is on the phone.

  • http://www.facebook.com/divij.sehgal.18 Divij Sehgal

    hey!!!my phone is not booting up now…what do I do

  • http://www.facebook.com/punjabimundadivij Divij Sehgal

    it does not boot up for at least 10 minutes+

  • David Štampar

    Hi,
    I have installed CM9 and work good, but google play doesn’t work. If you click on icon it force closed. I try fix that whith gapps,.. and don’t work. Please help.

    • Patrick de Beer

      see my last post

  • sjckdj

    Google apps can’t bee downloaded, waste of time!

  • ahjib khor

    the best is juz wait the official firmware lauched by samsung.btw..nice job

  • http://www.facebook.com/basith7861 Syed Basith Ali

    I have installed CM 9 on SGS i9001 But same issue google apps not working there is no play store is there any way to fix this issue

  • Jelle Janssens

    Hey, the google apps package never installs… please help

  • Help

    i updated but whenever I boot the phone now it gets stuck at the point where the green alien like guy is what can I do ?

  • hany

    Room is excellent, but google play does not work .
    Do you have a solution ?

  • ak

    Well I have finally set-up my CM9 just how i want it, only had force closes with a few live wallpapers which i promptly uninstalled.

    Voice search & voice to text was the only thing that did not work correctly. The voice search fix did not work for me (no shit it wasnt made for 9001 CM9), but didn’t brick me either.

    Restored then tried “mikey v6 offline google now” zip update which again thankfully didn’t bugger my phone… infact it made google now rather functional…. idk if its fully functional but wow.

    That also fixed my voice recognition issues…but i have wifi issues to some extent now (wifi fixer does help but it is no fix ofcourse.

    I had the SAME wifi issues with my phone like 14 months ago till i set up a static route and made my router work in n/g/b (no idea why the second part changed anything but it did).

    Trial and error time with the router.

    LOVING CM9

    • http://www.facebook.com/basith7861 Syed Basith Ali

      how ab play store?

  • Bram Aerts

    Hi,

    I have a problem with the home button. It only works to unlock the screen but I can’t do multitasking for example. Am I the only one with this problem?

    Thanks

  • ak

    also anyone having problems with installing TWRP because of e3 default recovery, just use the .zip version of TWRP and apply it as update from e3. If you get bugged in loop recovery screen after installing and rebooting then the stuff at the end of this post helped me fix it
    http://www.theandroidsoul.com/twrp-i9001/

    • Hi Anuj Here.

      Hi ak,

      I have problem with call receiving,If I am calling to my this mobile number so its saying number is busy busy always.I can call to any number but problem with call receive so plz help me dude.I am waiting for ur reply.Thanks in advance.

      Anuj

  • ak

    http://wiki.cyanogenmod.com/index.php?title=Latest_Version/Google_Apps you got the link to the wrong gapps version up there… you got the Cm10 gapps which does not work with cm9

  • cal

    hello all,

    i managed to perform all the above until the first boot. but the screen stucked at the cyanogenmod9 animation for almost half an hour already. anyone knows the solution to this? tqvm.

  • Hi Anuj Here.

    Hi team,
    some how I have enter into recovery mode but its not showing BACKUP option.There r some options as reboot system now,apply update from sdcard,wipe data/factory reset,wipe cache partition and install fota.
    And down >>>status = 0 <<<..Plz help me ..Waiting for your reply.

    thanks
    Anuj

    • cal

      hi anuj, i got the same problem too. but after few trials, i managed to solve it.

      in order to get to the twrp recovery instead of the standard recovery, boot up the phone by press and hold volume up+power button, when the samsung logo came out, release the power button only, maintaining the press on volume button until the twrp recovery console came out.

      • Hi Anuj Here.

        Thanks cal.
        But still m not getting twrp recovry .how you told to do i hv done but leaving power button nd pressing vol up key my phone is restarting again and again and symbol of one box and android is coming and again my phone is booting in standard recovery.Please help me dude..And your phone is working fine.Any issue with dis new ROM??

    • cal

      hi anuj, i got the same problem too. but after few trials, i managed to solve it.

      in order to get to the twrp recovery instead of the standard recovery, boot up the phone by press and hold volume up+power button, when the samsung logo came out, release the power button only, maintaining the press on volume button until the twrp recovery console came out.

  • Decker

    Hello!

    The CM9 works wery well, thanks for the work! I have tested the ROM, the apps work good too, but the Google Play can not connect to the server. Is this something bug, or why?

  • Hi Anuj Here.

    hi i have galaxy s plus and m doing all procedure up to step 6.But my phone is not going into recovery mode after pressing nd holding both key.After leaving both key as soon samsung logo apears on screen Its restarting my phone.Plz help me.

  • Hi Anuj Here.

    hi i have galaxy s plus and m doing all procedure up to step 6.But my phone is not going into recovery mode after pressing nd holding both key.After leaving both key as soon samsung logo apears on screen Its restarting my phone.Plz help me.

  • Hi Anuj Here.

    hi i have galaxy s plus and m doing all procedure up to step 6.But my phone is not going into recovery mode after pressing nd holding both key.After leaving both key as soon samsung logo apears on screen Its restarting my phone.Plz help me.

    • Hi Anuj Here.

      Hello Decker,
      Plz tel me how to go to recovery mode.I have install TWRP recovery.but when i m pressing both up volm nd power key nd leaving just aftr samsung logo comes but its going to recovery mode.Plz help me out.Thanks in adv.

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