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Get the Galaxy S II experience on your Galaxy S (i9000) with ‘F1 Galaxy S2’ Custom ROM

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F1 Galaxy S2

Want the new Galaxy S II (S2) look & feel on your Galaxy S i9000?

Well you’re in luck if you nodded your head in confirmation to the above question, because we actually have one such wonderful ROM by XDA member ‘Faryaab’, F1 Galaxy S2.

The ROM is very much identical to the Galaxy S 2, so it includes the new TouchWiz (v4), Galaxy S2 theme and a bunch of other tweaks.

Video Comparison

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As this ROM is all about getting the S2 experience on S1, we thought of making a video comparing the both phones.

Left side – Galaxy S 2    |     Right side – Original Galaxy S running ‘F1 Galaxy S2′ ROM.

So if the video above impressed you, then you can also have this ROM on your Galaxy S i9000. Proceed on for the instructions.. BUT, warnings first!

[info]This guide is applicable only for Samsung’s Galaxy S international version (i9000). If yours is Vibrant/Captivate/Fascinate/Epic 4G or any other Galaxy S variant, then this ROM — and Guide — is not for you, and that’s for definite.[/info]

[warning]The methods and procedures discussed here are considered risky and you should not attempt 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. Okay![/warning]

Requirements

You must have a rooted XXJVP firmware with ClockworkMod (CWM) recovery installed on your phone. If you don’t have, then do the following:

  1. Install XXJVP firmware by following the guide here – http://wp.me/pXleP-1Gc
  2. Now root & install CWM recovery on XXJVP firmware using this guide – http://wp.me/pXleP-1Gl

Download the ROM

Download the ‘F1 Galaxy S2′ ROM from here —  F1 Galaxy S2 V6 (Wipe version).

NOTE: This will wipe your data on phone, so make sure you backup everything important before flashing this ROM. 

Installation [with Video]

 

  1. Transfer the ROM’s zip file you downloaded above to your phone’s internal SD Card
  2. Switch Off the phone
  3. Now boot into recovery. Press & hold the following keys together “Volume UP+Home key+Power button” until the Galaxy S logo screen appears.
  4. Inside the recovery the first thing to do is wipe your data, so do the following:
    1. Select “wipe data/factory reset”, and then “Yes — delete all user data
    2. Select “wipe cache partition”, and then ”Yes”.
    3. Select “Advanced”, then select “Wipe Dalvik Cache” and choose “Yes”
  5. Now select “install zip from SD Card”, then select the zip file that you transferred to your internal SD Card in Step 1, and flash it.
  6. Once finished select “reboot system now

That’s all. You’re now on the ‘F1 Galaxy S2’ ROM. Enjoy! 

The ‘F1 Galaxy S2′ ROM is developed by XDA member ‘Faryaab’, so all credit goes to him. Please consider donating if you like his work. Donate Faryaab

And for latest updates to this ROM, do follow this thread over at XDA.

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  • Bane

    i have
    Samsung I9000 Galaxy S with 8gb i don’t have sd card can i install it? :D

  • gigi’s

    what is that data speed/monitoring app in the status bar?

  • cj

    bro,my phone always got freeze when clearing memory…
    how to solve it?

  • Henk

    will this word for the samsung galaxy s plus too?

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

      No.

  • Ozzie

    Hello, I am using this ROM for a couple of weeks now, and I like it very much it looks good and it is very fast, but I got one problem, my phone freezes completely  atleast once a day, which is very frustrating.

    I would like to know if anyone else is having this same problem, and if their is a solution for this problem.

    thanks in advance!

    • Alexandru_mage

      Yes, i had the same problem so i unnistalled it. Untill than, i had to reboot it each time.
      As a personal note: Is anyone in here willing to help any of us? I posted such a comment 3 week ago WTH???

  • Anonymous

    hi…
    I did all the steps and at the end say can not open the zip file and
    aborted..
    help…

  • Sushilsthapit

    Hi after having this rom in my galaxyS I am having one issue my home button the one in the center is not working… not physically damaged but no response… what to do plz email me at sushilsthapit@hotmail.com

  • Sushilsthapit

    Hi after having this rom in my galaxyS I am having one issue my home button the one in the center is not working… do physically damaged but no response… what to do plz email me at sushilsthapit@hotmail.com

  • Imtiaz Ahmad

    Hi, is this F1 S2 custom ROM available for XXJVR? I have got XXJVR and would like to try the custom ROM. 

  • deathword214

    Also, the link is broken. I download it as a guest, and after waiting 15 seconds, the file downloads as a .html file.

    • deathword214

      the name of the file is:
      F1-GS2-V6-Signed_(Wipe).zip.html

  • deathword214

    hi, please help me, i had installed custom roms before that drain my battery at a high rate, this one does the same ?

  • deathword214

    hi, please help me, i had installed custom roms before that drain my battery at a high rate, this one does the same ?

  • Debastiani89

    Hi, I’m totally new to Android and the installation process ran just damn fine ! Thanks a lot !

  • abdallakhalid1997

    thank u a lot its like a dream come true to use it 

  • kt

    Thanks for wonderful ROM. It worked perfectly on my SGS.

  • http://twitter.com/ArtkillDotCom Mattak

    Been using for 24 hours. Previously had 2.3.3 CWM running. This is SOO much faster! Very stable so far and liking the TW4.
    I notice in your comparison vid, you’ve got the custom switch-off animation. can you post the xda link to get that… cheers!

  • Adriankim1984

    keeps crashing…. very unstable.

    • Adriankim1984

      i will wait for better release.. i love it but keeps crashing specialy when playing games. will switch to stable version XXJVQ.

  • Augustine Acquah

    Hi all, i followed this tutorial and got the galaxy s II custom rom installed. the installation went through perfectly. After using the phone for some hours i realised the phone periodically keeps rebooting on its own. its done that more than 5 times since yesterday. I will appreciate any help offered me. i am a little new with android. thank u.

    • http://www.theandroidsoul.com Shivam

      Did you cleared Dalvik Cache before installing this ROM? If not, then try
      clearing now via recovery.

      It may help..

      • Augustine Acquah

        Hi Shivam,i think i did clear Dalvik Cache before running the installation. i also tried reinstalling the ROM but the phone wont boot past the galaxy s logo it happened twice. i have flashed the phone again with the xxjvp gingerbread ROM. i like the galaxy sII ROM but i am afraid to install it again, i am scared i may damage my phone in the process. i will still appreciate any help offered to get the rom back on my phone without any problems.

        Does any of you who have the S II ROM installed get your phones restarting unexpectedly?

        • Mohamed Magdy

          Hello Augstine , i have had this ” stuck ” issue when i was first installing this rom , you need to go to recovery and disable voodoo lag fix , it is what is making you boot loop , try it and let me know how it works for u :)

  • http://twitter.com/TnK8iD Massimo

    Hi i just installed the ginger 2.3.4 xxjvq , i was wondering if i can install this rom on it , or if i have to reinstall the 2.3.3 before. thanks

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

      I think you can install it over XXJVQ, no need to flash Android 2.3.3 first.
      But make full backup so that if anything goes wrong, you can revert back to
      XXJVQ. Make a full backup using the backup function of clockworkmod
      recovery. if you’ve flashed cf-root for xxjvq, you’ll have the recovery.

      • Adriankim1984

        are u still using this ROM? are u experiencing crashing on this rom? 

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

          I’m on XXJVQ right now.

          • Adriankim1984

            kapil have u tried the EXTRAordinary rom by ph.miki of xda?

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

            Nope….. but will try soon… thnx for telling me.

          • Adriankim1984

            here is also the link for the latest version of F1..
            http://hotfile.com/dl/121957963/a189ef7/Update-F1-JVP-Mod-V9-Signed_(Wipe).zip.html

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

            OK…

          • Adriankim1984

            flashed extraordinary rom on rooted xxjvq and its fast and stable.

          • Sushilsthapit

            Hi after having this rom in my galaxyS I am having one issue my home button the one in the center is not working… do physically damaged but no response… what to do plz email me at sushilsthapit@hotmail.com

  • Magdy

    and it looks like iam not the only one , Adriankim1984 is having the same problem

    • http://www.theandroidsoul.com Shivam

      Hey Magdy, do the following to get the problem solved:

      1. Disable Lagfix (if activated)
      2. Wipe Everything (Data, Cache, Dalvik-Cache & Battery stats)
      3. Install Stock JVP Firmware
      4. Install CF-Root Kernel5. Install ‘F1 Galaxy S2’Done!

      btw Adrian got the problem solved. @50b60d1730be7a92d17ed06852524fab:disqus Please say it here also ;)

      • Magdy

        Thank you for the reply i was waiting for it , but can i flash my speedmod-kernel-k15h-t22-300hz  after that again ?? iam not really an expert but i think speedmod is the best, or am i wrong ?

        • Magdy

          i have just did that,  and nothing helped :(

          • Adriankim1984

            have the same problem before… but problem fixed already, thanks to kapil and androidsoul facebook account… try flashing it back to XXJVP after that flash again the cf-root… make sure to clear the data, cache, dalvik, and battery stats. 

            i got problem before on wifi before when i did not clear the battery stats.

          • Magdy

            Thank you man i have done that and i can now connect to my wifi , but i have bigger problem now, which is slow browser and slow gallery , my mobile is not …smooth , and i have tried every kernel available , and i wiped everyyy thinggg

          • Adriankim1984

            try installing the voodoo lagfix.. if you had it already try enabling it on recovery.

  • Magdy

    hello  iam having a serious issue with this rom, which is Wifi , when i try connect to my network it keep saying Obtaining adress forever , any fix ?

  • Kshashikanth

    Great..! Its working..! Awesome..!

  • Msnalmond

    How about the quadrant score?

  • Guest Chris

    How do I install the F1 service pack and Lockscreens? I’ve just updated to V6.

  • Anonymous

    Cool. Is this ROM available for JVQ? Will install it later maybe.

    Thnak you. 

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

      No. But I think future updates will use JVQ as base.

      • Anonymous

        Appreciate your fast response. Actually I just moved to CM7 RC1 and I’m not quite sure if I like it yet. I mean, I’ve been using stock roms since I bought my SGS and now it’s a kinda difference. I’ll be prabably moving back to JVP/JVQ.

        Still need to research if I have any lose going back from CM7.

        Regards.

        • Anonymous

          hi..
          I did all the steps and at end say can not open the zip and aborted…

  • Adriankim1984

    anyone tried this one? how was it?

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

      It was awesome, I’m using it -_-

      • Adriankim1984

        thanks kapil.. no bugs encountered? was it faster than the xxjvp version?

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

          Speed-wise, it’s on par with JVP. But it’s great if you take looks and
          features into account.

          • Adriankim1984

            do i have to disable lagfix?

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

            Yes.

          • Adriankim1984

            thanks for the reply.. found problem. cannot connect to my wifi at home. it shows “obstaining IP address” but i have been waiting this for 30 mins now.. any suggestion? 

          • Adriankim1984

            thanks for the reply.. found problem. cannot connect to my wifi at home. it shows “obstaining IP address” but i have been waiting this for 30 mins now.. any suggestion? 

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