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Install Tablet UI on Galaxy S. Thanks to Team Inferno!

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Get ready to experience the tablet experience on your Samsung Galaxy S. CyanTablet 9, by Team Inferno is an Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich ROM that features a full tablet interface i.e the whole UI is like what you see on Android tablets. The home screen, the menus, everything has been reorganized to resemble a tablet interface. And it’s based on CM9, so it offers fast performance as well.

However, due to the small screen size, the text and icon will appear smaller which cannot be fixed, but one has to try the ROM if only to experience the tablet look, if they can live with the smaller stuff.

So, read on to find out how you can get the tablet experience with CyanTablet 9 ROM on your Galaxy S.

Compatibility

This ROM and the guide below are compatible only and only with the Samsung Galaxy S, model number i9000. It’s not compatible 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.

ROM Developers → saranhai/Team Inferno

How to Install CyanTablet 9 ROM on Galaxy S i9000

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Important Note, Please ReadIf you are already on an Ice Cream Sandwich Android 4.0 ROM, you can skip steps 3 and 4. If unsure of what ROM you are on, follow all the steps.

  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.
    Important! 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. Flash the stock XXJW4 firmware by using → this guide.
  4. Root XXJW4 to obtain Clockworkmod recovery (CWM) by using → this guide.
  5. Download the latest version of the ROM from the official development page.
  6. Download the Google Apps package. This will install apps like Market, Gmail, etc. which are not present in the ROM.
    Download Link  |  Filename: gapps-ics-20120429-signed.zip
  7. Transfer the downloaded zip files from step 5 and step 6 to the root of the internal SD card (not the micro SD).
  8. Turn off your Galaxy S and wait for complete shutdown (wait for vibration and check capacitive button lights).
  9. Then, boot into CWM recovery. To do so, press and hold these 3 buttons together: Volume Up, Home, and the Power button till the screen turns on, then let go of the buttons.
    In recovery, use Volume keys to scroll up and down and power key to select an option.
  10. [Optional] Perform a Nandroid Backup of your existing ROM, so that you can always restore it from recovery if something does not work out with this rom. To perform a backup, select Backup and Restore –> On the next screen, select Backup again. Go back to main recovery menu after backup is complete.
  11. Select wipe data/factory reset, then select Yes on next screen to confirm. Wait a while till the data wipe is complete.
  12. Now select install zip from sdcard, then select choose zip from sdcard. Scroll to the ROM file on the sdcard and select it.
  13. Confirm installation by selecting Yes – Install _____.zip on the next screen. The ROM will start installing.
  14. The phone will reboot into recovery in the middle of installation and then continue installing the ROM. However, if it simply reboots but doesn’t continue installation, repeat step 11 and 12.
  15. After the ROM finishes installing, select go back to go back to the main recovery menu.
  16. Now repeat step 12, but this time select the Google apps file gapps-ics-20120429-signed.zip that you downloaded in step 6 to install the Google apps package. Confirm installation by selecting Yes on the next screen.
  17. After the installation is complete, select go back and then select reboot system now to reboot your phone.

The CyanTablet 9 ROM has been successfully installed and is now running on your Galaxy S. Visit the official development page to get more info and to get the latest updates on the ROM. Share your thoughts on the ROM in the comments below.

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  • Guest

    This rooting and changing ROM continually for little difference in serviceability seems an awful lot of work and risk for often very little gain! Seems that almost every flashed rom has some bugs in it or GPS doesn’t work, or camera stops working or some other problems. What is the benefit to all this work? Especially with all the comments from users who have tried and failed! I understand that some Google services such as Wallet and Movies do not work on rooted phones also. Every time you have to reload your apps and sometimes your APN’s. Dont see any real benefits after all this. If it so easy to do, why is no-one running a business offering to do this “rooting” for all and sundry at a small fee. If it is so good, they would be wealthy very quickly.

    • Jamie White

      They wouldn’t, they’d go bust very quickly. You answered your own question, “if it’s so easy” why is no-one charging a fee to do it for others? Because it’s so easy they can do it themselves. Why would they bother paying?
      However, the first part of what you say is completely true. They all have broken bits and pieces and you have to backup and restore all the time to get your apps and settings back, but thats the price we pay for bleeding edge. If you want the future now before it’s ready, it isn’t going to be perfect but it’s worth it for adventurous people.

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

        +1

  • Too-Small

    Everything is way too small. i tried to find LCD Density so that I could grow Icons bigger but didn’t find it. Overall ROM is good and smooth but looks really matter.I am back to my Dark Knight :(

  • Jamie White

    I love it! I Love IT! I have a fetish for tiny fonts, I enjoy utilising all the space and not wasting it.
    Thank you so much for all your flashing guides, there hasn’t been one that I didn’t try and when it went wrong someone had already gotten a solution for me from you :)
    I just wish, all these new ROM’s allowed me to access my service provider, but for some reason they don’t register/recognise/find (or whatever the word would be) Virgin mobile.

  • http://twitter.com/mderover Marco

    Works perfect!, though it’s very small and when I hold my phone up the screen doesn’t fit. But it’s all very smooth. Am impressed! ;D

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