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Update Samsung Galaxy S I9000 to Doc’s Master ICS custom ROM firmware

Galaxy S Docs Master ICS ROM Update

Doc’s Master ICS custom ROM is supported now by Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 devices and you can use it to upgrade your phone to Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich since Samsung won’t launch ICS for your I9000 device. Here you can find instructions on how to successfully install the Docs Master ICS ROM on your I9000 smartphone. If you cannot complete this tutorial then you should check other similar guides we have listed in the Update section of our website.

The Doc’s Master ICS ROM is a custom firmware that it based on Galaxy S3, AOKP and MIUI ROMs and now you can install it right on your phone with little effort. However, before moving to the tutorial guide you will need to learn how to properly configure your device so that it won’t get bricked during the process. More about this can be found in the prep guide. The instructions listed in this post are for advanced Android users as it is recommended for your to have the minimum Android skills when it comes to launch CWM recovery and flashing custom ROMs on Galaxy S phone.

This new firmware will improve numerous aspects of your current firmware and after the update is complete you should try to open all the ROM controls and configure all the Android settings to improve your ICS experience for your SGS phone.

Before we can begin to install the new custom ROM, you will first need to prepare your device for the installation process and here’s what you need to do:

  •  your device has to be rooted and CWM Recovery image should be installed on it.
  • as you will be forced to wipe the data from your device, this means that you need to move all your important videos, photo, audio etc on your phone’s internal or external sdcard, or you can choose to move them on your computer.
  • the installed apps, sms text messages and the call logs details can easily be backed up using these small Android programs: AppBak application to backup Android apps | SMS backup & restore | Call Logs backup & restore. Click the download link for the apps you wish to use and after you complete that actions you should return to this post.
  • phone contacts stored on your phone should be synced with your Gmail account. If you don’t know how to do that, then you should use the info listed here and I’m sure that you’ll manage to save all the phone numbers.
  • make sure to charge the phone battery so that the Galaxy S device won’t power OFF while you’re installing Docs Master ICS ROM.
  • a full backup of the current installed ROM is recommended. This action will help you restore it in case you don’t like the new custom ROM firmware.
  • Doc’s Master ICS ROM is based on SGS3 official firmware, AOKP and MIUI, so you shouldn’t be surprised in case you notice some features and functions that usually shouldn’t be placed together.

That’s all you had to know and now you’re free to move to the tutorial guide and learn how to flash the new custom ROM on your SGS phone.

Please note that neither we nor the developers should be held responsible if something goes wrong and you damage your phone. Remember that you’re installing this update firmware at your own risk and the steps I’ve listed in the tutorial guide should be applied only by advanced Android users.

How to update Samsung Galaxy S2 with Doc’s Master ICS custom ROM:

  1. Download the ROM zip file and save it on your computer. Do not extract its contents.
  2. Now, connect the SGS device to your computer. Move the ROM zip package on its internal sd card and then disconnect it from your PC. We will need to boot into recovery mode.
  3. Boot into CWM Recovery by pressing and holding ‘volume up’ + ‘home center’ buttons and while you’re doing that you should press Power. Release the buttons only when you’re in recovery mode.
  4. Now, you need to wipe all data. Do it by selecting the option that says ‘wipe data/ factory reset’. Confirm this.
  5. Now delete the cache partition and the dalvik cache. Confirm these two actions also.
  6. Select ‘install zip from sdcard’ and then select ‘choose zip from sdcard’.
  7. Find the Doc’s Master ICS ROM zip file on your phone’s internal sdcard. Select ‘YES’ to start the installation of the new firmware update.
  8. When the update is complete you will need to go back to the main recovery menu. Select ‘reboot system now’.
  9. Your phone will now start its first boot with the new ROM. Wait at least 10 minutes until this operation completes.
  10. Enter your Google account details and start customizing and testing your Galaxy S that now is running on Doc’s Master ICS custom ROM Android 4.0.4 firmware.

That’s it, now you’ve managed to install a brand new custom ROM on your phone by reading ten simple steps.

Please note that in case your phone freezes or it gets stuck into a boot loop then it means that installation was unsuccessful, and now you will need to re-read the entire preparation guide only after you’ve meet all requirements you should again attempt to install the ROM. Also, make sure that you’ve applied steps 4 and 5 as these are very important. Repeat the entire tutorial guide and if you still cannot update to Docs Master ICS then you should ask for help by posting in our comments field.

Also, you should now that our website hosts a section for rooting Galaxy S along with guides on how to successfully update it to multiple other custom ROMs.

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