Galaxy S gets New Ice Cream Sandwich Rom — RC3Plus [Android 4.0]

Samsung’s recent announcement that Ice Cream Sandwich would not be coming for the best-selling Galaxy S seems to have spurred the developer community into churning out custom ROM after custom ROM for this fantastic device.

Here we go again with another custom Ice Cream Sandwich ROM for the Galaxy S GT-i9000. Many of you must have already tried out OneCosmic’s Ice Cream Sandwich ROM on your Galaxy S phone. Developer Stockplus has just released a new custom ROM, based on OneCosmic’s RC3 release, and has included a number of fixes and tweaks in his version ─ hence the name RC3Plus. The ROM is based on the exact same framework and kernel as OneCosmic’s RC3 release, but includes, like I mentioned earlier, fixes and improvements.

Have a look at the changes incorporated by StockPlus in this ROM below:

  • Installation Script – cleaned
  • Installation Package – compressed
  • Modem change: to XXJVU (the ‘value pack’ leak one) – not changed in 9000B version
  • Visual change: boot animation (darker  more vivid)
  • Deleted doubled busybox in /system/bin/
  • System app: change: Contacts for T9 dialer (number->contacts)
  • System app: fix: NetworkLocation (so it actually works)
  • System update: busubox updated from 1.8.1 to 1.19.3
  • App added: OI File Manager
  • App added: Aries Parts (to control kernel functions)
  • App added: NSTools (to control kernel functions) – updted in v3
  • App added: Galaxy Live Wallpaper
  • App added: Google Books Tablet
  • App added: Google Movie
  • App added: ThinkFree Office
  • App added: Google Music application
  • App added: Spirit FM (you still need to set it up manualy)
  • App added: Sim Toolkit App
  • App removed: Google Plus (incorrect signature)
  • App removed: Phonesky (doubled market)

Warning!
The steps and methods included in this guide are considered risky. Please do not attempt to try this unless you know exactly what you are doing, as it may render your device unusable, and your pocket lighter by the amount it takes to replace it. You have been forewarned!!!

Compatibility:
This ROM is compatible only and only with the Samsung Galaxy S i9000. Please do not attempt to flash it on any other device. We are not responsible for any damage that may be caused to your device.

Now that we have gone over the features, and the customary compatibility heads up, lets move on to see how we can get this brand new ROM up and running on your devices.

Pre-installation Thoughts/Requirements

  • Installing/Flashing this ROM will erase your apps and data. So, it’s a very important you back them up, before proceeding further. To backup your apps and important data — bookmarks, contacts, SMS, APNs (internet settings), etc. Restore APN settings if Internet isn’t working for you. This Android backup guide would help you. And if you’ve rooted your Galaxy S, you can save application’s data too, using Titanium backup (free app on android market) to backup apps with data. And use this app only  again to restore those apps with data.
  • Make sure your device is rooted and has ClockworkMod recovery installed
  • Fully charged battery

Installation Steps

  1. Remove sim card lock, if you have it set. Go here: Settings » Location and Security » Sim card lock  » checkbox should be clear (not selected).
  2. Download the ROM file: Download Link. File Name: I9000_STOCKPLUS_ICS_RC3-PLUS_v3.zip  |   Size: 164 MB
  3. Transfer the ROM’s zip file that you downloaded above in step 2 to your phone’s internal sdcard
  4. Install XXJVU firmware first.
  5. Root and install CWM recovery on XXJVU.
  6. Power Off your Galaxy S. Wait for 5-6 seconds until you feel the vibration to confirm complete switch off.
  7. Then, press and hold these 3 buttons together: VolumeUP+Home+Power till the Galaxy S logo shows up on-screen. You’ll boot into CWM recovery soon enough. (In recovery, use Volume keys to scroll up and down and power key to select an option. Use back key to go back).
  8. Do a “wipe data/factory reset”. Wait a while till the data wipe is complete. (This will NOT touch your SD cards, do not worry).
  9. Do a “wipe cache partition”.
  10. Now, select “install zip from sdcard”, then select “choose zip from sdcard”, then scroll to the “I9000_STOCKPLUS_ICS_RC3-PLUS_v3.zip” file you transferred in step 3 above and select it. Then select “Yes, Install ____.zip”. The ROM will now start installing.
  11. Once the installation is complete, go back to the main menu &  select “reboot system now”.
  12. That’s it, You should now be running StockPlus RC3Plus Ice Cream Sandwich on your Galaxy S

You can follow developments and updates to this ROM in the development thread here. If you want to share your experience with this ROM, or have any comments, do let us know in the comments box below.

80 Comments

  1. quote:
    Compatibility:This ROM is compatible only and only with the HTC Rezound. Please do not attempt to flash it on any other device.end quote.

    wtf?

    1. Uh oh.. sorry! It’s only and only for the *Galaxy S i9000*, correcting the post now.
      Thanks for letting us know 🙂

  2. quote:
    Compatibility:This ROM is compatible only and only with the HTC Rezound. Please do not attempt to flash it on any other device.end quote.

    wtf?

      1. doesnt work on i9000 india….followed every step…..nothing happens after boot animation

  3. i have followed the steps…
    then after rooting….cant start …just give me its going to stat but nothing happes?!!

    1. In the instructions , they forgot to mention “wipe cache” after factory reset. Had the same problem until I did this and now it works a treat!

  4. After doing all steps. When rebooting extracting progress just keep appearing. Samsung galaxy will appear and next is cynogen platypus kernel appear and again. So It doesn’t continue. What will I do ? 🙁

  5. i have followed the steps…
    then after rooting….cant start …just give me its going to stat but nothing happes?!!

    1. In the instructions , they forgot to mention “wipe cache” after factory reset. Had the same problem until I did this and now it works a treat!

  6. After doing all steps. When rebooting extracting progress just keep appearing. Samsung galaxy will appear and next is cynogen platypus kernel appear and again. So It doesn’t continue. What will I do ? 🙁

  7. =( i too followed instructions and get to the animated flash screen (funky colors etc) and then just boot loops there. Ive waited 30mins just to be sure

  8. =( i too followed instructions and get to the animated flash screen (funky colors etc) and then just boot loops there. Ive waited 30mins just to be sure

    1. I finally solved it! Had to reboot a couple of times, though.

      Thx for your help, ICS seems to be working at 100%!

      1. I finally solved it! Had to reboot a couple of times, though.

        Thx for your help, ICS seems to be working at 100%!

    1. swype can be installed. Im running this now and works well. Battery life is a bit of an issue though

    2. What about allshare and other samsung apps? Any good replacements for them? I need swype, allshare and office. I believe swype beta can be installed on ICS, never tried it though.

    1. swype can be installed. Im running this now and works well. Battery life is a bit of an issue though

      1. What about allshare and other samsung apps? Any good replacements for them? I need swype, allshare and office. I believe swype beta can be installed on ICS, never tried it though.

  9. i installed this rom and its working great.
    have some lags but still working great… all system is fine

  10. i installed this rom and its working great.
    have some lags but still working great… all system is fine

  11. Guys, i did everything mentioned above, also wiped cache after the factory reset. Now the animated boot screen is looping continuously. Rebooted a couple of times, but all efforts were in vain….. what do i do???

    1. man the same thing happened to me with the RC3, all you need to do is reboot your phone into recovery mode, with the 3 buttons volume up + the middle button + power button then wide/erase data, clear partition and flash it again, reboot and it should work, hope i helped

  12. why i cannot see my external sd card from the file manager?? when i go to external_sd, it says no file but if i access it thru usb, it all has all my file.
    any suggestions?
    also theres no option for camera settings about the storage. I want all my photos be saved in my external sd card.
    please comment….

  13. after installing the zip file it shows the gal s logo, then the platypus screen, then it goes to a black scree. touching the soft buttons makes them light up, but there is no response at all… phone can be restarted by holding down the power button. no battery pull needed. done this several times, followed the steps… not working… any ideas?

  14. Guys, i did everything mentioned above, also wiped cache after the factory reset. Now the animated boot screen is looping continuously. Rebooted a couple of times, but all efforts were in vain….. what do i do???

    1. man the same thing happened to me with the RC3, all you need to do is reboot your phone into recovery mode, with the 3 buttons volume up + the middle button + power button then wide/erase data, clear partition and flash it again, reboot and it should work, hope i helped

  15. why i cannot see my external sd card from the file manager?? when i go to external_sd, it says no file but if i access it thru usb, it all has all my file.
    any suggestions?
    also theres no option for camera settings about the storage. I want all my photos be saved in my external sd card.
    please comment….

  16. after installing the zip file it shows the gal s logo, then the platypus screen, then it goes to a black scree. touching the soft buttons makes them light up, but there is no response at all… phone can be restarted by holding down the power button. no battery pull needed. done this several times, followed the steps… not working… any ideas?

  17. Is it worth while flashing this ROM, i.e. is it usable day on day, bit worried about battery life comments, would appreciate your thoughts

  18. Is it worth while flashing this ROM, i.e. is it usable day on day, bit worried about battery life comments, would appreciate your thoughts

  19. Had a problem when I Batch restored apps and data with Titanium backup, messaging etc would not run. Redid the process and picked and choose certain apps to restore and all works fine. Battery life is no worse than gingerbread, however I do use juice defender. Oh got stuck in a boot loop twice during the installation but got there in the end. Impressed so far.

  20. Had a problem when I Batch restored apps and data with Titanium backup, messaging etc would not run. Redid the process and picked and choose certain apps to restore and all works fine. Battery life is no worse than gingerbread, however I do use juice defender. Oh got stuck in a boot loop twice during the installation but got there in the end. Impressed so far.

  21. Hello, I have installed this ROM successfully. But now if I want to install the ‘Gamerz ROM’ can I just flash the new ROM by the CWM recovery? Can I install other ROMS with the existing CWM recovery with your ICS ROM ? THanks 🙂

  22. Hello, I have installed this ROM successfully. But now if I want to install the ‘Gamerz ROM’ can I just flash the new ROM by the CWM recovery? Can I install other ROMS with the existing CWM recovery with your ICS ROM ? THanks 🙂

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