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Step 1: Download ‘SGH-959 Root Update.zip’ or scan the QR code from below.
Step 2: Rename the zip file to ‘update.zip’.
Step 3: Now steer to settings->Applications->USB settings and select Mass storage.
Step 4: Plug the device with PC and pull-down window of your device then select mount USB.
Step 5: Now you must copy the update.zip to the SD memory.
Step 6: Turn off the phone.
Step 7: Now hold down the Volume up and volume down while powering on the phone which will take you to recovery menu, you have to try this a few times.
Step 8: Select ‘Reinstall Packages’ in the Recovery menu by using the volume down then power to select.
Step 9: The phone will reboot and you have su+Superuser and busybox (/system/xbin/busybox).
Now who’s turn to get baked in Ice Cream Sandwich? Yes, it’s you device, Samsung Galaxy Vibrant a.k.a Samsung T959 Galaxy S for T-Mobile users. Ice cream sandwich update is rolling out for lot of models and it has been a happy moment for all the Vibrant users to update their Smartphone with the new dashing, high end operating system, Android 4.0 . Earlier Galaxy Vibrant was running on Android 2.1 then upgraded to Android 2.2 and then to Honeycomb, it’s Ice cream sandwich time. This phone has 1 GHz Cortex-A8 processor so it will support ICS.
We had slobber over the Galaxy Nexus a lot but not only the Nexus has the 4.0 but other smartphones and tablets running on 2.3 or 3.0 are getting updated to Ice cream sandwich. Not ever man can afford this $649.99 phone to get a simple ICS. Why not to upgrade the old version to new? Trust on us and follow the steps below.
- Windows Vista or Windows 7 PC
- Fully charged Samsung Galaxy Vibrant
- Backup of phone data
How to Update Samsung Galaxy Vibrant with Android 4.0:
Step 1: Click here to download ICS custom ROM for the Galaxy Vibrant.
Step 2: Click here to download Galaxy Vibrant kernel.
Step 3: Click here to download Superuser app.
Step 4: Connect your Samsung Galaxy Vibrant to your PC via USB cable to copy the three files you downloaded in Step 1, 2 and 3. You need to copy those files in the root directory of the vibrant’s SD card without renaming the files means not to modify the file names, just be as it is.
Step 5: Now turn off the device and then press and hold the volume down key with the OK button. While pressing the buttons downward press the power button. This way your phone gets rebooted in recovery mode.
Step 6: It’s time to do two things i.e. wipe data/factory reset and wipe cache partition in recovery mode. To scroll to these options you must use the volume rocker in the side and selecting the option by pressing the power button.
Step 7: After that select the ‘Install zip from sdcard’, then ‘Choose zip from sdcard’. After that navigate to the directory where you had saved the downloaded Zip files (step 1, 2 and 3) and then from them pick the ‘ICS_4.0.3_r1-RC2.11-i9000.zip’.
Step 8: The zip files will start flashing in your phone. Choose other two file ‘ICS-RC2.1-i9000-Glitch.zip’ and ‘Superuser-3.0.7-efghi-signed.zip’ one after another in sequence in the same method.
Step 9: The process of flashing will take few minutes, so keep patient.
Step 10: When all the three zip files are flashed then reboot your device.
Hurray! Now your Samsung Galaxy Vibrant is updated to Ice cream sandwich. Comment us how you feel about your new ICS on your Samsung Galaxy vibrant.