Back in December last year, a new ‘value pack’ firmware for the Galaxy S was leaked online. This new firmware included many of the Ice Cream Sandwich features including Face Unlock, performance improvements, a photo editing app, and an updated TouchWIZ launcher with folder support. Sammy has also added some UI elements from TW4 to spice up the UI.
After a lot of confusion on whether the Galaxy S will get Ice Cream Sandwich or not, Samsung finally announced that it will be releasing a value pack firmware update for the Galaxy S and a few other mid-range Galaxy branded handsets. Earlier today, Samsung started rolling out the official ‘value pack’ firmware update for Galaxy S owners in Korea. Thankfully, the folks over at XDA have managed to get their hands on European version of the firmware, for Galaxy S owners all over the world to flash and enjoy!
Below is a step by step guide on how to flash the leaked XXJW4 value pack firmware on the Galaxy S -:
P.S. – Make sure you have KIES installed before proceeding with the steps below. Also, don’t forget to make a backup of the data on your phone!
Step 2: Start ODIN, and click on the PDA button. Then select the .tar file which you extracted from the firmware zip file inside a new folder on your desktop.
Step 3: Now, switch off your Galaxy S and boot into Download mode by pressing the Volume down + Home + Power buttons simultaneously. When your SGS boots into Download mode, the screen will show ‘Downloading…’ with an Android cleaning logo on top of it.
Step 4: Connect the handset to your PC, and wait for ODIN to detect it. When ODIN detects it, a random COM No. will be displayed inside a glowing yellow box. Simply press the Start button now, and wait for ODIN to flash the firmware.
Once the firmware is flashed, your handset will automatically reboot itself. Keep in mind that the first boot might take some time so please be patient!
Thanks to Pzekret for the download link!