Being Samsung’s first super smartphone and having millions of users worldwide, the Galaxy S I9000 has been in the center of attention for a long time and developers have created numerous custom ROMs for this “historical” device. MIUI is one of the best custom ROMs on the market, it has enjoyed great success in the Android community and for good reason. We’d like to mention three of its biggest strengths: the authentic look, great reliability and great support coming from its creators (XDA community). Today, in the following article, we will show you how to install the new Asnet MIUI 4 on the Galaxy S. Please note that this ROM is based on Android ICS 4.0.3 and, of course, it is not an official release by Samsung.
What you need to know and do before downloading and installing the Asnet MIUI 4 ROM on your Samsung Galaxy S I9000:
- note that onebitzero.com will not be held responsible for any damage you might do to your device while and after you install Asnet MIUI 4 ROM on your Samsung Galaxy S I9000. Installing a custom ROM on an Android device requires a certain amount of knowledge, so please continue at your own risk!
- charge the battery of your Galaxy S I9000 to 100%, to be on the safe side.
- back-up all relevant data like messages, contacts, multimedia files and internet settings on your device.
- install ClockworkMod Recovery on your smartphone before installing Asner MIUI 4 ROM.
How to install Asnet MIUI 4 ROM on your Samsung Galaxy S I9000, step by step tutorial:
- IMPORTANT: If you are coming from a stock Galaxy S ROM you first need to root your device. and continue from step 2. If you already have a custom ROM like CM7 or other MIUI ROM, continue directly with step 2.
- Go to the developer’s page and download the latest version of the Asnet MIUI 4 firmware for your smartphone.
- Using the stock USB cable, connect your device to your PC
- Transfer the zip file to the internal memory of the Galaxy S.
- Turn off the device and boot into Clockworkmod recovery. To boot into CWM, press Volume Up, Home and Power buttons, all at the same time. If your phone boots in normal mode, repeat the procedure.
- Once in CWM recovery, select “wipe data/factory reset”>”Yes”.
- [Optional] Do a Nandroid Backup or use any other application to do back-up your system.
- Select “install zip from sdcard”>”choose zip from sdcard”. Now you have to navigate to the file you copied on your internal SD card at step 3 and select it. As usual, in CWM, navigate using the Volume keys and select with the Power key.
- Select “Yes” and the process will start.
- IMPORTANT: While installing the ROM, the phone will boot reboot in recovery mode. Do not panic, this is normal. If the process goes into looping, remove the battery, put it back in and repeat from step 4.
- Once the installation process is over, select “go back”>“reboot system now”.