CyanogenMod 9 is being ported to quite a lot of Android devices and a good news for Samsung Galaxy Fit owners is that they now have ICS for their device which has been compiled using the CyanogenMod 9 source code. So now Samsung Galaxy Fit users can taste ICS on their device. The process of compiling this ROM was going on from the past few days facing regular developments. It is currently in the Beta 7 stage. For updates and issues on this ROM, you can refer the original development thread, the link to which is present at the bottom of this post.
Since this ROM is in Beta 7 stage, there might be a few bugs. So it is advisable to have a proper backup before you install this ROM.
What is working?
- GSM (phone/messages/GPRS/EDGE/3G)
- HW acceleration (full)
- Headphones (only 4-pin, like Samsung stock headset)
- All sensors (proximity, roration etc)
- CyanogenMod settings (not all, it’s not fully merged by CyanogenMod team, not my fault)
- Market (now you can download all apps available for Fit with GB)
- Fixed animations (now it looks so good)
- Facebook sync
- BLN support (but temporaily buttons backlight works only as BLN)
- GMail fully works
- Browser fully works
- ICS keyboard
- Games – works as smoothly as on Gingerbread
- Deep sleep
- Wifi signal indicator
- Native Android mass storage
- Without flickering
- Almost working HW video acceleration
- Smooth YT (LQ right now)
- Live Wallpapers
- FM Radio
To know what is not working or to report issues, you can visit this page.
What’s New in Beta 7?
- New Adreno200 libraries for ICS
- Fast and smooth system
- Live Wallpapers working – won’t slowdown your system, like on Gingerbread! (I’m using Phase Beam, it’s beautiful)
- Gallery and calculator fully working all the time
- Gmail working without any problem
- Browser working really good (smooth and fast)
- All apps with graphic problems, like Poweramp, now working without any
- Updated AOSP/CM9 sources
- (development info) New gralloc and hwcomposer
- Updated Macław’s audio libriaries
- FM seems to be working
Disclaimer: BlogoTech is not responsible for any damage that might be caused to your device during this process though the possibility of any damage is negligible. Try this at your own risk.
Follow the steps given below to install the ROM
- Download CM 9 ICS zip file from here.
- Connect your phone to the PC via USB and copy the zip file to the root of your SD card and not within any folder. This helps you locate the zip file easily when you are in recovery mode.
- Disconnect your phone from the PC and turn it off.
- Boot into recovery mode. To do this, press the Home button and Power button together.
- While you are in recovery mode, select Wipe and wipe all data/factory reset. Again wipe cache partition.
- Go back and select “Install zip from SD card”>”Choose zip from SD card”.
- Select the zip file you had copied to your SD card in Step 2.
- Go back and select “Reboot system now”.
In this way.you can easily install CyanogenMod 9 ICS 4.0.3 firmware.