Samsung Galaxy FIT S5670 users can now be able to upgrade their smartphone’s firmware to Android 4.0.3 ICS but not the official version. In this post, we will teach you how to make your phone running on CyanogenMod 9 (CM9) Beta 7, a custom firmware that’s been heavily based on ICS. Just like what we have said, this firmware is not the official version and it is very unlikely for you to receive the official version. Also keep in mind that you will be using a Beta firmware and you could experience some issues aside from the constant bugs and errors. Do note that you cannot apply this firmware if you have a non-rooted smartphone.
- GSM, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, Full HW acceleration
- Sound, Headphones, All Sensors
- CyanogenMod settings but not all
- Fixed animations
- Facebook sync, Buttons backlight, BLN support
- Full working Gmail and Web Browser
- ICS keyboard, Games, YouTube (smooth but still in low quality)
- Deep sleep, Wi-Fi signal indicator
- Native Android mass storage
- Live Wallpapers
Change log of Beta 7:
- New Adreno200 libraries for ICS
- Fast and smooth system
- Live Wallpapers
- Gallery and Calculator are fully working 24/7
- Gmail works without any glitches
- Browser works smooth
- Fixed all apps with graphic problems
- Updated AOSP/CM9 sources
- New gralloc and hwcomposer (development info)
-> You must root your Samsung Galaxy FIT S5670. Do keep in mind that rooting can void the warranty of your smartphone. The only way for you to regain the warranty is to have your phone running on the official firmware.
-> Backup your phone’s important data such as your SMS messages, phone contacts, call logs, images, music files, documents and videos.
-> Check your phone’s battery and make sure that its power level won’t go any lower than 80 percent to avoid any unnecessary power interruptions.
-> Disable all Anti-Virus and Security Suites on your computer. Do the same for your smartphone.
-> Enable your phone’s USB Debugging mode. You can do this by going to Settings > Applications > Development. Check the box next to the USB Debugging option.
Assuming that you have followed the above stated pre-requisites, feel free to read on:
Step 1: Download the CM9 Beta 7 Android ICS 4.0.3 Firmware Package for Samsung Galaxy Fit at this link. Go to Download > Samsung Galaxy FIT S5670 > Releases. Locate and download the file called “Beta 7 (untested) for Samsung Galaxy Fit S5670 (8 Mar 2012)”. Save the file to your computer.
Step 2: Connect your smartphone to your computer using a USB data cable. Copy the file above and save to the root directory of your phone’s storage. Once done, remove your phone from your computer. Switch it off.
Step 3: Reboot your smartphone to recovery mode. To do so, press the Menu key while holding the Power button. Just repeat this step if ever you will be booted back to normal mode.
Step 4: In recovery mode, select ‘wipe data / factory reset’ then ‘wipe cache partition’. This will clear all the cached files in your device.
Step 5: Select ‘install zip from sd card’ then ‘choose zip from sd card’. Locate and select the CM9 Beta 7 Android ICS Firmware Package for Samsung Galaxy Fit from the root storage directory of your device. Wait for the update process to complete. It won’t take any longer than 10 minutes.
Step 6: For those who experienced some issues related to Force Close Errors, you may turn off your handset then reboot to recovery mode. In recovery mode, select ‘wipe data / factory reset’ then ‘wipe cache partition’. Select ‘++++ Go Back ++++’ then choose ‘reboot system now’ to reboot your phone.