After Beta 6, here comes the latest CM9 Beta build for the Samsung Galaxy GIO S5660. And if you still don’t have any idea about this new Beta build, well, it’s called Beta 7 and it will address the bugs that were previously spotted from the previous installment. Do keep in mind that this is a custom ROM and not the official Android 4.0 ICS version. But before you download the source file for CM9 Beta 7 Android 4.0 ICS, better consider the following reminders and precautions.
-> First and foremost, this custom ROM can only be applied to rooted phones. Therefore, you will need to root your Galaxy GIO smartphone. (Warning: Rooting can void the warranty of your phone.)
-> We are not liable for any damages that could happen to your handset. This is a beta firmware. You will eventually encounter some bugs or errors.
-> Backup your phone’s important data but do not do such via KIES. You have to create a backup for your call logs, phone contacts, music, videos, photos and SMS messages.
-> Check your phone’s battery. Make sure that its power level won’t go any lower than 80 percent. This is to avoid any power interruption during the update process.
-> Disable your computer’s Firewall, Anti-Virus and Security suites. Do the same for your smartphone.
-> Enable your phone’s USB Debugging mode. Do this by going to Settings > Applications > Development. Check the box next to the USB Debugging option.
Change Log for CM9 Beta 7 Android 4.0 ICS:
- New Adreno200 libraries for ICS
- Fast and smooth system
- Live Wallpapers, Gallery and Calculator
- Gmail, Web Browser
- Fixed apps with graphics problems
- Updated AOSP/CM9 sources
- New gralloc and hwcomposer
- Updated Macław’s audio libriaries
- GSM, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Full HW acceleration
- Sound, Headphones
- GPS, All Sensors
- CyanogenMod Settings but not all
- Fixed animations
- Buttons backlight
- BLN support
- Gmail, Web Browser, ICS keyboard
- Facebook sync, Games, YouTube
- Camera (photos only, no preview)
- Deep sleep, Wi-Fi signal indicator
- Native Android mass storage
- Live Wallpapers
- FM Radio
Step 1: Download the CyanogenMod 9 (CM9) Beta 7 Android 4.0 ICS Firmware Package from this link. Go to Download > Samsung Galaxy GIO S5660 > Releases. Select and download the file called “Beta 7 for Samsung Galaxy Gio S5660 (8 Apr 2012)”. Save the file to your computer.
Step 2: Connect your device to your computer via USB cable. Copy the file from the previous step then place the file to the root directory of your phone’s SD card storage. Remove your phone from your computer. Switch off your device.
Step 3: Boot to recovery mode by pressing the Menu Key while holding the Power button. Just repeat this step if ever you’re 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 that were stored inside your phone.
Step 5: Select ‘install zip from sd card’ then ‘choose zip from sd card’. Locate and select the file called “ICS CM9 Package for Galaxy GIO Beta 7”. Wait until the file gets successfully installed.
Step 6: This step is optional and can be applied to deal with Force Close errors. Turn off your device then boot to recovery mode. In recovery mode, select ‘wipe data / factory reset’ then ‘wipe cache partition’. Once done, select ‘++++ Go Back ++++’ then ‘reboot system now’ to reboot your phone.