Ever since custom recoveries and roms became popular, nandroid backups have been the fall back method for all android enthusiasts, irrespective of their confidence levels. They allow easy backup and restore in case things go wrong, which happens invariably when a modification is being tested. With that being said, how relevant are Nandroid Backups to this day? Back in 2011, when the world of Android was being awed by the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S2, a little modification made its appearance...
Original Galaxy S I9000 Receives ICS Pre-Alpha Bliss
All good things must come to an end, and that is life. However, we at XDA-Developers do our absolute best that our expensive devices do not fall under this category. We continuously strive to prolong and extend the shelf life of phones by adding features, apps, themes, and most importantly, by reverse engineering the daylights out of them so that they can run newer OSes unsupported by the manufacturers. Having said this, if you have an original Galaxy S (i9000), then today is your lucky day because XDA Forum Member dhiru1602 has successfully ported ICS onto this forgotten beast.
The port itself was taken directly from another port meant for the Nexus S 4G and it is currently in pre-alpha state, which means that you will likely not be rocking most features right off the bat. In fact, it probably means that at this point it is a pretty device to play with but not to use on a daily basis. Essentially, the device has no data capabilities at this point, which is likely the biggest thing, as well as no camera, or video playback. Having said that, for a pre-alpha state, this does have several things working which you would normally not see on similar level releases such as being able to make calls and send SMS, HW acceleration, BT, and a few other pluses.
If you do decide to go with this, please ensure that you understand that this is a work in progress and any and all feedback should be communicated to the dev so as to make this into a more functional port.
This is a full ROM Port based on Official Samsung Galaxy S II ICS ROM – XXLPH. It is based on swamp goblin’s port for Nexus S 4G! Thanks to him!
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