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22nd June 2012, 05:11 AM   |  #1  
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GALAXY 'ROYALE' Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.4 UPDATE:

- ICS 4.0.4 update for Gallery R i9103 has been leaked in a funny & very unusual way by Samsung's service center when a fellow XDA member Machram got his mobile back from the service center. But nevertheless we're thankful to them for at least releasing the update in the given time frame though it was a bit late when compared to the time frame of Galaxy S2 & Note's ICS updates.

Swedish ICS CWM backup (Multiple Language options in the ROM):

CAUTION ! There are unconfirmed reports of two users being affected by a faulty eMMC brickbug. You can flash ICS but there's always a risk of you having a faulty emmc chip. If you're already on ICS / want to flash ICS then just DO NOT perform the following operations after flashing ICS 4.0.4:
  • Wipe data / cache using CWM / TWRP
  • Factory reset your mobile after flashing ICS 4.0.4
  • Resoring a Nandroid backup / Deleting large files while using ICS 4.0.4 kernel.
  • Any other operation which could invoke recovery to wipe cache / dalvik cache / any other [/data] partition related operation.
However if you want to Go back to GB then just flash your stock 2.3.x ROM directly via Odin & don't perform wipe operations via CWM before it.

The information in this post is provided as it is without any option for claims, your device may brick for which I won't be responsible.

Download links:
HOW To Flash ICS 4.0.4 (Newbie Friendly):
  • Start downloading the RAR archive from the above links.
  • Just as a precaution to confirm that your eMMC chip is not faulty, run the eMMC BrickBug app. Get the app from Play Store: eMMC Brickbug. After you Run the app you'll get the following screen.
  • Flash CWM from the Galaxy R Dev Section. (Skip if you already have CWM)
  • Make a backup of your current system using CWM. Boot into CWM => Select Backup and Restore => Make a backup of your current system.
  • Clear the cache & dalvik cache.
  • (Optional but recommended)Factory reset your SGR to avoid any problems related to incompatible apps & Force closing of apps.
  • Extract the RAR archive using WinRAR / 7 Zip & copy the extracted files into the external memory card in the following directory:
    Code:
    /sdcard/external_sd/clockworkmod/backup/
  • Boot into CWM recovery & go to Advanced => Unmount system => Mount system.
  • In CWM => Select Backup and Restore => Restore the ICS 4.0.4 CWM files.
  • Report here how it goes.
How to root ICS 4.0.4:
We don't know how to reset the counter for this new ICS bootloader so keep that in mind.
  1. Copy 'RootRecovery_v4' to the sdcard / external card
  2. Boot into CWM recovery & go to Advanced => Unmount system => Mount system.
  3. Choose Install zip from sdcard
  4. Choose zip from sdcard
  5. Select RootRecovery_v4.zip from where you copied it
  6. Choose Install RootRecovey_v4.zip
  7. Restart phone
Thnx to abrahamyan-ha (XDA member) & lipton_01 (4pda.ru)
Download RootRecovery_v4.zip

Changelog in ICS 4.0.4 over GB:

This Changelog is based on ICS build 4.0.3 of S2 9100 so there could be some differences.
  • Basic Changelog can be found here: Introducing ICS 4.0
  • To unlock slide lock, touch and drag to outside of circle.
  • Screen Capture: Press and hold POWER + HOME (But it should have been Volume Down + Power as it is normally in ICS.)
  • Sub menu for Menu Button is changed from Grid format to List format.
  • Keyboard Icon is added in indicator bar to change the keyboard being used.
  • 'Restart' option is added when you press power button for a few seconds.
  • If you press “Home” button for a few seconds, recent applications are displayed. If you want to remove / close an application in recent list, select and drag to right or left side.
  • Tap on the Share icon to enable selected texts in the default browser to be used by other applications e.g. Messaging.
  • Favorites now shown as a Thumbnail in the Contacts app with Contact name added in the thumbnail view.
  • 'Unknown sources' option is moved from Applications to Security.
  • Settings are categorized (Wireless & networks, Device, Personal, System), Wi-Fi/BT ON/OFF buttons are displayed instead of 'Wireless & Networks', Data usage function added.
  • Improved increased 'Developer Options.'


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Finally we are receiving positive news on the release of ICS on Galaxy R i9103 from different divisions of Samsung from different parts the world.

I have started this new thread as the purpose of the last thread was to get some concrete info from Samsung whether Galaxy R will get an ICS update or not, which stands resolved.

But now its a question of when & not if so we'll keep a close watch on the developments here.
________________________________________________

The tentative dates given by various regional departments of Samsung:

- Germany: Scheduled for July, should be available by August.

- Sweden: Between July 23, 2012 - August 5, 2012

- India: Galaxy R will also be getting ICS upgrade very soon. Stay tuned!(No dates or even month. )

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Sources:
- Germany:
Quote:
Originally Posted by Thaddäus

Samsung Germany replied my first question on their facebook-wall(dunno why they answered my second one first)

"Hallo * , geplant ist das Update auf ICS für das Galaxy R noch für Juli. Spätestens im August sollte es verfügbar sein."
Translated:
"Hello * , the update to ICS for Galaxy R is scheduled for July. At the latest, in August it should be available

Hope Samsung Germany is better informed than other divisons

- Sweden
1. http://www.facebook.com/samsungsveri...08195102528120

2. (Referred to as Galaxy Z in the article): http://translate.google.com/translat...pdateringar%2F

- India:

1. Q. https://twitter.com/prachetaa/status...514178/photo/1
ANS. https://twitter.com/Samsung_India/st...24751268208640

2. https://www.facebook.com/samsung.mobiles/posts/10150962668939374


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22nd June 2012, 05:36 AM   |  #2  
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Samsung india told first
that it will be getting ICS soon, stay tuned !!

then came from germany

and now from swedan.

Galaxy R is no longer unwanted kid for samsung.
Phewwwwww

---------- Post added at 10:06 AM ---------- Previous post was at 09:54 AM ----------

I think thread should be Stickied, what say ???

cooleagle, you can also add this post as reference.
https://www.facebook.com/samsung.mob...50962668939374
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22nd June 2012, 05:38 AM   |  #3  
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No need to sticky it buddy its not gonna be of much relevance once ICS has been released.
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No need to sticky it buddy its not gonna be of much relevance once ICS has been released.

Okay, just my opinion,
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Well, I Found that tweet.. BTW Awesome one na.. :P
Hopefully, we get bby July End/ First week of August!
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normally Taiwan / Hong Kong will get first
but who knows just wait and see
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^ Yep, Taiwan & HK were the first / target markets for Galaxy R & they just sold them in low quantities in other markets. So it would make sense if it releases there first.
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Taiwan and HK are also better firmwares
They do intensive testing and Updates we get from them are of Superior performance
Check: ZSKK5,ZSLE5,ZSLE6.
While In India, they are more like beta Releases. DDKH4,XWKI5
In Austria, with 3 branding, the firmwares are much better than Indian and on Par with HK, Like XWLA4
Even China is good, ZCLA1.

These are from everyone's observation
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Originally Posted by F3niX

Taiwan and HK are also better firmwares
They do intensive testing and Updates we get from them are of Superior performance
Check: ZSKK5,ZSLE5,ZSLE6.
While In India, they are more like beta Releases. DDKH4,XWKI5
In Austria, with 3 branding, the firmwares are much better than Indian and on Par with HK, Like XWLA4
Even China is good, ZCLA1.

These are from everyone's observation

hmmm..corruption there..hahahaha
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lol. Maybe.
I Only Need 1 Stable ICS build for our R.
Then, surely we can update it and as even Epsylon3 is gearing up for Dev, we will get a 100% working CM9 Soon after

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