Samsung Galaxy S/SGH-T959V
|Samsung Galaxy S 4G|
|Model Number: SGH-T959V|
FAQ (with answers)
NOTE for Windows fans: Before doing anything with this phone, make sure you have the correct drivers installed.
|How do I root the Galaxy S 4G?||Detailed Answer|
|How do I install a custom ROM?||Detailed Answer|
|Where can I find custom ROMs?||List of Custom ROMs|
|How can I return my phone to stock firmware?||Detailed Answer|
|How do I install CyanogenMod 7 on my phone?||Detailed Answer|
|How do I install CyanogenMod 9 on my phone?||Detailed Answer|
|Where is the TeamAcid AOKP ICS FAQ?||AOKP FAQ|
|Why is Mediaserver eating my battery on ICS?||Detailed Answer|
|What are bootloaders and should I be concerned about them?||Detailed Answer|
|How do I flash a modem?||Detailed Answer|
|How do I flash a kernel?||Detailed Answer|
|What is SIM Unlocking?||Detailed Answer|
|What is Download Mode?||Detailed Answer|
|What is ClockworkMod?||Complete guide at Addictive Tips|
|How do I make/restore a Nandroid Backup?||Detailed Answer|
|How can I create my own CWM flashable package?||Detailed Answer|
|How do I setup a build environment?||Detailed Answer|
|How can I compile my own Kernel/ROM from source?||Detailed Answer|
What's in a name?
Although this device was officially released as the Galaxy S 4G, it is sometimes referred to (by users) as:
- the Vibrant 4G, or
- the Vibrant Plus
The model number for this device is SGH-T959V. This model number is similar to that of the Vibrant (which does not have the 'V' suffix1), leading some users to confuse this device with that one.
In Canada, the model number from Wind Mobile is SGH-T959W. So far, all ROM's work on the 'W' model, but no bootloaders have been tested and no leaked bootloader is out there for the 'W' model. When flashing anything to the 'W' model, do not flash anything that contains bootloaders. Otherwise, the phone is identical to the 'V' model and all ROM's work.
I have a question. How do I proceed?
Excellent question! Follow these simple steps...
- First, review this wiki
- Next, review the Galaxy S Series wiki2 (to which the 4G belongs)
- Search the forums
- Check out a team dedicated to the device3
- Send a message to others who own3 this device
- Start a thread in the Q&A Sub-Forum.
Remember, tread lightly and carry a killer phone! Whatever you do, do not get yourself categorized into the Some People Shouldn't Be Allowed to Own Cell Phones and Try to Mod Them category! Your actions determine how other forum (and wiki) colleagues judge you. The more you invest into your research, the more eager others will be to assist you! Don't become an ostrich! (i.e., don't become ostracized!)
The first 3 steps above will lead you to a solution most of the time. Only rely on the last 3 steps once you have exhausted the first three.
Within the sub-forums, you will find a large source of guides, ROMs, mods, and themes for this device.
Threads of special interest are "stickied" () and "locked" (). Being "stickied" means that they appear at the top of the list; being "locked" means that there is no further discussion permitted concerning the topic.
Be sure to read The Forum Rules and New Members-Guide/Tour: Get the most out of XDA!!. Also, you may be interested in the Ten Commandments for participating in the Galaxy S 4G Forums. Specific threads from the Forums which others have determined may be useful are listed in the Resources section below.
Please use due diligence when posting in the forums. The following table identifies the purpose for which each forum has been created. For entertainment (and education), you may wish to watch this short movie entitled, "Posting and You."
|Galaxy S 4G General||Discussion about T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S 4G (general chat, tips & tricks, etc)|
|Galaxy S 4G Q&A||For all of your questions relating to the Samsung Galaxy S 4G|
|Galaxy S 4G Accessories||Accessories for the T-Mobile Galaxy S 4G (cases, screen protectors, batteries, etc)|
|Galaxy S 4G Android Development||Android development for the T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S 4G|
|Galaxy S 4G Themes and Apps||Themes and applications for the T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S 4G|
1That's right, the Vibrant does not have a "V" in its model number!
3See the "Teams & Social Groups" section, below.
|Other resources within this wiki|
|✳ The 10 Commandments For The SGS4G Forum - GFX.myst.|
|Resources from the Samsung Galaxy S 4G Forum|
|✳ Welcome To The Galaxy S 4G Forums - lufc|
|✳ Fresh out of box Galaxy S 4G / Heimdall One-Click For Dummies - lumin30|
|✳ This phone is NOT the Vibrant or any other Galaxy... it's the Galaxy S 4G - airfluip1|
|✳ SGS4G Bible - golmar88|
|✳ Don't use rom manager aka rom mangler!!! Thanks management!!! - RaverX3X|
|✳ The Definitive Noobs Guide to Flashing and/or Fixing the SGS4G! POST QUESTIONS HERE! - Juls317|
|Resources external to xda-dev|
|✳ Android and Me|
|✳ Android Advices|
|✳ Galaxy S 4G Details at gsmarena.com|
|✳ Galaxy S 4G Manufacturer's Reference|
|✳ Redmond Pie|
|✳ Samsung Exynos Processors|
Teams and Social Groups