[ROM][03-MAR][4.0.3] ICS Passion v13.1 - RC1.1 - No Big Update Yet

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Presenting a stable release of ICS Passion by TEAM PASSION.



  • Optimized Framework & Launcher
  • Mute / Unmute Fixed
  • 911 Works (Don't just completely rely on this)
  • Working GPS
  • Updated Apps
  • Pre-Zip Aligned and zip aligning of new apps on each reboot.
  • Battery Calibration on near 100% battery level with a reboot.
  • Database Optimization
  • Extended Boot Menu
  • Smoother GUI
  • DSP Manager
  • Facebook Sync
  • FCs Fixed
  • Busybox Fixed with latest Superuser
  • Voodoo Sound v10 Kernel by Nelson
  • SmartassV2 Governor + Many more governors.
  • Nexus S Color Gamma Hack
  • OC upto 1.4Ghz. Recommended 1.0-1.2GHz.
  • Improved Performance.
  • Highly Customizable. Will have more customization options in next releases.
  • Face Lock Addon available for FFC users
  • Amazing battery life.
  • Blinking LED notifications. (Kernel Dependent)


What works

  • Everything including GPS.


Known Issues:

  • You tell us!



We are not responsible for anything happens to your device.
You may install this at your own risk and slap T-Mobile and Samsung Crew for abandoning our devices.


Download Link:

# The ROM will get smoother eventually with use. Don't rush things and Read FAQ.

Sign this petition, please: Petition to bring ICS Officially for Vibrant.

Nelson deserves big applause for this release. Click HERE to donate Team Passion ROM developer, Nelson

Old Beta Releases:

Download v12 + Superuser App FC Fix for v12 + Mirrors
Download v11 + Mirror
Download v10.6
Download v10 + OC/UV Kernel for ICS Passion v10 by Nelson
Download v9.2
Download v8
Download v7


You Need Gingerbread Bootloader for once if you coming from custom ROM:

  • If you are on any Froyo Custom Rom, install CM7 first and then install GB Bootloader
  • Bootloader is needed to avoid Rainbows which are COLOR SPLASHES on the screen seen during boot.
  • Find GB Bootloader HERE. Flash Bootloader at your OWN RISK.


Installation Steps for those coming from ICS Passion v10 onwards:

  • Uninstall/Disable any root tool which configures kernel or changes frequencies on boot. You can install/enable later after upgrade.
  • Reboot in Recovery
  • Flash the file.
  • Reboot. Let it settle. Enjoy.


Installation Steps for those coming from other ICS versions or CM7 or MIUI:

  • Reboot in Recovery
  • Wipe Data / Factory Reset
  • Flash the file. You may need to flash file twice if there is bootloop due to CWM version mismatch.
  • Reboot.
  • Reboot once again after you see everything settled and you are on your homescreen.


NOTE: If you get in boot loop during first install, DONT panic.
Remove battery. Hold Vol Down + Home + Power Key. You will enter new recovery mode. Flash the ROM again.
Some users (having Froyo Bootloader) need to press Vol Up Key instead of Home Key to get in Recovery.


For those who are new to flashing or on Vibrant stock ROM (Eclair)
and don't wish to undertake risky approach of flashing Bootloader, see this video:

Click Here


For those who are coming from custom non-ICS ROMs:

  • Reboot in recovery (CWM)
  • Wipe Data/ Factory Reset.
  • Format SYSTEM from Mounts and Storage.
  • Flash the file.
  • It will most probably go in boot loop due to CWM version mismatch.
  • Remove battery. Insert it.
  • Press Vol Down + Home + Long press power till Gingerbread bootloader appears and vanish
  • (or press Vol Down + Vol Up + Long press power till Froyo bootloader appears and vanish)
  • You will enter in CWM mode, if not do repeat above two steps
  • Now follow instructions of CM7/MIUI/ICS. Wiping Data again after this may give bootloop. So skip wiping data step.


Sources: (kernel source)



  • Nelson for the Kernel
  • Romanbb for source hack to enable FB sync
  • Daniel for the Bootsplash and other graphical enhancements
  • CM9/Teamhacksung for the drivers
  • Annex for cosmetic upgrades which are really better than Stock ICS AOSP.
  • psycho for Mods

Not encouraging but donations are welcome to boost development. Click
Thanks to all who donated already.

"Thank you"
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v13.1 changelog:
  • Updated to latest Kernel.
  • Super User Fixed
  • Removed a paid app added by mistake.

v13 changelog:
  • Release Candidate 1. Not Beta anymore. Fresh build.
  • Mute / Unmute Fixed (Hopefully!)
  • 911 Works (Don't completely rely on this though it's tested by Many people)
  • Fixed FCs for Brightness Modes in Notification Toggles settings.
  • Retouched Settings
  • Updated Kernel. Thanks Nelson.
  • Blue Poison Themed. (It's back without tampering ICS beauty)
  • Google Apps updated.

v12 changelog:
  • Kernel Update. Thanks Nelson.
  • Stability Increased
  • Status Bar Customizable (Find in Settings)
  • Mute / Unmute Trial and Error ?
  • Retouched Settings
  • WiFi fixes
  • Media Scanner Fixes
  • Glitches of v11 fixed

v11 changelog:
  • 720p Playback/Recording Fix
  • Media Container Fixes
  • Camera Zoom Added
  • v1 Gamma Hack similar to Voodoo Gamma Hack (Settings > Device Options)
  • GPS driver files fix
  • Toggles and backlight settings now easily accessible via Settings
  • Default wallpaper fixed and Misc icons in Settings polished
  • Init Scripts Revised with more tweaks
  • Device encryption re-fixed
  • TV Out upgraded
  • Launcher revised
  • Music App along with some other apps will be uninstallable

v10.6 changelog:
  • GPS Locks possible even after you disable and renable it. (Fixed regression of v10, v10.5)
  • GPS break in Eugene's kernel Fixed.

v10.5 changelog:
  • Kernel upgraded - new Ramdisk. Thank you Nelson.
  • 100 Mhz Minimum disabled. 200 MHz - 1000 MHz default for stability.
  • Screen getting unresponsive resolved. Even if you set minimum to 100MHz
  • GPS upgraded. GPS LTO activated to feed GPS with LTO Data.
  • GPS Locks possible even after you disable and renable it. (Fixed regression of v10)
  • init.d implementation correction. Much Faster Booting process!
  • Completely New RAM management to make it capable running even big apps smoothly
  • Zipaligning and Battery calibration process at boot is now FIXED. Reboot phone when fully charged to calibrate battery.
  • Root Browser (free version) updated
  • Voodoo Control App removed (but you can download from market and use)
  • Music app replaced with Market version
  • All scripts are revised and to check logs see data/nb folder
  • Proximity Sensor files changed, however brightness modes will still FC for now.
  • Mute/Unmute issue may or may not exist. (variable test results on our side)
  • Signature correction to fix downloads from Market.

v10 changelog:
  • Kernel updated to internal version 3.0.8 by Nelson
  • Boot Splash by Daniel
  • Themed "Blue Poison" by me. Much better look than AOSP default.
  • Added notification and ringtone sounds from MIUI v4 and made them default.
  • Camera Touch Focus Added
  • Compass and accelerometer works for all apps
  • Low Data issues solved.
  • Auto Brightness and Proximity Sensor upgrade
  • Trebuchet Launcher highly customized and optimized
  • AngryGPS available by default
  • Mass storage speed increased
  • No more Force Closes
  • Settings app & shortcut to control notification toggles
  • Scripts revised
  • Launcher preferences and Device options for TV out & Color Tuning integrated with System Settings
  • v10 will be last ROM requiring *full* wipe before installing, next versions upgrade won't require wipe data (as planned)

v9.2 changelog:
  • Fixed Proximity Sensor
  • Fixed Auto Brightness

v9.1 changelog:
  • Fixed No Sim on Lockscreen Error
  • Fixed Dalvik Memory Usage
  • Gmail reverted back to original on demand
  • Extended Power Menu reverted back
  • Framework updated correctly
  • Fixed FCs

v9 changelog:
  • Facebook Sync -- Pics may not be of High-res
  • ICS Passion Wallpapers Collection straight to your SdCard!
  • Google app updated to base 4.0.3
  • Face Lock v2 available and confirmed working
  • GPS Internal Config Rewrite
  • DSP Manager Fully Fixed and included
  • Optimized Trebuchet Launcher
  • Toggles in Notification Pulldown
  • Redesigned Extended Power Menu
  • Revised Scripting
  • Data connection corrections
  • Offline Gallery -- it won't sync with picasa
  • Phone encryption should work
  • Inverted GMail App to prevent white on white text
  • Framework & all important apps optimized - Smoothest of all versions is here!

v8 changelog:
  • New Base 4.0.3
  • Fresh Build with datadata partition (on demand)
  • Everything Works - Video Recording and GPS too.
  • Hardware Composition
  • New & December Special Boot Splash. Thanks dsimages.
  • Updated Voodoo Sound v10 Kernel. Thanks Nelson.
  • Front camera is working better. NO Face Unlock for v8+
  • Video Playback is hardware accelerated.
  • Camera Options doesn't FC anymore. (Let it settle on first use though)
  • Drastic Battery Life improvement
  • New Scripts - Corrected Zipaligning
  • No Reboot Issues - No Yellow Splash
  • Internet tweaked for speed
  • Framework Optimized and Updated
  • Framework got Deeper ICS Taste. Thanks Annex.
  • Movie Studio works better.
  • WiFi improved. Avoid Poor Connections Removed.

v7 changelog:
  • Working GPS. Use faster fix and set to China if you dont get locks.
  • Updated Kernel. Thanks Nelson.
  • Updated Launcher. New Wallpapers. Thanks Annex and dsimages.
  • Added Adobe Flash.
  • Smoother & supercharged experience.
  • Integrated new RAM management tweaks and performance optimization. No need to flash any other zip to boost performance!
  • New Optimized Bootanimation. Feel the difference.
  • Annex's update on framework.
  • Quadrant Score > Max obtained by me 2528.
  • No nasty gpsd service/process running in background to consume your battery (as it was in v6.5)
  • Added a new App called SysControl NB to control all running tasks!! Please explore it.
  • Added NB AngryGPS and GPS LbsMode Test.
  • Datadata Symlink Removed due to its negative effect on performance.
  • 25k+ Ads Blocked. Faster Browsing Experience.
  • Framework & System App 's PNG Optimization Removed to get renewed and original ICS look.
  • Remount Tweaks to save battery Added
  • SDCard Speed Fix Tweak Added
  • SQLite Optimization improved

v6.5 changelog:
  • Audio Issues Fixed. TTS, Voice Actions, Voice Search and related apps working.
  • Voodoo Sound v10 Added. Thanks Nelson.
  • Updated Framework. Deeper ICS Taste. Thanks Annex.
  • Percentage Battery Mod.
  • Darket Boot Animation for Amoled.
  • Updated Kernel with progress bar on Boot Splash.
  • Added HTC Sense Live Wallpaper. (Uninstallable)
  • Changed Default wallpaper to most liked Phase Beam Wallpaper.
  • New Scripts (Partially working because of inadequate init.d support. We will implement alternate and better init.d)
  • Framework and System Applications Optimization.
  • Market Updated to latest. Faster now!
  • Audio Files optimized.
  • WiFi related minor fixes.
  • Dialer Optimization. T9 Removed.
  • Other minor fixes.

ROM will get smoother eventually with use. Read FAQ.

We got 3573 downloads for v5, so its better I list here what's been upgraded over v5 in v6:
  • T9 Dialer. Enable it from Dialer Settings.
  • Completely New Kernel by Nelson (ngiordano) with SmartAssV2 Governor.
  • WiFi Tethering
  • USB Tethering
  • Bluetooth Tethering
  • WiFi Direct
  • Both SD Cards now Mount in your PC
  • TV Out. (Use Galaxy Settings App)
  • HSUPA/HSDPA switching (Use Galaxy Settings App)
  • Color Tuning (Use Galaxy Settings App)
  • Datadata partition works!
  • No more Low Space issue. Read FAQ.
  • Improved services
  • Cleaned unused files
  • Zip Aligning on each boot (Improves performance)
  • Database Optimization (Improves performance)
  • Added Video Player for playing MKV, MP4... all formats
  • Root Browser & CPU Master Removed. Use All-In-One Root App instead!
  • Google Currents App (As its not available in few countries, I added it)
  • No More FCs in Gallery
  • No More FLICKER after locking
  • Init.d Support. WARNING: Adding unstable script wouldn't let you boot.
  • NO need to flash Thunderbolt, added equivalent, sufficient scripts.
  • Try more scripts by All-In-One Root App
  • Overall optimization of apps & services. Now more smoother.
  • More Sensitive Touch
  • Google Earth is REMOVED. Flash from Addons if you need.
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GPS icon doesnt blink! I am not getting locks either! What to do?
A = GPS icon will sometime blink and sometime won't! However, GPS will always work. Use NB AngryGPS to test lock-on-satellite.
As per my experience some Vibrant users won't get GPS Locks easily. I recommend them to set server to CHINA via Faster Fix App included.

My Phone gets heated up while charging?
A = That's ok. It's something related to new power source driver that you need not to worry about.

Lag!! Lag!! Nag the developer!!
A = I hope you understand terms of downloading BETA ROM. However, we have come to stage where ROM is really smooth with no Lag.

Will face unlock work on Vibrant?
A = No, it will not work. We do not have a FFC, and hacking it to work with the rear facing camera is less than practical. Face Unlock won't work v8 onwards.

But The OP has a separate .zip we can flash to make it work.
A= Yes, it is for people with FFC. However, you may not get perfect picture for now.

Can I use this as my daily driver?
A = It depends on the type of use you give to the phone. The one thing I can definitely encourage you to do is to take it for a spin, most things work, and what works, works very well. Make sure you read what are issues before you install.

Can I get WiFi Calling on this ?
A = NO, stop asking! As I am not in U.S. and not on T-Mobile Carrier, I cannot develop/port it. Not even with anyone volunteering help.

I cannot see FACEBOOK syncing my contact? :eek:
Facebook needs to update its app to make SYNC compatible with ICS. This has nothing to do with ROM.
I suggest please review and suggest this feature to FB people on Market!!

What do I need to do if coming from Froyo, or GB, or Eclair, or Donut? I'm already rooted and all else!
A = My only recommendation - to avoid any issues: Do a clean install of CM7, and then upgrade to this - ICS. If you lose your baseband after installation, I prefer you ODIN to LIDROID instead of Stock. And then get to ICS.

After flashing through CWM, I get a message "offset x*xx". What is this?
A = This is a security feature in Ice Cream Sandwich. Read about it HERE.

I'm thinking about flashing different modems, anyone knows of working modems out there for this?
A = Yes, most CM7 modems will work for you. However, according to me, KB5 is best for signal reception and data speed.

My phone says it's running low on space, what do I do?
A = There are a couple of reasons this may be reason. Most common one is that your /datadata is getting packed, use a diskutility to find out what is taking so much space in there. Some others have reported that wiping cache from recovery clears the message - these users are receiving the error particularly after batch restoring with Titanium. Read trouble shooting.

Can I disable LED Notification?
A = Yes. Untick Settings -> Display -> Pulse notification light.


No Service at all after flashing this ROM? No Baseband?
Don't worry, this happens in rare case which can be easily tackled.
You have two options:
a> ODIN to Stock, Root your phone, Install CM7, Install ICS Passion.
b> ODIN to Lidroid, Reboot in Recovery, Wipe all, Install ICS Passion.
I prefer LIDROID ROM because its easy method to get recovery mod, rooted ROM, and most important of all Gingerbread Bootloader.

People on other end of ROM cannot hear you clearly on incoming calls?
This is mute/unmute issue. When your receive call, mute it once and then unmute.
This issue appears in rare case.

911 Works ?
No, I am not sure at all.Frankly, I haven't tested.
But as per latest PM from atinm, I am told 911 with SIM CARD works.
Without sim card doesn't. You are warned!

Getting Best Battery Life
To get best battery life all you need to do is "Charge Cycles"
For ICS Passion v8,
Charge Cycle means completely charging your phone too 100%, reboot and LET IT DRAIN UPTO 0%
Now charge it to 100% again without interuption and then reboot.
This is one/first charge cycle. Also get unused toggles off and remove unused widgets.

Some Useful Posts to Read:
Must Read this before flashing.posting anything about v8 - Click HERE
Low Storage issue? Read THIS.
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Very interested to try this, is the skin default ICS?
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Originally Posted by advil0

Very interested to try this, is the skin default ICS?

It is not CM7 or MIUI.
It is pure ICS.
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Great job!
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Pure ics??!?!?!
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does front and back camera works?
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