Install ICS Based Passion Custom ROM On Samsung Vibrant

SGH-T959ZKATMB_400x400While the likes of the Galaxy S II devices are yet to receive a working and stable Ice Cream Sandwich ROM, be it official, or be it custom, the Samsung Vibrant seems to be fairing real well to its successors right now. ICS Passion ROM is developed by XDA-Developers forum member neobuddy89 and is simply one sweet and stable ROM brining the goodness of the Ice Cream Sandwich to your Vibrant without the instability issues that plague most ROMs build for the newer generation of the Samsung Android devices. We take a look at what this ROM is all about and how you can get it up and running on your device, after the break.

Now if we start mentioning what works in this build, it would actually take ages, so we’ll just point out, that the only things missing from this ROM right now, is GPS and video recording. Everything else, is functioning just fine. Below you can see some screenshots of the ROM courtesy of neobuddy89.

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Disclaimer: Please follow this guide at your own risk. AddictiveTips will not be liable if your device gets damaged or bricked during the process.


Requirements:

Instructions:

The instructions will be split into two parts. Installation coming from CM7 or MIUI, and installation if coming from Samsung ROMs.

From CM7/MIUI

  1. To begin, download the ROM and copy it to the root of your SD card.Now reboot into recovery and make a Nandroid backup.
  2. Select wipe data/factory reset, wipe cache and wipe dalvick cache.
  3. Navigate to install zip from sdcard > choose zip from sdcard and select the ROM copied to your SD card.
  4. Once the ROM is chosen, it will be flashed to the device and will take a few minutes.
  5. When the ROM is installed, simply reboot your device.

From Samsung ROM

  1. To begin, download the ROM and copy it to the root of your SD card.Now reboot into recovery and make a Nandroid backup.
  2. Select wipe data/factory reset.
  3. Format SYSTEM from Mounts and Storage.
  4. Navigate to install zip from sdcard > choose zip from sdcard and select the ROM copied to your SD card.

It will most probably go in boot loop due to CWM version mismatch.

  1. Remove the battery and re-insert it.
  2. Hold Volume Down, Home and the Power button till the Gingerbread or Froyo bootloader or appears and vanish.
  3. Now you will enter recovery mode. Repeat the steps as mentioned in the installation coming from CM7 or MIUI.

For updates and queries, or mods and addons, head over to the forum thread at XDA-Developers.

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  • marconi adhikari

    installed in my vibrant from CM7. Really love it…So far so good. no problem yet…
    Support is Unicode is awesome…