The idea of Samsung Android devices running HTC Sense based ROMs may seem odd to the casual user, but when you see it up close and personal, it looks fantastic! XDA-Developers forum member Kenia1234, Rafi300 and Chiledog have released a working Sense based ROM for the Samsung Galaxy S I9000 and we must say, it looks pretty slick. Read on for more on this awesome ROM and how to install it.
The ROM name Galaxy Sense, is based on Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread and sports the HTC Sense 2.1. While the ROM operates smeamless we still won’t recommend it to be used as a daily driver since quite a few bugs exist. Yes, earlier we pointed out how awesome this ROM is, and we’ll still run with that considering the leaps and bounds into getting a Sense based ROM functioning on the Galaxy S with some basic phone functions working. You can see what’s functioning and what’s not.
- Phone (Calls and SMS) is working.
- Audio output works.
- GPS is working
- Hardware acceleration is working.
- Internal and external SD cards can be accessed.
- Wi-Fi is working.
- Bluetooth and Data connections are not working.
- The HTC Camera and voice recorder are broken.
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- Samsung Galaxy S running a Froyo firmware.
- Rooted Samsung Galaxy S. See our guide on how to root the Samsung Galaxy S. Additionally, see our guide on how to root the Samsung Galaxy S on a MAC.
- A custom recovery installed. See what is ClockworkMod recovery and how to install it.
- ODIN installed on the PC. Download.
- Samsung USB drivers installed. Download USB drivers for 32 bit Windows | For 64 bit Windows.
- Download the following files: GalaxySense | galaxy-efsbackup.zip | cm7-galaxys-initial-kernel.tar | speedmod-kernel-k13c-500hz.tar.
- To begin, copy all the files except speedmod-kernel-k13c-500hz.tar and cm7-galaxys-initial-kernel.tar, to the root of your phones SD card.
- Now we need to flash the speedmod-kernel-k13c-500hz.tar to the phone via ODIN. Enter download mode. (Press the volume – +, power button and home button together.)
- Once you have entered download mode, run ODIN on the PC.
- In ODIN, click on the PDA box and select, speedmod-kernel-k13c-500hz.tar.
- Now hit the Flash button and wait for the file to be flashed.
- After that, reboot into recovery mode and flash the galaxy-efsbackup.zip file.
- Now pull out the battery and then go into download mode again and flash cm7-galaxys-initial-kernel.tar via ODIN using the same procedure as described above in Step 4 and 5. Make sure that the auto reboot and re-partition options are unchecked.
- After the file is flashed, reboot into recovery mode and make a NANDroid backup. Wipe data/factory reset, wipe cache and Dalvick cache.
- Now navigate to install zip from sdcard > choose zip from sdcard and select the MIUI ROM you copied to your SD card. You will be prompted with whether to install it or not, choose YES and wait patiently as the ROM is installed.
- When the installation is complete, reboot your phone.
Voila! If you followed the instructions to the letter, your phone should boot into Galaxy Sense.
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