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    Samsung Galaxy S owners

    Do you have a Galaxy?

    Do you want to make it look shiny and new?

    Then, grab yourself the latest Android OS!

    Last night, it took me all of about 30 mins to flash Ice Cream Sandwich to my phone, and it is fantastic! Love it already! It seems to be a much cleaner OS than Gingerbread 2.3.3.

    Let me know if you want advice or help....Now to see how long my battery lasts!!

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    im running ICS on my ancient HTC HD2 Its great

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    Have just re-installed Quadrant Benchmark and the score?

    Same as a Samsung Nexus.....

    I like that a LOT!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by aerospacemango View Post
    Do you have a Galaxy?

    Do you want to make it look shiny and new?

    Then, grab yourself the latest Android OS!

    Last night, it took me all of about 30 mins to flash Ice Cream Sandwich to my phone, and it is fantastic! Love it already! It seems to be a much cleaner OS than Gingerbread 2.3.3.

    Let me know if you want advice or help....Now to see how long my battery lasts!!
    Did you get it through Kies? Or is it a custom ROM?

    Thanks for the heads up

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    I have the Nexus S and apparently I should have ICS but apparently my system is up to date with Gingerbread?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mwbutler View Post
    Did you get it through Kies? Or is it a custom ROM?

    Thanks for the heads up
    I downloaded the ROM from the web....also I rooted the phone before started so that ClockWorkMod was installed.... It really was simple, but best to read ALL of the instruction before you start....

    If you tell me your build number (should end in XWJVH or above) I can post all the links

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    Quote Originally Posted by aerospacemango View Post
    I downloaded the ROM from the web....also I rooted the phone before started so that ClockWorkMod was installed.... It really was simple, but best to read ALL of the instruction before you start....

    If you tell me your build number (should end in XWJVH or above) I can post all the links
    Well I'm currently on Darkys ROM 10.2 JVQ (android version 2.3.4) but don't really care what ROM I use as long as it's fast and runs smoothly. ICS would be nice on my Galaxy S for sure!

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    Ok...so you are used to flashing ROMs...That's good!

    Means there's less chance of you bricking it!!

    Here is the link for ICS, which I used. It is very stable (so far) and really is quite beautiful.....If such a thing can be said about a phone OS!!!!

    [ROM][ICS][I9000] Team ICSSGS RC4.2 - xda-developers

    Download from the top link of the two....flash...and enjoy ICS heaven!!!

    Post your quadrant score, when you get a chance....

    On Full Benchmark Test, mine scored....1235

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    Looks good. I'll check it out on Sunday. Thanks again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mwbutler View Post
    Looks good. I'll check it out on Sunday. Thanks again!
    It's a pleasure!

    Quick tip......

    Got lots of apps? More than the 5 screens will let you show? Put 1 app on top of the other and watch it make a folder! Rename, and Voila!

    I have a folder named after my son....into which all the games go! That way, when he comes to visit...I can hand him the phone....tell him to look in HIS folder, and everything he wants to play is there!

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    I did install ICS over the weekend but initially I did manage to soft brick my phone!! I've done that many times before so it was easy enough to fix (reinstall via recovery mode from SD card)

    My initial impressions are:

    - It isn't as fast as Darkyy's v10.2 ROM but I do expect the phone to speed up over the next few days as I use the phone more and more.
    - Battery life isn't great but again this will improve over the next few days / charge cycles.
    - Android finally supports proxies without rooting your phone! I cannot believe this feature has been missing for so long.
    - Web browser in general is much better, smoother, quicker etc.
    - Quadrant score 1337 lol.
    - Not sure I like the new gui but I'll keep it for a while before changing it.

    Over all it's probably worth upgrading to ICS but only do it if you are confident enough to know how to fix any issues if you soft brick your phone (hard bricking the hardware is virtually impossible with these phones.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by mwbutler View Post
    I did install ICS over the weekend but initially I did manage to soft brick my phone!! I've done that many times before so it was easy enough to fix (reinstall via recovery mode from SD card)

    My initial impressions are:

    - It isn't as fast as Darkyy's v10.2 ROM but I do expect the phone to speed up over the next few days as I use the phone more and more.
    - Battery life isn't great but again this will improve over the next few days / charge cycles.
    - Android finally supports proxies without rooting your phone! I cannot believe this feature has been missing for so long.
    - Web browser in general is much better, smoother, quicker etc.
    - Quadrant score 1337 lol.- Not sure I like the new gui but I'll keep it for a while before changing it.

    Over all it's probably worth upgrading to ICS but only do it if you are confident enough to know how to fix any issues if you soft brick your phone (hard bricking the hardware is virtually impossible with these phones.)
    Nooooooooooooooooo!!!! Ya beat me!

    Must try Quadrant again.....!!!

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    Android finally supports proxies without rooting your phone!
    I have had 3 Android Phones, not rooted and on Ginger. They all support Proxy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by edutech4schools View Post
    I have had 3 Android Phones, not rooted and on Ginger. They all support Proxy.
    Not per connection though.

    Also I've never rooted a phone and have a Galaxy S (not S2). ICS can go on this? (Not officailly I know but with rooting?) Bit nervous about doing it TBH.

    Cheers

    HBJB

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    Quote Originally Posted by edutech4schools View Post
    I have had 3 Android Phones, not rooted and on Ginger. They all support Proxy.
    The settings must have been hidden pretty well then as I couldn't find them

    Quote Originally Posted by Heebeejeebee View Post
    Not per connection though.

    Also I've never rooted a phone and have a Galaxy S (not S2). ICS can go on this? Bit nervous about doing it TBH.

    Cheers

    HBJB
    I installed ICS on my Galaxy S (see my previous post ITT).

    You will need to root your phone, install Clockwork ROM manager, copy the ICS ROM to your phone then use Clockwork ROM manager to install ICS. If the upgrade goes pear-shaped, boot into recovery mode and install ICS from your SD card. If your worried about bricking your phone just wait until the official ROM is released (assuming it is going to be officially released.)

    XDA developers website will have all the answers you need. E.g how to root, how to use Clockwork ROM etc.

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