Korean manufacturer has already decided that its Samsung Galaxy S won’t be upgraded to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS, stating that hardware of the Galaxy S can not support the new Android version along with TouchWiz user interface. Later we heard that Samsung plans to bring some of its features to the Galaxy S handset in the form of a “Value Pack,” while staying on Gingerbread build. But, some new rumors have been reporting that Samsung has also decided against the previously promised Value Pack option and pointed out the reason as hardware issues again.
Well, the frustrated Galaxy S owners can rejoice now. Thanks to the leak. SamMobile has leaked a Value Pack ROM I9000XXJVU (build date – December 29th) for Samsung Galaxy S handset. With the help of flashing this ROM, users will be able to use Face Unlock and take pictures while recording a video. Yes the camera is now working better and can also take picture while shooting video. You will also note faster auto-rotation from portrait to landscape, better I/O performance, new lock screen sounds, Photo Editor from the Galaxy S II, smoother browsing, faster & smoother Gallery3D, minor UI changes and some more. The handset will stay on Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread version
If you want to give a try on this, even after knowing the risks involved in flashing an unofficial ROM on your Samsung Galaxy S handset, you can download the Value Pack ROM (225.9 MB of size) for Galaxy S handset from the link provided here at below.
Galaxy S Value Pack ROM I9000XXJVU (Password to extract the .rar file is samfirmware.com).
Head over to XDA Developers Forums (hit the link) for the full instructions on how-to flash this ROM for your Galaxy S handset. Value Pack ROM I9000XXJVU running Galaxy S handset’s screen shots after the break.