TouchWiz 4.0 which will be shipped with upcoming Samsung Galaxy S II has been ported to Samsung Galaxy S I9000. Samsung launched the Galaxy S I9000 sometime last year with TouchWiz 3.0 on Android 2.1 OS running on the phone. Then it upgraded the Galaxy S with Android 2.2 Froyo and minor updates to TouchWiz 3.0.
TouchWiz 4.0 Preview on Samsung Galaxy S II
Our friends over at XDA Developers are a hard working bunch, they eat, breathe and sleep Android and one of their members ‘Fear2142’ with help from ‘fguy’ from 4pda.ru forum has now successfully ported the TouchWiz 4.0 to the Samsung Galaxy S I9000. TouchWiz 4.0 in its latest avatar has new icons and features.
Currently its been working pretty successfully on a few ROMs-RomKitchen Beta 2.1, Deoxed JVB, Crikselo Rom v37 and many others. But he’s still looking for beta testers to help him with testing it on their devices.
How to Install
BackUp your phone.
Use the file attached to the XDA forum post and use ‘recovery’ to install it.
Copy files using root explorer and wipe the ‘dalvic’ cache
This is not for the weak hearted so try this at your own risk.
Here’s the video of TouchWiz 4.0 working fine on the Galaxy S I9000
Samsung has finally launched one of the most awaited smartphone of the year from its stable-Samsung Galaxy S II I9100 in Korea. Samsung has also announced that its new flagship smartphone will be launched in over 120 countries with 140 operators in the days to come.
It is slated for a May first week launch in UK. Retailers across UK are preparing themselves to sell the first batches that will be arriving in the following week. Samsung has however kept quiet about its plans for a US release at the moment.
US fans are missing out on the new phone but with the success that the Galaxy S I9000 saw across the States you can rest comfortably. We expect the official US launch, pricing and availability to be just around the corner. Samsung Galaxy S II has cleared the FCC in US and Samsung did launch the Galaxy S I9000 across all four major carriers in the US so you can except something similar when it launches.
Samsung Galaxy S II I9000 Features List
Its one of the most feature packed smartphones out there and here’s a few from the list.
4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus capacitive touchscreen with Gorilla Glass
Dual-core 1.2 GHz ARM Cortex-A9 CPU
16GB/32GB internal storage and 1 GB RAM with microSD memory support up to 32GB
8 MP Rear Camera, 2MP Front Camera, Autofocus and LED flash
Quad band GSM 850/900/1800/1900 and Quad band UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
Samsung has started heavy marketing of the new smartphone and recently we showed you 3 adverts and here’s a fourth one. The phone is slim enough to slide under the door. We can only hope that his girlfriend didn’t stomp on the phone in anger.
PhoneArena does an excellent preview of the phone. Watch the video!
Samsung Galaxy S II I9100 India Price & Availability
Samsung had announced the Galaxy S II in India at ‘Samsung South West Asia Forum in New Delhi’ earlier this month and it is expected to reach Indian shores in May with a estimated pricey tag of under Rs. 35000.
India Pre-Order Details
ShopYourWorld.com has the Galaxy S II on pre-order for India at a ridiculously high price of Rs 39,900 for the 16GB version and 51,900 for the 32GB version. We recommend you to wait for the official word from Samsung India on the availability and pricing so you can get a fair deal on the phone. We will update you on the official details as soon as we hear them.
Your Opinion Matters
Now that one of the best smartphones in the market has launched-Samsung Galaxy S II has the potential to be the top smartphone that money can buy today.
Would you be willing to put your money on the table and buy this phone? Do you think it’s a VFM proposition? We want to know what you think. So feel free to write to us in the comments!