Update Galaxy R I9103 to XXLQ7 Android 4.0.4 ICS SynergyRom Custom ROM

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Samsung Galaxy R I9103 has received one of the first ICS based custom ROM, XXLQ7 Android 4.0.4 SynergyRom. This ROM is very stable and packs in great number of features that enhances your experience of the stock Android Touchwiz. You can now install XXLQ7 Android 4.0.4 ICS SynergyRom on Galaxy R I9103.

In this tutorial, we will tell you how to install XXLQ7 Android 4.0.4 ICS SynergyRom on Galaxy R I9103 with complete steps using ClockworkMod recovery. Make sure you backup all the data as we will have to wipe your previous personal data and apps. Let’s begin with the tutorial below.

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Make sure you have installed all your USB drivers for the Samsung Galaxy R to connect it with the computer. Download Samsung Galaxy R USB drivers! Apart from just the USB drivers, there are a few more things that you need to take care of.

SynergyRom Features:

  • Based On 4.0.4 XXLQ7
  • Fully deodexed
  • Zip-Aligned
  • Debloated
  • Team Synergy’s custom init.d scripts for insane performance!
  • Apex Launcher
  • AOSP Messaging
  • AOSP Gallery
  • JB Stuff ( libs etc)
  • JB Media
  • Play Music + DSP Manger with working libs!
  • ES File Explorer!
  • OTA Updater

1. You need to enable USB debugging mode. This helps to connect your Android phone with the PC. See here: How to Enable USB Debugging.

2. Your phone battery should be 80-85% charged. If your phone goes off suddenly because of battery, during flashing ROMs or installing mods and updates — your phone might go dead permanently. See here: How to Check Battery Percentage.

3. Backup all your important data that you might need as soon as your flash a new ROM, or make a backup for just in case, you never know when anything might go wrong. See below on how to backup data:

Data can also be backed up using Samsung KIES for their devices, but if you backup data manually, you get more options what top choose from and it is very easy to move data across Android devices from different manufacturers, i.e moving Samsung Galaxy Note backup data to HTC One X.

4. Your phone should be factory unlocked. Additional instructions for locked Android devices will be added in the tutorial for unlocking devices.

Now, let’s proceed with the tutorial on the next page and update your phone to the latest Galaxy R I9103 XXLQ7 Android 4.0.4 ICS SynergyRom custom firmware.

  • Lalit Mali

    Does this have the pure ICS features that Samsung ICS doesn’t provide?
    1)Widget Tab in App Drawer?
    2) ICS lock screen?
    3)Lock Screen Widgets?And so many more…?

    • No. This custom ROM is based on the official Samsung ICS with Touchwiz.

      • Lalit Mali

        Another doubt
        Is this custom ROM baked on official source code released by samsung or the ROMdump from the guy on XDA who got ICS accidentally from service centre?

  • AGOT


    • Lalit Mali

      Have you tried using a third party keyboard from Play store? Swiftkey or something.

      • agot

        how can i seach to play store if the keybord not enable…
        muk maphi…

        • Lalit Mali

          Anything worked yet?
          Download swiftkey keyboard on pc and transfer it to ur phone via bluetooth. Then you probably won’t need to make any keyboard inputs.

          Any phone will do work for u. Any brand any OS.

  • have an error : E:signature verification failed plz hlp

    • galaxyR

      I’ve got the same error either…

  • biji

    I have installed this ROM, it is really nice but no dial pad, messaging cant open no contact list and wifi is not connecting. Any update?