Update Galaxy W I8150 to RemICS v1.5 Custom ROM with S3 Look

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Samsung never launched an official Android 4.0 ICS update for the Galaxy W I8150, may be because this phone was not launched in all of Samsung markets throughout the world. you can now enjoy with the look of Galaxy S3 on Galaxy W this this custom ROM. Remember, this is a custom ROM, not an official update from Samsung. You can install RemICS v1.5 custom ROM on Galaxy W I8150 using the tutorial given below.

As you read further, we will guide you through the entire process of how to update Galaxy W I8150 to Android 4.0.4 RemICS custom firmware using ClockworkMod recovery. Make sure you backup all your data from the tips and tools given below as you will have to wipe everything in order to install this firmware. Let’s get on with the tutorial now.

Disclaimer: All the tools, mods or ROMs mentioned below belong to their respective owners/developers. We (TeamAndroid.com) or the developers are not to be held responsible if you damage or brick your device. We don’t have you on gun point to try out this tutorial ;-)

RemICS ROM Features:

  • Samsung GALAXY S 3 Like UI
  • Samsung GALAXY S 3 TouchWiz Nature UX Launcher
  • Samsung GALAXY S 3 Stock Wallpapers
  • Samsung GALAXY S 3 Live Wallpapers – Deep Sea and Luminous Dots
  • Samsung GALAXY S 3 UI Sounds
  • Samsung GALAXY S 3 Shutter Sound
  • Samsung GALAXY S 3 Lock , Unlock Sounds
  • Samsung GALAXY S 3 Icons
  • Samsung GALAXY S 3 Ringtones
  • Samsung GALAXY S 3 Alarms
  • Samsung GALAXY S 3 Notifications
  • Samsung GALAXY S 3 Like Phone Dialer
  • Samsung GALAXY S 2 Style Call Receive
  • TouchWiz like Status Bar
  • Andrew Neal’s Version of DeskClock
  • Tweaked SystemUI and framework-res
  • Sony Walkman Music App
  • Edited Phone , Contacts and Messaging App
  • Added latest Google Apps
  • Apollo Music Player
  • Black Hole Live Wallpaper
  • Gummy Bean Live Wallpaper

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

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 Galaxy W I8150 to Android 4.0.4 RemICS custom firmware.


  • Kevin

    Hi Haris. Is this 4.0.4 RemICS is better than CM10JB custom?
    My last successful attempt was when I did apply 4.1.2 CM10 Jelly Bean Custom ROM paired with Gapps-2012 jb-4.1-20121011. I find it perfect with all apps working fine. Before, I was at total lost when I carelessly paired CM10 with gapps-jb-20121130 which all google apps and AOSP keyboard keep failing.
    Let say Im happy with the current installed ROM.
    Thank you Haris as I mostly learn from your posts. I do learn about android things just this last two weeks and willing to sacrifice my newly bought Galaxy W for the sake of this. ;) My little knowledge in PC customization really back me up.