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Published On: Tue, Jun 26th, 2012

Install Android 4.0.4 ICS on Wave Gt-S8500 – S8500XXKK5 Firmware

When Samsung released Wave Gt-S8500 with BADA Os a long time back, it was fun but with the advance development in the Android platform, Bada users feel cheated. Having a high end hardware but OEM support for the software running on it.

But now Android developer and XDA member mikegapinski came up with the very first Android 4.0 ICS port on Samsung Wave Gt-S8500.

Install Android 4.0.4 ICS on Samsung Wave Gt-S8500 - S8500XXKK5 :- 

  • Your Wave Gt-S8500 must have Bada 2.0 ROM already installed.
  • Go for a Hard Reset ( Factory Reset ) – It is not very much essential but you’ll do so then android will run faster and you will have more space for both ROM and Apps. ( You can Dual Boot both Android and bada )
  • Download the ROM from given below link




Download FOTA and bootfiles

Download FOTA to boot kernel with S8500 XXKL5 bootloader (bada 2.0)

SHA1 Checksumd2bd912d0e1c1951c89fdb4c6fd9bb026f879f41

Description: Kernel, named “zImage”, has to be in root directory of User partition.
Sbl binary nor galaxyboot directory is unneeded anymore

Download S8500 XXKL5 Bootfiles

SHA1 Checksum: aa9571f3e151a62bf95e900d7b741c4cda7eb29b

Description: Bootloader recommended to use with latest FOTA


In case you have Bada 1.2 Installed.


Download FOTA to boot kernel with S8500 XXJEE bootloader (bada 1.2)

SHA1 Checksum78a652976359f45a2c5d3df707102159fa4eb42f

Description: Kernel, named “zImage”, has to be in root directory of User partition.
Sbl binary nor galaxyboot directory is unneeded anymore.

Download S8500XXJEE bootfiles

                           S8500XXJEE_BOOTFILES.zip I 1.8 Mb. - Code.Google.com Link
SHA1 Checksum: 60b230cc77da270a96d69f05672b8ce2bbb859ec

Description: Bootloader recommended to use with latest FOTA

  • After downloading this file - armlinux_boot_S8500XXKL5.zip flash it with multiloader ( Kindly use Multiloader v.5.65 ), please now choose LSI and need not to flag anything, you need to select only this foot.
  • Now plug in your Wave Gt-S8500, in Download mode and flash it.
  • Now unzip the downloaded ROM and copy it in root of bada user partition(411mb file system)
  • Now boot to ICS with holding “left and right” call buttons.
  • Now Android 4.0.4 ICS is successfully ported on Wave Gt-S8500. Dial *#1234# to check the firmware on which you are.
To check all the apps and errors if any, kindly go to XDA official support. Credits to XDA and Badadroid.


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